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APA Olivette Is Beyond Capacity

By APA Adoption Center | May 25, 2023

At the APA, we are known for our ability to change the lives of pets, creating happy endings for thousands, each and every year. To accomplish this, we rely on…

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Help St. Louis Help Pets

By APA Adoption Center | May 9, 2023

As many of you already know, today is Give STL Day. Today, we are asking you to help St. Louis help pets. We don’t wait for people and pets to…

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April: Month in Review

By Sarah Javier | May 3, 2023

Throughout April, our focus was on exploring ways for the community to help support the pets at the APA, even if they were unable to adopt. As a result, we…

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A Message From the CEO Regarding the Critical Intake Levels at APA Olivette

By Sarah Javier | April 17, 2023

This is an urgent plea for help. Since January 1, 2023, we have experienced a 159% increase in animals coming through our doors at APA Olivette. These numbers are unprecedented, and they have reached a crisis level. Today, April 17, we have 242 animals in our care, and over 200 are large dogs. Of these, 38  were brought into APA Olivette on Saturday and Sunday alone. We need your help. 

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March Month in Review

By Sarah Javier | April 5, 2023

March was a tough month for us at APA. There were a lot of wonderful adoptions and many pets returned to their owners, but there were also a record number…

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APA Brentwood Is Certified Sensory Inclusive, APA Olivette to Follow

By APA Adoption Center | April 5, 2023

KultureCity has partnered with APA to make the APA Brentwood Adoption Center and all of the programs and events that the venue hosts to be sensory inclusive. This new initiative…

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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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