In an effort to reduce the number of animals still in the shelters while also maintaining necessary social distancing, pre-approved adopters will now be able to adopt a pet via curbside pickup.

Curbside Adoption Details:

Those who are serious about adoption and want to take advantage of being at home with their new pet can fill out an interest form and go to to view available animals at both HSMO shelter locations. Once the adopter has found the pet they’d like to adopt, they should contact the appropriate shelter as noted in the pet description via phone to go through the application process and interview. Call (314) 951-1562 for the Macklind Ave. Headquarters and (314) 951-1588 for the Best Buddy Pet Center in Maryland Heights.

Adoption Fees are Temporarily Reduced:

  • $25 for all adult dogs
  • $10 for adult cats (fee waived on Thursdays)
  • $5.00 for critters
  • 50% off the adoption fee for puppies and kittens
  • Some exceptions may apply
  • Special does not include Rabies Tag Fee

Click HERE for additional details.

Not finding the PURRfect pet? Register your breed interest!

You will be emailed automatically when an animal matches your selection(s).

You may also click here for Advanced Search to refine adoptable pets by special characteristics.