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Central Missouri Humane Society

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

616 Big Bear Blvd
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 443-7387

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

ALL. We don't turn animals away. Unfortunately that means we have to humanely euthanize animals to make space....but fortunately we are able to take in animals that would have otherwise been dumped, drowned, or killed in a way that might have not been humane. So yes, we put animals to sleep, but we do it in a humane way that is the least pain or stress-causing way possible.

About Our Shelter:

The Central Missouri Humane Society is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1943 to prevent cruelty to and suffering of animals. Each year, nearly 7,000 abandoned pets arrive at our Shelter, originating from 20 mid-Missouri counties. We have an excellent adoption program--come visit our pets and see if one might be your perfect match! Besides putting pets with people, CMHS also offers a wide variety of volunteer-driven services to the community, including visits to nursing homes and humane education programs.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Adoption Hours:
•Monday: 12 p.m. -5 p.m.
•Tuesday: 12 p.m. -5 p.m.
•Wednesday: 12 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
•Thursday: 12 p.m. -5 p.m.
•Friday: 12 p.m. -5 p.m.
•Saturday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
•Sunday: CLOSED

Our Adoption Process:

Info about our adoption process can be found here:

Adoption Fees:
Puppies under 4 months: $120
Dogs (4 months and over): $100
Cats (4 months and over): $50
Kittens under 4 months: $75
Rats: $10
Guinea Pigs: $15
Rabbits: $20
Hamsters and Mice: $5
Birds and Reptiles: price varies
Iguanas: $95
Ferrets: $65

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.