The St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center’s second annual Canine Carnival is scheduled from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, July 7. This free, family-friendly event features festivities to celebrate “Man’s Best Friend.”
Located at 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters [across from St. Charles Community College], the Pet Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. As an added convenience, the facility is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays.
To view pets available for adoption, visit sccmo.org/pets. Dogs of all ages, sizes, colors and breeds are available for adoption through the facility. The standard $60 fee includes a health examination, initial vaccinations, spay or neuter, microchipping and other services that are not always included when adopting elsewhere. Last year, the Pet Adoption Center found loving homes for more than 2,000 animals [including about 900 dogs] through adoption. The adoption team strives to collect a history of the animal, to treat medical issues and to assess temperament, so these pets can make a smooth transition into their new homes. Staff help interested visitors select the best pet for their family, allow time for interaction before adoption, and provide suggestions on becoming a good pet parent.
Canine Carnival activities include a special adoption rate of $30 for all dogs ages 2 and older, animal demonstrations and owner discussions, carnival games, including “Dunk the Animal Control Officer,” bean bag toss and more.