Animal Services

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Where can I view adoptable pets online?

You can view our adoptable pet by clicking here.

How can I meet and adoptable pet that I have seen online?

Fill out the Pre-Adoption Survey and email it to petadoptions@indepmo.org.  You can list a specific animal you are interested in, or if you are unsure, you can simply list dog or cat.  Once your survey is received, an Adoption Counselor will contact you to discuss the animal's personality and to schedule a meet and greet. 

What are the fees to adopt a pet from the shelter?
  • Dogs over 8 months: $125 - $200
  • Puppies: $200
  • Cats over 8 months: $50
  • Kittens: $125
  • Rabbits: $45
  • Other Small Animals: $10 - $45
What is included in the adoption fee?

Dogs are spayed or neutered, dewormed, tested for heartworm, microchipped and are given flea and heart worm preventative.  Dogs over 4 months of age are also given a 1-year rabies vaccination.

Cats are spayed or neutered, dewormed, tested for feline leukemia/FIV/heartworm, microchipped and are given flea preventative.  Cats over 4 months of age are also given a 1-year rabies vaccination.

 What other expenses should I expect at the time of adoption?

For everyone's safety, all dogs must have a properly fitted collar and leash to leave the shelter and cats must be in a secure carrier.  We have a nice selection of collars, harnesses, leashes, crates, cat carriers, toys, litter boxes, litter, food and other supplies available in our retail store.  Our retails supplies are competitively priced and make it convenient to do your shopping at the time of adoption so you are all set to take your newly adopted friend straight home to avoid stressful trips to purchase supplies immediately following adoption.

 

 

 

Independence Animal Services

21001 E 78 Highway, Independence, MO 64057
Phone(816) 325-7207

ADOPTION CENTER

 

By appointment only

INTAKE

(for stray animal drop-off) 

By Appointment Only

LOST PET CENTER

(to reclaim your lost pet)

By appointment only

FIELD SERVICES

Call (816) 325-7205 and press the option to be transferred to a Police dispatcher.