We're in the business of creating happy families

Great Plains SPCA focuses on matchmaking our pets with the best fit for all. Our Adoption Counselors know our pets well and are trained to work closely with adopters to determine what they want and need in a new pet. When a great match has been made, our Adoption Counselors review the pet’s veterinary history, provide care instructions and health/behavior resources and answer any questions you may have.

Great Plains SPCA pets are already microchipped, spayed/neutered and have received all necessary vaccines, so they are ready to go home. Be sure to stop by our on campus retail store to stock up on all the toys, treat and goodies to pamper your new pet!

Adoption Surveys

Save some time spent at the shelter! Download and fill out the adoption survey for the type of animal you wish to adopt. Bring it with you to the shelter or email adoptions@greatplainsspca.org.

PLEASE NOTE: submitting the survey ahead of time does not guarantee adoption of that particular pet. Please contact our adoptions team with questions.

At the Pet Adoption Center

We recommend everyone who lives in the home (human or animal) comes to meet the pet. It is not required in all cases but is a great way for everyone to feel good about their new companion. The safety of our pets is our top concern. A photo ID is required from everyone over the age of 18 who attends the appointment.

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

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.

Adoption Fees

  • HIPPS (High profile pets, purebred specific or high demand animals/breeds) – $350-$450
  • Puppies – $350-$450
  • Adult Dogs – $150
  • Kittens/HIPP(High Demand Breed) (under six months of age) – $200
  • Adult Cats – $100
  • Working (Barn) Cats – $60
  • Working (Barn) Kittens – $80
Senior Animals
  • 13 years of age and older – 50% of Adult Price
Small Animals
  • Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Gerbils, Parakeets, Mice, Rats, Chickens, Small Reptiles – $25
  • HIPP (high demand) Small Animals:  Larger or exotic birds such as cockatiels and other parrots, larger or exotic reptiles (iguanas, tortoises, large snakes), Ferrets, Hedgehogs, Chinchillas, Sugar Gliders, other exotic or highly sought after animals – $100

Post Adoption

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. 

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us by emailing adoptions@greatplainsspca.org or calling (913) 831-7722.

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