To help increase placement rates at neighboring animal shelters, the APA is transferring dogs to its own kennels.
In the past 8 weeks, 43 dogs have found new temporary homes at the APA. From Shepherds and Labs to Corgis and Malteses, the APA has brought canine companions from all over the area to its shelter in order to give adoptable dogs the best chance at a new home. The program has seen great success in its short time- more than two-thirds of all the dogs have already been adopted, and the rest are still patiently waiting for their families.
The pooches have come from several areas – both St. Louis City and St. Louis County Animal Care & Control, the recently closed Crestwood Animal Control, and others have been transported all the way from Cuba, Missouri. Often, these government-funded organizations do not have the space or resources to provide dogs with housing and care for longer periods of time. Rural shelters also have smaller pools of potential adopters. These difficulties make it especially important for agencies to collaborate when possible in order to provide the best adoption opportunities for adoptable pets.
With all the new residents at the shelter, there are quite a few dogs available to meet, so come down to the APA and welcome your new neighbors!