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Joplin Humane Society Animal shelter in Joplin, MO

The Joplin Humane Society (JHS), is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 animal welfare organization. We are proud to serve the people and animals of the four-state region with a variety of programs including adoptions, pet therapy, and humane education for children of all ages. The Joplin Humane Society is private and receives no local, state, or federal support.

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140 E. Emperor Lane
Joplin, MO 64801
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140 E. Emperor Lane

Joplin, MO 64801

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Adoptable pets at Joplin Humane Society

We'll also keep you updated on Whiskey 30812's adoption status with email updates.
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Whiskey 30812

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Adult
Joplin, MO
We'll also keep you updated on Merida 30792's adoption status with email updates.
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Merida 30792

Plott Hound

Male, Adult
Joplin, MO
We'll also keep you updated on Julius 123588's adoption status with email updates.
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Julius 123588

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Female, Young
Joplin, MO
We'll also keep you updated on Aries 30780's adoption status with email updates.
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Aries 30780

Pit Bull Terrier

Male, Adult
Joplin, MO
We'll also keep you updated on Homer 123738's adoption status with email updates.
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Homer 123738

Australian Kelpie

Male, Adult
Joplin, MO
We'll also keep you updated on Gio 117118's adoption status with email updates.
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Gio 117118

Labrador Retriever

Male, Adult
Joplin, MO
We'll also keep you updated on Hunter 30735's adoption status with email updates.
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Hunter 30735

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Adult
Joplin, MO
We'll also keep you updated on Toad 30705's adoption status with email updates.
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Toad 30705

Domestic Longhair

Male, Kitten
Joplin, MO

Shelter FAQs

We are proud to serve the people and animals of the four-state region, which includes 17 municipalities. Some as far away as Branson, MO.

  • 1. Visit the Facility and Find a Pet
  • 2. Meet the Pet
  • 3. Interview

Additional adoption info

We believe in an open, non-judgmental adoption process. We recognize that no one is perfect and try to match a person's pet expectations so fewer pets are returned. Under normal conditions the process is:

- Come in with your family and look around. If you see a pet that you like, ask staff to meet the pet (if the pet is available to be taken out)
- Complete the adoption questionnaire.
- After the meeting, go over what information we have on file about the pet and his/her past experience.
- Finish the process by having a conversation with our adoption staff.
- After the above is completed, we can put a hold on a pet for 24 hours if you need time to think about the decision or to prepare your home.
- Most of our pets can go home the same day.

Adoption fees are: $90 - $140
This includes the animals spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations including rabies, de-worming and micro-chip.

Rules:
- We will not adopt a pet to anyone under the age of 18
- We will not adopt to anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- We reserve the right not to place a pet in a home based on the information we have or if we feel the pet is not a match for the person's lifestyle.

JHS does reduce or waive adoption fees for a variety of reasons: Too many cats or kittens in the building, older and special needs pets that have a harder time finding homes, etc. Adoption Promotions are a fun way to engage the public and bring in potential adopters. Shelters remain the #4 way people obtain their pets.

Pets at shelters & rescues near Joplin Humane Society

City of Aurora Dog Pound

106 S Elliott Avenue,
Aurora, MO 65605

MOR4You Foundation DBA Emmanuel's Tails

8022 Lawrence 2110,
Mt Vernon, MO 65712

Ozark Mountain Basset Rescue, Inc.

547 N Thompson St,
Vinita, OK 74301

We'll also keep you updated on Tiny (Timmy)'s adoption status with email updates.
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Tiny (Timmy)

Great Pyrenees

Male, 3 yrs 10 mos
Washburn, MO
We'll also keep you updated on Sophie's adoption status with email updates.
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Sophie

German Shorthaired Pointer/Australian Cattle Dog

Female, 8 mos
Grove, OK
We'll also keep you updated on Tessie's adoption status with email updates.
Special Needs
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Tessie

Catahoula Leopard Dog/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 6 yrs 4 mos
Joplin, MO
We'll also keep you updated on Kelvin's adoption status with email updates.
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Kelvin

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 11 mos
Neosho, MO
We'll also keep you updated on Leo's adoption status with email updates.
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Leo

Domestic Mediumhair

Male, 3 mos
Neosho, MO
We'll also keep you updated on Frank Ott's adoption status with email updates.
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Frank Ott

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 4 yrs 3 mos
Washburn, MO

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