About Us


Our Mission

Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri has been dedicated to second chances. We provide a safe and caring haven to all animals in need – large and small – that have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Our mission is to end the cycle of abuse and pet overpopulation through our rescue and investigation efforts, spay/neuter programs and educational classes. We are committed to creating lasting relationships between people and animals through our adoption programs. We further support that bond by making available world-class veterinary care, and outstanding pet obedience and behavior programs. The animals thank you for your support.

Elvis adoptable dog

About our Locations

Macklind Avenue Headquarters Center in St. Louis City

Opened in 1998, the headquarters of the Humane Society of Missouri resides at 1201 Macklind Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri, across the street from our former residence of nearly 70 years. Our current building was once a pharmaceutical warehouse; rehabbing an existing building saved Humane Society of Missouri donors millions of dollars. Click here for center hours.

The Humane Society of Missouri Headquarters offers:

  • Adoption Center
  • Veterinary Medical Center open to the public
  • Gift Shop
  • Grooming by Kennelwood
  • Animal Rescues and Investigations Department
HSMO headquarters building 1201 macklind

Westport Area Center in Maryland Heights

Attention North and West County residents – we’re closer than you think!

Thanks to a donation by Elizabeth N. Parrish, our county adoption center was built in 1974 in Maryland Heights. Additional funds raised by the Humane Society of Missouri Auxiliary paid for a clinic and laboratory. The building was again expanded in 1981 thanks to another donation from the auxiliary.

Coming in 2017! The new Best Buddy Pet Center, located at the intersection of Page Avenue and Schuetz Road, will significantly expand the Humane Society of Missouri’s ability to provide second chances for the thousands of abused, neglected and abandoned animals in the St. Louis area and provide first-class veterinary care to the public.

Westport Area Center currently offers:

  • Adoption Center
  • Veterinary Medical Center open to the public
  • Gift Shop
old westport Maryland Heights building

Chesterfield Valley Center

Opened in 2006, the Chesterfield Valley Center offers pet adoptions, veterinary care, a pet-themed gift shop and receiving services for unwanted animals.

The Center offers a new and unique habitat for homeless pets. Much like going to see a new baby in a nursery, adopters can peek into see Labs, Shih Tzus, Siamese and Calicos without anything obstructing the view. The “invisible” cage fronts made of tempered glass let both the animals and people get a good look at each other. Inside, the animals enjoy playing with toys, climbing on perches or just taking a nap in their comfy beds. Click here for center hours and location.

Chesterfield Valley Center offers:

  • Adoption Center
  • Veterinary Medical Center open to the public
  • Gift Shop

Longmeadow Rescue Ranch

Our Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Missouri opened in 1988. The horse and farm animal rehabilitation center is situated on 165 acres nestled in a valley surrounded by trees. Here, formerly abused and neglected horses, cows, goats, chickens and other farm animals are rehabilitated and placed for adoption.

Visitors and potential adopters are welcome during Open House hours every Friday 12 p.m.-3 p.m. and every Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Adoptable ranch animals also are shown by appointment. Call (636) 583-8759 or contact the ranch online Longmeadow Rescue Ranch.

Visit our horse and animal themed Gift Shop!

Meet the Barn Buddy ambassadors of Longmeadow Rescue Ranch!

Longmeadow Rescue Ranch view

Carol Gates Throop Memorial Park

Featuring a fountain, pavilion and lovely gardens, Carol Gates Throop Memorial Park is situated at 1210 Macklind Avenue on the grounds of the former Humane Society of Missouri headquarters, where – from 1929 until 1998 – more than a million homeless pets found a second chance at life.

Volunteer dog walkers take dogs waiting to be adopted to the park for daily sessions in housetraining, socialization and lessons in basic obedience. Since behavior problems are the primary reason pets are relinquished to shelters, daily walks in Throop Park help the newly-adopted stay in their homes.

To honor a loved one with a tribute or memorial in Carol Gates Throop Memorial Park, please visit us online, phone (314) 951-1542 or e-mail the development department.

Crepe Myrtles at Throop Park

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