Animal Shelters in Kansas City: Adopt a Pet

In the Kansas City area there are thousands of cats and dogs that are in need of good homes and patient and loving owners. Adding a pet into your household is a fulfilling experience and adopting a pet from a shelter in the area is a responsible way to find that pet. There are many different shelters and humane societies to choose from when looking for the perfect addition to your family.

Gladstone Animal Shelter

Most of the animals that are available for adoption at this shelter can be found with their picture and a brief description at Supporting this shelter will also benefit the community for this area. The animal control officers of Gladstone conduct public educational programs that includes talking to area schools, neighborhood associations and childcare facilities about animal safety and wildlife cohabitation.

3960 NE 76th Street


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Animal Haven

Animal Haven is one of the Kansas City areas largest non-profit, no-kill shelters. They do adoptions and they are the largest organization for lost and stray pets in Johnson County . There are many ways to support this organization even if a pet is not in your plans for now. This shelter is always in need of supplies and money to keep the animals in it safe from kill shelters and off the streets.

9800 W. 67th Street
Merriam KS , 66203

Monday 12-6pm
Closed on Tuesday
Wednesday-Friday 12-6pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm

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Hearts of America Humane Society

This organization works with the Ottawa and Lee’s Summit shelters to manage a spay/neuter program and to increase pet adoptions to permanent homes. Most of the pets available for adoption can be found on When you find the pet that you are looking for, go to their website and fill out the paper work so that your information may be sent to the foster home for that animal. This is totally volunteer run and is always in need of funding and supplies.

This organization may also be found at your local PETsMART on certain adoption days. They have adopt-a-thons and many other events throughout the year. Check them out and support this local animal shelter.

Contact information:
[email protected]

Humane Society of Greater Kansas City

This area shelter has been providing care and finding homes for animals in Kansas City for the last 99 years. This shelter provides education, adoptions, preventative vet care and spay/neuter services. Most of the animals available for adoption will be listed on and also available to meet at the shelter. As with most other shelters they are always looking for volunteers, financial support and families to adopt one or more of their animals.

This shelter is a no-kill shelter and not-for-profit, any animal adopted leaves another space open for another unwanted dog or cat, saving them from other kill shelters.

5445 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City KS , 66104

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-4pm
Closed Sunday

Contact information:
913-596 1000