Due to COVID, our adoption process begins online!

  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 10am to 5pm daily. These slots can fill up quickly (especially on the weekend) so be sure to hop on right at 9am to secure a spot!
  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.
  3.  Arrive at the shelter at your scheduled appointment time and ring the doorbell. We are located at 1805 E. 19th St., Lawrence, KS 66046.
  4.  An adoption counselor will meet with you in our large meeting space with COVID protection measures in place. They walk you through our adoption process and help find you a best friend!

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.

sort NAME GENDER COLOR BREED AGE TIME AT SHELTER
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Ronald

Franklin

Lolli

Lily

Memphis

Olivia

Sarah

Zeus

Hosmer

Blaze

Grundel

Ima

Malone

Lucy

Vader

Charlie

Sparky

Pauline

Casper

Foxie

Trix

Hatch

Lonnie

Coco

Zoey

Bandit

Randy

Minnie

Roman

Karma

Lex

Muffin

Mama Red

Hocus

Louis

Luna

Bailey

Liam

Jax

Jace

Hunk

Oscar

Quint

Lena

Oscar

Samson

Sophie

Felix

Valentino

James

Dixie

Louie

Deanna

Jo

Lady

Gertie

Dusty

Gary

Tank

Boomer

Jasper

Action

Drax

Rocky

Loki Joe

Doe

Carafe

Remy

Dahlia

Missy

Jezebel

Po Boy

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

ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS:

Adopters must be at least 18 years old and present a valid photo ID at the time of adoption. If you have a dog at home and are interested in adopting another, you are welcome to bring your resident dog for a meet! In select cases, we may strongly recommend or require children/other dogs to meet your new dog prior to adoption.

All dogs must go home with a collar and leash; all cats must go home with a collar and carrier. All items required for adoption are available for purchase. Adopters are also welcome to bring their own collars, carriers, and leashes although the Lawrence Humane Society does have everything you need to purchase at the time of adoption with all proceeds benefiting our lifesaving mission. 

What You’Ll Receive:

You are guaranteed to receive a lifetime of love from your new best friend! In addition, as part of your adoption fee, your pet will receive:

ADOPTION HOLDS:

The Lawrence Humane Society understands that sometimes, you need a little extra time to make a decision.

If you’ve already met one of our amazing pets and would like to bring additional family members to meet your potential pet, introduce your resident dog to the dog you’re interested in, or just need time to get your home ready for your new arrival, placing an adoption hold on your potential new pet will guarantee that he or she will not be adopted during your hold period.

ANIMALS 6 MoNTHS
& oLDER:

$20 Hold Fee

Good through 6:00 pm the same day the hold is placed

ANIMALS UNDER
6 MoNTHS:

$20 Hold Fee

Good through 6:00 pm the same day the hold is placed

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 the animal.

REQUeST-A-PET:

Looking for a specific breed, size, or age? You can register your request and be notified via email by PetHarbor when one of our amazing shelter pets matches your parameters.

If you haven’t found your perfect match yet, please be patient! We receive new animals every day!

ADOPTION SPECIALS

ConNectiNg PEople aNd Pets...

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.

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! 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.

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