Archive for the ‘PetWork Iowa’ Category

The Humane Society of North Iowa (Mason City, Iowa 50401) operates an animal adoption shelter.  Since organizing in 1959, we have found loving homes for over 10,000 abandoned, displaced, and neglected animals.

We hope we can help you find your new best friend, too.  Please view our available animals online, or even better, come visit them in person!


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Almost Home Humane Society of North Central Iowa (Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501) is a non-profit organization funded solely by donations. We are a limited intake (“no-kill”) facility that provides transitional care for abandoned companion animals until forever homes can be found for them.  


We primarily serve North Central Iowa, and promote humane education and spaying and neutering your pets. We receive no money from the state or city…we rely on your generous donations so we can help the animals in need in our community and surrounding areas.

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For over 27, Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation (Fairfield, Iowa 52556) has offered loving care to homeless and abandoned cats and dogs.



Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation is a no-kill shelter whose mission is to rescue, protect, and find loving homes for stray and neglected dogs and cats. NAAF strives to offer the best in both traditional veterinary care and, whenever possible, holistic health care for sick and injured animals in its care. NAAF believes it has a responsibility to provide low-cost spay/neuter subsidy programshumane education, and community outreach programs that not only enhance the lives of the animals, but also the human lives the animals go on to enrich.

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Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary & Rescue (Boone, Iowa 50036) believes that all life is sacred and that every companion animal has the right to live a full and joyful life. They pride themselves in making “lifetime matches” between owners and companions, resulting in less than 1% of their animals being returned to any shelter environment.

The mission of Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary & Rescue is to eliminate the neglect, abuse, and abandonment of companion animals caused by human ignorance, intolerance and indifference. And to celebrate the joys created by the human-animal bond by education and example.

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Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue was started in December of 2008 by a group of Great Dane lovers who desire to help Great Danes in need. The rescue is made up of all volunteers who lovingly give of their time, efforts, and money to help Great Danes.

Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue serves the animal community by providing foster homes, medical treatment, and behavioral assessments to Great Danes in need of forever homes.

The rescue covers Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

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The mission of Small Paws® Rescue Inc., a charitable, Federal not-for-profit organization, is to rescue and supply non-aggressive Bichons, nationwide, with love, shelter, food, human companionship, and medical care, until permanent placement is secured into a pre-screened loving home, as the rescue’s resources allow.

Small Paws takes responsibility for each Bichon rescued and placed. should they ever need to return to Small Paws during their lifetime.

Small Paws Rescue Inc. is composed of approximately 6000 people in 26 countries, and over eight hundred volunteers across America. The volunteers are willing to foster, transport, or otherwise assist in this massive rescue effort. Small Paws is supported entirely by donations and fund raisers.

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Jewell Animal Hospital (Jewell, Iowa) is a small animal veterinary clinic. Its staff knows that your dog or cat is not only a pet, but also a beloved family member. They offer preventative health care, dental care, surgical procedures, grooming, and pet supplies.

Jewell Animal Hospital is dedicated to assisting  rescue groups and animal shelters. They currently work with many rescue groups locally and out of state. Many of the groups transport dogs from Missouri and Southern Iowa to safety in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

During the transport, the rescues and shelters leave the dogs at the hospital for a week.  The hospital provides the rescued pets with needed veterinary care.  The following weekend, the dogs move to their semi-final destinations, i.e., foster homes with their new rescue group.

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Save Our Setters (Oakland, Tennessee 38060) is dedicated to saving displaced Irish, Gordon, and Irish Red and White Setters, with offices in many states as well as Ontario, Canada.

Save Our Setters has offices in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ontario, Canada.

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Great Plains Pointer Rescue is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping German Shorthairs in Nebraska and Iowa.

Great Plains Pointer Rescue is a network of volunteers who take these dogs into their homes. The dogs live with families to be evaluated. The families learn to know everything they can about the dogs: their pros, cons, weaknesses, strengths, habits, behavior, and much more. The dogs do not spend their days in kennels. They receive training and interaction. When one has a question about a dog, the families have the answer. The rescue’s ethics for adoption are high, and they relay all information about any of their dogs so there are no surprises.

Some of the dogs come from shelters, some are strays, and some are owner surrenders. Because a dog is in rescue, does not mean it has a lot of issues, it just does not have a home.

It is also always good to check with the rescue if your dog is lost. Most times the rescue is called when a GSP shows up somewhere in Nebraska or Iowa.

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Foxx and Hounds (Sioux City, Iowa 51102) is a small shelter whose staff and volunteers take in only the loves of their lives: Basset Hounds.

Foxx and Hounds works to find new, loving homes for its rescued dogs. All of the Basset Hounds are altered, unless they are too young, and are up to date on shots.

Animals reside at area shelters, or with their owners, or foster homes who are checked on and approved before fostering. Dogs are seen by appointments with their care providers.

The mission of Foxx and Hounds is to make life better for Bassets by rescuing and ministering to the indigent Basset population; providing shelter, love, and medical care for Bassets until they find a loving home; promoting responsible pet ownership; providing ongoing adoption support services to ensure a lifetime commitment from pet owners; eliminating animal cruelty through education; and fostering a respect for all living creatures.

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