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Adoption/Shelter Information

Animal Shelter

2308 Hyde Park Road


Hours: Monday - Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Adoptions are on a first come, first serve basis. The shelter will not hold animals.

The adoption fee for both dogs and cats is $50.00. All of the following services are included in the fee:

  • Physical examination provided by shelter veterinarian
  • First series of vaccinations
    For dogs, this includes: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Bordetella
    For cats, this includes: Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia
  • Blood testing
    All dogs 6 months and older are tested for heartworms.
    All cats are tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).
  • De-worming
    All dogs and cats have a fecal done and are administered their first deworming for the appropriate internal parasites.
  • Additional treatments
    Any animal found with ear mites are treated once at the shelter.
    Animals with fleas and/or ticks are bathed and dipped or flea sprayed.
  • Microchipping
    The shelter will implant an AVID FriendChip into all adopted animals. An AVID FriendChip is a very small microchip, approximately the size of a grain of rice, that contains a one-of-a-kind identification number and is implanted safely into your pet just under its skin. It is then your responsibility to register your pet's identification number with the PETtrac national database. If you then lose your pet and it is taken to a participating animal shelter or veterinarian, your pet can easily be identified and you will be notified. Over 17,000 pet scanners have already been distributed and are helping to reunite lost pets with their owners every day.

         Note: The Jefferson City Animal Shelter will only microchip pets that have been adopted from the shelter. Please contact your    

         veterinarian to have your existing pets microchipped.

  • Spaying/Neutering
    All animals will be spayed or neutered before going home.
  • Rabies vaccination
    A voucher for a rabies vaccination will be given to you on the day of the adoption. The vaccination will be done by a participating veterinarian on our contract list.

       Coupon for Science Diet Dog/Cat Food

        Science Diet provides all of our adopters with a $5 off coupon for dog/cat food at the time of the adoption.

Note: The following services are not included in the adoption fee: vaccination boosters, second de-wormings, additional ear mite treatments and heartworm preventative treatments.



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