A Better Life for Cats in St. Louis

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Animal House AdoptionsFinding your ideal cat is a fun and exciting process. It’s also something that we take seriously here at Animal House. We find our cats forever families by helping you find the right feline for you, your family, and your lifestyle. Learn about the steps in our adoption process below. Please note:  We adopt to families within a 60 mile radius. 

Still want to help our kitties find a home but can’t adopt at this time? Click on the ‘Donate’ button below to help cover adoption fees for families who are ready to commit to our cats.

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Meet Your Match

We have more than 200 unique, adoptable cats in our care. Visit them on AdoptaPet or PetFinder before meeting them nose-to-whisker at Animal House.

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Kitty of the Month: Lavender

Meet our Kitty of the Month, Lavender!

Name: Lavender
Sex: Female
DOB: 2011
Breed: Grey / silver / blue domestic shorthair

 

Animal House received a call from a concerned home health aide back in 2012 who said her client had been feeding a cat living outside, underneath the house. We immediately packed up our things and hit the road, eager to get the cat to a safe indoor space as soon as possible.

Once we got to the home, we found the cat to be so fierce, frightened, and full of youthful energy that we had to trap her. When we finally contained, we took her straight to the vet where she was spayed and began to settle down…but just a little bit. Her experience on the streets had obviously shaken her to the core, making it difficult for her to trust that her new future would not be the same tumultuous journey.

Our staff and volunteers focused their energy on making her feel comfortable and safe. She needed to shed her past life and focus on her bright new future. While it took her five years to do so, we are proud to say that she has fully embraced her new life and is more relaxed than ever before! She has been socializing well with our other cats for the past year and currently resides in one of our community rooms.

Lavender’s story is a prime example of our staff’s willingness to take in cats who may require extra time and effort, as well as their devotion to the betterment of every cat. We all understood that the road traveled with Lavender would be a long one, but we knew it would be worth it <3

We’re elated to say that Lavender is ready for her forever family! We believe she will do well with a family who has experience with cats and perhaps even other cats in the house. She will flourish with a space for her to romp around and just be herself 😊

Come visit with Lavender today at our adoption center! 2151 59th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Our adoption hours are:

Wed: 1 – 7 pm
Thurs & Fri: 11 am – 3 pm
Sat: 12 – 4 pm

Click on Lavender’s picture to learn more about our other cats and kittens who are ready to find their forever families!

 

Over the past 7 years, we have helped hundreds of cats find permanent, loving homes.
Click the button below to read some of their Purrfect Ending stories! 

 

 

 

                 The Next Member of Your Family is Waiting to be Found!

Step 1

Visit Us
We’re thrilled you’re considering taking the first step: a visit to our adoption center. Animal House is open Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment. See the bottom of this page for our hours and address.

Step 2

Applying
You’ll fill out an application and talk about the kind of cat you have in mind with an adoption coordinator. They know each of our 200+ cats and can help you focus on those that are ideal for your life and home.

Step 3

Matchmaking
You and your new cat will live together for a lifetime, so this step is important. You’ll have one-on-one quality time with potential matches. You could make a connection instantly, or it may take a few visits.

Step 4

Vet Appointment
Once you’ve selected your cat or kitten, we ready them for the move into your home with a final wellness visit to the vet, plus micro-chipping and vaccinations if needed. This takes a day or two. Please be patient!

Step 5

Home Visit
We will work with your schedule to hand deliver your new family member and help smooth the transition. Any additional paperwork is completed at this time and the $125 adoption fee is collected.

Your adoption is officially complete at the end of your home visit, but it’s just the beginning of happily ever after for you and your new cat. Click here to read about AH kitties who have found their forever homes!

Your Home Could Be A Forever Home

Animal House believes in responsible adoption, because it’s what leads to the successful placement of cats in forever homes. Our adoption process supports this, helping to ensure that potential adopters are fully prepared for the commitment they are making, in both time and resources. During our adoption process, we help you find the right feline-human chemistry for a long-term relationship. We also help you make sure that it’s the right time in life for you to bring a new cat into your home

We recommend adopting when your life is reasonably routine. This is because adoptions are life-changing not just for cats, but for you too. So if you have a move, vacation, wedding, divorce, new baby, home construction or other major life event on the horizon, please consider adopting when that event has passed and life is back to normal. This will ensure you and your new cat have the very best start for your lifelong relationship.

Please Note: For the safety and security of the cats in our care, we adopt to individuals age 24 and older.

Kitten Policy

 Animal House recognizes the value in a baby cat staying with a consistent caretaker in the early stages of life, so we do not adopt kittens until they are at least 12 weeks old. Kittens raised by their mother or surrogate caretaker are healthier and better adjusted overall, growing into pets that are a joy to have for a lifetime, through all ages and stages.

Nestlé Purina sponsors Animal House’s food and litter. Click here to learn more about Purina.

 

 

Adoption Hours

If visiting to adopt, please come at least 30 min prior to closing.

Wednesday 1 pm – 7 pm
Thursday 11 am – 3 pm
Friday 11 am – 3 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm

Or by appointment, just email us.

Our Location

2151 59th Street
St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 531-4626
animalhouse@stlcats.org

We’re in The Hill neighborhood, located just a block Southeast of Hampton Avenue and I-44.

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