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My name is Chance!
I'm being cared for by
Furry Friends Refuge

Facts about me

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)
White - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids

My story

Meet Chance! This super adorable, happy guy came to the shelter after his previous family decided they could no longer care for him. When he sees one of the staff or volunteer coming towards him he starts to do excited tippy tappys on the ground and is so ready to spend time outside. He shows a lot of love and will always give you his biggest smile. His excitement is unmatchable, but he is also ready for a nice nap and cuddle with his people. He is not a big fan of treats but will do anything for his people to give him some praise. Chance is not always the most trusting of people so does need a couple of meets in order for him to be ready to go home with you. Because of this he has struggled to find people interested in him and has stayed at the shelter with little meets for over a year. The staff are still appalled at this as he quickly becomes the favorite of staff and volunteers. Stop by the Mills Civic Furry Friends center anytime we are open to come and meet this happy go lucky man!

Furry Friends Refuge

Contact info
Pet ID
David Kinser
1211 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

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.

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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

More about this rescue

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.