About Adoption

Great Plains SPCA Pet Adoption Center in Merriam, KS has expert Matchmakers ready to find you the perfect furry family member! Let us help you grow your family!

If you are interested in adopting one of our animals, please call (913) 831-7722 or email adoptions@greatplainsspca.org.

Some things to consider when making an adoption appointment:
  • Is anyone sick in the household with COVID-19 or COVID-related symptoms?
  • Have you or someone from your household traveled to any of the locations on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Travel- Related Quarantine page in the last 14 days?
If so, please postpone your appointment in accordance with the CDC and KSDHE. If you have traveled outside the Kansas City Metro area or are considered high-risk, we recommend postponing your appointment at this time.

When you arrive, you will be able to view all available animals in our care. Once you find an animal or animals you are interested in, our experienced Adoptions Counselors will be able to assist you with any questions you have. The Adoption process can take anywhere from 45 – 90 minutes, depending on time of day and wait times. Our goal is to provide you and your family a warm and welcoming experience and help you to find your perfect match with one of our adoptable pets.

We appreciate all the community support in finding adoptable homes for all of our pets. Those of you who love stopping by to help socialize and play with our puppies and kittens are encouraged to sign up for our volunteer program!

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Great Plains SPCA Management

Before the Shelter

We recommend researching any specific breeds that might interest you and suit your family.

Appointments are not needed to visit our shelters. Stop by anytime during normal Pet Adoption Center hours. We recommend, allowing up to two hours (sometimes more) for the entire adoption process.

Please note: You are welcome to view our adoptable animals during our normal business hours. Our average wait times vary from 10 minutes to 3 hours on busy days. Saturday is our busiest day of the week. Due to the time commitment, we cannot guarantee your meet and greet/dog-to-dog/adoption, if you arrive ninety minutes prior to close. You may be asked to bring all members of the household, including dogs, to meet prior to adoption. The last adoptions start 30 minutes prior to close.

If you are interested in learning more about a specific pet, please email adoptions@greatplainsspca.org.

Shop our MetroPAWlitan Retail Store!

Check out our full selection of products available for purchase! We also offer animal care packages.

*Dog Care Packages priced from $75-$195 depending on crate size. pricing packages based off of crate size but allow substitutions of sizes for ALL OTHER ITEMS. Items pictured are for visual purposes. Supplies, treats and toy types/brands may vary based on availability.

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