Boarding & Transfer Program

july roadtripThe Transfer and Rescue Placement Program connects Kansas City shelter pets to rescues and private organizations all across the country. Our rescue partners find forever homes and when necessary, provide medical and behavioral intervention. Staff and volunteers work together to network dogs, cats, and specialty pets into these programs and coordinate their travel arrangements. Transports are so crucial to our lifesaving efforts. Did you know that in 2015 we transferred nearly 1,000 pets out of our shelter and into private rescue groups or other shelters all across the country?

Though many pets that come to the shelter are considered healthy and adoptable, the Transfer and Rescue Placement Program is keenly focused on going the extra mile for animals with behavioral or medical needs. These are animals that we know deserve a second chance. Transferring them to our rescue partners guarantees their safety and expedites their placement – many of these groups have pre-approved adopters waiting in their area.

Opening 1,000 kennels in 2015 allowed us to greatly increase our number of lives saved. The Transfer and Rescue Placement Program helps us cope with extremely high intake and eases the space burdens of our overcrowded, outdated facility that we inherited from the City in 2011. Donations from the public have enabled us to continue these efforts.

Please consider making a contribution to our Transfer, Rescue and Boarding fund here. Your gift provides: vetting for our animals, private boarding needed to create lifesaving space at the shelter before their leave date, large van rentals throughout the year, and gas for staff and volunteers.

Donate to the Boarding & Transfer Fund

Monthly Giving

Support KC Pet Project’s Boarding & Transfer Program by giving a monthly gift to support our lifesaving work. Your gift will help us transport animals to other agencies, will cover the cost of boarding pets temporarily at an offsite facility, and will support the medical care for the pets leaving our shelter to go to new agencies and shelters across the country.

Give a Monthly Gift Today

You can also give a one-time gift to this program or start your own fundraiser to support this lifesaving program by clicking here.

Rescue Partners

If you are a licensed rescue group or animal welfare agency who is interested in partnering with KC Pet Project to help save lives in Kansas City, then we want to hear from you! Fill out the Rescue Group Application to get started.

Transfer and Placement Contact
Rachel.Long@kcmo.org