Want to add a new member to your family and do something good for the St. Charles community at the same time? Perhaps it’s finally time to adopt a pet! Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in the St. Charles area have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home across Missouri — and many are located near you. In the search for a lovable new family pet, consider beginning at a local adoption center like Five Acres Animal Shelter, where Oikos 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 in permanent homes.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create 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 Bella, a Mixed Breed 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: Bella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Little Rays Of Sunshine Animal Rescue, St Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Miss Bella is such a sweet girl! She loves playing with her toys and letting you know when she needs…” Learn more

  • Name: Skully
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Border Collie Rottweiler Mix
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  • Name: Yoplait
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Orange Collar Yoplait is an adorable kitten looking for his forever home with another kitten or a young friend at…” Learn more

  • Name: Chobani
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “This beauty has an amazing personality to match her good looks. Chobani is sweet as can be, and will do…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Mallory
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Mallory is a friendly girl looking for a forever home.” Learn more

  • Name: Marabel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Marabel is a beautiful girl looking for a forever home.” Learn more

  • Name: Barnacle Bill
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Border Collie Rottweiler Mix
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  • Name: Jasper
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Jasper is an adorable kitten looking for a forever home with a kitten or another cat at home!” Learn more

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

  • Name: Percy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Hello! I’m Percy! I’m a fun loving little guy who just got to the shelter from southern MO where I…” Learn more

  • Name: Francesca
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Francesca is a shy girl looking for a family that will spoil her. She does great with other cats and…” Learn more

  • Name: Mr. Pibb
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “This cutie is looking for a forever home with another younger kitty buddy to help build some confidence.” Learn more

  • Name: Julius Caesar
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Cleopatra and Julius Caesar are two shy kittens looking for their forever home. These sweethearts would prefer to be adopted…” Learn more

  • Name: Tyson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Cardigan Welsh Corgi Mix
  • Description: “Looking for a chill adventure buddy? Well, I’m your guy! I guarantee you won’t find another like me- I’m calm,…” Learn more

  • Name: Kimchee
  • 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: Matilda
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Matilida is new to the shelter and we are still getting to know her personality. Come meet this sweetheart today!” Learn more

  • Name: Tomato
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hi there, I’m Tomato! I Love to play frisbee and ball! I may not give it back to you though,…” Learn more

  • Name: Braxton
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This handsome boy is new to our shelter. We are still getting to know him.” Learn more

  • Name: Dew
  • 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 help build some confidence.” Learn more

  • Name: Freya
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Anatolian Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hey there! I’m Freya! I was surrendered by my family because they didn’t expect me to get as big as…” Learn more

  • Name: Mary-Kate
  • 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
  • Description: “Mary-Kate is a sweet kitten looking for a forever home. She is good with cats, dogs, and kids.” Learn more

  • Name: Ashley
  • 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
  • Description: “Ashley is a sweet kitten looking for a forever home. She is good with cats, dogs, and kids.” Learn more

  • Name: Cleopatra
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Five Acres Animal Shelter, Saint Charles, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Cleopatra and Julius Caesar are two shy kittens looking for their forever home. These sweethearts would prefer to be adopted…” Learn more

  • Name: Melody
  • 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: Jewel
  • 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: Sprite
  • 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 help build some confidence.” Learn more

  • Name: Chi Chi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All About Paws, Bridgeton, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Pomeranian
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Well, hi there! I’m Chi Chi, just a shy sweet puffball 7-year-old Pomeranian girl who loves to snuggle. I’ll keep…” Learn more

  • Name: Uraina
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mo Min Pin Rescue, Hazelwood, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Yorkshire Terrier
  • 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: BRODY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: St Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: VALENTINE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: St Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever
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  • Name: VINCENT
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: A427348
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: St Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: SADIE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: A427670
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: St Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: NORMAN
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: O’MALLEY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: FRIDA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: A427671
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: St Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: CALLIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: St Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
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  • Name: MAKALU
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: MIKEY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: MAZU
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Charles County Pet Adoption Center, 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: YIN
  • Species: Mouse
  • Location: Humane Society Of Missouri St Louis County, 11660 Administration Dr, St. Louis, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Mouse
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  • Name: DUKE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Missouri St Louis County, 11660 Administration Dr, St. Louis, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: ANGELICA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Missouri St Louis County, 11660 Administration Dr, St. Louis, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Boxer
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  • Name: CHEERIO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Missouri St Louis County, 11660 Administration Dr, St. Louis, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: FRANCESCA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Missouri St Louis County, 11660 Administration Dr, St. Louis, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: FELICIA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Missouri St Louis County, 11660 Administration Dr, St. Louis, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: FELICITY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Missouri St Louis County, 11660 Administration Dr, St. Louis, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: CLEOPATRA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Missouri St Louis County, 11660 Administration Dr, St. Louis, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: YANG
  • Species: Mouse
  • Location: Humane Society Of Missouri St Louis County, 11660 Administration Dr, St. Louis, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Mouse
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  • Name: SNICKERS
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Missouri St Louis County, 11660 Administration Dr, St. Louis, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: SCARLETT
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Missouri St Louis County, 11660 Administration Dr, St. Louis, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: MILES
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Missouri St Louis County, 11660 Administration Dr, St. Louis, MO
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more