- County Services
- Animal Control
- Adopt a Pet/Lost & Found
Adopt a Pet/Lost & Found
In order to adopt an animal from Jefferson County Animal Control, you must be at least eighteen years of age. We also require any individual interested in adopting an animal to meet the animal in person, preferably with any other animals currently in the home, to be sure that the animal is the best fit for the new home.
The adoption process takes approximately twenty minutes and consists of meeting the animal, filling out and going over the Adoption Application, and working with the Rescue Coordinator to schedule any needed vetting. In accordance with state laws, all animals adopted from our facility must be spayed or neutered before being released to the new owners. Because of this, not all pets will be able to go home with their adopter on the day of adoption, but generally are in their new home within two to three business days of adoption.
Animals available for adoption may be found at the Animal Shelter website or on our Facebook page, Jefferson County Animal Control, Missouri. Please keep in mind that new animals come into the shelter each day, and some are reunited with their owners, so we have a wide variety of breeds, ages, and energy levels.
Animal ID Numbers
Each animal in our shelter is assigned a six-digit ID number. If you are interested in adopting a specific animal, please be sure to know the animal’s ID number as that helps our staff determine which animal you would like to meet. The cost of adoption with our facility is $135 for an unaltered animal, and $50 for an already altered animal. This fee includes:
- The animal’s spay/neuter if needed
- A free physical exam by one of our contracted veterinarians
- A microchip with free lifetime registration
- All yearly vaccines including
- Heartworm/FIV/Leukemia testing
For additional information, please call our office at 636-797-5577.
Lost & Found Animals
If you have found a stray animal, please call our office and we will have the animal picked up by an Animal Control Officer. Each animal that enters our shelter is scanned for a microchip. If the animal has a microchip we immediately research the microchip to strive to find an owner. All animals are held for either a period of seven or ten days to give the animal’s owners time to reclaim them. If the animal is not claimed by the owner at the end of the hold period, the animal is then available for adoption or pull by a 501c3 rescue organization.
If your pet is lost, please email the Office Staff a photo of the animal, the animal’s information, and your contact information. We will post your missing pet on our board for staff and the public to see. You may also visit the Animal Shelter Website to see all animals currently in the shelter on a stray hold to see if your pet is in the shelter.