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 21 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, you will be asked to make an appointment with our team of matchmakers.
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.
For the entire month of June, Imo’s is covering adoption fees for dogs and cats over 6 months old at Stray Rescue of St. Louis. As a thank you for adopting, you will receive a $20 Imo’s gift card – pizza’s on us!
Dogs (over 6 months old): $100 adoption fee - This fee is currently being sponsored by Imo's Pizza during the month of June!
Cats (over 6 months old): $75 adoption fee - This fee is currently being sponsored by Imo's Pizza during the month of June!
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!
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.