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Kansas Humane Society is the largest private, non-profit organization in Wichita. They receive almost 18,000 animals every year and rely entirely on kind community donations and adoption fees to stay open.
The shelter saves and rehomes dogs, cats, birds, and other small mammals. In addition to helping thousands of stray and abandoned animals find loving forever homes each year, Kansas Humane Society also provides the following services:
Their dedicated staff is committed to strengthening the human-pet bond and reducing the number of healthy animals being needlessly euthanized every year. Help them achieve their goal. Adopt a new forever friend from Kansas Humane Society today, and help support the inspirational work they do.
Begin by browsing the shelter’s website. Here you can find an up-to-date list of all the cute creatures available for adoption and in need of a loving forever home.
When you arrive at the shelter's facility, you can let the adoption counselors know if there are any animals in particular you're desperate to meet. The shelter encourages you to bring other members of your household, especially kids and other dogs, to meet their new friends before finalizing the adoption process.
If you need more time to make a decision or get your house in order, you can place a pet on hold for $50 (until the end of the day). If you proceed with the adoption, the hold fee can be used against the cost of adoption. If the timing isn't right, the fee will be retained by the shelter as a donation.
Adoption fees at Kansas Humane Society are as follows:
Senior citizens (age 60+) receive $50 off of their cat or dog adoption fee.
Your adoption fee includes spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, one Frontline flea and tick treatment, one Heartguard heartworm treatment, 30-day complimentary pet health insurance coverage, and a transition bag of Premium Hill's Science Diet Food.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, below you'll find some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.