Our Services


Our adoption fee includes: Spay or Neuter, all vaccinations and rabies, and micro-chipping. Please call 573-348-4411 for more information.


Dogwood Animal Shelter, I've been wanting to tell you for a while now how happy we were to adopt one of your dogs. We adopted the male beagle/lab mix Goofy (who we renamed Roskoe) at the beginning of 2009 from Dogwood, and we have never looked back. I have owned dogs before, but always purebred labs and was nervous to adopt a dog who may or may not have a shady past and potential behavior problems. I was so wrong. Roskoe is the best dog I have ever owned. He has the best little personality — loving, patient and curious. He makes my husband and I laugh like nothing else. He was the perfect addition to our family. Because of you and Roskoe, I tell everyone I know when they are looking for a new pet to go to local animal shelters. Thank you for making it easy to adopt him and doing what you do. Attached you'll find one of my favorite pictures of Roskoe and another of our family just months after we adopted him.
Charlotte Atchley

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Low Cost Spay / Neuter

Providing low cost spay and neuter surgeries as a humane approach to reducing our community’s pet overpopulation problem is an important part of Dogwood’s mission. The clinic is located in the medical wing of the shelter facility, and is open to the public each week. Appointments are scheduled, based on veterinarian availability. Costs vary according to the animal’s weight and other variables. Please call 573-348-4411 for information or to book an appointment.


Low Cost Obedience Classes

Obedience training is essential for every pet dog!
Obedience training establishes you as the pack leader. Putting a leash on your canine and teaching just one command communicates this leadership to your pet. Our pet dogs are more than willing to work and live in harmony with us, as long as they know their position in the pack. If the owner doesn't establish the leadership role, the pet dog could develop unwanted behavior (jumping, biting, barking, soiling in the house, etc.).

Obedience training can correct and solve most behavior problems.
Canine bad behavior develops for many different reasons. However, it can be corrected and resolved with basic obedience training. Teach your dog to follow commands and work for praise, and you'll see a new personality develop. By teaching obedience, we learn to communicate with our canine, and our pet responds with acceptable behavior.

Obedience training increases the bond and companionship between owner and dog.
After your training sessions become routine, you will start to understand and interpret your dog's behavior as wants and needs. Your training sessions will promote teamwork to your canine. This teamwork attitude will transfer directly into the home, where good behavior is most important.

Obedience training makes your pet dog feel necessary to the pack.
Your canine is promoting the life of the pack in his eyes and mind by working commands. Every service dog, celebrity dog, and show dog, past and future, started with simple obedience training. This is groundwork for every pet dog.

Obedience training teaches our pet dog how to think and to problem solve better.
As you train your canine, you will notice an intelligence level increase. Your dog will perform commands without being asked, walk on your left side naturally, and greet guests without jumping. These are things that every obedience trained canine should do.

Make a new friend today. Obedience train your pet dog!

Classes start soon inside at Dogwood Animal Shelter! Call 573-348-4411 for more information.


Group Tours

Group tours are available by calling the Shelter Manager at 573-348-4411. We have hosted all age groups from preschoolers to assisted living organizations. We can tailor your visit to meet your needs. Come see what we're all about at Dogwood Animal Shelter!


Fully Equipped Kitchen & Banquet Hall

Our 1700 square foot Banquet Hall has its own separate entrance and restrooms. It includes a fully equipped kitchen, WIFI and plenty of electrical outlets to accommodate your audio/visual equipment. Perfect for birthday parties, family reunions, wedding receptions, crafting exhibits, business meetings or other gatherings. For more information, call us at 573-348-4411.

Spacious Community Room

Full Service Kitchen



Bingo games are held each Wednesday afternoon in the Dogwood Animal Shelter Community Room to help raise much needed funds for the no-kill shelter.
Doors open @ 11:30, Games start @ 12:30
Home baked goodies & beverages are available
Dogwood's Pet of The Week meets and greets the crowd during intermission!
Smoke free environment.


Thousands of pets each year become accidentally lost. Most of them never make it back home. Give your pet all the advantages you can! Microchipping is convenient and permanent. The information that will lead your pet back to you is registered nationally and can be accessed by most local law enforcement agencies, veterinary offices and animal shelters. Installing the microchip is a simple injection and only takes a moment. If you’d like more information or want to make an appointment, please call 573-348-4411.