Ozarks Kat and K9 Shelter (OKK9) in Sunrise Beach, Missouri is a charitable 501(c)3, non-profit no-kill shelter that takes in various stray, lost, abandoned, or surrendered dogs and cats. OKK9 relies solely on the proceeds from our thrift store, grants and donations from the public to care for our animals. The thrift store sales and public donations are also the driving force behind our ability to offer a low-cost spay and neuter financial assistance program, which serves and greatly benefits our areas' domestic animal population. We are not city or state funded and all donations are tax deductible. We rescue approximately 500+ dogs and cats per year and help countless others through our community programs. Your donations change the lives of so many animals who would otherwise not have a chance. ​


Our organization was organized in 1986 and incorporated in 1989 under the name Society for the Treatment of Abandoned and Fractured Friends (S.T.A.F.F.). We later made the change to Ozarks Kat and K9 to better reflect what we do and easily identify ourselves as a dog and cat shelter. Although our volunteers and employees are few, they are a mighty and passionate team of individuals. If you or anyone you know is interested in helping us, come to our facilities at 17290 MO Hwy 5 North, Sunrise Beach, MO 65079, just south of the Sunrise Beach/Laurie city limits line, or call us at 573-374-2629.


Come visit us today!

We serve the following areas in the State of Missouri:

  • Camdenton
  • Eldon
  • Ivy Bend
  • Laurie
  • Osage Beach
  • Stover
  • Sunrise Beach
  • Versailles


Our Board of Directors meets monthly on the last Wednesday of the month. Meetings are held at 10:00am at the shelter building and the public is welcome to attend. Please watch our Facebook page and/or the Calendar of Events on the home page of this website for announcements regarding change of date, time or venue for these meetings.



President - Mark Engstrom

Vice President - Linda Hamman-Mathews

Secretary - Michele Elliott Baldus

Co-Treasurer - Cindy Eaton

Co-Treasurer - Joan Willcott

Member - Roger Loehr

Member - Peggy Jackson


​* To rescue, find homes for, and improve the lives of homeless dogs and cats.

* To provide support and education to our community through our low-cost spay/neuter assistance program, emergency vet bill assistance, and pet food pantry.

* To protect and advocate for companion animals in need, and to build a humane community that promotes compassion and seeks to strengthen the human-animal bond.

* To promote the humane treatment of animals through education, advocacy and services.