Lawrence Humane Society specials aim to help ‘Wunder dogs’ find their forever homes – The Lawrence Times

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The Lawrence Humane Society has two specials running this month to help some local puppies find their humans — and one of them “might be the cutest adoption special we’ve ever had.”

This is the assessment of Elina Alterman, spokesperson for Lawrence Humane. One special is just this weekend, and another lasts the whole month. The month-long one is the “Wunder Dog” adoption special.


Across the country, October is Subaru Loves Pets Month, Alterman said — so Lawrence Humane is partnering with McCarthy Subaru all month “to find wonderful homes for deserving dogs.”

“The Wunder Dogs are dogs who, despite their many incredible qualities (superpowers!), have been waiting to find their own hero to pick them up and bring them home,” Alterman said.

Lawrence Humane received an incredibly generous grant from the ASPCA that helped defray the costs of preparing for the Wunder Dogs’ adoption, Alterman said. McCarthy Subaru is sponsoring $100 for each of the Wunder Dogs adoption fees all month.

“We’ve already had 12 Wunder dogs adopted so far this month and we hope even more will find their superhero homes in the next two weeks,” Alterman said. Meet some of these puppies below.

But wait – there’s more. This weekend only, from Friday to Sunday, the Humane Society will be part of the KC Mega Match adoption event.

“This adoption event is a collaboration between five Kansas City metro animal shelters: Great Plains SPCA, Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, KC Pet Project, Melissa’s Second Chances, and Lawrence Humane,” Alterman said. “Thanks to the generous support of Petco Love and BOBS of Skechers, all adoptable pets from these five shelters will have a $25 adoption fee. This is the first KC Mega Match adoption event since 2019 and the goal is to find homes for over 500 animals collectively.

If you’re looking for a cat or kitten, they always arrive at the shelter quickly — between one and 10 stray kittens every day, Alterman said. But dog adoptions continue to languish, she said.

“And like I said before, we’re not unique in this – animal shelters across the country are all going through the same thing,” she said. “Dogs just take longer to be adopted, regardless of breed, age or any other factor. So we’re hoping that between Wunder Dog’s adoption special with McCarthy Subaru and the ASPCA and the adopting KC Mega Match with our partners in the KC metro area, we can find lots of wonderful animals in their forever homes!”

Meet some of the Wunder dogs:

All information and photos courtesy of the Lawrence Humane Society.

capon: “Born on the planet Krypton, Earth’s greatest superhero finds himself in Lawrence Humane, eagerly awaiting a family to call his own. With his super speed, incredible social skills and stunning good looks, he’s the subject conversation piece of any dog ​​playgroup Capone is the Clark Kent of Wunder Dogs!

Buttercup: “Meet Buttercup the Wunderpup! Buttercup’s superpowers include the ability to go from warp-speed zoom to couch hug in 2 seconds flat, finely honed internal radar to detect when small outside creatures are on foot , and more importantly, she’s able to put humans in a love trail with her soft doe eyes and quirky smile. ‘You start to sleep. You fall in love….'”

Donut: “Bagel the Beagle is the spokesperson for Wunder Dog! Proof that mighty strength can be found in small packages, Bagel has the ability to leap big bounds on small legs and his supersonic berries will sound an alarm whenever an enemy (or friend) comes within range. . And with his super-sharp dog nose, 40 times more powerful than the average human’s, he’s able to sniff out breakfast sandwiches (and other delicious snacks) with speed and precision.

Buddy: Fresh off of his television debut on KSNT, Wunder Dog Buddy is ready for the spotlight! Buddy’s special powers include having the softest fur in the entire Vault, being able to call home anywhere in less than two seconds, using his telepathic abilities to clear calm vibrations and make him the perfect co-pilot for any ride you take, and fly through the air to catch anything you throw, whether it’s a Frisbee or a treat!

All animals ready for adoption from Lawrence Humane are neutered or spayed, microchipped and up to date on their shots.

Learn more and see more adoptable animals on the Lawrence Humane Society website,

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