Animal Care and Control Shelter

Information about adoptable animals, looking for lost pets, surrendering an animal, fees, and donations.

Adoptable Animals

Potential adopters are welcome to visit our shelter at 2801 Clark Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103 between the hours of 10am-5pm, seven days a week, to meet our adoptable animals. If possible, we ask that you call ahead so we can make sure staff are available to provide you the best customer service. Our shelter phone number is 314-612-5310.

Our adoption process is facilitated through a partner organization, Stray Rescue. If you would like more information about the adoption process, including fees, your next step would be to contact Stray Rescue at 314-771-6121, or visit their website at http://strayrescue.org/

Shelter animals

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Looking for Lost Pets

If you have lost a pet, Animal Care and Control has the following suggestions:

  1. Post fliers as soon as possible in the area where your pet may have been lost.
  2. Utilize social media to help spread the word that your pet is lost. Below are several social media sites dedicated to lost and found pets:
  1. Complete a lost pet report with STL Lost Pets
  2. Check Craigslist frequently–under “community” there is a link for “pets”. You should post a photo of your lost pet there, as well as a description. Then, continue to check Craigslist daily to see if perhaps someone else located your pet and has posted it to Craigslist.
  3. Continue to check with local shelters. You may need to visit each shelter individually (and perhaps more than once) to walk through to see if your pet has been picked up.

Shelter Location, Phone, and Hours

2801 Clark Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103

Phone:  (314) 612-5310
Hours: You can visit and look for your pet anytime between 10am-5pm Monday-Sunday.

Animal Surrenders

Animal Care and Control will accept animal surrenders at our shelter facility at 2801 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, 10am to 5pm, seven days a week. A fee of $60.00 (paid by a cashier's check or money order) and a state ID is required at the time of surrender.

Fees may be waived if proof of low-income status or financial hardship is provided (Current award letters for TANF, SSI, pension, SNAP, welfare, Medicare, Disability, WIC, subsidized housing, and/or unemployment).

Donations

  • Cat and dog beds
  • Blankets and towels 
  • Cat toys 
  • Dog toys, such as Kongs 
  • Cat and dog treats 
  • Plastic bags/poop bags 
  • Newspaper Cardboard soda flats (for disposable litter boxes) 
  • Durable rubber balls or tennis balls 
  • Puzzle toys 
  • Nylabones 
  • Dog/cat bowls 
  • Leashes and collars 
  • Plastic litter boxes 
  • Dog crates 
  • Dog/cat carriers 
  • Peanut butter 
  • Garden hoses 
  • Paper plates 
  • Zip lock baggies (any size) 
  • Ink pens 
  • Accessories for exotic pets, such as aquariums or small mammal cages, water bottles, bowls, litter, small mammal food, etc. 
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Fees

 Kennel permit application$40.00
 Vaccination registration$50.00
 Vaccination registration (for a spayed/neutered pet)$4.00
 Replacement vaccination registration tag$1.00
 Release fee for impounded animal$20.00
 Additional housing fee for impounded animal$10.00/day
 Rabies observation fee$50.00 
 Microchip* $10.00
 Rabies vaccination* $10.00
 Owner surrender fee $60.00
*Services for the release of impounded animals ONLY.

We will accept a cashier's check or money order. For more questions about the impound process, call (314) 657-1500.

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