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. We update our listings on Petfinder at least once each week so that you know who is available for adoption.
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.
Nebraska Furniture Mart is hosting "Paws @ The Mart : Doggy Rescue Rally" for multiple shelters and rescues to showcase adoptable dogs. We'll be in the Pavilion from 11am to 2pm. Come out and meet lots of wonderful dogs! If you'd like to inquire about us bringing a particular pet for you to meet, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read below for more info about this event and our satellite adoption events.
Smiley and Achilles
Smiley is a very friendly and good-natured guy. He's a 5 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 he loves to play fetch. He also just 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. He's a pretty calm guy and he'd do best with another calm dog. 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.
Achilles is a pretty Ragdoll kitty. He has beautiful blue eyes and Seal Point markings. He is 9 years old. He gets along with other cats and he's a friendly guy, especially given his history. He had been living in a hoarding situation with about 30 other cats. The cats were in fairly good condition, but they did not get a lot of socialization. Achilles managed to overcome all that, however, and he's quite a well-rounded cat. Read more about Achilles on his Petfinder page.
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.
Please note that anyone wishing to adopt a pet from one of our satellite adoptions is asked to fill out an application. Pets are not allowed to be taken home that same day and applications will be reviewed on the following business day. We do this to give you time to think about this important decision and to allow us time to review applications for approval. Please visit the Adoption Process page of our web site for information about our adoption process. We do require a fenced yard for most of our dogs, though there may some who are appropriate for apartment living or circumstances where a fence may not be required. 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 email@example.com.
Our Next Events:
Paws @ The Mart : Doggy Rescue Rally
Saturday, June 1
Nebraska Furniture Mart
1601 Village West Parkway, Kansas City KS 66111
In the Pavilion
11am to 2pm
Nebraska Furniture Mart is hosting this event for multiple shelters and rescues to showcase adoptable dogs. Come out and meet lots of wonderful dogs!
Aristocrat Motors' Adoption Extravaganza
Saturday, June 8
Aristocrat Motors of Kansas City: 9400 West 65th St. Merriam, Kansas 66203
11am to 3pm
Aristocrat Motors is hosting an adoption event for us and other area shelters. Come meet the adoptable dogs!
Sunday, June 9
The Country Club Plaza
7am to 10:30am
More than a thousand people and several hundred dogs will invade The Country Club Plaza that morning to walk or run. Celebrity emcees including Gary Lezak will be on hand to start the races. There will be entertainment such as a raffle, an agility course, music and more! Be sure to visit the HSGKC Adoption Tent to meet our adoptable dogs!
Brookside Barkery & Bath
Saturday, June 15
Brookside Location: 118 West 63rd Street, KCMO 64113
Phone: 816.333.2275 (BARK)
11am to 3pm
We'll bring adoptable dogs to Brookside Barkery & Bath in Brookside. Come see us!
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.
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 most of our dogs do require a fenced yard, however we may have some dogs who are appropriate for apartment living or circumstances where a fence may not be required. Exceptions are more likely to be considered for people with a history of dog experience.
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 or call (913) 596-1000 ext. 113. Email is checked and replied to Tuesday thru Saturday.
Adoption Hours are:
Tuesday thru Friday: 11am-5pm
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.
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.
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,The Pets Incredible Dog Training DVD (see below), 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!
The Pets Incredible Dog Training DVD contains lots of helpful info that works for any dog at any age! It's fun to watch, easy to understand, and it covers many of the basic behavior questions people have when they adopt a new dog. Using positive reinforcement, reward based training the Pets Incredible program covers the following behavior problems: House Training, Chewing, Jumping, Mouthing, Manners and Crate Training.
Visit the Adoption Fees & What's Included page of our web site for more information.
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.
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.
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.
The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City
5445 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City KS 66104
Web Site: www.hsgkc.org