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Puppies and dogs in Altoona, Iowa

Looking for a puppy or dog in Altoona, Iowa? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Altoona, Iowa. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Rocky

Australian Shepherd

Male, Young
Albion, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats,
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Bandit

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Akita

Male, Young
Ankeny, IA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
I adopted my Bandit Baby in 2020. At the time, my other dog and I lived alone in a house with a large fenced in backyard. But now we live in a home with my partner, our 12 year old son, our 15 month old daughter and a third dog. He gets along great with my partner's dog and our 12 year old son. However, he growls at my 15 month old and has gotten aggressive with my first dog multiple times. I don't want to do this, but Bandit needs a mommy or daddy that can be his own and give him the loving attention that he deserves. He needs to be in a home with older kids (great with pre-teen boys who love to play and wrestle). He is the smartest dog I've ever met and will be amazing in training and agility classes. He is great with cats and other dogs, as long as he doesn't have to compete for his owner's attention.
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Ryder

Husky

Male, 1 yr 2 mos
Boone, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Are you ready for a furry friend who's as adventurous as you are? Look no further because Ryder is here, and he can't wait to join your active family! This handsome Huskie mix is a bundle of energy and a heart full of love.Ryder is all about the great outdoors! He's your perfect companion for hiking, running, or even a game of fetch. With boundless enthusiasm, he'll keep you on your toes, motivating you to get out and explore. While he's a high-energy dog, Ryder also boasts a sweet and friendly disposition. He loves making new friends. His warm and playful personality will light up your home.If you're ready to give Ryder the loving home he deserves and have the space and energy for an active and lovable companion, please consider adopting this sweet Huskie mix. His wagging tail and eager eyes are waiting to meet you and become your new adventure buddy!Alaska is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and has a clean bill of health. Fill out an application now, Ryder is ready to make memories and create pawsitive adventures together with you!BAHS cannot guarantee how a dog will behave with children, other dogs, or cats. It's important for potential adopters to assess their own household dynamics and ensure they are prepared for the responsibilities of pet ownership.If you currently have a dog, a meet and greet will be required to assess compatibility. To ensure safety, your existing dog must also be spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations.All animals have been spayed/neutered, have been tested for heartworm/feline leukemia, have had age appropriate vaccinations, been dewormed, is on flea and parasite prevention and has been microchipped.
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Alaska

Husky

Female, 2 yrs 2 mos
Boone, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Alaska: Your New Adventure Companion 🐾Are you ready for a furry friend who's as wild at heart as the Alaskan wilderness itself? Look no further! Alaska, our beautiful female Huskie mix, is on the hunt for her forever home, and she's ready to embark on countless adventures with you.She's a true outdoor enthusiast, making her the perfect companion for active individuals or families. Whether hiking, running, or just exploring your neighborhood, Alaska is up for any adventure you throw her way. Her zest for life is infectious, and you'll find yourself looking forward to every outing together.While Alaska is a high-energy dog, she's also a gentle and loving soul. She enjoys the company of older kids and will happily engage in playtime and cuddles. If you've been searching for a reason to get outdoors and stay active, Alaska is your motivation! She thrives on exercise and will make sure you meet your daily step count goals. Whether it's a brisk morning walk or an afternoon jog, Alaska is always eager to accompany you.Alaska would do best in a home with a secure, fenced yard where she can run and play safely. Her future family should be prepared to provide her with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to keep her happy and healthy.:Alaska is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and has a clean bill of health. She's ready to start the next chapter of her life with a loving family who can keep up with her boundless energy.BAHS cannot guarantee how a dog will behave with children, other dogs, or cats. It's important for potential adopters to assess their own household dynamics and ensure they are prepared for the responsibilities of pet ownership.If you currently have a dog, a meet and greet will be required to assess compatibility. To ensure safety, your existing dog must also be spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations.Adoptions at BAHS are by appointment only. To initiate the process, you'll need to fill out an online application, and someone from BAHS will get in touch with you. This appointment-based system helps ensure a smooth and personalized adoption process.All animals have been spayed/neutered, have been tested for heartworm/feline leukemia, have had age appropriate vaccinations, been dewormed, is on flea and parasite prevention and has been microchipped.
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Easton

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Male, 2 yrs 2 mos
Boone, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Easton is not just your typical dog; he's a large bundle of joy and affection waiting for his forever home. With his charming personality and sweet demeanor, he's sure to win your heart from the moment you meet him. Easton's ideal home would be one where he can be the only pet and receive all the love he deserves.This 65-pound gentle giant is a people lover through and through. He thrives on human interaction and is always eager to be by your side. Whether you're going for a walk, lounging on the couch, or just spending quality time together, Easton will be your loyal companion through it all.Easton is an active dog, and he enjoys outdoor adventures. He would be most content in a home with a spacious yard where he can run and play to his heart's content. Contact us today to meet this lovable dog and discover the joy he can bring to your life. Easton is eagerly waiting for the chance to become your one and only and share a lifetime of love and unforgettable moments.Easton is microchipped, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and has a clean bill of health. He’s ready to start the next chapter of his life with a loving family who can keep up with his boundless energy.BAHS cannot guarantee how a dog will behave with children, other dogs, or cats. Potential adopters need to assess their household dynamics and ensure they are prepared for the responsibilities of pet ownership.A meet and greet will be required to assess compatibility if you currently have a dog. Your existing dog must also be spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations to ensure safety.Adoptions at BAHS are by appointment only. To initiate the process, you'll need to fill out an online application, and someone from BAHS will get in touch with you. This appointment-based system helps ensure a smooth and personalized adoption process.All animals have been spayed/neutered, have been tested for heartworm/feline leukemia, have had age appropriate vaccinations, been dewormed, is on flea and parasite prevention and has been microchipped.

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Dog shelters and rescues in Altoona, Iowa

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Altoona, Iowa. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

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Safe Home Rescue

PO Box 57448, Des Moines, IA 50317

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.

5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Charming Pet Rescue - IA Transport Stop

Des Moines, IA 50309

Pet Types: dogs

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ARTRA Corp./National Rat Terrier Rescue

Des Moines, IA 50309

Pet Types: dogs

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Russell Rescue, Inc. - Iowa Area

Des Moines, IA 50301

Pet Types: dogs

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Unbreakabull Bullies Rehabilitation and Rescue

Des Moines, IA 50314

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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City of Des Moines Animal Control and Shelter

1615 SE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50320

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc

4521 SE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50320

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Heartland Weimaraner Rescue - IA

Des Moines, IA 50315

Pet Types: dogs

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Iowa Golden Retriever Rescue

PO Box 13316, Des Moines, IA 50310

Pet Types: dogs

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