Precious is a spunky 8-week-old kitten that will keep you entertained for hours! She loves to play and get attention from her people! Precious is a confident, curious and fun-loving kitten that any family would be lucky to have.

Fred is a big, happy lab mix that came to the shelter as a stray in April. Now Fred is participating in the Puppies for Parole program and is learning all kinds of great things. Fred is leash-trained, crate-trained and housetrained. He knows commands: sit, lie down, stay, come, shake and rol…

Would you just look at our handsome fella, Mochi. This little bit is a 3-year-old pit bull mix and he’s in BIG need of a family to reassure him and boost his confidence. He is timid and unsure at the moment, but we know getting into a quiet home filled with love and patience is just what the…

Kisses, also known around these parts as Mama Joyce, is a devoted mom of five. As much as she loves her kittens, she is so ready for them to leave the nest so she can start anew. This girl has a purr that never stops. She’s so relaxed that even an accidental pull of the tail by a baby doesn’…

Check out THIS lowrider! Shorty is the perfect size at 42 pounds and although his stature may be small, his BIG smile makes up for it! Shorty can be a little sassy in his kennel at times, but his sour patch kid tendencies turn sweet once he’s out and about. This boy is eager to please with t…

Cane is an adorable 2-year-old pit bull mix that came to the shelter as a stray in late April. He is people-oriented and thrives on affection. Cane says “no thanks” to living with cats or small critters. He also will admit he is very picky about his dog friends and a meet-and-greet before ad…

Jelly here, looking for my peanut butter. I’m not sure what happened to me to end up at the shelter. What I do know is that this environment is no place for a lady my age. Jelly is, unfortunately, heartworm positive. She can go to a home for foster with the intent to adopt once her treatment…

Meet Tate. He is an energetic and fun-loving Lab mix that is about 1 1/2 years old. He has done great with other dogs and wouldn’t mind a fur brother or sister. Tate is an active guy and will want a family that will take him on walks and play with him.

Dave is a 1-year-old American bulldog mix. He came to the shelter in very poor shape, and after some TLC he is ready to find his happily ever after. We learned quickly that Dave is extremely people-oriented and LOVES affection. Dave is looking for a family that will take him on all their adv…

Meet Vegas, named after a city as glitzy and fun as she is. Vegas is house-trained, crate-trained, leash-trained and knows all her basic commands. Vegas is looking for an active family that will take her on all their adventures.

Frank is a gentle, loving 5-year-old dog who craves companionship, but sadly he has been overlooked because he is a black pit bull. He is now a Puppies for Parole dog and is housetrained, crate-trained, leash-trained and knows all his basic commands, and the shelter is hoping this will get h…

This cat could not be more beautiful. Luigi is an almost show-cat perfect. He is a healthy and calm 2-year-old, black longish-haired male with big gold eyes and white whiskers. Come meet this sweet boy. Meet Jack Jack. He’s only 7 months old and hoping to find a forever home. Tiny humans? No…

Duke is a handsome and confident 11-month-old Husky mix. He is looking for a family that is active and has plenty of time to play with him and go on adventures. Duke loves to play with other dogs but shouldn’t live with cats or children under 10 years old.

If you’re in the market for a barn cat, April is your girl. She’s a young thing at just 10 months old but whatever has happened in her short time on Earth has left her jaded when it comes to forming bonds. April may not be suited to be a best friend, but she’s sure to be happy to work on the farm.

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No reason to be superstitious of this guy! Taboo is just over 2 years old and found himself at the shelter after his previous owners’ housing situation changed and they could no longer have pets. Volunteers say he is very affectionate and hopes to find himself in a new home soon!

Gravy is a vocal and independent kitten. He loves to explore, climb and jump around. He is very curious and quick to react. Gravy would love another animal his size to play with and help him figure out the world. He can be timid and scared of new animals, but with time and slow introductions…

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Mia is a 9-month-old pit bull mix that weighs about 42 pounds. She found herself at the animal shelter when her owner no longer wanted her. Mia was quickly selected to participate in the “Puppies for Parole” program so that she could gain some confidence and social skills. She can be timid a…

Sydney is a 2-year-old tabby female waiting for her forever home. This sweet girl is easygoing, curious and loves sitting at the front of her kennel to check out what’s going on around her. She will be a fun cat to have around if you are looking for a buddy to keep you company while staying …

Duce is a heeler mix believed to be around 2 years old. One of the St. Joseph Animal Shelter volunteers spent some time with him recently and said the volunteers couldn’t have given him a better review. “‘Sit,’ ‘shake’ and ‘down’ ... right off the bat! We sat down and snuggled together, fini…

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Sara is a 5-year-old husky with lots of love to give! She is affectionate, energetic and very smart! This sweet girl is participating in the ‘Puppies for Parole’ program and is doing awesome! Before she goes home with her forever family she will be: crate-trained, housetrained, leash-trained…

Meet Julio, a 1-year-old shepherd/border collie mix who is everything you want in a dog wrapped up in one. Intelligent, affectionate and so handsome, this guy will be sure to steal your heart. Julio loves to spend time playing outside, enjoys ear scratches and pets and will make an excellent…

Krabs is a young guy who obviously had some troubles living life on the streets. At just 4 months old, he came to the shelter with some patchy hair and a tummy full of worms. He’s been through treatment for his medical issues and is now ready to find a home where he can live a life of luxury…

Drew is a 1-year-old Lab mix who weighs about 50 pounds. He came to the shelter when his owner could no longer care for him. Drew was then selected to participate in the ‘Puppies for Parole’ program and has been at the Western Reception Diagnostic Correctional Center living with his handler …

Kano is a handsome pittie boy whose eyes look like pools of honey. He found himself at the shelter when his owner could no longer care for him. Kano is just under 2 years old and is said to know “sit” and “down.” His previous owner indicated he is housebroken and gets along with kids and oth…

Garfield is a 7-month-old male kitty that was relinquished to the shelter by his owner. He is a little on the shy side, but once he warms up to you he is very loving. According to the previous owner, Garfield has lived with other cats and dogs as well, and he is litterbox trained.

Penny came to foster care with her kittens and was unsure of the environment initially. She quickly warmed up and it is hard to believe it is the same cat. She loves to affectionately rub against people. She constantly purrs and wants attention. She has blossomed into an affectionate beautif…

Carly is a 2-year-old female cat that came to the shelter as a stray. She has a beautiful medium-length coat and bright eyes. Carly loves people and is very affectionate. She doesn’t appear to be fond of dogs but may warm up to smaller or calmer canines with a proper introduction.

Didi is a 1-year-old tabby cat with beautiful swirl markings on her sides. She successfully raised her five kittens and is ready to find her own forever home. She loves to play, make biscuits with her paws, take long naps and sleep next to her foster humans.

Marvin is a 1-year-old male cat that came to the shelter as a stray. He is currently enjoying life in the catio, where he takes lots of naps in a sunny spot and socializes with his feline friends. Marvin loves people and should fit in well with any family!

Fiesta is a 1-year-old calico cat that came to the shelter as a stray. Fiesta is very fearful here at the shelter but has made progress with a few staff members and volunteers. We feel that while Fiesta is tolerant of people and able to build relationships, she may never be a social flower. …

Benz is a 2-year-old male cat that found himself at the shelter after his owner passed away. He is a big fella weighing in at 14 pounds, and he is very friendly with people (children included). Benz is front declawed and litterbox trained. He would prefer to be the only pet in the house.

Meet Rob. He is a 1-year-old male cat that came to the shelter as a stray. When Rob arrived back in May, shelter staff quickly realized that he did not use one of his back legs and so he was sent to the veterinarian. It was discovered that Rob’s leg had previously been broken in multiple pla…

Diane is a 1-year-old female cat that came to the shelter as a stray. She is laid back but also very affectionate. Diane seems to love everyone that she meets. She is looking for a home with a sunny spot to snooze and people who give her lots of treats and attention.

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Lily is a 10-year-old calico cat with gorgeous green eyes! She is declawed on all four paws and needs to be an indoor cat. Since she has only ever lived with an elderly individual and no other animals, Lily will be happiest in a calm and quiet home. Lily is 15 pounds of lap cat and can‘t wai…

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Ma is a 1-year-old dilute tortoiseshell cat that came to the shelter with her four kittens in tow in early April. Since that time, all of Ma’s kittens have been adopted and she still is patiently awaiting a home of her own. Ma is a very playful and affectionate cat who doesn’t mind having ot…

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Tom is an 8-year-old cat that was surrendered to the shelter. He is a big fella weighing in at 15 pounds. He has lived with other cats and done well with them. Tom doesn’t know a stranger and loves people. He is looking for a home where he can relax and take plenty of cat naps.

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Edna is a 1-year-old cat that came to the shelter as a stray. She is petite at just 6 pounds and is an absolute doll. Edna is very social and would likely adjust to just about any home setting.

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Henri is a 2-year-old female cat that was relinquished to the shelter by her owner. Henri is a calm and quiet kitty who would love to take up residency in a cozy new home. Henri has the funniest facial expressions and there is never a dull moment when she is around.