The SEK Humane Society will be scheduling adoptions and fosters by appointment only!! We please ask that our community be patient with us during this time as there will be strict safety guidelines that we MUST follow and that our public MUST follow:

-adoptions and fosters will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY. We HIGHLY recommend interested individuals visit our website,, to see a full list of our animals. You can also submit your adoption/foster application online in advance so we can start working on your paperwork to get you scheduled faster (forms are located in the "adopt" tab). Our phone lines are also back up running and you can contact us at 620-232-1840.

-these appointments are limited to residents in Crawford County, Cherokee County, Allen County, Neosho County, Wilson County, Anderson County, Elk County, Chautauqua County, and Bourbon County. Out of state adoptions are not allowed at this time.  The SEK Humane Society board will be revisiting this procedure every two weeks in direct correlation with the County/State data and guidelines on the COVID-19 virus.

-once applicants are successfully scheduled, when they arrive at the shelter they MUST bring and wear their own mask. We will have gloves and hand sanitizer on site.

-appointments will have a max limit of 2 people allowed from the potential adopter/foster.  Appointment attendees MUST wear masks and gloves before entering the shelter. 


Please remember that our facility will remain closed to the public (no walk ins/tours) however we will slowly be opening back up by an appointment only procedure. We know in some eyes this may seem extreme however many of our employees are at high risk with the virus during this time and we must ensure their health and safety. Again, we thank you all for your patience!

**The SEK Humane Society is currently near full capacity due to the high volume of owners relinquishing their animals.  During high volume times, intakes may not be available due to the shelter being at full capacity.  Intakes are by appointment only to help ensure health/safety standards are meet during COVID-19.  If the shelter cannot intake, please ask Management for information on other possible rescue facilities.**

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The Southeast Kansas Humane Society is a no-kill, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that rescues homeless and endangered pets in our area. Its mission is to eliminate animal suffering, promote the importance of the human-animal bond, educate individuals regarding pet responsibility and respect, and aim toward reducing pet overpopulation through an aggressive spay/neuter program. The shelter is no-kill facility usually at capacity with approximately 90 dogs and 60 cats and we need your help. Please provide a safe home or donate your time or money to help provide care for these animals.

Weekly Specials 


$25.00 Calicos




$25.00 Kittens


$25.00 Black Cats


$25.00 Senior Cats
Over 7 Years Of Age


$25.00 Tabbies

$25.00 Tuxedos

$45.00 Black Dogs
Over 6 Months Of Age

PEt Of The Week 



Female, 4 years old, Blue Heeler mix, spayed, microchipped*

This sweet girl is our longest tenant at our shelter, she's been waiting for her forever home for over 3 years now!! 😭😭This amazing dog is kind, sweet, a hoot to play with, and all around a great dog. She even knows multiple commands like sit, shake, stay, and more! Loosy Goosy is looking for a home with no other animals as she solely wants to provide her new family with every ounce of love she has. So if you're looking for a dog that will support you and be there for you every single day while giving you snuggs and kisses, Loosy Goosy is your girl!!

Loosy Goosy's adoption fee is $65.00 but don't forget that she is already spayed, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. Due to COVID-19, adoptions are by appointment only and will be (1) hour sessions were applicants can view 2-3 dogs/cats that they may be interested in adopting (to help ensure health standards). If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 620-232-1840 (calling after 11AM is best as we are usually deep cleaning and rotating dogs in the early morning). You can even get your adoption approved faster by visiting our website,, and submitting your dog/cat adoption application online (located under the adopt tab) and email it to our shelter manager at: sekhumanesociety@gmail.

looking for low cost spaying/neutering servces?

Pawprints on the Heartland is committed to combating the problem of pet overpopulation in Southeast Kansas. Pawprints makes spaying or neutering your pets both affordable and accessible.   Spaying and neutering is the simplest, safest way of preventing animals from reproducing.

For more information please call (620) 232-0907 or go to


Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

Sun: 1pm - 4pm


Phone: (620) 232-1840

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485 E. 560th Ave.

P.O. Box 783

Pittsburg, KS 66762