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Old Drum & Friends Animal Shelter

37 SW 101 Rd, Warrensburg, MO 64093

Contact Sarah Patton
Phone (660) 747-7156
cats, birds, dogs, rabbits & small animals at Old Drum & Friends Animal Shelter

Areas Old Drum & Friends Animal Shelter serves

The mission of Old Drum & Friends Animal Shelter is to provide a safe environment that focuses on the health and welfare of every animal, as well as serving the community through proactive programs and services.
Old Drum & Friends Animal Shelter provides shelter services to residents of the City of Warrensburg, and Johnson County, MO. We also provide sheltering services for pets that are surrendered by their owners.

Old Drum & Friends Animal Shelter's adoption process


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Submit Application


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee

The shelter accepts cash or check only.


Take the Pet Home

Congrats on adopting your new pet!

Additional adoption info

Adoption Fees & Packages
Dogs – $75.00- $150.00
Puppies - $75.00-$200.00
•Spay/Neuter Surgery
•Age appropriate vaccinations
•Heartworm test (age appropriate)

Cats – $50.00-$75.00
Kittens - $50.00-$100.00
•Spay/Neuter Surgery
•Age appropriate vaccinations
•Flea preventative
FeLv/FIV Test

Adoption Process

Old Drum & Friends Animal Shelter's adoption philosophy is to place the right animal in the right home.

The first step in the adoption process is to pick out your new family member! All available animals can either be viewed online or at the shelter during our hours of operation. Staff are always available to help answer questions about the animals and to help point you toward an animal that would be the best fit for your home. Once you have decided on an animal, the next step is to fill out the Adoption Application.

After the application has been completed, staff will review your application to make sure the pet you have applied for is a good fit for your home and family. Our goal is to make lifetime placements into loving fur-ever homes. We do this by focusing on the individual animal’s personality and needs as well as the adopter’s expectations of the pet, their lifestyle, living situation (housemates, children, other pets) and ability and desire to care for the pet that they have chosen. We also make sure the animal is up-to-date on all of his/her shelter provided medical work such as vaccinations, parasite control, spay/neuter, as well as prepare a custom adoption package before sending your new pet home.

Shelter staff will review the adoption packet with you, collect the adoption fee (cash or check only), and assist you if you have any further questions or concerns.

Some things to consider:

* All payments must be cash or check only.

* Cats must leave the building in a cat carrier. Old Drum & Friends Animal Shelter does sell cardboard cat carriers for an additional $5 fee.

* All dogs must leave with their own correctly fitting collar and leash. Shelter staff can assist you in sizing the collar. Old Drum & Friends Animal Shelter does not offer the option to purchase collars/leashes on site.

* The shelter does reserve the right to refuse an adoption if we feel it is not in the best interest of the adopter or the pet. In these cases, Old Drum & Friends Animal Shelter staff will notify you that the adoption has been canceled and may discuss alternate pets that may be a better match.

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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.