Stray Rescue of St. Louis

Adoption Application

Thank you for choosing adoption!

Ready to adopt? We know a lot of amazing dogs and cats are ready to meet you! The first step is to complete an application. Please note, completing an application does not guarantee adoption. There are some cases where the applicant could be denied, or that particular animal could already have applications pending. Adopters must be 18 years old+.

Please be patient and kind to our staff as they diligently work through many applications and make perfect matches!

We have adoptable dogs and cats both in our shelter and in foster homes.

For animals in foster homes: After we screen your application, we will send it to the foster family who will contact you directly. Please allow a few days for this to happen.

For animals in the shelter: After you fill out your application please head on down to our shelter! Our address is 2320 Pine Street, St. Louis MO 63103.

Puppies and kittens under 6 months old are all in foster homes, not at the shelter. Puppies typically receive a lot of applications, and they are worked in the order they are received. The processing of your application could be held up if there is missing information (i.e. veterinarian or landlord information), so please make sure to answer questions as thoroughly as possible. Interested in fostering? Click here.

FOR THOSE WHO RENT: Before we can proceed with your application, we MUST have landlord approval in writing. This approval must include any specific breed or size restrictions.

Our Shelter Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 10-6
Saturday & Sunday: 10-5
**We will close early during St. Louis CITY SC home matches, as our shelter is nextdoor to CityPark stadium. View the schedule here. 


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Dogs (over 6 months old): $100 adoption fee - covered by Woodard Cleaning & Restoration in May!

Cats (over 6 months old): $75 adoption fee - covered by Woodard Cleaning & Restoration in May!

Puppies (under 6 months old): $200 adoption fee

Kittens (under 6 months old): $125 adoption fee, or a pair of kittens $200

Every adoption includes spay/neuter, microchip, and up-to-date on vaccines.


Now that you have read the information above, you are ready to apply for your new best friend!

View Adoptable dogs and puppies here or fill out the attached application and our matchmakers will help you pick the perfect fit for your family!

View adoptable cats and kittens here or fill out the attached application and our matchmakers will help you pick the perfect fit for your family!


Stray Rescue foster parents and volunteers take dogs to 8-10 adoption events each month. Check our event calendar to see when and where we’ll be holding our next adoption event.

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