Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
The Emporia Animal Shelter now has a fully operational volunteer program. If you are interested in volunteering at our shelter please come in and fill out an application to volunteer. Our animals would enjoy the extra love and attention.
Come Visit Us!
The City of Emporia Animal Shelter moved to its new location in February, 2003. Our new address is 1216 Hatcher Street. Hatcher Street runs North and South between 12th St and 15th St and is located three blocks West of Industrial Road, and three blocks East of Graphic Arts Road.
Interested in Adoption?
Before an animal may be adopted an adoption application must be filled out 24-48 hours in advance, and the applicant must sign a written statement agreeing to have the animal surgically spayed or neutered by a licensed veterinarian within the time period stated on the Adoption Agreement Form as required by K.S.A. 47-1731.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.