Find local animal shelters in Kansas City to adopt a pet. Give an animal a loving, forever home!
Adopt animals outside of dogs & cats – ferrets, birds, snakes, hedgehogs & other small animals. Also explore other pet adoption services & animal rescue networks. Many do not have public animal shelters, but host pet adoption events & feature pets to adopt online.
Pet Adoption in Kansas
Live on the Kansas side? Check out these animal shelters near you! If you can’t find the right fit, check out Missouri animal shelters or rescue networks below.
23595 W 223rd St, Spring Hill, KS 66083
This dog rescue is home to adorable dogs to adopt. You can check out the dogs online before you visit the shelter too!
9010 Rosehill Rd. Lenexa, KS 66215
If you’re looking for bird adoptions in Kansas City, Beak n’ Wings is a great organization. The majority of adoptable birds live in foster homes so they can be socialized. There are a few living in the facility, but you can also visit birds in their foster homes.
You must fill out an application & make an appointment.
5424 Antioch Drive Merriam, KS 66202
5428 Antioch Drive Merriam, KS 66202 (Lost Pet & Admissions)
Explore comprehensive pet resources at one of the largest no-kill shelters in the metro. You can adopt a new pet at the Great Plains SPCA pet adoption center in Merriam, or look for your lost dog next door at Lost Pets & Admissions location.
Great Plains SPCA is committed to protecting animals in KC while improving their quality of life. So, supporting their cause helps the organization to save more animals in Kansas City.
5445 Parallel Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66104
This was the first no-kill animal shelter in Kansas City. For over 100 years, they have rescued many different animals – dogs, cats, reptiles, horses, birds, rabbits & other small animals. You can explore all animals for adoption online – there are tons!
12800 Santa Fe Trail Dr, Lenexa, KS 66215
This animal shelter specializes in kittens. They make the adoption process super easy – you can explore the cats available online, as well as fill out the forms before your visit!
11620 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66214
KC Pet Project hosts animal adoption events at this Petco location. This is not their animal shelter location.
3173 HWY K68 Ottawa KS 66067
You can adopt dogs, cats & other small animals. You must schedule an intake appointment – closed Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays.
11425 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66214
This is a non-profit cat rescue & adoption agency that wants to match you with a loving cat. They are now open in the Oak Park Mall!
1400 S Esplanade St, Leavenworth, KS 66048
This rescue center takes in pets from families who want to surrender them, high kill shelters & puppy mill auctions. If you are considering pet adoption, support a cause like Riverview Rescue.
5918 Broadmoor St, Mission, KS 66202
Unleashed pet rescue works with kill animal shelters in Kansas City to bring the unwanted pets to a safe home. They have dogs & cats of all ages – puppies & kittens to senior animals. If you are considering adopting a pet in KC, be sure to check out this amazing rescue center.
Pet Adoption in Missouri
Find animal shelters & other pet rescues on the Missouri side. Don’t forget to check adoption networks below too…
8253 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
This animal rescue center specializes in cat adoptions. You can visit their location on Saturdays to adopt from 12 to 3 pm, or make an appointment.
13833 S 71 Hwy, Grandview MO 64030
This bird rescue center in Grandview has a physical rescue center, but you can only visit by appointment only. You can explore the birds to adopt online.
1356 NW, MO-9, Parkville, MO 64152
The animal shelter has dogs & cats for adoption. Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm you can adopt a cat, or dog adoptions are from 9 am to 1 pm. You also have the option to schedule an appointment at another time.
4400 Raytown Rd, Kansas City, MO 64129 (Main adoption center)
8721 N. Stoddard Ave. Kansas City, MO 64153 (Zona Rosa pet adoptions)
This is a popular KC animal shelter. They mainly care for dogs, cats & rabbits, but there are other animals you can adopt. Also find many other programs & volunteer opportunities available.
10312 E 63rd St, Raytown, MO 64133
You can adopt animals from this rescue, or volunteer to foster until they find a forever-home.
7719 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
This rescue does not have a physical shelter, but offer a grooming location where animals can be picked up.
3901 Martha Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64137
Wayside Waifs is an animal shelter dear to our hearts. They have a wide variety of animals to adopt & are open most days for you to come visit the animals.
7 &, MO-150, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
If you’re looking to adopt a bird, this is a great bird adoption center in town.
Pet Adoption Networks
Not every local pet adoption option has a physical animal shelter. Many are a network of pet foster parents & volunteers who care for animals while they are looking for forever homes.
So, if you live in a rural area, or are looking for a specific type of animal, check out these animal rescues. Most feature adoptable pets online, so it’s easy to adopt a pet!
Pet foster parents all over. Not a rescue shelter, but volunteers foster pets looking for forever homes.
Animal rescue group devoted to Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri & Iowa. You can find all pet adoptions online, so it’s super easy!
Colorado animal rescue organization with pet events in Kansas. You can find pet adoption info online for specific animals.
St. Joseph, MO area. Small animal shelter – NO cats or dogs.
Adopt other small animals like rabbits, mice, hedgehogs, parrotes & any other small animals found.
Network of foster homes that do not have public shelter. Meet animals at Lee’s Summit Petco every Saturday.
No physical location, but check online for current kc reptile rescues & adoptions. You can find the adorable reptiles for adoption
The KCHS Reptile & Rescue Adoption is a network of reptile rescues in Kansas City area. You can find reptiles available for adoption on their Facebook page.
Animal rescue association for kc bulldog resuces from shelters, foster parents & homes. No physical location.
Network of foster parents for ferrets.
Cat rescue organization with foster parents caring for cats. You can visit cats at local adoption events.
Visit dogs at Overland Park Petco pet adoption events.
Midwest adoption network serving NE, CO, IA, KS, MO ND, SD & surrounding areas.
Rescue network of volunteers and foster parents. Find rottweiler adoptions online.
Midwest rescue network. Can find up-to-date adoption info on Facebook page.
A network of rabbit foster parents & volunteers.
Currently a network of kc pitbull rescues without a physical location, but their pitbull shelter is under construction currently.
Network of volunteers working to find homes for German Shepards.
KC adoption network that cares for puppy mill rescues until they find forever homes.
No shelter facility. All animals are housed at volunteers’ homes.
Network of foster parents serving Kansas City & Topeka.
Check out pet adoptions online or at KCMO Petsmart.
Rescue network without a public shelter.
No shelter open to the public. Explore animals online, then schedule a meeting!
National pet adoption organization. Find many pets for adoption across the country.
Once you adopt a pet & bring them home, be sure to explore town together at these dog-friendly stores in Kansas City!
No matter which shelter you choose to adopt from, we know you’ll enjoy bringing a new furry family member home.