We are now open for walk-in adoptions from 12 pm to 5 pm every day of the week!

1. Take a look at all our adoptable animals below! Our website is updated daily and refreshes every 20 minutes. If the animal you are interested in says it’s in a foster home, please email us so we can schedule a time for you to meet that animal!

2. When you arrive, please ring the doorbell on the “Adoptions” side of the building and a Lawrence Humane team member will welcome you in. Click here for directions to the shelter.

3. An adoption counselor will meet with you and help you find a perfect match! 

For the safety of our guests and staff, we will limit capacity to no more than 20 guests in the adoption area at one time. If we are at capacity, you may be asked to wait briefly before entering the building.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING WHEN YOU COME TO THE SHELTER:
  1. A valid photo ID
  2. A mask
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Thumper

Candy Pants

Tulip

Jellybean

Coco

Chuck

Jimmy

Leopold

Indra

Django

Dahlia

Joanie

Draky

Molly

Anna

Prince

Ivy

Emilia

Sicle

Toad

Venom

Tiger

Parsnip

Salem

Scratchers

Heathcliff

Pugsly

Balmer

Beth

Hooch

Dozer

Tofu

Geralt

Major

Lily

Anthony Bourdain

Simon

Toodles

Leila

Leo

Kiwi

Brindle

Gardenia

Edgar

Handsome

Duke

Dorian

Wiggly

Miss Jackson

Rye

Dolphin

Artino

Axel Rose

Cam

Sunflower

Pearl

Arthur

Gomez

Cuddles

Spaghetti

Squash Blossom

Manny

Widow

Gourd

Princess

Sweet Potato

Plum

Lexi

Stuffing

Ausha

Gracie

Minty

Lurch

Kooy

Murray

Oakley

Caesar

Andy

Memphis

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If you have specific questions regarding an animal before making an adoption appointment, please email adoptions@lawrencehumane.org

Yes! We are now open for walk-in adoption appointments every day of the week from 12 pm (noon) to 5pm.

For the safety of our guests and staff, we will limit capacity to no more than 20 guests in the adoption area at one time. If we are at capacity, you may be asked to wait briefly before entering the building.

Adopters must be at least 18 years old and present a valid photo ID at the time of adoption.

All dogs must go home with a collar and leash; all cats must go home with a collar and carrier. Our retail store has everything you need with all proceeds benefiting our lifesaving mission.  Adopters are also welcome to bring their own collars, carriers, and leashes.

Sometimes you may need a little extra time to make a decision with other family members or get your home ready for your new arrival. A hold fee is $20 and good through 6pm the following day. Hold fees are non-refundable and do not apply to the adoption fee. Adoption holds can only be placed on animals after you have met that animal. 

You can request a pet and be notified via email by PetHarbor when one of our shelter pets match your criteria. If you haven’t found a perfect match yet, please be patient! New animals come through our doors every day!

Click here to submit your request

  • All pets are spayed or neutered prior to adoption
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Registered microchip
  • A bag of Science Diet pet food 
  • Free wellness exam by a participating local veterinary hospital within 10 days of adoption
  • Companion Protect pet health insurance precertification and enrollment opportunities

The Lawrence Humane Society is committed to finding loving homes for every healthy and treatable pet in our care. Below is a list of some of the ongoing special programs we offer to find forever homes for more pets.

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The Lawrence Humane Society’s Silver Whiskers Program provides adopters age 55 and older the opportunity to adopt any pet five (5) years or older at no cost.

The Silver Whiskers Program is generously sponsored by The Beth and Donna Fund.

We love our veterans! Retired veterans can take 50% off the adoption fee for any pet one (1) year and older, year-round. Adopters must be veterans (retired), and must show proof of veteran status via one of the following to receive a discounted adoption through this program:

  • Uniform Services ID Card with “retired” notation
  • DD-214
  • Valid, state-issued drivers’ license with Veteran notation

Some cats that enter our care have temperaments better suited to an outdoor lifestyle can be successfully placed with caring owners as barn cats. These cats may live in a barn, stable or other outdoor setting where they have a “job” and a better quality of life.

Some working cats are social and well-suited to a life lived outdoors or as companions to horses, making them a great addition to a variety of rural households. Others are less social and live to hunt. Tell us the type of cat you’re looking for, and we’ll help you find the perfect match.

Adoption fees for cats in our Working Cat Program are waived.

Interested in a specific breed, age, or size of animal? Fill out this form and receive emails from Lawrence Humane Society (and any other shelters you select) when an animal comes into our care that match your criteria!  

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