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

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.