Stray Rescue of St. Louis

Adoption Application

On any given day Stray Rescue has over 200 dogs and 100 cats looking for a loving home. If you don't see a dog or cat of interest on our adoption page, complete an adoption application and tell us what type of dog or cat that you are looking for.

NOTE: Please be advised that completing an application does not guarantee adoption. There are some cases where the applicant could be turned down, or there could already be multiple applications on the specific companion animal.

FOR THOSE WHO RENT: Before we can proceed with your application, we MUST have landlord approval in writing to ensure animals are allowed on the premises. This approval must include any specific breed or size restrictions.

Adoption Process:

For dogs in the shelter: Fill out an application and then:

(1) Come by the shelter! 2320 Pine Street, 63103

(2) Or call our adoption team between 10am and 7pm, 7 days a week! (314) 771-6121

For dogs in foster homes and/or puppies: Fill out an online application and our Adoption Team will forward your application to the foster home. The foster will then be in touch within the next 72 hours to discuss the dog/puppy you're interested in.

*PLEASE NOTE: Puppies under 6 months 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 question as thoroughly as possible.

If you're not sure of what you're looking for and want some help from our matchmakers, simply fill out an adoption application and we will match your unique family with the perfect companion! Stray Rescue looks forward to working with you soon!

To adopt:


If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs or cats, please fill out the form below and then click the submit button. The form will be sent to us through email. You can also print the form, complete it, and mail it to Stray Rescue of St. Louis, 2320 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. If you don't feel comfortable sending some of the information over the internet, please call us at your earliest convenience and ask to speak to an adoption counselor at 314-771-6121.

Please Note: The adoption fees are as follows:

  • Dogs over 6 months of age - $100.00
  • Puppies under 6 months of age - $200.00
  • Cats over 6 months of age - $75.00
  • Kittens under 6 months of age - $125.00

Fees are non-refundable. Fees help defray the cost of spay/neuter, vet care, food, etc. Our adoption fee includes the spay/neuter, micro-chipping and current vaccinations of the adopted pet. Post-adoption veterinary care is the financial responsibility of the new guardian.

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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