Effective 7/28/2021, Great Plains SPCA requires all visitors to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth at all times while inside our buildings.

We're in the business of creating happy families, and we want to make this a great experience for you!


Things to know before planning your visit to the shelter

Effective 7/28/2021, Great Plains SPCA requires all visitors to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth at all times while inside our buildings. This updated policy is in line with CDC recommendations, no matter your vaccination status. Disposable masks are available upon request. While we are slowly resuming our normal operations, we encourage you to contact the shelter by phone (913-831-7722) or email (adoptions@greatplainsspca.org) before planning your visit to our shelter. We are excited to match you with your future furever family member and look forward to hearing from you! 

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.

At the Pet Adoption Center

In order to create a more meaningful and thorough adoption experience and to utilize our guests time most effectively, we recommend guests looking at one to two pets per visit. Currently, we operate on a first-come, first-served basis and our goal is to provide excellent customer service for each of our guests.

When a great match has been made, our Adoption Counselors will review a the pet’s vet history, provide care instructions and health/behavior resources and answer any questions you may have.

You will then pay adoption fee and sign adoption agreement.

Great Plains SPCA pets are already spayed/neutered and have received all necessary vet care, so they are ready to go home immediately. For safety reasons, cats must leave in a proper carrier and dogs must leave on a leash and collar, so please bring them from home or plan to purchase them inside our MetroPAWlitan on campus retail store at the shelter.

Within the first two weeks of adoption, we recommend taking your newly adopted pet to visit a veterinarian for a post-adoption exam.

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, please contact us straight away. We will always take our pets back (although an appointment may be required to bring them back). If you return a pet within 30 days of adoption, we may issue an exchange certificate for another adoption. We do not issue refunds.

Adoption Fees

  • HIPPs $350

    High Profile Pets, purebred specific animals or high demand animals.

  • Puppies $350

    under 6 months of age

  • Adult Dogs $150
  • Kittens $180

    under 6 months of age

  • Adult Cats $60
  • Senior Animals Half Off Adult Price

    13 years and older

  • Small Animals $50
  • Birds $50

What's included in the adoption fee?

Every pet receives:
  • Spay or Neuter Surgery
  • Microchip Identification
  • Rabies Vaccine (age 3 mos. & up)
  • Strongid Dewormer
  • Heartworm Test (age 6 mos. & up)
  • Heartworm Preventative
  • Flea Preventative
  • Adoption Gift Bag
  • Option to insure your pet with Companion Protect
Cats and Kittens:
  • FVRCP Combo Vaccine
  • Feline Leukemia Test
  • FIV Test
  • Ear Mite Treatment
Dogs and Puppies:
  • DA2PP+C Combo Vaccine
  • Bordetella Vaccine

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