Jefferson City Animal Shelter

Our Adoptable Pet List

Who We Are

The Jefferson City Police Department is responsible for maintaining and operating the Jefferson City Animal Shelter. Check out our website at

Adopting a friend

Adoptions are on a first come, first served basis. The shelter will not hold animals. We have a very quick turn around, but we will make every effort to keep the website up-to-date. However, if you are interested in a particular animal, you may want to call the shelter before you visit, just to make sure. If you are a rescue group, please contact us with your information. We are very lucky and have a Puppies for Parole at the local prison. The inmates care for dogs that need to learn manners and simple commands. We have not had to put a dog down for time or space in over 2 years. We appreciate rescues, but do not like taking a spot for a dog that is going to be euthanized at another shelter that is overcrowded.

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).

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.

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.

All animals are spayed and neutered prior to adoption.

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.

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

Come Visit Us!

The Jefferson City Animal Shelter is located at 2308 Hyde Park Rd. in Jefferson City, Missouri. The shelter is open Monday - Saturday, 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm.
Jefferson City Animal Shelter
2308 Hyde Park Road

Jefferson City, MO 651019
Phone: 573-634-6429

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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