We are 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 at adoptions@lawrencehumane.org so we can schedule a time for you to meet that animal!

2. When you arrive, please come to the “Adoptions” side of the building to browse available animals. Click here for directions to the shelter.

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

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A VALID PHOTO ID WHEN YOU COME TO THE SHELTER. MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD TO ADOPT.
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Buttercup

Lilo

Tom

Cleo

Bruno

Dreidel

Chip

Poinsettia

Gato

Elf

Akira

Rowan

Battra

Bilbo

Tilt A Whirl

Kiki

Bubble Gum

Jerome

Turbo

Sabrina

Moose

Loki

Hiro

Po

Batman

Simon

Donny

Scout

Malibu

Percy

Harley

Cowbell

Walter

Libby

Lucy

Saint

Bella

Tiny Tim

Mia

Cargo Shorts

Ophelia

Zadie

Winona

Frick

Brave

Amelia

Frack

Toes

Earhart

Gaston

Fredrick

Florence

Genta

Kenzo

Ghaida Rose

Tommy

Vixen

Greyson

Avery

Slumber Party

King

Rudolph

Charlie

Chica

Beau

Yoda

Marley

Wally

Rosco

Otis

Choco-Tini

Mccoy

Menorah

Shyla Rae

Ivy

Willard

Ben

Liam

Oscar

Bridget

Cb

Rudy

Maura

Jawbreaker

Dasher

Sophie

Hank

Dipper

Fraulein

Bumper Car

Murdock

Banker

Tips

Lima

Iye

Fluffball

Jesse

Gus

Mousemallow

Batzilla

Gracie

Taffly

Moozipan

Coola

Jean

Squazzil

Geralt

Armand

Sandshrew

Coal

Lydia

Chat

Clemence

Percy

Tove

Brookie

Pisica

Sally Pumpkin

Creamsicle

Stitch

Hallmark

Comet

Lilo

Mcdonalds

Taco Bell

Chubbs

Larry

Blossom

Sadie

Daisy

Bruce

Jax

Icy

Noel

Biscuit

Jamie Lee

Veronica

Looney

Macchiato

Latte

Angelica

Mystic

Penny

Cash

Hambone

Tango

Rye

Charlee

Barrymore

Mama Mayo

Sissy

Stormer

Peanut

Mr Willow

Allen Jackson

Louie

David

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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 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. Hold fees are non-refundable and do not apply to the adoption fee. Puppy and kitten holds (5 months or younger) are good until close on the same day it is placed.  Adult animal holds are effective until the following day at close. Adopters may only place a hold after meeting the pet in person. 

The hold policy may be changed or suspended without prior notice during special circumstances such as an adoption special or times of high intake.

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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Customers who are 55 years or older may adopt a senior pet (7-10 years old) will receive half off the adoption fee. Customers who adopt a silver senior pet (11+) will have the adoption fee waived.

The Seniors for Seniors Program is generously sponsored by The Beth and Donna Fund.

Active Military can take $25 off the adoption fee for any animal one (1) year and older, year-round. Adopters must show current military ID to qualify. 

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 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!