About Our Shelter...
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...
1211 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50265
MON thru FRI: 3pm to 8pm
SAT and SUN: 11am to 5pm
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.