Iowa Humane Society and Animal Shelters

by Jonni

Find your local Humane Society or private animal shelter in Iowa.

This page is devoted to helping you find your local Iowa Humane Society shelter. Most of these websites give you pictures and descriptions of their dogs and cats, so you can see if they have the dog or cat you’re looking for. However, most websites are not kept up-to-date, so there may be more dogs available for adoption than you see in the pictures. And the picture you fall in love with may already be adopted by someone else. Please call ahead if you want to avoid disappointment.

How to Add Your Shelter to the List…

If your Iowa Humane Society or Animal Shelter is not listed below, use the form at the bottom of this page to add your listing.

Ames Animal Shelter

Includes photos of available animals, training tips, and hours of operation.

Animal Lifeline of Iowa

No-kill, special needs animal shelter in Carlisle that accepts stray dogs and cats who are sick, injured, pregnant, nursing, orphaned or handicapped. Photographs of available pets, volunteer needs, and rescue stories.

Cedar Bend Humane Society

Features photos of available animals, volunteer opportunities, calendar of events, and donation information. Located in Waterloo.

Clinton Humane Society

Includes adoption policy, volunteer opportunities, and donation information.

Companion Animal Rescue Effort

Photographs of animals in need of homes, sometimes urgently, volunteer needs, wish list, and photographs of animals who have already found homes. Located in Harlan.

Council Bluffs S.O.L.A.S.

Raises awareness of animals needing adoption from the local animal shelter and promotes spay and neutering. List of adoption hours and fees, newsletter, foster needs, and photographs of animals up for adoption.

Des Moines County Humane Society

No-kill animal shelter. Includes animal photographs, adoption policy, volunteer information, and pet tips.

Dubuque Humane Society

Includes photos of animals available for adoption, lost and found listings, donation information, and how to help.

Hawkeye Pet Rescue Page

Features information and photographs of pets available for adoption with various shelters throughout the Eastern part of the state.

Heartland Humane Society

Features photos of available animals, ways to help, and adoption fee information. Located in Ottumwa.

Humane Society of North Iowa

Includes photos of available animals, calendar of events, donation information, and volunteer opportunities.

Humane Society of Northwest Iowa

Includes photos of available animals, pet care tips, how to help, and membership information.

Humane Society of Scott County

Includes photos of animals available for adoption, calendar of events, and how to help.

Iowa Animal Rescue League

Nonprofit animal shelter. Includes calendar of events, volunteer opportunities, and lost and found listings.

Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center

Includes calendar of events and adoption information.

Iowa Federation of Humane Societies

Includes pet care tips, a list of rescues and shelters, and membership information.

Jasper County Animal Rescue League and Humane Society

Features lost and found listings, photos of available animals, and pet care and adoption tips.

Johnson County Humane Society

Includes photos of available animals, news, how to help, and information about fostering.

Kossuth Animal Rescue

Organization in Algona dedicated to finding homes for stray, abused and unwanted pets. Photographs of available pets, contact information, and a list of upcoming events.

Muscatine Humane Society

Includes photos of available pets and calendar of events.

Noah's Ark Animal Foundation

A sanctuary for homeless animals. Profiles and photos of available cats and dogs, success stories, memorial page, rescue news, and a donation form. Located in Fairfield.

PAWS Humane Society

Serves Floyd County. Includes photos of available animals, news, calendar of events, and donation information.

Raccoon Valley Humane Society

Events calendar, information on their fundraisers, volunteer opportunity listings, newsletter, explanation of adoption fees, and photographs of available pets. Located in Adel.

Siouxland Humane Society

Features photos of available animals, description of the adoption process, newsletter, calendar of events, success stories, volunteer opportunities, mailing list, and donation information.

Add Your Shelter or Kennel

How to Use the Form

Put the name of your organization in the "Name" box. If you have a website, include the full URL (including http://). Email is required, but will not appear in your listing.

All listings are moderated, so it will take a few hours before your listing shows up on the site. If you need to change or delete a current listing, please contact me.

Don't have a website? Build one this afternoon with WordPress. Learn how to build a website here.