Best 29 Animal Shelters in House Springs, MO with Reviews -

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By: Bonnie S.
Open Door Animal Sanctuary
I was in search for the best dog for our family and for our Golden doodle puppy for months. I visited the Open Door Animal Sanctuary many times during my search. I was able to go back to where they kept the dogs and I was so impressed with how nice and clean it was and how much freedom was given to the dogs. It touched my heart to see that some of the senior dogs were not in cages but in a comfortable area with dog beds and they were walking freely. This shelter is truly amazing! There are several large yards with baby pools and tons of toys for the dogs to play with. There is an amazing dream house for cats with every comfort a cat could ever want. The staff was so helpful and allowed me to bring my dog several times to meet a few dogs. They had a trainer introduce them in a large yard and gave me lots of info on their interactions. Finally we found our little man and to make sure that it would vwork they allowed me to come several times to visit with him and for him to get to know my dog. They were so accommodating because they really love these animals and wnant them to have the best home. I now have my newcvdog and he is amazing! Him and my other dog have become best friends and we are all so happy. I cannot say enough good about this shelter! I know they have strict rules but it is clear that their main concern is giving these animals the best home.
By: Craig Z.
Open Door Animal Sanctuary
I went to ODAS looking for a dog and had 3 that I wanted to look at but the young Lady behind the counter (Emily) must of had me pegged because she wanted me to look at pictures of other dogs , so I did kinda halfheartedly until she reached down and went to one pg in particular and there was this picture of a mixed Bull/Boxer and she said This is the dog for you after a few minutes I agreed to see him,I also asked if he got along with cat's and she said we will find out. So they brought the dog right on in , well he just walked up sniffed 1 cat and went on about his sniffing around and didn't give the cat a second thought ,we then took him outside to visit for a little bit. After a short time I decided I would take him,she took me back in I filled out directions to my place and they told me alittle more about him ,Like how stubborn he was ,I told her that the dog just met his match .. well they came and approved me on sat 2 wks ago and they were right HE IS STUBBORN, SO AM I, we have been playing each other ,The end result is I had to learn him and he had to learn me and now it's starting to work slowly but it will get better . As far as their surprise Rules they have them for a reason and if you can't live with them Oh Well .......... I'm happy !!!!
Tips & Advices
Most city and county shelters offer affordable spay/neuter services. SPCA and Humane Society shelters also are known for their low-cost spay/neuter programs.
Shelters typically offer spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping and some essential medical treatment (deworming, mange treatment) to animals being adopted from the shelter. For other veterinary services, you will need to find a vet.
No-kill and low-kill shelters will state it in their online profile and other official materials. They will usually explain what their process/policy is for looking after the animals in their care. These are also known as “limited admission” shelters because they are usually at full capacity most or all of the time. Also, they often work with rescue organizations or county Animal Services authorities to accommodate animals living in inhumane conditions, abandoned or injured animals.
Anyone can bring a lost animal to a county or municipal shelter. However, private shelters affiliated with rescues often will not accept animals, whether lost or surrendered by owners. Shelters with low-kill policies often have a limited admission capability.
Adopting an adult dog from a county or city shelter usually costs $75-$100. Young adult purebreds and puppies often have a higher adoption fee.  The fee to adopt a cat is usually about $50– sometimes with discounts if one new owner adopts two cats. The adoption fee usually covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery and essential vaccinations.

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