Young Friends of the APA

Love animals? So do we!

We’re the Young Friends of the APA and we welcome you to see what everyone’s barking about.

Who We Are

Our mission is to help the APA connect thousands of St. Louis’ homeless dogs, cats and other animals with loving homes. We’re a group of young St. Louisans who love giving back and we have fun doing it.

What We Do

  • Represent Young Friends of the APA at events (bar crawls, mobile adoptions, sporting events and holiday parties)
  • Volunteer at the APA (care for pets, walk dogs, help facilitate adoptions)
  • Provide a temporary home by fostering an animal in need

What You’ll Get

  • Limited edition APA swag
  • Discounted registration to select APA and Young Friends of the APA events
  • Access to exclusive volunteer opportunities and networking events
  • Unlimited warm, fuzzy feelings


Get in touch:

Join us! Become a member of the Young Friends. 


Young Friends of the APA:

Megan VanWaus – Co-Chair
Shelby Arsenault – Co-Chair
Miriah Ludtke – Co-Chair
Chris Doebert
Megan Grothman
Alicia Kueper
Colin McNeil
Paul VandenElzen