Choosing Your Pet
Choosing your pet through the Pet Adoption Center offers an outstanding value. Our adoption fee includes a health examination, initial vaccinations, spay or neuter service, temperament education, a County License tag, and microchipping - services not always included when adopting elsewhere. You must complete an Adoption Application to adopt any animal from the Pet Adoption Center.
Although Division of Humane Services staff work with interested adoptees to connect them with the perfect animal, we are unable to guarantee or reserve the availability for any specific animal until an adoption application is completed and the interested individual completes an in-person visit with the animal.
Please be aware: All adoption applications must be completed and approved at least 30 minutes prior to the posted closing time (at least 60 minutes prior on Wednesdays) to allow for processing of the animal. For those who currently have another dog at home right now, we strongly encourage you to bring your pet to interact with our dogs before completing the adoption.
For assistance, please email us or call 636-949-7387.
Meet the Pet
If you plan on adopting through the Pet Adoption Center, bring along your children so they may interact with the animal as well. If you have concerns about the pet you currently have at home getting along with a new animal, we can make arrangements for your current pet to interact with the one you are considering. For those who currently have another dog at home right now, we strongly encourage you to bring your pet to interact with our dogs before completing the adoption.
- The cost to adopt dogs or puppies is $60 per animal.
- View photos and learn more about dogs available for adoption.
- The cost to adopt cats or kittens is $60 per animal.
- View photos and learn more about cats available for adoption.
Occasionally, other pets such as guinea pigs, rabbits, birds and other animals are available. The cost to adopt these animals is:
- "Pocket Pets" (gerbils, hamsters, rats, etc.) - $5
- Rabbits - $30
- Birds - $60
- Ferrets - $30
- Reptiles - Call 636-949-7387 for information.
Each year, millions of pets are available through animal shelters around the world. Even though their previous owners may have had troubles or unrealistic expectations about owning a pet, these dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens will make a great addition to your family. And, through careful examinations and staff efforts, animals at the Pet Adoption Center are chosen to be the best match for you.
Staff makes every effort possible to collect a complete history of the animal, to treat medical issues and to assess temperament, so that these pets can make a smooth transition into your home.
In addition to offering pets that are a good match for you, shelters also provide counseling or additional assistance on the parenting of your pet and are often less expensive than other animal facilities.