1716 Pella Ave., Oskaloosa, IA 52577

(641) 673-3991


The SMAS is more than just an animal shelter! We have several programs aimed at improving the lives of animals in our community as well as educational programs for all age groups. Take a look at some of our programs and click the links below for more information!


Sometimes circumstances beyond our control put us in a position where we have to make some tough choices regarding our pets. If you are thinking about surrendering your pet to the SMAS click below for some helpful information on how to avoid having to surrender your pet as well as information on how to surrender your pet to the SMAS if necessary.

Does your dog or cat have a behavior problem that is driving you nuts? Looking for information on pet-related businesses in Mahaska County? Browse our Pet Resources page and you just might find the information you've been looking for!

Have a cat or dog that needs spayed or neutered but having trouble affording the surgery? The SMAS may be able to help. Through our "Spay The County" program, we offer certificates for low-income residents of Mahaska County to have their pet spayed or neutered at little to no cost! Click below for more information.

Looking for a fun activity for your 4-H, FFA, Girl Scout, Boy Scout, or after school group? We have many activities to keep everyone engaged and learning! Consider setting up a group tour of the SMAS or inviting an SMAS representative to your next meeting.