Hutchinson Humane Welfare Association


Hutchinson Humane Welfare Association

3501 N. Stewart

Hutchinson, KS 67502

(620) 662-6981

Our Pet List

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If you are interested in an animal you see on our pet list, please e mail us at, or call the shelter at 620-662-6981 to check the status of that animal, we will respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible.


  The animals at our shelter are brought in by animal control, found by city residents, or surrendered by owners.  All animals are held three working days, and then are eligible for adoption.  Most of the dogs and cats that spend time with us have been neglected or mistreated in their lives.

Some have lived their entire life outdoors, deprived of the warmth and comfort of a home. Others have been abused, some have never been groomed or recieved vet care, and in the worst cases they have been physically abused or starved. Some of our animals are turned in by owners that are tired of they way they shed, or bark, or sometimes even the way they look. Some owners surrender their animals because they are moving away or a family member is sick. All animals all deserve a second chance and most of them are extremely forgiving and go on to be wonderful companions. In all cases we try to learn as much as we can about the animals and post what we know here on petfinder.  If you adopt an animal from us you must be willing to provide them with proper care for the rest of their lives, this includes vet care.  It is a requirement that all dogs and cats adopted from us be spayed or neutered, we will not adopt an animal to you in you intend to breed it.

We must be responsible and control the pet population!

Irresponsibility is why a lot of the animals are with us.

Some of our dogs are lucky enough to be placed in a new program that we have at our shelter, the Lucky Dog Program.

The dogs in the Lucky Dog Program live at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility.  One dog is assigned to live with a team of three inmates, who share responsibility for the dog.  In the program they learn basic obedience, are housebroken, and are socialized with other dogs.  The dogs in this program are spayed/neutered, have received all shots (including rabies and bordatella), and are parasite and heartworm free.  Lucky Dogs spend anywhere from six weeks to six months in the program before being “paroled” to their adoption family.  This program is good both for the dogs and the inmates, and frees up much needed space in our shelter.  The dogs on our site in this program will have Lucky Dog written in the ID section, and it will be in the individual description as well.  If you are interested in one of our Lucky Dogs you can submit an application, you can do this at our shelter facility or we can forward you an application via e mail.

If there is more than one adoptive family interested in a Lucky Dog our committee will determine which home is the best suitable for placement.

Donate a BedWe use Patented Kuranda Dog Beds because they are durable, chew proof and easy to clean. If you would like to donate a bed to us, click here.

We try to keep all the other unwanted, lost, or abandoned animals for as long as possible.  Unfortunately, it is inevitable that some will lose their lives waiting for new homes.  Please do not call or e mail us with negatives comments.  We all hope for a happy ending for each of these animals, a forever home that is safe and warm and filled with love, reminding us that we are not always successful does not help anyone.  We will continue to strive for that happy ending with all of our animals. Spreading the word about and the animals you will see here is a wonderful way to help. If you don't see a match with us please visit the other sites, there are thousands of animals waiting in shelters and rescues. We try to update our site weekly, so come back and visit us often!


  If you are interested in adopting a pet from our shelter there is a short application to fill out, and a requirement of a fenced-in yard.

We also require a spay/neuter deposit on all un-altered animals, this deposit will be returned to you once you have shown proof of the completed procedure.  The adoption fee also includes the animals first shots and worming, and a pet well check at one of the local veterinarians listed on our adoption certificate.  We do accept out-of-town and out-of-state adopters, but request that a vet reference be provided for our records.  Please take into consideration the time and effort involved in owning an animal.  Our animals have been through enough in their lives and adoptive families must be prepared to make a lifetime committment to their new pet and be patient through the animals transition period.

We are also open to transfers to other shelters and rescue groups.  If you are a rescue group or shelter and interested in one of our pets please contact us via e mail, we have very few employees and volunteers and can better answer your questions and requests through e mail.



Our adoption fees are as follows:


DOGS:          Unaltered: 

                       $30.00 Adoption Fee

                       $50.00 Spay/Neuter Deposit






                       Lucky Dog Program

                       (Spayed/Neutered and Vaccinated)

                       $115.00 (Minimum Donation Required)



CATS:           Unaltered

                               $10.00 Adoption Fee

                       $40.00 Spay/Neuter Deposit 







If you can volunteer time, or have some pet supplies to donate, we are always in great need of both.  Volunteer applications can be sent via e mail, please be patient with us as we do not have a lot of staff to coordinate these efforts.  Please feel free to contact us by e mail at anytime with questions or concerns.  Or stop by and visit us at 3501 N. Stewart on the Northwest side of Hutchinson.  We are open from one o’clock until five o’clock Monday through Saturday.

Map to our shelter