Want to add to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill adoptions.

Across Missouri, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home — and many are located within driving distance. In the search for your new friend, consider starting at a local adoption center like Five Acres Animal Shelter, where Rebecca the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Vixen, a Pit Bull Terrier up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Vixen
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Tempo Of The Dog Rescue, St. Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Vixen! She is a 1 year old tri-colored, American Bully. She LOVES everything! Vixen has met small children, small…” Learn more

  • Name: Hennessey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Tempo Of The Dog Rescue, St. Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Hennessey! She is a 1 year old merle, XL American Bully, aka Land Hippo, who weighs about 80 pounds….” Learn more

  • Name: POTTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Little Rays Of Sunshine Animal Rescue, St Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Border Collie
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This sweet boy is ready for his forever home! He loves playing with his foster brothers and sisters and loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Houdini
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Rebecca
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Miranda
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “This cutie is looking for a forever home with another younger kitty buddy to grow up with.” Learn more

  • Name: Amethyst
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This cat would do best as a barn cat very nervous with people.” Learn more

  • Name: Quartz
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This cat would do best as a barn cat very nervous with people.” Learn more

  • Name: Anakin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Black Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
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  • Name: Nina
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This cat would do best as a barn cat very nervous with people.” Learn more

  • Name: Obi Wan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Black Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
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  • Name: Lucy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Lucy is an adorable kitten looking for a forever home with a kitten or young cat at home to play…” Learn more

  • Name: Serena
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Serena is a beautiful girl looking for a forever home with her sister, Venus.” Learn more

  • Name: Ricky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Ricky is an adorable kitten looking for a forever home with a kitten or young cat at home to play…” Learn more

  • Name: Anchor
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “This cutie is looking for a forever home with another younger kitty buddy to grow up with.” Learn more

  • Name: Case
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Case is an adorable kitten looking for a forever home with another kitten or young cat at home to play…” Learn more

  • Name: Ferb
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Ferb! I’m a typical energetic black lab, who just wants to be with you wherever you go! I’m…” Learn more

  • Name: John Deer
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “John Deer is an adorable kitten looking for a forever home with another kitten or young cat at home to…” Learn more

  • Name: Venus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Venus is a beautiful girl looking for a forever home with her sister, Serena.” Learn more

  • Name: Melba
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Melba is a sweet cat looking for a forever home.” Learn more

  • Name: Confetti
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “This gorgeous girl wont last long! She is very affectionate and sweet with people.” Learn more

  • Name: Violet
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Cobra
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This cutie is looking for a forever home with another younger kitty buddy” Learn more

  • Name: Gretchen
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
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  • Name: Amber
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Russet
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Satina
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Karen
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
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  • Name: Cady
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Ruby Lou
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Viper
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “This cutie is looking for a forever home with another younger kitty buddy” Learn more

  • Name: Yukon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Regina
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
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  • Name: Selma
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Clark
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: Genevieve
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Tater Tot
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This cutie is looking for a forever family as your one and only” Learn more

  • Name: Helen
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This beauty is looking for a quiet home to call her own. She came in very shy, but has made…” Learn more

  • Name: Rascal
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mo Min Pin Rescue, Hazelwood, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “**We do not arrange transport for our dogs. You would be required to come to us to pick up your…” Learn more

  • Name: Wyatt
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mo Min Pin Rescue, Hazelwood, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Bolognese
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “**We do not arrange transport for our dogs. You would be required to come to us to pick up your…” Learn more

  • Name: Lightning
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Mercy Hospice, St. Louis, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Lightning was brought home by her human and a few weeks later he entered hospice and had since passed on….” Learn more

  • Name: Obsidian
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Missouri House Rabbit Society, P.O. Box 6362, Chesterfield, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, New Zealand
  • Description: “We have MANY more bunnies that have not yet been listed. Please fill out an application on our website www.morabbit.org…” Learn more

  • Name: Marshmellow and Snowball
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Missouri House Rabbit Society, P.O. Box 6362, Chesterfield, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Holland Lop
  • Description: “We have MANY more bunnies that have not yet been listed. Please fill out an application on our website www.morabbit.org…” Learn more

  • Name: Tyia
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Missouri House Rabbit Society, P.O. Box 6362, Chesterfield, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Chinchilla
  • Description: “We have MANY more bunnies that have not yet been listed. Please fill out an application on our website www.morabbit.org…” Learn more

  • Name: Dana and Deana
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Missouri House Rabbit Society, P.O. Box 6362, Chesterfield, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Chinchilla
  • Description: “We have MANY more bunnies that have not yet been listed. Please fill out an application on our website www.morabbit.org…” Learn more

  • Name: Clover Rose
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Missouri House Rabbit Society, P.O. Box 6362, Chesterfield, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Lionhead Flemish Giant Mix
  • Description: “We have MANY more bunnies that have not yet been listed. Please fill out an application on our website www.morabbit.org…” Learn more

  • Name: Brownie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Country Acres Rescue, 739 Weidman Road, Manchester, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Brownie and his siblings were born in our care in April. Their mom was found at a barn. Brownie is…” Learn more

  • Name: Pixie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Country Acres Rescue, 739 Weidman Road, Manchester, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Pixie and her siblings were born in our care in April. Their mom was found at a barn. Pixie is…” Learn more

  • Name: Gianni
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Humane Society Of Missouri, O’Fallon, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “The ‘G’ Squad This litter of five are from Bowling Green. As with most rural shelters lots of unwanted critters…” Learn more

  • Name: Geordi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Humane Society Of Missouri, O’Fallon, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “The ‘G’ Squad This litter of five are from Bowling Green. As with most rural shelters lots of unwanted critters…” Learn more

  • Name: Geneva
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Humane Society Of Missouri, O’Fallon, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “The ‘G’ Squad This litter of five are from Bowling Green. As with most rural shelters lots of unwanted critters…” Learn more

  • Name: Puma
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Humane Society Of Missouri, O’Fallon, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Puma is a sleek and handsome fella who reminds us of an exotic cat with his long legs, lean body…” Learn more

  • Name: Murray
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Humane Society Of Missouri, O’Fallon, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Murray is one of the sweetest, most gentle-natured kitties you will ever meet! He was rescued from a trailer park…” Learn more

  • Name: Gallegos
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Humane Society Of Missouri, O’Fallon, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Kitten Connection Heartland took in a small litter of bottle babies from another local rescue and they are now ready…” Learn more

  • Name: Gisela
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Humane Society Of Missouri, O’Fallon, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Kitten Connection Heartland took in a small litter of bottle babies from another local rescue and they are now ready…” Learn more