KHS Pet Adoption

Thank you for your interest in adopting a pet from the Kansas Humane Society! Our animal shelter gives you the opportunity for dog adoption, cat adoption, and other animals. KHS is dedicated to bringing pets and owners together to create a humane community.

The KHS Adoption Process

Browse the website or view animals in person at our Wichita facility. When you arrive at KHS, let our adoption counselors know which animal(s) you'd like to meet in our visiting rooms or play yards. We encourage visits by all members of the household, especially kids and other dogs!

*Must be 18 years of age or older (or accompanied by an adult) with a current photo ID. Must be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for your adopted companion.


Included in Adoption

  • Spay or Neuter Surgery
  • Microchip
  • Bordatella Vaccination (dogs 8 weeks and older)
  • Heartworm test (dogs 6 months and older)
  • Fecal Evaluation (dogs under 5 months)
  • DA2PP Vaccination(s) (dogs 8 weeks and older)
  • FVRCP Vaccination (cats 8 weeks and older)
  • Dewormer
  • One Frontline Treatment
  • One Heartguard Treatment
  • Transition bag of premium Hill's Science Diet food at adoption

Depending on the number of guests we’re serving, the pet adoption process can take anywhere from 60-90 minutes.


Adoption Fees

Adoption fees vary by animal and are listed on each pet's profile.

Adult dogs are 6 months & older, puppies are 6 months and under

Adult cats are 1 year & older, kittens are 2-11 months

KHS also adopts out rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, gerbils, rats, and birds.



Holds are $50 and reserve a pet for you until closing time the following business day. Holds are processed in the order they are received and may be placed during or after business hours by calling 316-524-9196. The fee is applied towards your adoption; otherwise, the deposit is non-refundable and will be used by KHS to help additional animals in our care.


Dog-to-Dog Introductions

If you already have a dog and are looking for a new one, we offer dog-to-dog introductions to make sure both animals will get along!

Two counselors will control the dogs on separate leashes to create a neutral zone for both dogs in our play yard. Our counselors will look for positive and negative signs, see if the dogs do corrections, and if either dog shows signs of timidness or aggression. Afterward, they will recommend whether or not they think the dogs will coexist at your home and counsel you on steps to make sure it goes smoothly!

No appointment necessary, just visit us during business hours. The only time we cannot do dog-to-dog introductions is on event days.

If you want to adopt immediately, please bring 2 separate vehicles or a kennel to put one of the dogs in. You can also place the dog on hold.



Working Cat Program - Please visit this link for more information.


Success Stories

We're thrilled that we've helped thousands of pets find new homes every year and we love sharing their adoption stories and photos!

Click here to see Success Stories

Pets Adopted

from the Kansas
Humane Society

Since January 1, 2024