How to Adopt



If you are ready to adopt a pet today, you will need to complete the online application found in the appropriate links. All applicants will be screened with a basic background and reference check. Someone will contact you as soon as possible if you have been chosen or approved to adopt that particular pet. In the event that we get more than one application for the same pet, our volunteers will choose the family that best meets the needs of that pet. 

The adoption fees may vary.  If you are adopting a pet from the Steelville City Pound, the fees for males are $10. For females the adoption fee is $10 plus a $20 deposit is required upfront but will be returned to you after proof of spaying within 30 days of adoption. If you are adopting a pet from Santana's Hope 4 Paws Foster program, the adoption fees will vary depending on each pet's medical and care cost. Every adopter will have to sign a written adoption contract as required by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. 

Each pet in Santana's Hope 4 Paws Rescue will receive the required vaccines before adoption. Each pet will receive the medical care it needs while under our care to help ensure each pet a higher quality of life. 


If you are interested in adopting but have questions before submitting an adoption application, you may contact a volunteer by email from this website or message our Facebook page called "Friends of Steelville Pound".  

Or message us on Facebook

The pound is not open for regular hours but someone will contact you directly to set up an appointment with you for a meet & greet and adoption. 

Steelville Pound Location:  

Steelville City Pound is located by City Hall in Steelville, Missouri. 

For address and directions, see our map on the home page.