Pet Ownership Tips


General Overview

In the U.S., 2,000 pets are euthanized every hour.  Please help stop unnecessary deaths.  Be a responsible pet owner.

Adoption Resources

Selecting The Right Pet

  • Selecting the right pet is the first and most important step. The “wrong” pet makes for an unhappy pet AND an unhappy owner.
  • Consider your lifestyle: Do you have the time and energy to give your pet enough attention and exercise?

Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

  • Prevent unwanted litters
  • Prevent cancer and other diseases
  • Makes pets less likely to roam
  • Reduces spotting and spraying problems
  • Reduces fighting and other aggressive behaviors.
True or False?
A neutered pet
will get fat!
False! Diet and exercise determine this, not the animal's reproductive status.
Animals need
to reproduce!
False! This is a myth. Pets don't need to reproduce - not even “just one litter”.

 To assist pet owners, we participate in a Reduced Cost Spay/Neuter Program.

Proper Identification

  • The rabies identification tag is your pet's “Free phone call home!”
  • The law requires that pets wear rabies tags.
  • The most common reason pets are not found: - No Identification!
  • A frequent excuse for missing tags: “We just gave our pet a bath...”

What you, and only you, can do for your pet:

  • Provide proper training.
  • Confine dogs to your home or in a fenced yard.
  • Keep cats indoors.
Average Life Span for Cats:

Outdoor Cat

3 years

Indoor Cat

12 to 15 years


Proper Control, Vaccination and Care Assistance

  • Finding a lost pet
  • Adopting a pet
  • Training a pet
  • Financial aid for spaying and neutering or
  • What to do if you can no longer keep a pet...
  • Please call us at 314-615-0650 or visit our shelter for more information.

Pet Adoption Assistance