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Our Featured Huxley, IA Partner:

MidAmerica Rottweiler Rescue

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

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

MidAmerica Rottweiler Rescue (MARR) was founded in March 1999. We are always looking for Rottweiler enthusiasts of all experience levels who are interested in becoming volunteers. The only membership dues required are your love of the breed and a desire to help. There is something for everyone to do! If you wish to help this wonderful breed, volunteer!

This rescue organization was formed because we saw a great need for a rescue network in the states of northeastern Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. While some of these states have strong and successful Rescue groups, there are gaps in area coverage and some states have no Rescue at all.

Rottweilers are loyal, courageous and loving dogs. Contrary to popular belief, a Rottweiler that has been raised with children makes a wonderfully attentive guardian and best friend. As with any dog, they give what they receive. If they are abused, starved, beaten or ignored they may retaliate in self-defense. However, we have taken dogs into Rescue who have been mercilessly abused, and still they continue to trust and love.

MARR receives dogs from private shelters, Humane Societies, animal control facilities, and other organizations where a dog has been abandoned. In most cases we adopt Rottweilers from the shelters as a "last resort" adopter, giving the shelter maximum time to adopt the dog through their own system.

About Our Rescue Group:

Please contact for details.

Come Meet our Pets:

Windy City Pet Expo
Saturday, July 25, 2015
10:00am 6:00pm
Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Dr N
Schaumburg, IL, 60173

Oklahoma City Pet Expo
Saturday, August 22, 2015
10:00am 6:00pm
OK State Fairgrounds (Arts and Crafts Building)

PetSmart National Adoption Weekend - Des Moines, IA
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 10:00am Sun, Sep 13, 2015 4:00pm
5050 SE 14th St Des Moines, IA, 50315

Walk for the Animals
Sunday, September 27, 2015
8:00am 12:00pm
Omaha, NE

Great Iowa Pet Expo
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 10:00am Sun, Oct 18, 2015 4:00pm
State Fairgrounds
Des Moines, IA

PetSmart National Adoption Weekend - Des Moines, IA
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 10:00am Sun, Nov 15, 2015 4:00pm
5050 SE 14th St Des Moines, IA, 50315

St. Louis Pet Expo
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 10:00am Sun, Nov 15, 2015 6:00pm
St. Charles Convention Center
St. Charles, MO

Our Adoption Process:

MARR Adoption Requirements
Please read the below in it's entirety.

Minimum requirements for adopting from Rottweiler Rescue are:

Previous large breed ownership experience

Demonstrated responsible dog ownership, and primary care of a dog to include spay/neuter of current family pets. Also, all pets up to date on vaccinations and (dogs) heartworm tested and on preventative.

Demonstrated financial stability and must be at least 21 years of age.

Proof of home owners insurance that covers Rottweilers. If you rent, we require a letter from your landlord giving you permission to keep a Rottweiler on the premises and you must have Renter's Insurance that covers Rottweilers. Please note that many insurance companies will cancel your homeowners policy if you own a Rottweiler. It is the adopter's responsibility to check with his or her carrier to ensure coverage will remain in place.

We strongly prefer yards that are fenced in by chain link, wrought iron or privacy fencing. Homes with no fences will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Invisible fencing is not acceptable.

Adoption Policy

We are happy to hear from people interested in giving one of our wonderful dogs a responsible, lifelong home. Rottweilers become deeply attached and devoted to their families. They were bred to share in all aspects of their family's daily life - being with you in your home and going with you when you go out. They thrive being near you with a head or paw in your lap. Our Rottweilers are adopted as inside family pets only. If you feel you may not truly enjoy having a dog's constant companionship, enjoy having him sleep in your bedroom at night and share your activities by day, then you may be happier with a breed less oriented to human companionship.

Much like toddlers, puppies cannot go all day long in a crate and need to be let out often, so as a general rule, on the rare occasion we have one in foster preference is given to homes where someone is home during the day or part thereof.

We realize that more homes and subdivisions are not allowed to have a structural type of fence, thus, the need for an "Invisible Fence." Please understand we are not very fond of this type of containment for our furry friends. Just because the dog has a collar on and "can't " leave his boundaries, there's nothing that prevents other predators from coming in and attacking your dog. Also, even though your dog is wearing his collar and is in his own yard, nothing prevents other children or anyone from coming in the yard and taunting or harming the animal, which could lead to a bite incident. Even if a dog is in his own home, you, the homeowner, is still liable if they should bite.

Whether you live in the city or in the country, no dog can be safely left to run "free" without your direct supervision and control. The price of such "freedom" is inevitably injury or death: from automobiles, from Animal Control, or from justifiably irate neighbors. Like other working breeds, Rottweilers have an inherited instinct to herd. The unfenced country Rottweiler will sooner or later discover the neighbor's livestock (sheep, cattle, horses, poultry). Many state laws allow a livestock owner to kill any dog chasing or "worrying" his stock, or "running" deer on his property. And livestock owners are quick to act on this right. The unfenced city Rottweiler may exercise his herding instinct on joggers, children, bicyclists and automobiles.

Our adoption fees are $350 for dogs 0-6 months, $250 for dogs 7 months to 5 years, and $200 for dogs 5 years and older. This donation is for the reimbursement of medical expenses including spay/neutering for each dog, vaccinations, a heartworm test and heartworm preventative, frontline and any shelter pull fees. This donation also helps to offset the cost of vetting a dog for basic conditions such as kennel cough, intestinal parasites or urinary tract infections that many dogs bring with them from the shelters as well as more serious things such as heartworm treatment or other necessary surgical procedures.

Our Rottweilers are placed into families throughout the Midwest. Please e-mail us to see if we are your "local" rescue. You may live in an area with an established Rottweiler Rescue, and we ask that you please look first at their Rescue operations. Click here for a national List of Rottweiler Rescues.

We are a Not For Profit organization. Every cent of the adoption fee literally goes to the dogs. All of our Rottweilers are spayed or neutered: no exceptions. After adoption we are available to assist and advise our adoptive families in any way we can. If for any reason an adoption doesn't work out, we will work with you to take the dog back.

If you meet these requirements, please fill out an adoption application by visiting our website -

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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 or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.