They all deserve a forever home...


All animals accepted by our shelter are evaluated by a licensed veterinarian to determine any medical needs. Before being made available to the public for adoption, every animal receives the following services:

  • Any needed medical treatment for illness or injury
  • De-worming
  • Flea and tick preventative
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Microchipping for identification
  • Dogs 6 months of age or older are heartworm tested/Cats 6 months of age of older are FIV/FeLV tested

Ozarks Kat and K9 Shelter is a NO-KILL facility. We will never euthanize an animal solely to make room for more animals. Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are received as space and resources allow.


Adoption fees are $150.00 for dogs/puppies ($250.00 for a pair) and $60.00 for cats/kittens ($90.00 for a pair) with an approved application. We accept cash (correct change please), checks (with proper identification) or credit/debit cards at the time of adoption.


We pride ourselves on making sure each animal in our care is placed in the best possible home for that particular animal's personality and needs. Our adoption application is used to screen potential adopters but also to encourage people to think about what it takes to be a responsible pet owner. Once you submit an adoption application, it takes an average of 24-48 hours for us to process it and get back to you with your approval status. Applications that come in over weekends or holidays may take longer to process. We do not do same day adoptions, so please submit an application to get pre-approved if you will be travelling from a longer distance to meet our pets.

If you'd like to learn more about our process, please contact the shelter office by phone 573-374-2629 or by email at