Jefferson County Animal Shelter

Find Jefferson County Missouri animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Arnold Animal Control 2912 Arnold Tenbrook Road Arnold MO 63010 636-282-2387


Bow Wows Hotel Shelter 6036 Grandview Road House Springs MO 63051

Canines In Crisis Inc. 13976 Klondike Road De Soto MO 63020 636-586-9947

City of Pevely Animal Control 301 Main Street Pevely MO 63070 636-475-4452

Crystal City Animal Control 130 Mississippi Avenue Crystal MO 63019 636-937-4614

Festus Animal Control 950 North 5th Street Festus MO 63028 636-937-6646

Jefferson County Animal Control 7105 Shelter Road Barnhart MO 63012 636-797-5577

Open Door Animal Sanctuary 6065 Duda Road House Springs MO 63051 636-671-3643

Paws for Consideration 2355 Rock N Horse South Drive Festus MO 63028 636-524-1312

Save Our Strays 807 Providence Road Grubville MO 63041 660-748-4842

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.