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In 2019 alone, Central Missouri Humane Society took in over 3,000 cats and dogs and close to 300 small animals. They've been saving animal lives and delivering free and low-cost services to pet owners since 1943. Their mission is simple yet powerful: to end animal abuse, neglect, and homelessness.
As animal welfare professionals, Central Missouri Humane Society doesn't discriminate and have an open-door policy. This means that they take in all animals, regardless of whether they're immediately adoptable or their breed, age, and temperament. They believe in empowering animals by giving everyone the tools they need to succeed and find adoring families that will care for, respect, and love them.
Central Missouri Humane Society's staff is determined to help all the animals they care for find the homes they deserve. They're available to assist all those considering adoption.
Since pet ownership is a big responsibility and commitment, all applicants will be expected to meet the following requirements:
The adoption process can be completed in 5 easy steps:
You can also place pets on hold until the end of the next business day for a $25 fee (only available for animals in the custody of animal control).
Adoption fees at Central Missouri Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping, and a complimentary bag of pet food. Dogs are tested for heartworm and cats for leukemia.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.