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 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! 

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A VALID PHOTO ID WHEN YOU COME TO THE SHELTER
sort NAME GENDER COLOR BREED AGE TIME AT SHELTER
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Box Turtle

Tye

Lilleth

Nony

Blossom

Buddy

Jax

Breakfast Sammy

Angelica

Felix

Hambone

Toro

Rue

Cash

Stewart

Kenzo

Hannah Montana

Peter Murphy

Joe Strummer

Buttercup

Brady

Capone

Payback

Colorado

Jon Jon

Oreo

Pot Roast

Seal

Giselle

Ramone

Armand

Sawyer

Qi

Adeline

Padfoot

Bagel

Wednesday

Pugsley

Millie

Huey

Toothless

Celeste

Blair

Nascar

Rhino

Wingnut

Pickle Bottoms

Frick

Rocky

Fig

Puddles

Ozzy

Parmesan

Mona

Aspen

Bebe

Trent

Sundae

Grumbles

Thor

Dexter

Coach

Oreo

Snickers

Rhiannon

Sugar

Moo

Newton

Walter

Screwloose

Farley

Stone Ocean

Waylon

Jesse

Ohana

Nick

Frack

Diver Drive

Mochi

Zelda

Wichita

Rubble

Charlie

Angel

Junior

Bronwyn

Donny

Boo

Sophie

Hank

Bubble

Sloan

Arondir

Moose

Spade

Schmidt

Shyla Rae

Bobby

Wootton

Cluck

Fernandez

Snoopy

Crumb

Stubbs

Elody

Sorvil

Tabitha

Baah

Copperfield

Peanut

Hiccup

Gracie

Melon

Bread Bowl

Debbie

Bee

Loki

Gunnar

Astro

Reggie

Chappie

Roast Beef

Hiro

Mr Willow

Bo

Lincoln

Zeus

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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!