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Stray Rescue of St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri was founded in 1998 and is the largest no-kill organization in the city of St. Louis and the surrounding area. Their mission is to lead the way toward making St. Louis a compassionate city. The goal is for every companion animal to know health, comfort, and affection, where no stray is euthanized merely because he or she has been abandoned, abused, or neglected.
Stray Rescue of St. Louis is out on the streets daily, taking a progressive, proactive approach to establishing a permanent resolution to the stray companion animal problem. Virtually all of the pets they save have been abused and neglected with many rescued from a few common situations:
Over the years, Stray Rescue of St. Louis has established a large number of programs to help both people and pets in the community:
Considering adoption from Stray Rescue of St. Louis? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Adopting a pet from Stray Rescue of St. Louis is a simple process:
Adoption applications for Stray Rescue of St. Louis can be accessed using the links below:
Adoption fees at Stray Rescue of St. Louis are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, and up-to-date vaccinations.
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.