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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Give a Shelter Pet a Forever Home

Dog and Cat

If you're thinking about expanding your family and opening your heart to a new friend with four legs and fur, now is the time! The St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center in St. Peters has dogs and cats of all ages, sizes and activity levels that are ready for loving homes. To encourage adoptions, several fall specials are available.

  • $10 adoption fee for any animal who has been at the Pet Adoption Center longer than 30 days
  • $30 adoption fee for any dog or cat older than 4 months of age

The standard $60 adoption fee applies for puppies or kittens under 4 months of age.

“Animal shelters are traditionally more crowded this time of year, but the Pet Adoption Center is close to its capacity this fall,” says Katie Willis, Director of the Division of Humane Services. “Dogs, cats and other animals are at their best when cared for by loving families in forever homes. We offer these Fall Adoption Specials to appeal to families who are looking for the perfect pet and ready to open their homes and hearts to our amazing animals.”

Adopting through the Pet Adoption Center offers a great value. The adoption fee includes a thorough health examination, initial vaccinations, a spay or neuter service, microchipping, and a County rabies license—services that are not always included when adopting elsewhere.

Located across from St. Charles Community College, at 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, the Pet Adoption Center is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, with extended hours until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays. View available animals online or call 636-949-7387 to schedule an appointment to visit the facility and meet the pet you’re interested in adopting. To learn more about pet adoptions and for tips on how to select a pet for your family, visit the center online.

Pet Fostering for Those Who Cannot Adopt

For families unable to commit to full-time pet ownership, the Division of Humane Services also operates a robust pet foster program. In the quiet comfort of a private home, foster parents can socialize dogs or cats with other people or pets and provide staff with behavioral clues that can be used to improve connection with families interested in adoption. The division helps foster families by providing food and care supplies, veterinary treatment and most medications as needed, and 24-hour support. For more information, call 636-949-7387.

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