Paw it Forward

Sponsor the adoption fee for one of our adoptable shelter animals

Here's how it works!


  1. A volunteer, staff, adopter, business organization, school, or anyone can pick a dog or a cat that he/she wants to sponsor the adoption fee, which is $100.00.

  2. If you don't have a specific animal in mind, you can always check out our list of adoptable pets, or let CARE staff pick one for you!

  3. When someone comes in to adopt the pet that you chose, we will let them know that you sponsored the adoption fee. Most of the time, based on our experience, the adopter will pay it forward- typically donating $50 to sponsor another animal. And it goes on and on!

  4. Paw It Forward enables those who want to adopt an animal but can't afford the fee to take the animal home.

Center for Animal Rescue & Enrichment of St. Louis | 2700 Walnut Place, St. Louis, MO 63103

General Inquiries: (314) 818-2000 |

Weekday Hours: 1 pm - 6 pm

Weekend Hours: 11 am - 5 pm


MEDIA INQUIRIES ONLY: 314-252-0427 or
This number does not have the ability to check animal
availability or status, stray reports or animal

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