Please note: Once an animal is brought to the shelter as a stray, it is on a stray hold for 5 days. After that period the animal is put up for adoption. If you are interested in adopting a dog/cat that is on stray hold, they will be made available on the SIXTH day from their intake date. If you’d like to place an Early Bird hold to ensure you are able to adopt the animal you must do so IN PERSON at 7077 Elmwood Avenue Kansas City, MO where these dogs are located. There is a $50 deposit to place an early bird hold ($25 goes to your adoption, the other $25 is a donation). View adoptable pets.