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Our Featured Merriam, KS Partner:

Great Plains SPCA

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:

Kansas City metro (Kansas and Missouri)

About Our Shelter:

Great Plains SPCA is the Kansas City metro's most comprehensive animal welfare agency, serving more than 35,000 needy pets every year.

As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our lifesaving services for animals can only be provided because of the public's generosity and commitment to our mission. We do not receive government funding and we are not affiliated with national organizations. Great Plains SPCA exists solely because of the caring Kansas City community and its gracious donors.

Donate to Our Shelter...

http://www.greatplainsspca.org/donate/

Come Meet our Pets:

Merriam Campus: 913-831-7722
Pet Adoption Center: 5424 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202
Veterinary Care Center: 5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202
Lost Pet & Intake Center: 6700 West 67th Street, Merriam, KS 66203

Independence Campus: 816 621-7722
Pet Adoption & Intake Center: 21001 East 78 Highway, Independence, MO 64057

Our Adoption Process:

Great Plains SPCA has bi-state Pet Adoption Centers in Merriam, KS and Independence, MO with expert matchmakers ready to find you the perfect furry family member. Let us help grow your family!

If you are interested in learning more about a specific pet, please email adoptions@greatplainsspca.org for pets at our Merriam Campus and indyadoptions@greatplainsspca.org for pets at our Independence Campus.


Basic Adoption Requirements:

Adopter must be 18 years of age or older.

For the safety and health of our animals, we do not ship pets.

Pet adoption fees range from $45 to $250. Our adoption fees help to offset the cost of evaluation, housing, feeding and medical care for the thousands of animals needing our help. We do our best to keep our adoption prices reasonable while generating income to support our goal of caring for animals available for adoption until we can place them in a loving home. The adoption fee for each animal varies and is dependent on many factors including: age, size, behavior, medical condition, and public demand.

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.