Our Current Adoption Process – May 18

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Last week at KC Pet Project, our daily intake numbers started to go up, with one day seeing 30 new dogs arriving at our shelter. Our intake numbers are nearing what we typically see on a daily basis (which is an average of 30 new animals every day), so we have more animals on-site than we have had in the past two months. We are still working to move every available pet that we can into foster homes, but we now have adoptable pets at the KC Campus for Animal Care at 7077 Elmwood Avenue.

While the majority of our available pets are currently living in foster homes, we now have available pets at the KC Campus for Animal Care. Visits to the campus require an appointment, which can be made here. Please note that if you want to meet a pet in a foster home, you must email us at Foster@kcpetproject.org for the first step in adopting that pet. Adoptions are still first-come, first-serve, so please know that we may have several people in line to meet a pet that you are interested in. If the pet gets adopted prior to your appointment, our Adoptions team will contact you.

Dog adoptions are still $30 if the dog is 30 pounds or more and adult cats are $30 at this time.

We ask when you visit the campus to please limit the amount of people coming to meet the pet (we recommend 1-2 people) and ask that you wear a face mask/covering while on-site. Social distancing is required to keep our team members safe. If you have a dog at home that will require a dog-to-dog introduction, please note that on the form when you make your appointment.

If you are interested in placing an Early Bird Hold on a pet that is on stray hold, you must make an appointment. Early bird holds require a $50 deposit on eligible pets that are currently serving a stray hold, which is typically 5 days. $25 of that deposit goes toward your adoption fee and the other $25 is a donation to the shelter. You are not allowed to meet the pet during this time because they are on stray hold, but you get the first right to meet and adopt that pet once the pet is available for adoption.

We are still running our shelter with limited resources and are asking the public to help us prioritize the pets that are coming to the shelter to those who truly need to come to us (ie emergency, cruelty cases, abandonment, etc). If you find a stray pet, check out our Stray Pet Resources to try to locate the owner before bringing them to the shelter. Check out our Kitten Resources page for what to do if you find kittens.

Our Zona Rosa and Petco Adoption Centers remain closed at this time and we do not have any available cats at our Petco Cat Habitat locations.

We thank you for your patience with our organization and our team members during this time as we work to navigate these changing processes. Our top concern is for our team members’ and the public’s safety and we thank you for helping us save lives in our community.