Rehoming Support


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Surrendering Your Pet to KC Pet Project

Surrendering a Pet?

Animal Shelters should be the last places of resort for dogs and cats – even the best of shelters can’t compare to a loving home.

Although our vision is to save every healthy and behaviorally sound companion animal, this is a challenge since all animals are accepted from our jurisdiction regardless of health, age, or behavior. There are many community animals that may need shelter more than one that has a home already.

  • We ask that you exhaust all options before deciding to bring a pet to the shelter.
  • Do what you can to re-home your pet. Check with family, friends, co-workers and rescue organizations.

Helpful tips to re-homing a pet:

  • Spay or neuter your pet.
  • Make sure your pet is healthy and current on vaccinations.
  • Work with your pet to make sure he is friendly and comfortable with different people and situations.
  • Allow your pet indoors, so that he/she can learn better social manners.
  • If it is a behavior issue, there are a lot of resources on the internet to assist you. For a list of local positive re-enforcement trainers in the metro, visit Heartland Positive Dog Training Alliance. The shelter may also be able to assist you in finding an appropriate behaviorist to work with.

alternative methods of rehoming your pet

  • List your pet on through Rehome.
  • Contact Local Rescue Groups. Groups can be found by doing a search on the Internet.
  • Network your pet on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter.
  • Post your pet on your local NextDoor app.
  • Use Local Classifieds, like Craigslist to find a new home for your pet (with a rehoming fee).

Surrendering a Pet to the shelter:

If you are unable to re-home your pet after considerable effort, you can arrange to surrender your pet to KC Pet Project at the KC Campus for Animal Care.

  • Call the KC Campus for Animal Care at (816) 683-1363 or email the shelter at to schedule an appointment.
  • Be prepared to take about 30 minutes while at the shelter to answer questions about your pet. This will assist us in placing them in the best home possible.
  • Bring your ID with address or other proof of residency in our jurisdiction and a $20 surrender fee.
  • Please bring all veterinarian and/or vaccination records.

Surrendering your pet to our shelter means you are giving up all rights to that animal. We are not required to notify you of any development regarding health or status. Nor, will we give the animal you surrendered special treatment over another animal. You may use our website or call the shelter for updates.

KC Pet Project is the open-admission animal shelter providing services for the city of Kansas City, MO. We accept any animal from our jurisdiction that needs shelter regardless of age, health, species, breed or behavior, and no matter whether it is a stray or owned animal.

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. Appointments are now required if you need to surrender your owned pet to the shelter. To schedule your appointment, call 816-683-1383 and a KCPP representative will assist you. Surrendering a pet may only be done at our main shelter location at 7077 Elmwood Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64132. We will make every effort to schedule an appointment for you to bring in your animal as quickly as possible.

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