Please follow the instructions below to adopt an animal!
  1. Schedule an in-person adoption appointment by clicking the “SAME-DAY ADOPTION APPOINTMENT” button below. Add your contact information when prompted. The ability to book an appointment opens every day at 9am for same-day booking, with appointments available from 11:30am to 5pm daily. There are 23 available appointment slots each day!
  2. While waiting for your scheduled appointment, scroll down and view all our adoptable animals! During your appointment, our adoption counselors will chat with you about animals you’re interested in and see if they are a good fit. You will be able to view all the adoptable animals on-site in our building. If the animal you are interested in is residing in a foster home, please email adoptions@lawrencehumane.org so we can arrange a time for you to meet that animal! 
  3. Arrive at the shelter at your appointment time and ring the doorbell. We are located at 1805 E. 19th St. in Lawrence, KS.
  4. An adoption counselor will meet with you in our lobby and help you find a best friend!

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

sort NAME GENDER COLOR BREED AGE TIME AT SHELTER
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Moji

Asuna

Gemma

Spidermonkey

Skippy

Arie

Ellie

Bianca

Bernard

Buck

Leo

Josie

Dahlia

Aiden

Maya

Fatboy

Guapo

Addie

Chloe

Pixie

Lizzy

Videl

Berlin

Charlie

Karen

Ranger

Wybie

Mulligan

Patience

Sophie

Beth

Luna

Missy

Daphne

Cyrus

Callie

Orpah

Nina

Charles

Bear

Indica

Graham

Luxa

Axl

Wendy

Karma

Spade

Daffodil

Jake

Matt

Dawg

Naranja

Rice Cake

Ziggy

Serious

Onion

Lucas

Oakley

Flint

Gwen

Little Momma

Freya

Victoria

Amber

Soap

Rupert

Goliath

Rosemary

Bubba

Honey

Lana

Bella

Lionhead

Emilia

Rosco

Queenie

Sunny

Carter

Meatball

Cake

Biscuit

Sailor Mars

Cam

Ursula

Ryan

Elvis

Sergeant Pickles

Skittles

Yosemite

Majesty

Shadow

Zula

Fruit Loop

Major Tom

Sissy

Tuxedo Mask

Mellow

Lyla

Bea

Gizmo

Lola

Lili

Scratchy

Luna T

Duke

Memphis

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

Because of COVID, our pet housing areas remain CLOSED to the public for the time being. We are unsure at this time when we will reopen these areas for browsing! 

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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