We Depend on Your Support

Donations from individuals like you are the foundation of our operation.

The APA Adoption Center is not an affiliate of any other animal welfare group and we do not receive government funding. Fees collected in our shelter and clinic, corporate and foundation grants, and special events provide a portion of our income, but the majority of our funding comes from individuals.

Donate online or check out other ways to give below. We appreciate your support!

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There Are Many Ways to Give

Honors and Memorials

Making a donation is a wonderful way to honor or remember a special friend, either person or pet.

A gift that helps the animals is a meaningful tribute on a special birthday, holiday, or family celebration. Or just to say you care.

A gift to mark the loss of a beloved pet, or of a person who shared your love of animals, is one that sustains that friend’s memory and offers comfort to those left behind.

For gifts of $10.00 or more, we will send a note of acknowledgement to the person of your choice (without mention of the gift’s amount) as well as to you. For gifts of $50.00 or more, we will include your name, and that of the honored person or pet, in our next APA Adoption Center Newsletter. Please let us know if you would prefer your gift to remain anonymous. A pet tag in honor or in memory of a special pet or person can be ordered for a donation of $150.00 and will hang in front of the APA Adoption Center for one year. After a year, the pet tag will be sent to you or the person you’re honoring  by mail.

If you would prefer that this tag be made in honor or in memory of a pet or another person, please reply to this email and let me know your preference.  If you choose to have your tag in honor or memory of another person and you would like the APA to notify them, please send their phone number or email address as well as a mailing address.

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Planned Giving

A planned gift to the APA Adoption Center will perpetuate a personal sense of care and commitment to the welfare of stray and homeless companion animals. With careful planning, donors may be able to take advantage of federal tax benefits that include avoiding capital gains taxes on certain appreciated property and reducing income and estate taxes. Through planned giving you can help the animals at the APA now and beyond your lifetime.

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Naming Opportunities and Plaques

The APA offers naming opportunities and a plaque program for donors wishing to participate. Established opportunities exist and the APA is flexible in working with donors to accommodate their individual requests.

For more information on these commemorative donations or other naming opportunities, please call Lauren at 314.645.4610 ext. 123.

Workplace Giving

Many businesses, corporations, and government agencies have workplace campaigns through which an employee may contribute to the charity of their choice. The APA Adoption Center has been included as a recipient in many of these plans. Please consider choosing the APA when making a donation through your workplace program. If the APA is not already a designated charity, please inquire if we may be added.

Matching Gifts

Increase your donation with a matching gift! If the organization or company you work for has a matching gift program, any gift you give in support of the APA Adoption Center can be matched with an equal or greater gift to the APA by your company. You can find out more about matching gifts by speaking with the appropriate person at your place of employment.

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Special Events

Special events are held throughout the year that raise support dollars for the APA Adoption Center. Please check the calendar for the next upcoming event.

Special Opportunities

Learn about other unique giving opportunities and view our wish list of supplies you can donate.

Other Questions?

If you would like to electronically transfer money, stocks or securities to the APA as a donation, please email Terrie at Accounting@apamo.org or Mandy at Mandy@apamo.org for instructions. For other inquiries about donating to the APA Adoption Center, please call Lauren 314.645.4610 ext. 123.

Platinum Seal of Transparency

We are proud to share that the APA has once again been awarded with the Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar for 2020, the highest level a nonprofit can achieve.  Click here to visit our profile.

4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

We’ve received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, which means we’re accountable, transparent, and financially healthy! Check out our Charity Navigator profile to learn more!

Make a Gift Online

Try the fastest and easiest way to support the APA Adoption Center.


Make Plans to Give

Support the APA Adoption Center through planned giving.


Wishes Do Come True

Support the APA Adoption Center by donating essential items from our Wish List.

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Become a Corporate Partner or Vendor Sponsor

Throughout the year, the APA Adoption Center hosts several events that raise funds for the animals in our care. Each event contains the opportunity for visibility within the community, recognition on all event collateral pieces, and media exposure. We would be happy to discuss the ability to create greater benefits for your company before and during any of our events through online or sales promotions, hospitality options and distribution of promotional materials. We will tailor our sponsorship packages to align this investment with your company's goals for the coming fiscal year.

To discuss any opportunities that interest you, please contact events@apamo.org

Thank you to our very appreciated sponsors!