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Hike With An APA Hound

By APA Adoption Center | March 20, 2023

Are you ready to get out in nature, join the company of a shelter dog and do something that benefits the community? The CEO of APA wants to introduce you…

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Community Coffee and Conversations At APA Olivette

By APA Adoption Center | March 14, 2023

APA Olivette has been operating to the public since early December 2022. We understand that pets and our work are very important to the community, so we’d like to create…

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Introducing Weekly Pack Walks

By APA Adoption Center | March 7, 2023

The behavior and enrichment team at APA is pleased to announce a new public program for the dogs of APA, Pack Walks. Pack walks will be a part of our…

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February Month in Review

By Sarah Javier | March 3, 2023

Although February is a short month, there was no shortage of bringing people and pets together! We were happy to help 496 pets get adopted into wonderful, loving homes. In…

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The Importance of Spay and Neutering Your Pet (Plus Resources for Accessibility)

By APA Adoption Center | February 28, 2023

February is Spay and Neuter Awareness Month. Two experts at the APA, Dr. Garcia, Director of Veterinary Services, and Kitty Lawrence, Director of Community Programs, discussed the services APA offers…

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Take a Shelter Dog On a Date

By APA Adoption Center | February 20, 2023

There were 41 dog dates the week of Valentine’s Day when APA started the unique enrichment program, which provided hours and hours of time out of the shelter for dogs…

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APA’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

By APA Adoption Center | February 7, 2023

The APA strives to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace for all employees, volunteers, and community members. We know across the country, animal welfare is lacking in diversity. Several…

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January: Month in Review

By Sarah Javier | February 3, 2023

January 2023 was a successful month for both APA Olivette and APA Brentwood. In January, we started a new Facebook APA Lost & Found Page to help reunite more pets…

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APA Adoption Center Receives $150,000 from PetsMart Charities® to Help More Homeless Pets Find Homes in St. Louis, Missouri

By APA Adoption Center | January 25, 2023

The Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri has received $150,000 in funding from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more homeless pets in St. Louis, Missouri, for adoption. Some five million…

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How to Best Take Care of Your Pets When It Snows

By APA Adoption Center | January 24, 2023

A winter snowstorm is on the way to the St. Louis region. When snow is on the ground, you may groan because it is challenging to get your dog outside,…

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