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WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF DONATIONS! One of our long term residents, Skittles, required extensive gall bladder surgery at a "specialty veterinarian clinic," While the surgery went very well, her recovery was slow and she had diarrhea for nearly 3 weeks despite using several medications. She was beginning to improve and getting back to being her old silly self when she "threw a clot." in her left shoulder. I rushed her to our own vet and was completely unprepared to hear the clot had blocked all blood flow to her right leg and the limb was completely "dead." I was even more shocked (and still broken-hearted to this day) to hear nothing could be done and she had to be humanely euthanized. It just seemed so unfair that she'd endured the difficult surgery & recovery only to lose her life.. Her vet bills total more than $4'000.00! After losing our brave little girl' we took on another badly injured dog, "Baby." This little Shih Tzu boy had been badly abused and neglected. His right eye had been punctured and a thin wire was wrapped around his left hind leg so tightly it cut through to his tendon! Thanks to the vet & staff at St. Louis County Animal Control, he has healed beautifully' although his eye did have to be removed and will be ready for adoption soon.. If you wish to make a donation, please scroll down to our " "PayPal" button and follow the simple instructions. Thank you and God bless!

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MEET OUR ADOPTABLE DOGS! We will be at the new Creve Coeur (MO.) PETCO located in Dierberg's Heritage Center at Olive Blvd. and Ross Rd., 63141. (To be announced) from 1am - 3pm in the DIERBERG's HERITAGE CENTER @ OLIVE BLVD. (Approx. 1 mile west of HWY 270 & Olive Blvd junction). This is a "MEET & GREET" ONLY, We do NOT do any on the spot adoptions.


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Angel Acres is honored to be part of the newly formed "St. Louis Petlover Coalition!" The coalition was originally brought together by a team at the Nestle Purina PetCare Co. This groundbreaking initiative represents the 1st partnership of it's kind in the St. Louis area among rescue groups, shelters, veterinary organizations and City and County health departments. For more information, please go to:

Photos from the 6/9/09 Press Conference in Keiner Plaza. Lisa Knapp, Director of Angel Acres, is directly to the left (as you look at the screen) of Mayor Slay.

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Video from the press conference. The white French Bulldog puppy is one of ours!

Angel Acres has been selected to be a Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue Ambassador. Look for our tent at Rally to Rescue events as well as other adoption events. We highly recommend feeding Purina Pro Plan made with real meats, poultry or fish. Go to to request a free sample of the new Purina Pro Plans Selects. Please visit and "LIKE" ProPlan Rally To Rescue at: Purina's support and commitment to rescue is unsurpassed and we are forever grateful for all their help.

We are always in need of good foster homes, particularly in the Creve Coeur, Olivette, Maryland Hgts., Bridgeton and surrounding areas. If you are interested in helping rescued dogs, please contact us at the email below for a foster application.

Who We Are

Angel Acres Animal Rescue is a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in the west county area of St. Louis, MO. We are dedicated to the rescue of homeless and unwanted animals and strive to place themin suitable, loving homes. We believe that pets are an important part of the family and should be treated with kindness, love and respect. We are a small, home-based operation and as such we are personally involved with every animal we have available. They are treated as members of our family until a "forever home" is found and we expect to stay in touch and build lasting friendships with all our adopters in the years to come.


Because of our personal committment to all the animals, we prefer to not adopt outside the St. Louis area unless under very special circumstances. Visitations are by appoinment only as we do use foster homes. A completed application must be approved prior to visitation (you can find the application at the top of the page). We do not adopt out puppies before 9 wks. of age and after having a 2nd set of shots as well as any other medical care needed. A spay/neuter contract or prepaid spay/neuter receipt is required for puppies too young to be altered. For this reason, we will not adopt puppies that are not already altered Out-of-State. All pets are vaccinated, heartworm tested, microchipped and dewormed (if needed) prior to adoption. Our adoption fees vary and depend on the age and breed of the pet.

Angel Acres is always in need of DONATIONS to help the animals we rescue. We not only feed and house everyone but many are in need of medical attention beyond the standard vaccinations and testing we do. We are federally tax exempt and all donations are fully tax deductible. We are happy to send acknowledgement cards for those wishing to make donations "in memory of/to honor." You may make a secure payment bycredit card via Paypal. It is simple and at no cost to you. Just click onthe donation button and follow the instructions. We greatly appreciate each and every donation!


ADOPTION FEES: Adoption fees vary and are mostly based on breed and age. We have recently increased our fees due to lack of donations and a raise in our veterinarian's prices. Our average adoption fee is $250.00 but can range from $50.00 for a senior dog to $400.00 for a purebred puppy of a desirable breed. We rely on the higher fees of puppies to help keep us running and offset the expenses of those who have required surgeries or more extensive medical procedures and those that are not as adoptable.

VISITATION: We are a private, in-home rescue that uses foster homes throughout the St. Louis area. Therefore, an approved application is required prior to arranging an appointment for visitation. Approved applicants will be notified and invited to visit the pet they are interested in. The selection process can take a fews days or a few weeks depending on the number of applicants and chosing the one(s) we feel is most suited for that particular pet. We do try to contact applicants that are not chosen, so they may move on to another pet, but it is not always possible to contact everyone. If you would like to know the status of your application, email inquiries are responded to in a prompt manner. Your patience is appreciated!

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In loving memory of our friends who have crossed "The Rainbow Bridge,"



Angel Acres Animal Rescue

St. Louis, MO
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