Furry Friends is an Iowa non-profit serving central Iowa's animals in need. Furry Friends is a 501(c)3 tax-deductible organization. Furry Friends seeks to assist all animals in need through a variety of programs. Furry Friends is operated completely by volunteers and all donations go directly to the programs it operates. Unlike local traditional shelters, Furry Friends receives no assistance by local, state, or federal governments.
We are compassionate people who care about animals and promote animal welfare through education and celebration of the human animal bond. We work to combat animal overpopulation and mistreatment and insist on humane care for all animals.
Come Meet Our Pets...
WDM Location: 1211 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50265 MON thru FRI: 3pm to 8pm SAT and SUN: 11am to 5pm
DM Location: 1723 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309 MON thru Fri: 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm SAT and SUN: 11am to 3pm
Our Adoption Process...
Kittens under 4 months -- $100 for one, $150 for two Cats over 4 months -- $75 for one, $100 for two Puppies under 4 months -- $125 Dogs over 4 months-- $100 Rabbits -- $50 for one, $80 for two Guinea Pigs -- $15 for one, $25 for two Rats - $8.00 for one (only if you have an existing rat), $10 for two, $50 for family with cage
The main caregiver and an adult in the family are required to be present and meet the animal to adopt. An application and signed contract is required, and homeownership or verification from a landlord that the pet is allowed is required. Dog adoptions require an introduction to all members of the family as well as any existing dogs.
Thank You! Your message has been sent to Furry Friends Refuge.
You'll receive a copy, too, at
to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.