The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City

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Adopting a Friend

We are looking for people who want to give our special pals a permanent loving home. We are a no-kill shelter and we find homes for 97% of the pets in our care. Only pets with severe medical or behavioral problems are euthanized, and we have no set time limits for how long a pet may stay. Please continue reading below to learn about our adoption process.

1912 - 2012: Over 100 Years of Serving Animals in Our Community!

The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City is a private non-profit organization that has been helping animals in our community since 1912. We strive to promote the general welfare of dogs and cats in the greater Kansas City area. We do this by providing education, preventive veterinary care, adoptions, and spay/neuter services to prevent pet overpopulation.

Upcoming Satellite Adoption Schedule

Come meet our pets at one of our many satellite adoption events! We bring our dogs to a few events each month, and if it's an indoor event we may bring cats as well.

We do not send pets home directly from our satellite adoption events. Instead, we ask that you fill out an application online or at the event and we'll follow up on the next business day. We do this so that you have some time to think about it without having to make a hurried decision and commitment, and to allow us time to review applications. If we both agree that this pet is good match for you, then we can arrange a time that's convenient for you to pick up your new furry friend from our shelter. Please visit the Adoption Process page of our web site for information about our adoption process. For more information about any of our events or satellites, visit our web site at www.hsgkc.org. If you'd like to inquire about a particular pet and whether or not he or she will be coming to our next event, send an email to christine@hsgkc.org.

Our Next Events:

Dead Girl Derby
Saturday, July 12
Hale Arena: American Royal Court, KCMO 64102
5pm (Doors open at 5pm; Games start at 6pm)


Come meet our adoptable dogs at the Dead Girl Derby double-header! We'll be there when doors open at 5pm.

Brookside Barkery & Bath
Saturday, July 19
Brookside Location: 118 West 63rd Street, KCMO 64113
Phone: 816.333.2275 (BARK)
11am to 3pm


We'll bring several adoptable dogs and a few kittens, too, to Brookside Barkery & Bath in Brookside!

Whole Foods Market: Dog Days of Summer Adoption & Fundraising Event
Thursday, July 24: Adoption Event
Whole Foods Market at 119th Street and Glenwood in Overland Park KS 66209
6 to 8pm


Please join Whole Foods Market in their drive to support area animal shelters! Throughout the month of July, Whole Foods Market at 119th & Glenwood will be accepting monetary donations at the registers and also collecting food, toys and other supplies for area animal shelters. On Thursday, July 24 there will be an adoption event. We'll have HSGKC adoptable dogs there from 6pm to 8pm (the event is from 4pm to 8pm). There will also be a pet washing station, pet photos, local pet food vendors and other pet related fun.

Brookside Barkery & Bath
Saturday, August 16
Brookside Location: 118 West 63rd Street, KCMO 64113
Phone: 816.333.2275 (BARK)
11am to 3pm


We'll bring several adoptable dogs and a few kittens, too, to Brookside Barkery & Bath in Brookside!

Our Featured Pet


Smiley

Smiley is a very friendly and good-natured guy. He's a 6 year old Pit Bull/Pointer/Lab mix. He's a good-looking dog with a brindle and white coat, bright eyes and a great smile. Smiley loves people and enjoys hanging out with people and being loved on. He walks nicely on a leash without pulling. He gets along with some but not all dogs. Smiley has been with us for a long time and we'd love to find a forever home for this sweet and friendly guy. Read more about Smiley on his Petfinder page.

Our Cats


Our cats enjoy their days and nights sleeping, playing and eating in our spacious and sunny cat rooms. Most of our cats are not confined to cages. Our free roaming policy not only provides a nice environment for our felines while they wait for their new homes, but it also allows us to get to know them better. We know which ones are the most playful, or very mellow, or will come running at the opportunity to sit on a volunteer's lap. This helps us to make a perfect match for you. And it provides a nice environment for you to come in to get to know our cats, too.

Our Adoption Process

An application is required to adopt a pet and applicants must meet our adoption requirements. You can submit your application online from our web site.

Please note that we prefer and may require a fenced yard for many of our dogs. Exceptions are made on an individual basis depending on the dog's needs, the person's dog experience, the dog's and person's activity levels, home environment and other factors.

If you decide you'd like to adopt one of our pets, we reserve the pet for you but we generally don't send the pet home with you that day.

Please visit the Adoption Process page of our web site for more information about our adoption process.

If you have questions, please email us:
Dog Adoptions Email: christine@hsgkc.org
Cat Adoptions Email:: tania@hsgkc.org

Email is checked and replied to Tuesday thru Saturday. Or call (913) 596-1000 ext. 113.

Adoption Hours & Fees

Adoption Hours are:
Tuesday thru Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm

If you have difficulty visiting us during adoption hours please email us to schedule an appointment.

Our goal is to send you home with a healthy pet and any information and support you may need to help your new pet adjust to his or her new home.

CATS

The adoption fee for cats is $75, or two cats for $125.

All of our cats and kittens have been examined by a veterinarian, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested for feline leukemia & FIV, microchipped, dewormed, and treated for fleas & ticks. Kittens who are too young to receive all the necessary boosters and/or the first rabies shot may be brought back to us for those vaccines at no extra charge.

You will also receive a cardboard cat carrier, an adoption packet with educational materials, coupons (including a Petco "Think Adoption First" coupon booklet and a Science Diet coupon), and toys for your cat.

Visit the Adoption Fees & What's Included page of our web site for more information.


DOGS

The adoption fee for dogs is $125. Senior dogs (7 years & up) are $75.  All of our dogs & puppies have been examined by a veterinarian, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, treated for fleas & ticks, tested for heartworms (7 mo. and over), and are on monthly heartworm preventative. Puppies who are too young to receive all the necessary puppy boosters and/or the first rabies shot may be brought back to us for those vaccines at no extra charge.

You will also receive: A leash and collar, an adoption packet with educational materials, coupons (including a Petco "Think Adoption First" coupon booklet and a Science Diet coupon), toys for your dog, AND... We'll give your dog a bath before he/she goes home!

Visit the Adoption Fees & What's Included page of our web site for more information.



Low-Cost Spaying and Neutering Services and Preventive Veterinary Care

Did you know that The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City provides low-cost spay/neuter services and preventive veterinary care? We employ veterinarians and support staff for our clinic, which is located in our facility. The mission of our clinic is to help people on a limited budget to care for their pets, to provide education about proper pet care, and to reduce pet overpopulation and save lives by spaying and neutering. However, we do not screen based on financial need.

For more information about our clinic services, visit our web site.

Volunteering and Donations

Volunteers are a very important part of our organization! We offer many ways in which you can volunteer your time-- from coming to the shelter to walk dogs or brush cats, to assisting with special events and satellite adoptions. We really count on volunteers to help us with our fundraising events. And because many of our animals are with us for a long time before finding their new homes, it is very important to have volunteers to come out and spend time with them. You can volunteer as much or as little as you'd like-- we appreciate all that our volunteers do for us!

You must attend a volunteer orientation class in order to become a volunteer. For more information, please visit the Volunteer page of our web site.

We accept all kinds of donations. Maintaining our shelter is very costly so monetary donations are especially needed. Visit the Donations page of our web site for more information and to make online donations. We also accept donations of items for our animals and shelter needs.

Come Visit Us!

In October of 2000, we moved to our location at 5445 Parallel Parkway. It is a wonderful facility on 10 acres, and it provides a clean and comfortable environment for our pets while they wait for a new home. Windows and skylights to let in sunshine, cats playing and lounging in rooms filled with cat furniture and toys, cots for the dogs, and indoor/outdoor dog kennels with big play yards are some of the ways we've made life better for our adoptable pets.

DIRECTIONS: We are located at 5445 Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, KS. From the junction of I-70 and I-635, we are about 1.5 miles west and 2 miles north. We're very easy to find and the interstates make for a fast trip from anywhere. Please see our web site for more detailed directions from anywhere in the city.


The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City

5445 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City KS 66104
Web Site: www.hsgkc.org
(913) 596-1000
Pet Adoptions: (913) 596-1000 ext. 113
Email us about our Dogs: christine@hsgkc.org
Email us about our Cats: tania@hsgkc.org

Map to our shelter




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