What to do if you need to give up your pet

As Kansas City’s only open admission shelter, we accept pets from the public both as strays and owner surrendered pets. There is a $20 city-mandated fee to surrender a pet to the shelter and you must have a valid Kansas City, MO license or proof of residency. This may only be done at our main shelter location at 4400 Raytown Road during normal business hours, which are Monday-Saturday from Noon-6pm and Sunday from Noon-5pm. Appointments are now required if you need to surrender your owned pet to the shelter. To schedule your appointment, call (816) 513-9821 and a KCPP representative will assist you.

We will make every effort to schedule an appointment for you to bring in your animal as quickly as possible. Check out our Resources Page for available options for keeping your pet.