Heart of the High Plains: Finding A Home for the Lost


In 2010, Lost Pets of Amarillo started as a Facebook page of people posting dogs and cats that they found. These dogs and cats were lost and looking for their owners or new owners. The page grew and Lost Pets of Amarillo went through the process to become a non-profit. In 2015, the non-profit, Adoptable Pets, Lost Pets of Amarillo was created. 

Kahlua, a 15-month-old Doberman is a lost dog who is currently in the foster program, looking for a home. 

Sandy Whitney, Lost Pets of Amarillo President said, “It’s a balance of giving them what they need, but knowing that somebody else in another house has what’s perfect for them.” 

The foster program is meant to be a temporary stay for dogs and cats that didn’t find their owners, so they are looking to find a forever home. 

Crystal Dennis has opened her home to hundreds of dogs and cats. “I do it for them. I guess I want to save all the animals, I know I can’t, but I want to at least save a few, you know, what I can do,” Dennis continued, “You may only have them a week, sometimes you might not even have them that long, sometimes I’ve had one for six months and then sometimes you cry when they get a home, which I recently just did. She had been in foster care a long time and she finally found the right home, so it’s really rewarding and it makes you happy that you know that their lives are going to be better than what they started off.”

Lost Pets of Amarillo relies on donations and fundraisers. 

Celebrate your Valentine and support the animals at the “Love for the Lost” Fundraiser Dance and Dinner. The evening benefits Lost Pets of Amarillo. The event is on Saturday, February 9 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Destiny’s Garden. Tickets are $50 for one and $80 for a couple. Tickets include dinner, dancing, an open bar, silent auction and more. Purchase tickets in advance by going online or purchase tickets at the door. 

If you’re interested in donating, becoming a foster or adopting, click here

Adoption Events:

Saturdays at Amarillo’s Petsmart, 1-5pm

Saturdays at Yellow City Pet Supply, 1-5pm

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