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Puppies and dogs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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

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Adopt a dog in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Cedar Rapids, 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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Bebe

Boston Terrier

Female, Adult
Palo, IA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained,
Story
We lost our elderly fostered Boston Terrier in 6/23 after having her for 6 months We had never had a Boston and fell in love with the breed. I saw an ad in the paper for free adult Boston Terrier females in 8/23. I contacted the lister and he said that he had bred Bostons and was getting rid of the females. He said she was 4 years old and unvaccinated. He was a reputable man. She was very nervous. My husband and I live on an acreage and she gets along very well with our outdoor lab/aussie mixes (2 males - 4 and 2 years old), cats and a rooster. At night she sits on my lap as we watch TV and is very loving. The reason we have to get rid of her is she growls and throws her head at our adult kids and grandsons. We thought that she would get used to them and she is getting worse. We can't trust her as we have a new baby due in three weeks. I absolutely love her as an outside dog and one that sits on my lap at night. She needs to be in an adult female home.
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Hickory

Australian Cattle Dog Border Collie

Male, Young
Marion, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
We adopted hickory about a year ago in the hopes he would be a good companion for our older dog. Unfortunately, despite him being a sweet, playful dog on his own, he resorts to nipping and herding the older dog. He also didn’t seem to like cats very much either. He needs a home with no other pets and someone who can give him plenty of exercise.
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Max

Schnauzer (Miniature)

Male, Senior
Marion, IA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi! My name is Max and I am a 10 year old, 18 lb Miniature Schnauzer. I might be a little guy but boy do I have a big personality! You will see this come out when you scratch my back. I came into rescue with my younger brother Peanut after we lost our Dad and our Mom realized she couldn't care for us anymore. Although I am the older and wiser of the two, Peanut is definitely my enthusiastic sidekick. I look up to him with admiration because he's not just my brother; he's my rock. Together, we've faced many great days and also many challenges, including diabetes. Our journey hasn't always been easy, but through it all, Peanut and I have remained by each other's side, stronger and better because we are together. Despite facing the challenge of diabetes, I'm not letting anything hold me back. My eyes, although they don't see well anymore, are warm and wise, and still sparkle with hope. Managing our diabetes is part of our routine, but it doesn't define us. It's simply part of who we are. Now, we're searching for a forever family who understands that our bond is as important to us as the air we breathe. To the family who welcomes us into their home, you'll receive all the love that knows no bounds. In return, we'll offer you lifelong loyalty, endless cuddles, and an abundance of cherished memories. Max is up to date on vaccinations, 4DX tested, microchipped and neutered. He will be scheduled for a thorough dental exam and cleaning in just a few weeks. We are in the process of applying for a grant that will provide Max and Peanut's family with funding to offset some of the costs associated with their care. In addition, we are working with a pet diabetic supply company that has agreed to send their family a basket filled with all the supplies they will need to get started, free of charge. Max and Peanut would do best in a home with a physically fenced in yard so they can explore as much as their little hearts desire. Adopters must be within a 45 minute radius of Cedar Rapids, IA. Indoor homes only. Applications can be submitted at: https://www.aplanimalrescue.org/dogs
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Peanut

Schnauzer (Miniature)

Male, Senior
Marion, IA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi! My name is Peanut and I am a 9 year old, 17 lb Miniature Schnauzer. I might be a little guy but boy do I have a big personality! You will see this come out when someone comes to the door to visit! I came into rescue with my older brother Max after we lost our Dad and our Mom realized she couldn't care for us anymore. Although I am the enthusiastic one of the two, Max is definitely the wiser one. I look up to him with admiration because he's not just my brother; he's my rock. Together, we've faced many great days and also many challenges, including diabetes. Our journey hasn't always been easy, but through it all, Max and I have remained by each other's side, stronger and better because we are together. Despite facing the challenge of diabetes, I'm not letting anything hold me back. My eyes, warm and wise, have seen many things, yet they still sparkle with hope. Managing our diabetes is part of our routine, but it doesn't define us. It's simply part of who we are. Now, we're searching for a forever family who understands that our bond is as important to us as the air we breathe. To the family who welcomes us into their home, you'll receive all the love that knows no bounds. In return, we'll offer you lifelong loyalty, endless cuddles, and an abundance of cherished memories. Peanut is up to date on vaccinations, 4DX tested, microchipped and neutered. He will be scheduled for a thorough dental exam and cleaning in just a few weeks. We are in the process of applying for a grant that will provide Max and Peanut's family with funding to offset some of the costs associated with their care. In addition, we are working with a pet diabetic company that has agreed to send their family a basket filled with all the supplies they will need to get started, free of charge. Peanut and Max would do best in a home with a physically fenced in yard so they can explore as much as their little hearts desire. Adopters must be within a 45 minute radius of Cedar Rapids, IA. Indoor homes only. Applications can be submitted at: https://www.aplanimalrescue.org/dogs
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Bambi

Boxer American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, Adult
Marion, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hello! My name is Bambi. I am THE sweetest 1-year old Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer mix weighing in at around 50 lbs. I was found roaming the streets with nowhere to go and was taken to an overcrowded shelter where my chance at a better life was limited. Then, I joined the APL family! At the shelter I was nominated the "helper dog in playgroups. I get along with everyone, humans and dogs, and with my sweet disposition, I was very much a staff and volunteer favorite. I just love, love. To give love, to receive love, I love it all, from anyone. I thrive off being a part of a family. I am always smiling and my foster parents say I have the softest fur. One of my favorite things is my Care Bear. I love to carry my bear around the house. When I am excited, which is about 95 percent of the time, I tend to bounce and hop around like a deer, which is how I got my name. I am the queen of wiggles and have earned the nickname "wiggle butt. My tail is always wagging so you have to watch where it's swinging because it kind of has a mind of its own (so I've been told). My day starts out at 5 am, then I eat breakfast. I hang out in my kennel while my foster parents are at work and once they're home, it's game on. I love to play with my furry foster siblings and really enjoy sticks and pig ears. I would thrive with an active family who will take me on adventures and provide me some basic training. I am still working on not pulling on my leash but I am very trainable and eager to learn because I love to please my people! I'm also a bit of a water buffalo so when out and about, a good potty routine is important for me. I keep my kennel dry and sleep like a princess at night too. I am going to make the most loyal and devoted companion for the right family. Bambi is up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested, microchipped and spayed. She would do best in a home with a fenced in yard so she can run and play safely. Adopters must be within a two-hour radius of Cedar Rapids, IA. Indoor homes only. Applications can be submitted at: https://www.aplanimalrescue.org/dogs
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Liberty "Libby"

Labrador Retriever

Female, Adult
Marion, IA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Liberty "Libby" is a gorgeous 5 year old charcoal Lab. She is housebroken and crate-trained, but perfers to sleep with her human brothers. She is spayed, weighs 88 pounds and is current on her vaccinations. . She loves to chase balls and go for car rides. Libby is learning not to counter-surf, and jump on new visitors, but she hasn't been super successful yet! She loves all dogs and loves to go to the boarder where she can play with other dogs. She has stayed at home every day with a work from home mom, so she lounges most of the day. Liberty is a very strong girl, and lacks leash manners (even though she has been walked since 8 weeks) She does better in a fenced in yard. She is very loving and affectionate.

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Dog shelters and rescues in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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

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Cedar Valley Greyhound Adoptions, Inc.

7411 Mt. Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52324

Pet Types: dogs

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Companion Animal Network (CAN)

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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AGAPE FOSTERS

Marion, IA 52302

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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A Purposeful Life Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

Marion, IA 52302

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Dogs Forever of Iowa

809 Rockford Road SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Pet Types: dogs

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Safe Journey Rescue

2275 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Pet Types: cats, dogs, small animals

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Last Hope Animal Rescue

1825 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Cedar Valley Humane Society

7411 Mt Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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