Adoptions FAQS

Visit our Adopt page to see all of our pets that are currently available for adoption. Check back often because we update this page frequently – sometimes multiple times a day. You can also follow us on Facebook to see particular pets highlighted.

We have dogs, puppies, cats and kittens of all shapes, sizes, colors, ages that are all looking for a forever home. Sometimes we do have birds, guinea pigs, and other smaller animals available for adoption.

All adopted pets receive spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, a care bag and more.
See our How to Adopt page for more details.

Our adoption fees vary by pet type, age, and situation. Visit the Adopt page to see all of our pets. You can click on the pet to see their bio and adoption fee. Periodically we have adoption specials to help encourage adoption when our shelter is full.

First, visit the Adopt Page to see all of our pets that are currently available for adoption. If you would still like more information or to schedule an appointment, call our Adoptions Team at (913)831-7722 or email adoptions@greatplainsspca.org

We recommend potential adopters research breeds to find what pet will fit into their lifestyle as well as get familiar with any breed or animal restrictions your apartment, HOA, or city may have. Once prepared, you can contact us to set up an appointment to interact with our available animals. Other two- and four-legged members of the family should come to the appointment as well. Our adoption counselors will work to match you with the right animal for your family and lifestyle and then finalize the adoption!
Assuming you fall in love with one of our available pets, we can complete adoptions during your appointment time. To do so, we require an identification card (like a driver’s license), completion of our adoption survey, agreement to our adoptions policies and contract, and the adoption fee before leaving with your furever family member. From there, you can take your new pet home, get accustomed to your new family member, and establish a veterinarian. We also look forward to hearing how things are going! Please send us photos or updates anytime you want: adoptions@greatplainsspca.org

We want you and your new pet to be as happy as possible. If for any reason you feel that the pet you have adopted is not right for your household, you may always return that pet (please call for an appointment). If you return a pet within 30 days of adoption, we may issue an exchange certificate for another adoption. We do not issue refunds.

While the majority of our pets are custom mixes, about a quarter of our pets are generally purebred.
Be sure to look at our Adopt page to see who we have available now.

We always have pets that are appropriate for seniors. These pets are calmer, well-behaved, well-mannered and may be older as puppies require much attention and energy.

Call our shelter and they will direct you to ideal pets.

You can be a Hero for our shelter pets by helping us care for them. Check out our Volunteer page for opportunities.

You can give a gift online or donate items from our Wish List.

Lost Pets FAQS

First, you need to call your local animal control then the shelter or veterinary where they take pets they find (calling is more effective than email).Go to your area’s shelter to see if your pet is there, and call other pet facilities in the area. Ask how often you should call back to update your report.

At Great Plains SPCA, lost reports are automatically cleared from our database after 30 days. Learn more on our Lost a Pet? webpage.

A few recommendations for finding the owners of the pet: look for tags on the pet, take the pet to a shelter to scan for a microchip, make posters, post the pet online, alert animal control, shelters, or veterinary offices.
Read our Found a Pet? web page to learn more actions you can take.

Pet Admissions FAQS

If you feel that you must surrender your pet, we are here to help. However, please understand that our help may be providing you with other resources. We always make our decision about taking your pet based on what is best for the pet and what we can do with the resources we have. Read more about the process on our Relinquish your Pet page.

There are resources available to help you keep your pet under almost any circumstance – financial, environmental, medical, behavioral, etc.We are here to provide you with the resources to help you maintain the special bond with your pet.

Read about alternatives on our Relinquish your Pet page.

General FAQS

Yes, Great Plains SPCA is a Kansas 501c3 organization tax-exempt organization.

Our Form 990 from each year are currently posted here. The form from the previous year will be published once received, usually in November of the current year.

The mission of Great Plains SPCA is to save, protect and improve the lives of animals, while strengthening the relationship between pets and their human companions.

We offer 6 live-saving programs:

  1. Adoptions & Matchmaking
  2. Lost/Found Pet Services & Rehoming Resources
  3. HERO (Humane Education and Resource Officers) ​Community Support and Outreach
  4. Behavior & Training
  5. Volunteering
  6. Fostering

SPCA stands for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. For example the ASPCA is the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Great Plains SPCA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, separate from the ASPCA.
However, we are connected with this national organization through funding, animal welfare initiatives and more.

Whether you’d like to volunteer as an individual, family or group, we welcome your gift of time.
Our volunteers are Heroes for pets and help Great Plains SPCA to be able to support needy pets in the community.Learn more about volunteering on our Volunteer webpage.

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