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The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City

5445 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City, KS 66104

Adoption Policy

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing changes to keep our community safe and healthy while continuing to provide shelter and veterinary services for pets and people who rely on us.

ADOPTIONS ARE NOW BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please fill out the application at and a member of our adoptions team will reach out to you.

We have canceled satellite adoption events until further notice.

Protocol is subject to change as the situation develops. Thank you for your patience and continued support!

An application is required to adopt a pet. The application gives us information to better assist you in finding a good match and helps us answer any questions you have.

Also, be sure to read the biographical information we've provided on each pet's Petfinder page. The information provided on the page will help you to know if that pet may be a good match for your family and home. We take in many pets who are wonderful companions but may have special medical and behavioral needs.

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

Please visit our web site at HSGKC.ORG for more info about adopting a pet, fees and what's included.

Dog Adoptions: email or call (913) 521-2339
Cat Adoptions: email or call (913) 521-2337

Providing foster care is a wonderful and personal way to contribute to saving and improving the lives of homeless pets. We need foster homes for dogs and cats, short term and long term. Kittens, puppies, seniors, pets recovering from medical issues, energetic dogs who need lots of exercise, hospice pets... there are many needs! If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please visit and submit an online form. Thank you!

HSGKC is a private non-profit organization and we’ve been helping animals in our community since 1912. We became a no-kill shelter in 1994. Our affordable care veterinary clinic helps people take care of their pets and saves lives through spaying and neutering.

We provide a clean and comfortable environment with behavior enrichment for our pets while they wait for a new home. Our cats enjoy their days and nights sleeping, playing and eating in our 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 dogs have indoor/outdoor dog kennels with big play yards and an agility course yard. We take in many special needs dogs -- enriching their lives is especially crucial. Our BEG program (Behavior Enrichment Group) enriches the physical well-being of our shelter dogs by providing mental health stimulation, exercise and training. BEG staff and volunteers improve our shelter dogs' lives through agility and obedience training, pack walks, play groups, day trips, overnight stays, and more. Our adoption process assists us in helping you to find the perfect match.

Our affordable care clinic provides veterinary care and spay/neuter services to help people on a limited budget take care of their pets and prevent pet overpopulation. We do not screen for financial need, however. Please visit our web site at HSGKC.ORG for more information about the services we provide and to make an appointment.

Visit us at

  • day hours
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 11 to 5
    Wednesday 11 to 5
    Thursday 11 to 5
    Friday 11 to 5
    Saturday 11 to 4
    Sunday Closed
    By appointment only

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