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!

Before you make the trip to the shelter:

  • We recommend (and in some cases require) that all members of the household meet the pet prior to adoption.
  • We run background checks on adopters and adults in the home over 18. We are not concerned with non-violent infractions, rather want to avoid putting our animals in any dangerous situations.
  • If you have questions, we encourage you to contact the shelter by phone (913-831-7722) or email (adoptions@greatplainsspca.org)

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.

Our goal is to ensure that every pet goes home healthy and happy. That means nourishing every pet that arrives at your shelter with quality nutrition. We are proud partners with Hill’s Food, Shelter, Love program which provides training, shelter visuals and Hill’s® brand pet food for our shelter pets. For pet owners, we offer useful adopter bags with coupons, as well as training and pet parent tips at Hill’s New Pet Parent website.

We believe that making premium nutrition accessible to every shelter — and every pet — helps send them home faster.

Featured Pets

Shop our Adoption Center 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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