Lawrence Humane Society specials aim to help ‘Wunder Dogs’ find their furever homes

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

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

Nationwide, 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.”

“Wunder Dogs are dogs, who, despite their many incredible qualities (super powers!) have been waiting to find their own hero to swoop them up and take them home,” Alterman said.

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

“We’ve already had 12 Wunder Dogs adopted so far this month and we’re hoping that even more find their super hero homes in the next two weeks,” Alterman said. Meet some of those pups below.

But wait — there’s more. This weekend only, Friday through Sunday, the Humane Society will be part of the KC Mega Match Adoption Event.

“This adoption event is a collaboration among 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 generous support from Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers, all adoptable animals at these five shelters will have adoption fees of $25. 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’re still coming into the shelter fast — anywhere from one to 10 stray kittens each day, Alterman said. But dog adoptions are continuing to languish, she said.

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

Meet some of the Wunder Dogs:

All info and photos are courtesy of the Lawrence Humane Society.

Capone: “Born on the planet Krypton, Earth’s greatest superhero finds himself at Lawrence Humane eagerly awaiting a family to call his own. With his super speed, incredible social skills, and dashingly good looks, he is the talk of every doggy playgroup. Capone is the Clark Kent of Wunder Dogs!”

Buttercup: “Meet Buttercup the Wunderpup! Buttercup’s super powers include the ability to morph from warp speed zoom to couch cuddler in 2 seconds flat, a finely honed internal radar to detect when small outdoor critters are afoot, and most importantly, she is capable of putting humans in a love trace with her soft doe eyes and her quirky smile. ‘You are getting sleeeepy. You are falling in loooove….'”

Bagel: “Bagel the Beagle is the spokes-Wunder Dog! Proof that mighty strength can be found in small packages, Bagel has the ability to leap tall bounds on tiny legs and his supersonic bays will sooooooooound an alarm any time foe (or friend) is at hand. And with his keenly honed hound nose, 40 times more powerful than that of the average human, he is able to sniff out breakfast sandwiches (and other delicious snacks) with speed and precision.”

Buddy: “Just coming off his TV debut on KSNT, Wunder Dog Buddy is primed for the spotlight! Buddy’s special powers include having the softest fur in all the shelter, being able to make himself at home anywhere in under two seconds, using his telepathic abilities to exude calm vibes and making him the perfect co-pilot for any ride you go on, and flying through the air to catch anything you throw whether it be a frisbee or a treat!”

All of Lawrence Humane’s adoption-ready animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on their shots.

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

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