Warning: you might want to get your tissues ready. Beezus is a young Lab mix who was found in horrible condition. Her family's house had burned down, and left her behind to fend for herself. Thankfully she and her sister, Ramona, were found and brought to a local rescue, and eventually transferred to Five Acres. 

Due to this rough start to life, it's no surprise that Beezus came to us pretty afraid and slow to warm up to new people and surroundings. For several days our team had to carry her in and out of her kennel because she was too afraid of what might await her. After being placed in a foster home, she sadly found a way to escape and lived outdoors for several days. She would be spotted frequently near the home, but wouldn't come anywhere near people. Our team and the foster family made sure she had access to food and shelter, and eventually she was successfully trapped and brought back to Five Acres safe and sound. 

Since coming back to the shelter, our team has learned that the key to getting this sweet girl to open up is, surprisingly, other dogs! Our team began taking her on walks alongside other dogs, and eventually play groups. Beezus is becoming more and more confident every day and is ready to find her forever home. 

Due to her growing confidence with other dogs we are hoping to place Beezus in a home with another confident dog who can play appropriately but also respect her space when she needs it. 

If you are interested in meeting Beezus, please complete an adoption questionnaire here

Join us on Tuesday, October 17 for Barks, Brews & Bingo at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company's Midtown location! Ticket are $35, and you'll get 2 beers, unlimited bingo play, and know you're supporting a great cause! We'll also have a raffle and adoptable animals there. The event begins at 6:00 and bingo will begin at 6:30. 

The Biergarten at UCBC's Midtown location (3229 Washington Ave.) is dog friendly, so leashed four-legged friends are welcome!

We have so many sweet senior cats looking for their forever home! If you're looking for a calm companion who is ready to cuddle up on the couch, a senior cat may be the perfect fit for you. Currently we are running a "name your own adoption fee" promotion for all of our current cats age eight or older! You can meet some of these cats at our Kitty Cottage, but many are staying in foster homes so be sure to check our website and fill out an application for the cat you are interested in! 

Back by popular demand: Paws for a Portrait!

If you want a portrait of your beloved pet drawn by a Lutheran High School student, register today! Use the link below to register, which includes a $50 donation. You must use this link to register and make your donation. Once you are registered, you will receive an email from Five Acres with a link you'll use to submit a picture of your pet. The student artist will use that picture as inspiration for your portrait!

We are only accepting 50 registrants total, so don't delay! All portraits will be ready by or before December 13. There will also be a special art show on Tuesday, December 12th where all art can be viewed. 

If you've been scrolling TikTok or Instagram recently, you may have seen our buddy Babble! This hilarious video of Babble laying on our team member, Halee's laptop and refusing to let her do her work currently has over TWO MILLION VIEWS, over 235,000 likes, and 1,100 comments. Watch the video here

Babble has been adopted by a long-time volunteer and will be living out the rest of his days away from the paparazzi. 


When you make a gift to Five Acres, you are helping to give the highest level of care to animals in need and giving them the chance they deserve to find a forever home. Every single dollar helps accomplish our mission of ending pet homelessness in our community. 

Five Acres Animal Shelter
1099 Pralle Lane  | Saint Charles, Missouri 63303
636-949-9918 | info@fiveacresanimalshelter.org

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