Finding Furever Homes … Close to the Hearts of Kansas Citians
When it comes to rescuing, fostering and adopting animals, Kansas Citians have big hearts. The many agencies in the area work together to save the lives of animals in need of a home. Volunteers work tirelessly to save the lives of animals who may have lost their homes or have never had a home.
Here’s a list of some of the available resources if you are interested in adopting or volunteering.
Dogs by Debin
Dogs by Debin provides services to people that otherwise would have no option but to surrender a dog to a shelter. After counseling and all avenues to keep their dog have been exhausted, Dogs by Debin assists them in rehoming their pet. This results in assisting adoptable pets to find new homes and helping to keep dogs out of crowded shelters. A Dogs by Debin goal is to rehome homeless and abandoned dogs from high-intake shelters and owners who can no longer care for them. Assisting the public is an opportunity to educate and to help work towards a common goal of reducing pet homelessness and to help solve home petlessness.
2312 NW 108th Street
Kansas City, MO 64154
Great Plains SPCA
Great Plains SPCA is one of the largest No-Kill animal shelters in Kansas City, offering comprehensive resources for pets that strengthen the relationship between pets and their human companions. Serving nearly 10,000 pets annually, Great Plains SPCA works to save, protect and improve the lives of animals, by providing humane sheltering, adoptions, unparalleled behavior and training as well as the HERO Team’s humane community outreach. Great Plains SPCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
5424 Antioch Drive
Merriam, Kansas 66202
Humane Society of Greater Kansas City
The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City celebrates over 100 years of faithful service to the lost, abandoned, and broken pets of the Greater Kansas City area. Their mission is to save and improve the lives of dogs and cats throughout the Greater Kansas City community by providing preventive veterinary care and spay/neuter services, education and adoptions. In 1994 they became the first no-kill shelter in the KC area, taking in many pets who are sick or injured and need medical care. Their low-cost spay/neuter and veterinary care clinic saves and improves the lives of thousands of animals every year.
5445 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City, KS 66104
KC Pet Project
KC Pet Project is a 501c3, nonprofit charitable organization operating the Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter. They care for over 10,000 animals a year and work collaboratively with Animal Control and other animal welfare organizations to increase the number of homeless pets adopted, and focus on lifesaving programs promoting pet retention, identification, lost pet reunions, and pet ownership education throughout the community.
KC Pet Project Purpose
The purpose of the Kansas City Pet Project is to facilitate the placement of homeless pets into suitable homes; to establish and maintain an animal shelter for Kansas City, MO; to maintain associated procedures which promote: the health and welfare of pets in their care, prevention of unplanned litters, pet retention and reunification of lost pets to their owners; to increase public safety by addressing issues related to irresponsible pet owners and dangerous animals. They are keenly focused on optimal lifesaving and creating a No Kill Community in the Kansas City Metro.
4400 Raytown Rd.
Olive’s Hope Pet Rescue
Olive’s Hope is a volunteer-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on your generosity to keep their No-Kill shelter running. Without the support of their gracious community, they would not be able to help every cat and dog that they do.
With your assistance, they have been able to help thousands of pets find new, loving homes. Your tax-deductible donation will help us care for the animals that rely on us until they find their forever homes.
P.O. BOX 286
PLEASANTON, KS 66075
The Pet Connection
Since 1999, The Pet Connection has found homes for more than 7,000 animals and rehabilitated hundreds of dogs and cats with aggression, fear and anxiety issues. They have spayed or neutered over 8,000 dogs and cats in their own free and low-cost clinics since 2002 and assisted another 5,800 pets with low-cost services since 2006.
The Pet Connection was founded in 1999 in Mission, Kansas to offer shelter for homeless pets, adoptions and training. They were one of the first no-kill advocacy groups in the Kansas City Metro area and the first cage-less facility in Johnson County to offer education about available spay and neuter programs. In 2006, The Pet Connection relocated to a facility in Mission that enabled all dogs and cats to have their own rooms while awaiting adoptive homes or being rehabilitated due to behaviors that hindered adoption prospects.
The Pet Connection currently focuses on pet adoptions, dog and cat training, aggressive dog rehabilitation, and classes for pet owners. They were the first in this area to offer free training/behavior classes to adopters. The Pet Connection has always been committed to being no-kill advocates. They have been involved in many projects with local and national organizations to help Kansas City progress in how homeless pets are cared for and to improve the services that they receive.
417 N Rawhide Rd Ste H
Olathe, KS 66062
Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption
Unleashed Pet Rescue is a licensed, non-profit animal shelter founded in 2011 that works to save the lives of homeless pets and strives to improve the image of bully breeds in society. They work daily with local high kill shelters throughout the area to pull “unwanted” pets to safety. They work to find homes for pets of all ages, health, temperaments, and history. Each adoptable pet is given the opportunity to thrive.
As with most other shelters throughout the nation, there is never enough space to fill the need. Because of this, they partner with foster homes throughout Kansas City that help us provide a safe, comfortable situation for their pets until they can find their furever homes.
Unleashed Pet Rescue has been able to thrive because of their incredibly compassionate staff, as well as from the support of donations and marvelous volunteers. When a pet comes into their care, they know that they will be shown love and attention while they wait for their forever family.
Mission, KS 66202
Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption campus in Kansas City, in 2018 Wayside adopted more than 5,600 animals in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in their care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or those that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City’s no-kill community.
Wayside Waifs History
On June 5, 1940, a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, known as the Jackson County Animal Betterment Association, was incorporated in the State of Missouri. In 1944, it was revived with new leadership under the name of Wayside Waifs, Inc. Fenby Webster was the lead contributor who helped to found Wayside Waifs. Her leadership and dedication is still seen throughout the adoption campus.
3901 E. 119th Street
(Martha Truman Rd)
Kansas City, MO 64137