CMHS is devoted to putting pets with people. Please keep in mind that our goal is to create forever matches with members of our community; owning an animal is a lifelong commitment! Deciding on an animal to bring into your home is a process that we nurture from your first click on our website, to walking out our door with your new best friend.

When you adopt a pet from CMHS, your new furry family member will be fixed, up to date on their shots, microchipped, and you’ll get a free bag of pet food and a complimentary visit to a local veterinarian! 

The Adoption Process:

1.  Come in and take a look at our wonderful animals or view them online.

2.  Fill out an adoption application at the shelter. If you are interested in adopting an animal that is currently in a foster home, you can fill out an application via link on their profile page.

3.  ”Interview” with one of our trained adoption counselors.  This process helps to ensure that the animal in consideration is not only the best fit for you, but for the animal as well.  Interviews are held during our hours of operation: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday & 12:00-3 p.m. on Sunday.

4.  Please make sure to have your drivers license or proof of your current residency with you.***PLEASE NOTE*** If you rent we will need to verify with your landlord that you are allowed to have pets. It’s that simple!  You are just a few short steps away from adopting your new best friend! (Out of town adopters: please fill out our online adoption application. Interviews will be conducted over the phone once we have received your application. Sorry, but we cannot ship animals.)

Adoption holds

Holds are allowed to be placed on animals that are adoptable or still on stray hold for a non-refundable $25 fee. For more information, please call the shelter at 573 443 7387.


Click here to learn about adopting a cat with Feline Immunodeficiency Virius (FIV)