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Jefferson City Animal Shelter

2308 Hyde Park Road, Jefferson City, MO 65109

Contact shelter staff
Phone (573) 634-6429
cats, birds, dogs, rabbits & small animals at Jefferson City Animal Shelter

Areas Jefferson City Animal Shelter serves

City of Jefferson and Cole County

Jefferson City Animal Shelter's adoption process


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee


Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

We have an Open Adoption Policy.

So, what is an open adoption policy …..
Here at Jefferson City Animal Shelter we take an Adopters Welcome approach to pet adoption. That long application process, no judgement and in many cases you can take the pet home the same day!

Did you know that the Humane Society of the United States, The Shelter Project, Maddie’s Fund and ASPCA are just a few of animal advocate groups currently supporting the “open adoption” process.

So, what does an open adoption policy mean for the animals…..
It means: Reducing the length of stay for the pet, in a stressful environment. Which in turn, opens up much needed space for more unwanted pets to be helped.

Did you know that Open Adoption policies are premised on data and studies that prove that returns do not increase when adoption restrictions are lifted.1

According to The Humane Society of the United States research shows that marketing techniques like same day adoptions, pets as gifts, reduced adoption fees and other adoption gimmicks have NO NEGATIVE effect on the care and love animals receive once they’re in their new home. And getting pets home as soon as possible actually protects them from stress and illness, even euthanasia.1

So if you are considering a new pet ...stop by the Jefferson City Animal Shelter we have awesome companion animals just waiting for a Happy Beginning.
Adoption fees:
$125 for puppies up to 5 months old.
$100 for dogs older than 5 months old.
$75 for kittens up to 5 months old.
$50 for cats older than 5 months old.
$30 for rabbits.
$15 for guinea pigs.

We accept cash, check (local), Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Adoption fees include: spay/neuter surgery, Heartworm Test, Felv/Fiv test (cats), 1st set of annual boosters, rabies vaccination, deworming, 1 month flea/tick prevention, 1 month Heartworm Prevention (dogs) and Avid microchip. We want you and your new pet to be a success story so we are always available to answer your questions.

Adoption application

About Jefferson City Animal Shelter

Our Purpose
Animal Control is responsible for maintaining and operating the Jefferson City Animal Shelter, as well as aiding the public with animal disturbances and nuisances.

What We Do
- rescuing stray animals within the limits of Jefferson City.
- removing wildlife from living spaces in homes and work areas.
- investigating animal abuse calls.
- reporting bite incidents.
- taking necessary action when citizens do not comply with City animal ordinances.
- collecting dead animals, both road kill and euthanized at local veterinarian offices.
- investigating unclean yard complaints.
- investigating barking complaints.
- corralling loose livestock.
- collecting injured animals.
- assisting police with animals while they are serving warrants.
- investigating abandoned animal reports.
- informing the public of city and county ordinances.

Contact Information
Open Monday through Saturday from 12 pm to 4:30 pm for adoptions.
Animal Control is located with-in and available Monday through Saturday from 8 to 4:30.
Jefferson City Animal Shelter
2308 Hyde Park Road Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 634-6429
Fax: (573) 659-8209

For after hours animal control emergencies please call (573) 634-6429.

Jefferson City Animal Shelter's adopted pets

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