The 3-3-3 Rule is a general guideline. Every pet is unique and will adjust to its new home at different paces. Patience is always key!

In the first 3 Days, your new pet may feel overwhelmed, scared, and unsure of what is going on. They may not feel comfortable being themselves, and this is very normal. Monitor your pet's stress, and give them time and space to adjust to their new home.

In the first 3 Weeks, your new pet will start to settle into their home and begin to feel more comfortable. They will begin to realize that this place could be their new forever home. As they become more comfortable, they may begin to test the boundaries of their surroundings. Be patient with your pet and correct them with training to help them learn.

Within 3 Months, your pet will have finally started to feel comfortable in their new home. A bond of love and trust will have formed, and your pet will understand they are a part of a family now!

As always, if you have any questions about behavior or medical concerns, please contact your primary vet.


Aaron WalkerThe Kansas Humane Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Aaron Walker as the organization’s next President/CEO, effective March 1, 2023.

"I am so excited to be joining the team at the Kansas Humane Society as President/CEO, beginning on March 1, 2023. I grew up spending time on family farms and my parents made sure pets were always part of our family (dogs, cats, ducks, geese, fish, etc.). As a husband to Jen (my wife of 22 years) and father to our 2 kids, Forrest (13) and Cora (10), we’ve continued the tradition of having animals as a part of our family. Right now, we have a 14-year-old, epileptic Australian Terrier (think 30 lb. Yorkie) named Foster and life wouldn’t be the same without him. I also love that my family shares a passion for this work and animals; we have all volunteered for the Kansas Humane Society since 2021, though it's mostly been Jen with the kids over the last year while I worked.

I have served in several nonprofits over the last 20 years, starting in child welfare and behavioral health and then moving on to health and human service organizations, most recently at Cairn Health in Wichita. I am excited to bring this vast array of experiences to the Kansas Humane Society where I am honored to be joining a dedicated and caring Executive Team.

When I’m not working, I like to spend time with my family, watching movies (I have also worked as a film critic and have 200+ published film reviews) reading, drawing, or connecting with friends to play games. I value honesty and integrity at my core and I’m looking forward to sharing my passion for our work at the Kansas Humane Society with the community, as we continue to enhance services and build a culture of socially responsible animal care throughout Wichita and beyond."

Walker has more than 20 years of experience in leadership and fundraising roles for non-profit organizations. Walker plans to spend his first several months in the role strengthening his understanding of all areas of the Kansas Humane Society while communicating with staff, volunteers, donors and community supporters.

Dr. Melanie Summers, Board Chair of the Kansas Humane Society, says she and the rest of the Board of Directors are very pleased to have Aaron Walker join the team as the next President/CEO. “Aaron is an experienced leader of non-profit organizations and will create a renewed passion for animal welfare in our community through his proven ability to cultivate relationships and implement innovative strategies.”

Several dogs need immediate foster care and are eligible for our Foster-to-Adopt program. You can adopt for a reduced fee after your foster term! These dogs need foster care because they have kennel cough, a doggy cold which causes sneezing and coughing. Symptoms usually last 2 - 4 weeks. Click here to view available dogs.

How Foster-to-Adopt works:

  1. Pick up your foster dog today and pay a foster deposit.
  2. We'll contact you within 3 days to check on the dog's health.
  3. If the dog is no longer coughing, we'll schedule an appointment with our veterinarians for a health check.
  4. Once the dog is cleared of kennel cough, you can sign adoption paperwork, with no money due at the time of adoption! You'll also receive a $10 credit to the KHS store.

If you're interested in Foster-to-Adopt, stop by today and speak with our front desk staff, or call 316-524-9196. Click here to view available dogs.

The animals really appreciate all the support we've gotten from Dillons and the community! Visit their website to view your account.


Register your Plus card with Dillons Community Rewards and your Dillons purchases* can benefit KHS. The more you shop at Dillons, the more KHS can earn. Sign up and start shopping today, it's that easy!

Enroll in the Dillons Community Rewards Program:
  1. Visit the Dillons Rewards website.
  2. Sign in OR Create an account (see below on creating an online account at our website).
  3. Click on "Enroll Now".
  4. Enter KHS's 5 digit number 89592 and search.
  5. Select "Kansas Humane Society" and click on "Enroll".
To Create an Online Account at Dillons:
  1. Visit the Dillons Rewards website.
  2. Click on "Register" at the top of the page.
  3. Complete the sign up form.
  4. Click on "Create Account" at the bottom of the page.
  5. You will receive an email confirmation to your inbox, to activate your account click on the link in the body of the email and enter your sign in information to confirm.

For assistance setting up your online account or with general questions, please contact Dillons at 800-576-4377.

* Specific purchases that cannot be included are: alcohol, tobacco, fuel, Pharmacy purchases with gov't assistance (i.e. Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare), postage, bottle deposits, lottery, Western Union, other customer services, promotional tickets, sales tax, banner gift cards, reloadable gift card products (i.e. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Green Dot). Please see FAQs at our website for a complete list of exclusions.

Foster for KHSWe are in urgent need of foster homes for dogs and cats! You can make a difference and save lives by becoming a foster pet parent for KHS. Our goal is to help as many animals as possible find loving homes through adoption, and fosters make that possible! Most animals need a foster home for 1 - 2 weeks.

Foster pet parents provide a temporary, loving home to animals in need. You can help animals that are underage, sick, under-socialized or in need of other care. Fosters help these animals become healthy and ready for adoption. 

KHS provides all of the supplies and medical care needed and you provide the home. To become a foster pet parent, your own pets should be spayed/neutered and fully vaccinated. You will need to attend a foster training and complete the license application for the Kansas Animal Health Department. KHS will assist you through this simple process. 

To get started, contact our foster staff at (316) 220-8713 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, click here to visit our foster page.











Pets Adopted

from the Kansas
Humane Society

Since January 1, 2023