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How to adopt a pet from the Lawrence Humane Society

Due to COVID19 our adoption process begins online.  Follow these steps:

  1. Schedule an in-person adoption appointment by clicking the “SAME-DAY ADOPTION APPOINTMENT” button. Add your contact information when prompted.  The schedule opens at 9am for same-day booking, with appointments available from 10am to 5pm daily.
  2. While waiting for your scheduled appointment, scroll down and view all our adoptable animals. 
  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. Due to COVID19, pet housing areas remain CLOSED to the public. An Adoption Counselor will meet with you on-site in a large meeting space with COVID protection measures in place. Only 2 family members are permitted at one time during the appointment. Our Adoption Counselor will help match you with your new best friend.

*If you need special accommodations to adopt, we are happy to assist!  Please call us at 785-843-6835 to discuss your needs.

sort NAME GENDER COLOR BREED AGE TIME AT SHELTER
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Zoey

Chuko

Fergie

Bun Bun

Bali

Thumbs

Hootie

Ursula

Maddie

Tank

Nietsche

Charlotte

Mr Kitty

Boo

Autumn

Elton

Ruth

Ginger

Nick

Ollie

Dipsy

Draco

Bear

Bronson

Herbie

Serena

Precious

Annie

Georgie

Houdini

Aang

Poe

Carrie

Bambi

Nemo

Frankie

Doja

Tripod

Mauve

Lucky

Cranberry

Black Bean

Judge

Birch

Celina

Crystal

Marigold

Mavis

Roman

Samson

Sparrow

Jebediah

Moose

Ollie

Panther

Iso

Inky

Heelo

Mabel

Faith

Piper

Winnie

Woodrow

Creeper

Charles

Topeka

Domino

Nessie

Edith

Maple

Vester

Shadow

Fanny

Wilbur

Lovecraft

Kiki

Nila

Memphis

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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 or 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.

PROCEsS & FeEs

Adoption fees vary by animal. The Lawrence Humane Society utilizes variable adoption pricing. The higher adoption fees for more desirable or easier-to-adopt animals leave a financial legacy for the animals in our care who need extra time, TLC, or medical care before they can be made available for adoption.

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 adopt 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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Adoptions Update

Same-Day, in-person adoption appointments are now available!

  1. Schedule an in-person adoption appointment by clicking the “SAME-DAY ADOPTION APPOINTMENT” button. Add your contact information when prompted.  The schedule opens at 9am for same-day booking, with appointments available from 10am to 5pm daily.
  2. While waiting for your scheduled appointment, scroll down and view all our adoptable animals. 
  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. Due to COVID19, pet housing areas remain CLOSED to the public. An Adoption Counselor will meet with you on-site in a large meeting space with COVID protection measures in place. Our Adoption Counselor will help match you with the perfect pet match.

Holiday Adoption Appointment Hours

  • Thanksgiving: CLOSED
  • Christmas Eve: 9am-4pm
  • Christmas: CLOSED
  • New Year’s Eve: 9am-4pm
  • New Year’s Day: CLOSED

 

Enjoy your Holidays!