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Our Featured Des Moines, IA Partner:

Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary & Rescue

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Services Central Iowa
PO Box 312
Des Moines, IA 50302
(515) 577-1745
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http://www.raccoonvalley.com

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Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary & Rescue is Iowa's leading no-kill animal welfare organization serving Iowa and surrounding states.

About Our Rescue Group:

In 2004 Raccoon Valley Humane Society reorganized from a traditional (kill) shelter and became Iowa's leading no-kill animal welfare organization.

RVAS is dedicated to the animal welfare industry's problems by providing "solutions" to pet owners problems.

Through programs like our rehabiliation and rehome program, low-cost spaying & neutering, special needs match-up programs, and many others, RVAS has been able to keep 65% of the pets in their home by owners who wanted to surrender them to a shelter.

Our mission 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.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

http://www.raccoonvalley.com/Donate/donateprograms.html

Come Meet our Pets:

RVAS is active in many of the local "mobile adoption" events at Petco Stores in Clive & Ames, Iowa, as well as, special events which feature our companions around central Iowa.

RVAS also makes viewing of our companions available through appointments.

To learn more about our mobile adoption events, please visit http://www.raccoonvalley.com/events/calendar.html

Our Adoption Process:

RVAS has three Phases to their adoption process to ensure that all companions find the right homes for life. With a less than 1% return rate on our adoptions, RVAS makes sure that you and your companion will have a "lifetime" match so these companions never enter shelter life again. We do not adopt on a "first-come-first-serve" basis. Instead, RVAS focuses on the human-animal bond making the best match for both the human and the companion...for life!

To learn more about our fees, services and adoption policies, please visit http://www.raccoonvalley.com/Adopt/adoptinfo.htm#Phase

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.