Search and see photos of adoptable pets in the Tipton, Iowa area is the easiest way for you to search for a new pet in Tipton, Iowa

Find a pet to adopt!

 or by city (ex: Miami, FL)

Our Featured Tipton, IA Partner:

Friends of the Animals

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.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Cedar County, Iowa

About Our Shelter:

Friends of the Animals was formed in August of 2001. We opened our doors in May of 2003 and within 6 months we had adopted out over 755 animals. We are a non-profit, 501(c)3, organization. Committed to the animals, we strive to promote humane principles, prevent cruelty, and alleviate the pain and suffering of animals. We work with the city of Tipton to establish ordinances for animal welfare. Currently we accommodate the cities of Tipton, Bennett & Lowden with Animal Control contracts. Residents of these cities with an Animal Control question or emergency are encouraged to call your local police or Sheriff department. The Cedar County Sheriff's department may be reached at (563) 886-2121.

Come Meet our Pets:

We are open to the public:

Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

We are located at 320 West 6th in Tipton. Turn by Hardees and go two blocks west.

If you are interested in meeting an animal during other hours please call and leave a message 563-886-2361 or email

Our Adoption Process:

Our adoption process begins with an application. We check all references (vet, personal, landlord--if applicable--). All adopters must sign an adoption contract.

Typically our dogs adoption fee is $90 and our cats is $25. We do have some dogs that have been with us for awhile and are available for a reduced fee of $50.

Included in the cost of the adoption:
all of our animals are given their routine yearly shots (most dogs also have had their rabies done), have been de-wormed and have been spayed or neutered.
All cats and kittens have been tested and received a negative result for Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), Feline Immundeficiency virus (FIV) and Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP).

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, 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.