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Our Featured Lawrence, KS Partner:

Lawrence Humane Society

1805 E 19th St.
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 843-6835

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.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

All of Douglas County., unincorporated areas of Johnson County including DeSoto, Kincaid in Miami Co.

About Our Shelter:

We are the only full service shelter in the state of Kansas. We accept any animal for any reason and euthanise for temperament and severe injury and illness only.

We investigate all cruelty and neglect cases in our county and offer 24 hour emergency services for un-owned injured pets.

We visit every school in our county and offer Kind News to all third graders. We partner work with school counselors to help at risk children through the love of animals.

We are the largest placement of juveniles working off community service hours.

We offer a spay/neuter subsidy program for people who cannot afford to do so on their own.

We work to change laws locally, state-wide and across the nation to benefit animals.

We operate the DCART (Douglas County Animal Response Team) and work to help others in our state with disaster response and training.

Come Meet our Pets:

Petco in Lawrence the third Saturday in October.
Pet World in Lawrence the third Saturday in October
Mass St. Beverage in Lawrence - 10/25

The shelter located at 1805 E. 19th - open Tuesday through Friday 11:30 - 6:00, Saturday 11:30 - 5:00 and Sunday 1-4:00

Our Adoption Process:

We have a 24-hour mandantory wait period before you can adopt. The application process covers checking with the Register of Deeds and with a landlord if you have one. If you have other dogs, cats or ferrets they need to be up-to-date on Rabies and have been consistantly vetted.

Dogs that are over 30 pounds must have a fenced in yard and cats must be kept indoors.

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.