Adopting Appa

My husband and I are graduate students and have been married for almost 3 years now. My husband grew up with dogs whereas I never had one. Whenever he would tell me stories about his dogs, I felt sad and wondered when I would have my own dog to spend time with. As we are […]

Clear the Shelter Month: 2020

Every year around the end of summer, the Lawrence Humane Society participates in a nationwide event called “Clear the Shelter.” Hundreds of shelters across America host their largest adoption event all year long and hope to get all their animals adopted! Each shelter conducts the event a bit differently and this year was especially unique. […]

A Pit Stop for Poppy

Tom’s birthday was coming up and to celebrate, he decided to take a road trip with his nephew and adopted dog, Poppy. The route was determined by retracing the steps Poppy made while she was in the hands of different animal shelters. Starting in Colorado where Poppy (then Speckles) was adopted, they drove through Kansas […]

13 year old LHS Alum – Still Cute, Still Cuddly

We received this sweet message in our Facebook inbox and thought it might make you smile as well. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been, we still love to see updates and hear how much you love the animals you adopted from the Lawrence Humane Society. It warms our hearts to know we are the […]

Gentle Giants Find A Forever Home

Many of you might be familiar with this dynamic duo that we posted to our Facebook page back in May of 2020. Gus and Mabel were brought to the Lawrence Humane Society as transfers from another shelter in April. All we knew upon intake was that Gus and Mabel grew up on a farm around […]

Lawrence Humane Needs Foster Caregivers

Every year during the summer months, we see an increase in the number of animals that need shelter services and this year is no exception. Our kennels are filling up and the peak number of these animals is particularly challenging during the pandemic. We have limited staffing and a significant decrease of volunteers on site […]

7 Reasons Why Adopting Two Cats is Better Than One

You might be asking yourself how on earth is it beneficial to adopt twice the kittens. Won’t that be more work for me? Fear not – it is quite the win-win-win situation! For the kittens, they are much happier and healthier having a best friend from the get-go in their new home. For YOU as […]

Keep Your Dog Safe This Fourth of July

Our friends at the Michelson Found Animals Foundation put together a fantastic list of tips to helping your dog feel safe this Fourth of July. For people, the 4th of July can mean fun, food, friends and fireworks, but for our pets, it can be one of the scariest days of the year! Make July 4th […]

Happy Husker’s New Home

Husker came to the shelter right before all the changes from Coronavirus started to hit the Midwest and beyond. We knew that he was used to life on a farm and was extremely friendly to other animals, including livestock. If you’re wondering about his eye – when Husker was a puppy, he actually had an […]

2020 Paw Valley Challenge & 5K: Success!

Every year in May,  the Lawrence Humane Society hosts a 5K run and a festival full of fun, food, and games in South Park near downtown Lawrence. Like many other organizations, we were forced to alter our event due to COVID-19. With only a few weeks to pull something together that would still help us […]