Callaway Hills Animal Shelter

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Shelter News

The years seem to fly by at CHAS. We continue our quest to find many dogs and cats loving forever homes. Thank you all for your continued support and efforts which have literally kept us going. 2015, January & February we've already taken in a number of new dogs, But in the dead of winter, we've also found 10 wonderful homes, including two seniors. The shelter continues to be in real need of financial contributions (some unexpected, but must do surgies have significantly increased our vet bills) as well as donations of: cat litter, large dog biscuts, soft treats, and cleaning supplies (bleach, paper towels, dishsoap and trash bags.) Thank you so much for taking the time to look at our web site & our animals. Wishing you all the best in 2015!
< Click on the "HAPPY TAILS" Link above to see everyone who has been lovingly placed in their forever home.
Also If you would like to help keep tails wagging and kittys purring at Callaway Hills Animal Shelter you can help us by clicking the "Donate" button below. This button will take you to pay pals secure site to give your tax exempt donation to help us pay for medicine, medical care and basic suppilys to help keep us able to save lives. For more information scroll down to the "How to help" portion of this page.

Kuranda came out with a new cat bed, and if anyone would be interested in donating one, we would just love to have some for our kitties! They're really great, with tall legs so the kitties can have a comfy bed on top without taking up valuable room in their cages.
Donate a Bed If you would like to donate a bed for one of our kitties (at a reduced price) please click here.

P.S. If you'd like to help us keep the tails wagging even more in our shelter while they wait for their forever homes, please consider sending them a Petco gift card! If you click on the box below, you can send our pets a gift card from Petco that we can use to buy them Frontline/Advantage, food, toys and treats. Any amount at all will be a big help. And thank you for your generosity!!

Dog in the spotlight!


Blue is a sweet, handsome blue heeler mix, that for some reason hasn't drawn much attention. He arrived as an adorable pup, and is now around a yr old. Still very playful. Although he is an active guy, Blue is not hyper or a loud frequent barker. He is simply a good young boy, who through no fault of his own, has had to wait awhile for a forever home. The adoption fee is $126. It includes the deworming, current vaccinations, microchip, heartworm test and heartworm prevention while they stay with us. He is neutered. Thanks for looking at our pets, and considering CHAS!

Cat in the spotlight!


Domino was dumped at the Shelter. We can't imagine anyone wanting to be rid of him, nor can we figure out why no one has wanted to adopt him! He is such a handsome cat "wearing a tuxedo." He has been waiting for a forever home for awhile now. Please consider Domino! Adoption fee is $71.00. This includes current vaccinations,deworming, microchip, FIV/FeLV/HW test, and a spay or neuter.
We are reconstructing our Facebook page and hope to have it up soon!

Seniors are Special!

(Read about Lady below)Have you ever considered adopting a senior dog? Senior dogs are often much easier to live with than young dogs. I mean, let's face it - puppies are adorable, but they're also a lot of work! Older dogs are often already housetrained (and if they aren't, they're quicker and easier to train than puppies!), they are much less likely to chew, and they are oh so grateful for a second chance in a safe and loving home of their own. At Callaway Hills we have some wonderful, loving older dogs who have lived at the shelter most of their lives. For a few it's the only place they can remember. Some have been adopted at one time, but returned. We make a lifetime commitment to all animals that have come under our care. If for any reason they can not remain in their adoptive home, they are returned to us. Although we work hard to pair each pet with an appropriate home, sometimes it doesn't turn out to be a good match. Often it is simply a change in the owners circumstances or a lack of experience and patience helping the pet adjust to a new place. Some dogs may have had behavior problems that they have long since outgrown. These dogs do enjoy a good life at Callaway Hills but they all deserve to be adopted. How wonderful it would be if the right person would give them one last chance to live the rest of their lives in their own home. To be chosen...No one knows how many years of life they each have left, but they have a lifetime of love to give!

We've had some really wonderful adoptions of older dogs lately, and their adopters have reported very few problems with the dogs adapting to their new surroundings. If shelter life is all they've ever known, it might take some extra time for them to adjust. But pretty soon they all seem to realize that they've hit the jackpot and joyfully settle in to a life of soft beds, toys, and the loving touch of their very own person!

Here is a letter from one such adopter, a wonderful person who adopted a 7 year old dog who had lived at the shelter her entire life, and who had never had a home of her own before. She writes:

I just wanted to let you and the others at the shelter know that Lyla is doing great! She was a little scared at first but has settled in to the daily routine. We have gone on several walks on the Katy trail. She sleeps at the foot of the bed and enjoys rawhide chews and being brushed. She has adapted well to all the changes and is a very lovable and happy dog.

Senior Spotlight


Lovely Lady is a an attractive mix...maybe some Wire Haired German Pointer? Likely she thought she had a forever home, until she was left with us at age 10. Her owners had to move out of state to live with their daughter, who wouldn't include a dog. Lady is a sweet, loving, quiet gal, who doesn't act her age. She is on the large size, but no trouble at all. Gets along well with other dogs and doesn't mind cats. Lady is in good health. It will be so sad if she doesn't get a chance to return to a home where she can forever enjoy her senior years.

Who We Are

Callaway Hills Animal Shelter (CHAS) is a private, NON profit, NO KILL shelter located in central Missouri. Since the early 1980's we have cared for thousands of unwanted, abused and neglected animals. We do our best to find loving adoptive homes for all of them. Sadly, our founder and benefactor passed away in 2007. Consequently, we lost our primary source of funding, which was from her former corporation. We are in need of and especially grateful for any assistance. In order to make certain you are contacting our shelter directly, or that we receive any donation, please be sure to use only our official contact information. Calllaway Hills Animal Shelter, PO Box 35, New Bloomfield, MO. 65063 We are temporarily without a full time employee to answer emails. For more info please phone the shelter. Please bear with us and we will get back to you as soon as possuble. Call (573)896-4049 for more information. Thanks for your interest in our shelter!

How YOU can help

Like most shelters, we urgently need assistance from donations. We are always in need of any of the items listed below. Any size financial contribution is so appreciated and 100% of it will always go towards the care of the animals.
We need: MULCH or GRAVEL to fill holes and maintain the yards for the dogs. We can always use basic supplies; * paper towels * bleach, * laundry detergent * trash bags * Dawn dish soap * CAT LITTER * Med & Large dog biscuts *Soft dog and cat treats* Purina Dry Cat Food * Canned dog/cat food * so think of us on your next shopping trip. You can drop off donations to our shelter 7 days a week 9:30am-3:00pm. Thanks for thinking of us! We also need; - Loving Homes! - Financial contributions, for medicine and medical bills. Click the "DONATE" button below to use pay pals secure site to give your tax exempt donation. (you do not have to be a pay pal member to use this) - Thank you from all your furry friends at CHAS!

Now is the season for new kittens, So shouldn't we treat the cats young & old to something new? DONATE to help Callaway Hills get new houses, perch box, hide-a-way, and transport for the new adoptive parent ALL-IN-ONE Click this to see more....

Donate a BedWe are trying to get some Patented Kuranda Dog Beds for our pets while they wait for their forever homes. These beds are great for us because they are durable, chew proof and easy to clean. And it gives the dogs a comfy place off the concrete to sleep! Our dogs love them, but we only have a few so far. If you would like to donate a bed to us (at a reduced price) please click here.

Adopting a friend

Please contact us at 573 896-4049, if you do not reside in our area and would like us to send you a copy of our adoption application. We normally DO NOT adopt outside of the Missouri area, but do consider out of state adoptions on a case-by-case basis. All potential adopters must fill out an application and provide personal and veterinarian references.

We do our best to match the right pet to the right home, and at times have more than one application out on a particular pet. So PLEASE understand and do not be offended that all applications are not necessarily approved. A fenced yard may be required for some dogs. Generally, we only adopt cats to homes where they will be kept inside at all times.

We try to get the applications processed as quickly as possible, but with about 100 animals to care for daily, we do sometimes run short on time. It usually takes a week or more for us to finish an application. When there is a delay, it's often because we're having a hard time reaching some of your references.

You may want to submit the application and wait until you are approved before can take home your potential new family member. But you are more then welcome to visit and get to know him or her. This won't commit you to anything, but that way you can make sure you are choosing the best possible match for your family.

If you have an existing pet that you would like to introduce to a pet at our shelter before adopting, we think that's a great idea! Dogs often do better when introduced in a neutral space, so neither of them feel like they have to defend their territory. But we do ask that you wait until after your application is approved to bring your pet to the shelter. At that time, we will set up a time with you to bring your pet out for an introduction.

Our standard adoption fee is currently $51.00, however, some pets may be higher (as noted on their web page, up to $201.00.) We love and value all our dogs, but due to the much higher demand for small dogs, young dogs and some purebreds, we may charge higher adoption fees for them in order to help the others. Our adoption fee includes spay or neuter, microchip ID, and basic vaccinations. Local laws usually require you to have the rabies vaccination re-administered by your licensed veterinarian. If a puppy or kitten is too young to be altered before it is adopted, an appointment must be made with the shelter within six months to return the pet for 48 hours. Our veterinarian will then spay/neuter your pet at no additional cost to the adopter. Should you prefer to have your own veterinarian perform the surgery, the shelter will reimburse you for up to $75 of the cost of the spay or neuter. All of our dogs are tested for heartworm and receive heartworm preventative. All of our cats are tested for feline leukemia and FIV.

If, for any reason, you cannot continue to care for one of our animals at any time, he or she MUST BE RETURNED TO CALLAWAY HILLS ANIMAL SHELTER. Or if you should move we would like updated contact information

Come Visit Us!

Callaway Hills Animal Shelter is located in New Bloomfield, Missouri, just off Hwy 54, about 10 miles north of Jefferson City. Please call or e-mail us for directions to our facility. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 1:00 - 3:00 and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 - 3:30 or by special appointment.
Callaway Hills Animal Shelter
PO Box 35
New Bloomfield, MO 65063
Phone: 573-896-4049
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