Helping Hands Humane Society

The second best home your pet will ever have. A resource center in NE KS providing sanctuary for homeless animals in need of compassionate care & protection.

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Founded May 4, 1938 The purpose of our HHHS Facebook social media page is to help promote our adoptable pets, share adoption stories, offer training events and information, animal-related resources and community efforts. Our page should not be used for illegal activities or personal attacks, defamation, harassment, offensive content or aggr

Photos from Helping Hands Humane Society's post 06/06/2024

Willie LOVES the ball! He loves to play fetch and will entertain himself with a toy for hours. This boy was born to play and have fun. He’s about 2 years old and $0 to adopt thanks to his friends Becky and Sammy’s Crystals! Please let us know if you’d like to meet Willie to see if he’d make a good fit for your family. 🥰

Photos from Helping Hands Humane Society's post 06/06/2024

🐾🌼 to 1974!🌼🐾

Adopt a groovy new canine friend today for just $50 (high profile pets excluded)! We've got a totally far-out selection of dogs of all sizes and ages joining our floor. If you see someone who makes your heart sing, hustle on over! 🐶💕

This special is today only, and it's first come, first serve. We are open today until 6:00pm with adoption finalizations ending at 5:30pm. Start by filling out an adoption application in person or online, then groove into a meeting with one of our adoption counselors. You can check out all our rad pets on our website

Don't miss out, man! ✌️🐕


We wanted to officially say THANK YOU to everyone who made our 4th Annual Warm Paws, Warm Hearts Art Auction a great success! From donors and artists to our team members who put it all together to of course the bidders and winners - this wouldn’t have happened without your participation. We can’t wait to do it again next year!

Photos from Helping Hands Humane Society's post 06/05/2024

Graffiti and Nyx are excited to potentially meet families to love tomorrow! We told them to get plenty of rest so they’re ready. These two plus many other wonderful pets are waiting patiently for homes. We’ll be open tomorrow for adoptions from 11:30am-6pm.

Photos from Helping Hands Humane Society's post 06/05/2024

📢 New Adoptable Pets Alert! 📢

It's Wednesday, which means it's Wish List Wednesday at HHHS! This week, we're in need of medium and large-sized Milk-Bones. 🦴 We use these for frozen treats and filled KONGs to keep our shelter dogs happy and entertained. Your donation will make a world of difference!

🐾 Featured Pets: Check out the adorable new faces on our adoption floor! From playful dogs to a big kitty who loves his catnip, there's a furry family member for everyone. We're also featuring the three adoptable pets who've been at HHHS for over 100 days - Flash, Willie, and Torito. Come by and meet your potential new best friend today!

🗓️ 4th of July Microchip Special: Independence Day is just around the corner, and we're gearing up to keep pets safe! Fireworks can be scary for our furry friends, leading to many becoming lost. We're offering a special microchip service to help ensure lost pets find their way home quickly.


- Appointments are required to manage the flow and minimize wait times.
- Email [email protected] to schedule your pet’s microchip appointment.
- While we aim to microchip every pet, some pets may need to visit their veterinarian for this service if we cannot safely handle them.

Remember, a microchip significantly increases the chances of a lost pet being reunited with their family. Let's keep our pets safe this holiday!

Thanks to all of you for your continued support of HHHS and our programs. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these wonderful animals!

📍 5720 SW 21st St Topeka, KS 66604
🕒 Open today until 6pm for adoptions


HHHS believes both in transparency and community engagement very dearly. The work that we do is a reflection of our community - the pets that people own, the pets that people need to surrender, the pets that are wandering our streets, and the services that we share to the people and pets we serve. HHHS can't do this work without community support.

If you've never been to the shelter or want to learn more about the work we are doing to serve our community - please reach out to us to schedule a tour! It takes about 30-45 minutes to see the whole facility, which is around 54,000 square feet. I promise you that we will blow you away with the various ways we provide care to our residents!

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Enjoy delicious El zocalo for lunch tomorrow (11am-1:45pm) and help pets in need! A portion of proceeds will be donated to HHHS. Download Mobile Munch to easily check when food trucks will be in our parking lot!

Photos from Helping Hands Humane Society's post 06/05/2024

Fun Flash has now been at HHHS for over 150 days! Probably his favorite 2 weeks in the past 5 months was his foster stint at Woof's Play & Stay - he got to play with other big dogs and had a ball! He doesn’t mix well with cats or small dogs, but very much enjoys frolicking with canines closer to his size. Flash is a smart and friendly pup who’s only $25 thanks to a sponsorship from Calhoun's Jewelers.


Adoptable cat Francisco embodies all your favorite slightly creepy 80s songs such as “Every Breathe You Take,” “Somebody’s Watching Me,” and “Gonna Get Close to You.”

Yes, Francisco does indeed want to be near you almost every moment of the day. He’s a codependent cat looking for a constant companion. Do you need space? Don’t adopt Francisco. Have you seen Baby Reindeer? If he had opposable thumbs, Francisco would be sending you multiple emails a day. As it is, all he can do is gaze lovingly at you with his adorable eyes and climb up in your lap for love.

If you’re home a lot and would love a Velcro cat to keep you company, please consider coming to meet Francisco!

Photos from Helping Hands Humane Society's post 06/04/2024

📣 Meet Our New Adoptable Pets and Our Featured Cat, Francisco! 🐶🐱

We have some wonderful new pets ready to find loving homes! 🏠❤️ Our adoption floor is open today until 6pm, and remember, we do not begin new adoption processes past 5:30pm. Adoptions are first come, first served, and the first step is to submit an adoption profile online through our website or in person at our front desk.

Families are always welcome to walk through the adoptable area to see the dogs, cats, and pocket pets looking for homes. Please keep in mind that not all adoptable pets may be on the adoption floor, so be sure to check the website as well!

Featured Cat: Francisco 🧡🐾

Francisco, the adorable orange cat pictured in the first photo, is currently being fostered in our Volunteer Coordinator's office. He is a very sweet and affectionate cat who is overwhelmed in the traditional shelter environment and is searching for that special someone to be a constant companion. Francisco has a bit of separation anxiety, so he would appreciate a guardian who is home most of the time. He doesn't mix well with other cats or small children, but we know the right fit is out there for him—we just need to make sure they see this post!

Come by and meet Francisco and our other adoptable pets today! Your new best friend might be waiting for you. 🐾❤️

📍 5720 SW 21st St, Topeka, KS 66604
🕒 Open today until 6pm

Photos from Sammy's Crystals's post 06/04/2024

Thank you, Sammy's Crystals, for sponsoring pets to help them find homes!

Photos from Volunteers of Helping Hands Humane Society's post 06/03/2024

Thank you volunteers!

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Thank you, Genesis, LLC, Realtors - Home Begins Here, for your ongoing pet sponsorships! So many cuties waiting to be a best friend. 😍

Photos from Helping Hands Humane Society's post 06/02/2024

We are so, so happy to share that on his 150th day at the shelter, Ernie was adopted!!! We celebrated his 1st birthday yesterday with a pupcake and toy, and his future guardian happened to see the video. She came in to meet him and see if there was a connection - there was, plus she wanted to meet puppy Michelangelo as well, and he and Ernie got along swimmingly! They are now brothers and were adopted together! 😍 We are so excited for their future in this new loving home. 💖 Thank you to Ernie’s sponsor buddy and everyone who has followed his journey at the shelter! We’ve all been rooting for him and our dreams came true yesterday.


Thank you, Mobile Munch, for sharing about the Azura Credit Union HHHS Community Impact debit card! ♥️

I've been cruising around town, during my lunch hour, trying new food trucks enjoying the ease of planning my lunch with our app. (Yes, we built this app for you all, but mostly for me). My debit card was getting pretty worn out, so I decided to stop by my Azura Credit Union and get a new card. That's when I found out about their awesome Community Impact Debit Cards. I'll post the description in the comments, but essentially, you pick an organization that Azura has partnered with and each time you use your Community Impact Debit Card, Azura will donate to the organization that you selected. There are many great options, and I chose to go with Helping Hands Humane Society. Now, every time I purchase a burger, taco, crepe, lemonade, mini donut, samosa, grilled cheese, mini pancake, power bowl, coffee, gyro, wrap, chcken n shrimp, philly cheesesteak, BBQ, birria ramen, gourmet cookie, frozen drink, or quesadilla. I know that my purchase will go a little further and help out those who continually show up and do God's work. If you are an Azura member, I highly recommend going in and swapping out your plain debit card, for a Community Impact Card.

Photos from Helping Hands Humane Society's post 06/02/2024

Giving every adorable dog a homemade treat at Food Truck Night!


Come to HHHS June Food Truck Night

Photos from Helping Hands Humane Society's post 06/01/2024

🐾🚚 Food Truck Frenzy Adoption Special! 🚚🐾

🏷️ 75% Off Adoption Fees: All our lovable pups are available at a special discounted rate, but hurry - this offer is valid today only! Some exclusions apply to high-profile pooches.

🌮🍔 HHHS June Food Truck Night: Treat your taste buds to delicious eats while meeting your future furry family member!

⏰ Event Details: We're open until 8:00 PM, with adoptions ending at 7:30 PM. Don't miss out on this chance to make a difference in a pet's life!

💉 Microchip Special: Ensure your new best friend stays safe with $15 microchips available from 4:00pm-8:00pm today!

🔗 View all our adorable adoptable pets here:

Please spread the word, bring your appetite, and let's find these deserving pets a home! 🏡🐾


Happy birthday, Ernie! Every spoiled dog deserves a birthday celebration, and since Ernie doesn't yet have a family of his own to throw him a party, his friends at the shelter and a generous new business (Lucky Penny) came together to brighten his day! We have our paws and fingers crossed that after 5 months at HHHS, Ernie will find a family to love this weekend!

Don't forget that tonight is HHHS June Food Truck Night, and the shelter will be open until 8pm for adoptions!

Photos from Helping Hands Humane Society's post 05/31/2024

🐾 Calling all animal lovers! 🐾

Are you ready to welcome a furry friend into your life? We have 70 pets looking forward to stealing your heart and your spot on the couch.

Remember, our adoptions work on a first come, first serve basis, so don't wait too long to make your move! If you feel that instant connection with a pet, don't hesitate to swing by and spend some time with them! 💖

Rest assured, all of our adoptable pets are spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations, ensuring they're healthy and ready to join your family. Plus, our dogs come microchipped, providing an added layer of security and peace of mind. For our feline friends, microchipping is available during adoption or afterward for just $10.

Ready to find your new best friend? Click the link below to browse through all the adorable faces eagerly waiting for someone to call their own. Let's make some tails wag and hearts purr today! 🐾✨


HHHS June Food Truck Night is ALMOST HERE!!! Tomorrow, Saturday June 1st, join us from 4-8pm for delicious food and great music for a good cause.

The following fabulous food trucks will be parked in our parking lot, ready to serve you with a portion of all proceeds being donated back to the shelter: Poppin Squeeze, Poppin Minis, The Burger Bus, It's a Sweet Treat Day Bakery, Hook & Que, JLG Mexi-Q, Tod’s BBQ, and Stumpy's Smoked Cheese!

Pastense Bluegrass Band will be performing to delight your ears along with your taste buds at this event!

Make sure to download the Mobile Munch app to keep updated with all your favorite local food trucks and events like ours.

Indoor seating will be available. We are also offering a MICROCHIP SPECIAL! Bring your dog and have them microchipped for just $15, cats are only $10.

Photos from Helping Hands Humane Society's post 05/31/2024

A very special dog named Dole AKA “the yellow angel” recently gained his wings. He was 16 years old and spent a long career as a therapy dog at Shawnee Heights Elementary School. One of his human guardians Rachel has a partnership with Crumbl Cookies to spread hope and kindness in the community, and in his honor, they shared cookies with all of us at HHHS. This generous act and Dole’s story brought tears to our eyes, so we ask you all to join us in remembering sweet Dole and what he brought to our community. The human-animal bond is like no other and something we’re blessed to experience in this life. We understand the grief that comes with losing a pet. Our Pet Loss Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 5-6pm June Pet Loss Support Group (1st Tuesday), and we have an active Facebook group (HHHS Pet Loss Support Group). All are welcome.

Photos from Helping Hands Humane Society's post 05/31/2024

Recent adoptions that have us over the moon! 🌕🐶😻🏡🐾💖

Photos from Helping Hands Humane Society's post 05/30/2024

📣 New Faces on the Adoption Floor! 🐶🐱

We have adorable new arrivals ready to find loving homes! 🏠❤️ Many of our wonderful dogs are partially or fully sponsored, making it the perfect time to bring home a new furry friend. 🐾

Our adoption floor is open until 6pm today, so come by and meet these lovable pets! Please note, we do not begin new adoption processes past 5:30pm, so get here early to ensure you have enough time to find your perfect match. 🌟

While you're here, don't miss out on viewing our 4th Annual Warm Paws Warm Hearts Art Auction gallery! 🎨🖼️ The auction closes tomorrow evening, so this is a great opportunity to bid on some amazing pieces while supporting our shelter.

Adoptions are first come, first served, so hurry in and make a difference in a pet's life today. Let's find these deserving animals the loving homes they deserve! ❤️🏡

📍 5720 SW 21st St, Topeka, KS 66604
🕒 Open until 6pm

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5720 SW 21st Street
Topeka, KS

Opening Hours

Monday 11:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 11:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 11:30am - 6pm
Thursday 11:30am - 6pm
Friday 11:30am - 6pm
Saturday 11:30am - 6pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

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