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 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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Madam

Mimi

Lana

Roger

Max

Charlee

Harley

Hannah

Ruby

Handsome

Mack

Lucille

Hooch

Lucille

Malala

Otis

Stewart

Big Papa

Ambrosia

Daisy

Kit Kat

Lincoln

Bishop

Goose

Squeeks

Alf

Cinder

Braveheart

Toro

Oswald

Ollie

Chia Seed

Cash

Paprika

Chuck

Sage

Forrest

Jennay

Pickle

Spunky

Jenny

Candy Corn

Coraline

Peaches

Shawn

Wirt

Nala

Hambone

Bennett

Wendy

April

Roxxie

Clyde

Joker

Alfalfa

Chloe

Delta

Becky

Canelo

Brendon

Phyllis

Shirley

Explorer

Franco

Bun

Batman

Devon

Daria

Jane

Nikki

Diego

Cheeto

Murdock

Merlin

Kibble

Hydro

Bear

Tracy

Albert

Langley

Ladyluck

Spooky

Speck

Shadow

Patty

Monica

Boop

Ella

Goose

Albert

Betty

Skylar

Heidi

Lilith

Birdie

Mur Niccals

Kasim

Agnes

Junie

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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 6pm the same day it is placed.  Adult animal holds are effective until the following day at 6pm. 

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!  

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