KC Metro Animal Shelters - The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City

The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City is a private non-profit organization that has been helping animals in our community since 1912. We strive to promote the general welfare of dogs and cats in the greater Kansas City area. We do this by providing education, preventive veterinary care, adoptions, and spay/neuter services to prevent pet overpopulation.

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The Pet Connection currently focuses on pet adoptions, dog and cat training, aggressive dog rehabilitation, and classes for pet owners. We 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. We 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.

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Wayside Waifs has the largest selection of adoptable pets in the Kansas City area. KC Pet Project is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that operates the open-admission Kansas City, MO animal shelter. The shelter cares for nearly 10,000 pets a year and is proud to be the largest No Kill shelter in Kansas City and the third largest, open-admission, No Kill shelter in the United States. They have three adoption centers in the metro area to adopt and partner with 5 Petco stores in the metro area for cat adoptions. KC Pet Project's MaddieCam is located at their Pet Adoption Center in the Zona Rosa shopping center which opened in November 2012. Nearly 6,000 pets have since found homes from this location alone.

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(Omaha NE but work in the KC area, too)

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. Our 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 we became the first no-kill shelter in the KC area, taking in many pets who are sick or injured and need medical care. Our low-cost spay/neuter and preventive veterinary care clinic saves and improves the lives of thousands of animals every year. We provide much needed care and services for the animals in our community-- our work is never done. We cannot accomplish what we do without you!

Pawsitive Tails Pet Adoption - Kansas City


Paws Crossed is a section 501(c)3 no kill foster-based rescue group based in the Kansas City, Missouri and Johnson County, Kansas metro areas. We are dedicated to rescuing pets left homeless, in high euthanasia shelters, and those in danger of abuse and neglect. We assist pets without regard to age, breed or ease of placement to the extent our finances allow, with the pets in greatest need taking priority. Animals in our care are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, and provided additional veterinary care as needed. Our animals are placed in foster homes where they wait for placement in a permanent home. Paws Crossed, Inc. strives to place pets in loving and committed permanent homes through a comprehensive adoption process which includes educating prospective adopters about costs and responsibilities associated with bringing a new pet into their home as well as finding a good match for both the pet and the families.The Pet Connection was founded in 1999 in Mission, Kansas to offer shelter for homeless pets, adoptions and training. We 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.