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Our Featured Monticello, IA Partner:

Animal Welfare Friends

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.

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Animal Welfare Friends is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. We are your neighbors, friends, family and co-workers, pulling together to help alleviate the pain and suffering of stray animals. We realize that the stray dogs in many Iowa counties have no animal shelter to take them in and therefore, have no chance of being adopted. In many areas, strays are held for 7 days and if not claimed, are automatically euthanized. Most strays are not claimed because their families have intentionally abandoned them. Animal Welfare Friends is working to give these dogs and cats a chance to be adopted into secure, caring homes. Our efforts have saved the lives of homeless animals in the following counties: Jones, Linn, Johnson, Cedar, Poweshiek, Benton, Keokuk and Muscatine.

Our Adoption Process:

*Most of our dogs' adoption fees are $175 unless stated otherwise. Our cat adoption fees are $75. We have an all volunteer staff so your entire fee goes towards saving AWF's rescue animals. If your donation covers that pet's medical costs, then the remainder of your donation will go towards helping save another homeless pet!
*All Pets in the adoptive home must be up to date on vaccinations and spayed and/or neutered.

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.