Places to meet our pets

Where to go for a personal introduction

Many of our dogs and cats are housed at the Helping Strays shelter conveniently located off IL Rt. 3 between Columbia and Waterloo, IL, just a short drive from St Louis. The shelter houses up to twenty-nine (29) adult dogs and over forty (40) cats.

Helping Strays Shelter Address

4221 Hanover Rd
Columbia, IL 62236

(618) 9397389

Hours of Operation

Monday 10 to 6pm
Tuesday 10 to 6pm
Wednesday 10 to 6pm
Thursday 10 to 6pm
Friday 10 to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday Noon to 4pm

Offsite Adoption Locations

Muttley & Me

2427 N. Illinois Street

Swansea, IL 62226

(618) 641-8176

Helping Strays holds an adoption event on the third Sunday of the month, from noon – 3pm.

Pets on the Air

KSDK – TV Channel 5
A Helping Strays pet is featured every Tuesday morning at 6:25 during the Sammy’s Stars segment.

Offsite Adoption Events

Helping Strays holds off-sight events many weekends during the year. We can be found at community events throughout the county, as well as at St. Louis Metro area pet stores. Please check our calendar for an upcoming event near you.