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Bailey & April, united April 7, 2017

Friendship From Fur to Heart

Adoption is an act of kindness and mercy, but also an opportunity for immeasurable joy, connection, and love. We invite you to learn more about how a new (and very grateful) friend can brighten your day, every day.

Adoption Process

A thorough, but simple process

Need a running buddy? We have her! Need a couch potato? We have him, too! We can help you find the right friend, right now. We connect people and pets based on shared sensibilities, like lifestyle and energy, so every relationship is on a solid foundation. 

When you visit the APA, one of our experienced adoption counselors will learn about your preferences and help you find a forever friend. Getting started only requires an ID, a form of payment and an open heart. Together, we can find a new roommate the same day you visit. 

Adoption Fees

Your fee provides for more

Our average cost to care for an animal is $500, and some require much more. Your adoption fee is one additional reason to feel great about bringing home a new family member. Our variable pricing structure allows the pets that find homes quickly to cover those who stay with us longer or require a little more help getting back on their paws.

Our fees also include special discounts for senior citizens, as well as active duty military and veterans.

Adoption Fees

  • Cats


    Working cats fees are waived.

  • Kittens

    Adopt 2 kittens for $200

  • Dogs


    Fees waived for dogs 40+ pounds every Tuesday

  • Puppies


  • Small Animals & Birds:
    Pick Your Price

    $20 – variable pricing may apply

  • APA Olivette

    $40 on all dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens 

    Adoption fees are waived for dogs 40+ pounds every Tuesday.

*Variable pricing may apply.

What's Included

Spay/neuter surgery

Microchip registration

Up-to-date vaccinations and de-worming

Heartworm test and up-to-date preventative for dogs

Up-to-date flea/tick preventative

Small bag of Purina Premium food (while supplies last)

Pet ID, Collar, and leash

One week of complimentary dog training through Good Pup

APA pets are also available for adoption through our retail partners

62 Promenade Court
St. Louis, MO 63144
500 William Danforth Way
Gray Summit, MO 63039
13927 New Halls Ferry Road
Florissant, MO 63033
 4621 Chippewa St.
St. Louis, MO 63116
207 S Truman Boulevard
Crystal City, MO 63019

Your Donation Makes An Impact

Beyond adoption, there are many ways to help people and pets bring out the best in each other. A gift to the APA enables us to give second (and sometimes third or fourth) chances to deserving pets.