Adopt a Pet
Are you interested in adding a new furry family member to your home? Whether it’s permanent or a temporary isolation buddy, adoption is the best option for pets.
Be sure to screen potential adopters. Ask about their past pets (if any) and if they have children. Make a home visit.
Adopt a Dog or Cat
Support animal shelters, SPCAs and humane societies by adopting instead of buying pets from pet stores or dog breeders. Unlike puppies for sale or kittens for sale, pets from shelters and rescue groups are already housetrained, socialized with humans and often come with a lifetime of veterinary care included in the adoption fee.
Magnolia arrived as a stray and is a little nervous when first meeting new people. She has a kennelmate who she tolerates during play group but would really like her own place to call home. She loves plush squeaky toys and walks well on leash.
Each year, millions of dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, birds and other pets enter shelters across the United States. Many are abandoned, and others are surrendered by their owners due to financial or behavioral reasons. Many of them will find loving homes through shelters or their network of foster families. NKPC provides education, services and advocacy to prevent pets from entering shelters and helps them get reunited with their owners.
Adopt a Puppy or Kitten
Sapphire is back at PACC after a short-term foster home and is one happy girl! She loves belly rubs and gentle brushing. She is a little nervous when she first meets people but once she gets to know you she is very affectionate and loving. She has a few health issues but is feeling better and gaining weight, so she would do well in a calm home that can help her continue to feel good.
Niele lost his owner and is very nervous around new people, but he is very treat motivated and is warming up to being out on walks. He likes to chew on plush squeaky toys, but is very careful and doesn’t destroy anything else.
Please consider adopting a dog, cat, kitten or puppy instead of buying from a breeder. We have many great pets waiting for their forever homes. Our adoption fees are waived for veterans. To qualify, you must provide proof of military service, such as a current uniformed service ID card, DD214, Honorable Discharge Certificate or letter from the U.S. Military Center in St. Louis.
Adopt an Adult Dog or Cat
Magnolia is a sweet girl who would love to have a calm place to call home. She is nervous when she first meets people, but once she warms up a little, she can be quite affectionate and loves to snuggle on the couch or take walks. She hasn’t done well with other dogs in her kennel, so a quiet home where she is an only dog or has a calm furry pal to hang out with would be ideal for her. She enjoys plush squeaky toys and will play gently with them rather than tear them apart.
Lucky arrived at PACC itchy and feeling a bit yucky, but the clinic has him all healed up now and he is ready for his new best friend to come help him find his happy ending! He is a friendly guy with people and friendly dogs, but he didn’t do great in his play group evaluation with other dogs. He’d do best in a quiet/unassertive home with a friendly pup to teach him how to share his tail wags and gentle kisses with everyone.
Adopt a Senior Dog or Cat
A lovable senior companion may be just the ticket for your family. They are usually calmer than young animals and can adjust well to a quiet home. Plus, they are usually already trained and ready for a life of fun and loving.
Pa loved people during his play group evaluation and was very respectful in the home he visited on a day pass. He was also a great listener during his behavior assessment. He loves walks and sniffing everything, but could use more practice with his leash skills. He enjoys playing with toys and will gladly share his treats with you.
Before adopting, make sure you meet the animal in person, preferably with everyone in your household who will be interacting with them. This helps to determine if they will get along with other pets and children in your home. You will also want to learn about your local licensing laws. They vary by city, but generally include a microchip, registration, age-appropriate vaccines and a medical examination.