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Safe Haven of Iowa County

Facts about me

German Shepherd Dog
Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Rizzo was recently surrendered by his previous owners because they have had some changes to their family that they feel doesn't allow the time to give that this handsome boy deserves. Rizzo arrived with his brother Duke, they are both available and ready for a adoption - the family said it is not required for them to go to the same home, but they do sure love each other and everyone would love for that to happen.

Their previous owners say that both Duke (5 yrs. old) and Rizzo (7 years old) get along with men, women and children. There were no cats at their previous home, so we are not sure about cats in a new home. Their previous family had them for their whole lives and they both appear to be happy and healthy boys. Rizzo loves everyone he meets but is very uneasy and does not like vet appointments - so  the family always came prepared with a muzzle on Rizzo and things went fine after that. 

If you are interested in meeting Rizzo and/or Duke, please fill out an adoption application and contact us to set up a meeting time!  

Interested in adopting this pet? Please click the adoption info link for more information. And then click on the 'Online Application' link at the bottom of that page. 

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October 5, 2022, 11:14 pm

Safe Haven of Iowa County

Contact info
Pet ID
South Amana, IA 52334

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

It is the policy of Safe Haven of Iowa County that all animals adopted from our facility will be spayed or neutered upon adoption, or the adopter will sign a spay/neuter agreement and follow up with veterinary records once the operation has been complete for puppies and kittens. We firmly believe that controlling the animal population is the only way to reduce the population of animals in rescue facilities such as ours and those shelters that do destroy animals for no reason other than overpopulation. It is our policy that adoptions are conducted a minimum of 24 hours after your initial visit with the animal and submission of the adoption application. This allows us time to call your references, perform home inspection as well as giving you the opportunity to sleep on your decision and make sure it is what you really want. Compare the adoption fees below with the routine animal health care and spay / neuter costs you would have to pay. Without the generous help of the local veterinarians we would never be able to include such services at this fee. We have the right to refuse ANY adoption for ANY reason. Dogs & Puppies: Adoption fees include spaying or neutering (if under 4 months a voucher is provided for surgery at one of our participating veterinarians), heartworm test, distemper, rabies, worming, ear cleaning, flea control if needed. Fee: $200.00 Cats & Kittens: Adoption fees include spaying or neutering (if under 4 months a voucher is provided for surgery at one of our participating veterinarians), FeLv and FIV testing, distemper, rabies and worming, ear cleaning, and flea control if needed. Fee: $50.00 All puppies and kittens adopted without spay/neuter completed will have a contract stating the animals will be altered by the time it is 6 months old. Follow up calls will be made to confirm completion of surgery.

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Call for an apt. 319-622-7387 Mailing Address: PO Box 444 Williamsburg, IA 52361

More about this rescue

Our Mission Safe Haven of Iowa County is a rescue organization whose mission is to rescue, protect, spay/neuter and find good homes for stray animals in Iowa County, Iowa. We strive to offer the best in traditional veterinary care with relationships built with local veternarians and, whenever possible, holistic health care for sick and injured animals in our care. While sheltering homeless pets is vitally important, Safe Haven of Iowa County also understands that pet shelters are not a solution to the nations overpopulation problem. It is essential that we: -Teach respect for living things -Reinforce the bond between humans and animals -advocate for and help provide assistance to large scale spay and nuetering programs -Teach and model responsible pet ownership These are all things that will help us in our effort to stop the needless killing of cats and dogs in our shelters and pounds. We ask that our community understand that while we pamper and care for our pets they are all still missing the most important thing in their life...a loving home and family of thier own.