Central Missouri Humane Society

616 Big Bear Blvd.
Columbia, MO 65202

Our Mission

In continuous operation since 1943, the Central Missouri Humane Society promotes the well-being of companion animals – pets that enrich the lives of the people who love them.

Thank you to all of our wonderful adopters and supporters - we could not help animals without you! We love hearing happy ending stories for CMHS alumni! To share your happy adoption experience with our staff, please e-mail your story and picture to staff@cmhspets.org or post to our Facebook page: facebook.com/cmhspets.

We are constantly in need of foster homes! If you are interested in welcoming a foster animal into your home, please fill out a foster application on our website.

We always welcome new volunteers! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out a volunteer application on our website. From participating in special events to assisting staff members around the shelter, the opportunities to volunteer are diverse and abundant!

Adoption Policy

CMHS is devoted to putting pets with people. Please keep in mind that our goal is to create forever matches with members of our community; owning an animal is a lifelong commitment!


1.  Come in and take a look at our our animals or view them online.

2.  Fill out an adoption application at the shelter or on our website: cmhspets.org.

3.  ”Interview” with one of our trained adoption counselors.  This process helps to ensure that the animal in consideration is not only the best fit for you, but for the animal as well.

4.  Please make sure to have your drivers license or proof of your current residency with you.***PLEASE NOTE*** If you rent we will need to verify with your landlord that you are allowed to have pets. It’s that simple!  You are just a few short steps away from adopting your new best friend! (Out of town adopters: please fill out our online adoption application)

  • day hours
    Monday 12:00 - 6:00
    Tuesday 12:00 - 6:00
    Wednesday 12:00 - 6:00
    Thursday 12:00 - 6:00
    Friday 12:00 - 6:00
    Saturday 12:00 - 6:00
    Sunday 12:00 - 3:00

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