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The Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis, Missouri has been dedicated to second chances since it was founded in 1870. They provide a safe and caring haven to all animals in need, both large and small, that have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. It’s their mission to end the cycle of abuse and pet overpopulation through three core initiatives:
The Humane Society of Missouri is committed to creating lasting relationships between people and animals through their adoption and shelter pet behavior programs and by making available world-class veterinary care at one of their three locations:
Considering adopting from the Humane Society of Missouri? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
All a shelter pet needs is a second chance. Thank you for choosing to adopt! The Humane Society of Missouri's adoption process is simple:
Adoption fees at the Humane Society of Missouri are as follows:
Your adoption fee for both dogs and cats covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, rabies vaccination, deworming, flea treatment, ear cleaning, nail trimming, and a starter bag of food.
In addition, dogs receive DHPP and bordetella vaccinations and a heartworm test if 6+ months old. Cats receive FVRCP vaccination and a feline leukemia test.
Your small animal adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery and nail trimming.
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.