Pet Adoptions

COVID-19 Latest News - Updated June 1, 2020

Effective June 1, 2020, the St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center has reopened to the public, but is limiting visitation with animals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those interested in adoptions or pet fostering should complete any applications and make an appointment prior to visiting the facility. Please review our available pet photos and photos of recently found pets on our website and make an appointment to visit our facility by calling 636-949-7387.

Please be aware that building restrictions are in place. Upon entrance to any County building, employees and the public are encouraged to wear cloth facial protection, and everyone is required to have a health screening, including temperature check, before entering. Those with a fever or who have other COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to enter the building. Browsing of animals inside the Pet Adoption Center is not permitted at this time.

Choosing a new dog, cat or other animal from the Pet Adoption Center is a decision that will affect your family for the next 10-20 years and will bring you tremendous joy. Because this is such an important decision and there are many animals to choose between, our staff will gladly help you make an informed decision when considering our adoptable pets. In addition to the information offered on these pages, please take the time to interact with your prospective pet at our facility before your take him or her home.

Once you are ready, complete our adoption application and contact the Pet Adoption Center by email or phone (636-949-7387).

family in park with dog

Research Your Ideal Pet

Adopting a pet through the Pet Adoption Center is a trouble-free process, made even easier by the helpful staff. The first step in the process is to do a little research to determine what type of animal you’d like to consider. Once at the shelter, you will take a look at all the animals that are immediately available. Please know that there are many to choose from, so come at a time you won’t feel rushed.

Our adoptable pets

Meet the Pet

If you plan on adopting through the Pet Adoption Center, you will want to bring along your children so that 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 as well. 

Cost

The adoption fee at the Pet Adoption Center is:

AnimalCost*
Cats and Kittens$60
Dogs and Puppies$60
Parrots$60
Rabbits and Ferrets$30
"Pocket Pets" (gerbils, hamsters or rats)$5

*This fee includes initial vaccinations, spay/neuter service, microchipping and more.