Adoption Fees


Adoption Fees

Depending upon individual circumstances, adoption fees may vary.
Adoption fees do not include $10 rabies tag fee for all dogs and cats.

  • Six months of age and older, over 35lbs: $135
  • Six months of age and older, under 35lbs: $285
  • Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes six months of age and older: $50
  • Puppies younger than six months: $285
  • Desirable breeds: $285 – Adoption fees may vary. See an adoption counselor for details

Fees include:

  • First DHPP vaccination (Distemper/Hepatitis/ Parainfluenza/Parvovirus). Booster shots are required and are adopter’s financial responsibility.
  • Rabies registration
  • First Bordetella vaccination
  • First deworming (Follow-up fecal exam recommended)
  • Heartworm test (for dogs older than six months of age)
  • Initial flea treatment
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Microchip identification
  • Ear cleaning and nail trim
  • Temporary collar, tag and leash
  • Paw Perks membership 
  • Starter bag of Purina dog food
  • Shelter, food and loving care from the Humane Society of Missouri
  • Six months of age and older: Pick Your Price! Minimum $35
  • Kittens younger than six months: $135
  • Thursday is PURRSday! Adult cats: No adoption fee every Thursday
  • Looking for a working cat for your barn, stable or warehouse? Barn/Warehouse Cat FAQ »

Fees include:

  • First FVRCP vaccination (Feline viral Rhinotracheitis/Calici/Panleukopenia). Booster shots are required and are adopter’s financial responsibility.
  • Rabies registration
  • Feline Leukemia test
  • First deworming (Follow-up fecal exam recommended)
  • Initial flea treatment
  • Ear cleaning and nail trim
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Temporary collar, tag and cardboard carrier
  • Microchip identification
  • Paw Perks membership
  • Starter bag of Purina cat food
  • Shelter, food and loving care from the Humane Society of Missouri

Fees include:

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Nail trim

Since rabbits and other critters like to chew cardboard, please don’t rely on our temporary cardboard carriers to transport your new furry friend home. If you own a carrier or cage, please bring it with you. Plastic carriers are available for purchase at our St. Louis City Gift Shop.