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Puppies and dogs in Dubuque, Iowa

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Dubuque, 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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Bingo

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Puppy
Elizabeth, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
Hello, I'm Bingo! I'm here at the shelter with my Mom, Dad, and 2 siblings. My whole family has been spoken for but I'm still waiting for my future family to find me. I can't wait to have a home to call my own. I was born in foster care on 3/08/2024. As of May 14th, I am 9 weeks old and only 4 pounds! When my Mom (13 lbs) & Dad (19 lbs) were surrendered to the shelter, the previous owners said they are chihuahua mixes so I'm destined to be a small dog too! Since I am just a baby, I will require a lot of vetting in the next year. So far I have had my first DAPP vaccine, Bordetella (kennel cough prevention), heartworm prevention, and flea/tick prevention. I will still need a rabies vaccine once I'm 4 months old, two DAPP boosters, and a spay once I'm 6 months old. Safe Haven asks for a separate $100 security check to stay on file until proof of my spay is emailed to the shelter. Safe Haven is a non-profit that relies completely on donations to save pups like me. However, if needed, Safe Haven can reimburse you $300 towards the spay costs and $20 towards the rabies vaccine. If you have any questions about me please call the shelter at 815-858-2265 or email safehaven1471@gmail.com. Please fill out an adoption application for me at www.safehavenforpets.org. Please visit our website www.safehavenforpets.org to learn more about this amazing pet and to see other available dogs and cats.
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Hope

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Senior
Elizabeth, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
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I transferred to Safe Haven from Louisiana, what a long ride! I am looking for a human who will let me follow them everywhere. I can be a little clingy, but I'm such a good girl. I hardly ever have accidents, in fact I don't go potty until I'm in the grass outside. I really love laying out in the sun and relaxing, do you want to do that with me? If you said "yes" put in an application for me today so we can do it soon! If you are interested in adopting this adorable 3 year old 47 pound canine, please FILL OUT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION on our website www.safehavenforpets.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 815-858-2265 or email us atsafehaven1471@gmail.com. Dog adoption donations are $200 which includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, Heartworm test, Lyme test, Bordetella, flea & tick preventative, heartworm prevention, deworming, and microchip.   Please visit our website www.safehavenforpets.org to learn more about this amazing pet and to see other available dogs and cats.
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Hayes

Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Young
Elizabeth, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
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I transferred to Safe Haven from Louisiana with my sister Bailey, we're 10 months old. When I get the chance I love to play with her at the shelter, but it would be nice to have a house to hang around in. I love to run outside and have been know to jump up on people that are outside with me, I just get so excited when I see people I can't help it! I don't know my size at 42 pounds and will need some training when I find my forever home, I will be such a loyal boy to you. If you have the time to help me become the best boy I can be please submit an application today. If you are interested in adopting this adorable canine, please FILL OUT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION on our websitewww.safehavenforpets.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 815-858-2265 or email us atsafehaven1471@gmail.com. Dog adoption donations are $200 which includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, Heartworm test, Lyme test, Bordetella, flea & tick preventative, heartworm prevention, deworming, and microchip. Please visit our website www.safehavenforpets.org to learn more about this amazing pet and to see other available dogs and cats.
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Bailey

Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Young
Elizabeth, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs,
Story
I transferred here from Louisiana with my brother Hayes we are 10 months old and like to play together. I am the shy one of the two of us, but then when I get used to you I will want all the cuddles and attention. In fact I have been known to ignore my food if I can get attention instead, if someone is with me when I eat I prefer hugs and kisses to the food. I don't know my size, 53 pounds, and consider myself a lap dog, and I love to lick faces. I really like other dogs, when I see another dog I try to make friends right away and love playing the fence game with the other dogs at the shelter. So I'd probably be good in a home with another dog. Please submit an application if I sound like your kind of girl. If you are interested in adopting this adorable canine, please FILL OUT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION on our websitewww.safehavenforpets.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 815-858-2265 or email us atsafehaven1471@gmail.com. Dog adoption donations are $200 which includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, Heartworm test, Lyme test, Bordetella, flea & tick preventative, heartworm prevention, deworming, and microchip. Please visit our website www.safehavenforpets.org to learn more about this amazing pet and to see other available dogs and cats.
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Raven

Brussels Griffon Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Young
Elizabeth, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
I was pretty scared when I first came to Safe Haven. I would hide under my bed and wouldn't come out for any reason, except that is for peanut butter treats. I love them! I am pretty shy at first with people, I tend to get along better with the dogs here than people. My favorite thing is to run outside, and if I can visit another dog through the fences here its the best! I love the wind running through my hair as I run all over the yard here, a fenced yard would help me stay nearby, I usually reward the human who let me out to run with a quick jump up on them before running off for another lap around the yard! When I come in from outside I become the biggest couch potato and want to get up on the nearest human for some lap time and maybe some brushing, I'm really good when I get brushed. If you think you can bring me out of my shell you should submit an application. If you are interested in adopting this adorable 2 year old canine weighing 39 pounds, please FILL OUT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION on our website www.safehavenforpets.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 815-858-2265 or email us atsafehaven1471@gmail.com. Dog adoption donations are $200 which includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, Heartworm test, Lyme test, Bordetella, flea & tick preventative, heartworm prevention, deworming, and microchip. Please visit our website www.safehavenforpets.org to learn more about this amazing pet and to see other available dogs and cats.
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Brando

Labrador Retriever

Male, Senior
Elizabeth, IL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
I transferred to Safe Haven from another shelter and I can't wait to meet you! I'm an older boy, but that hasn't stopped me at all. I really like meeting new people and dogs, I can get a little over excited and jump up on people. I like kids but I may hurt them because I don't realize how big I am at 79 pounds, so I may be best in a home with older kids. I am also VERY food motivated, I will find and open any bag of food I can get my paws on...I can't help it, I love food so much! Hey, would you like to meet me? I'd love to meet you! You should submit an application if I sound like the boy for you. If you are interested in adopting this adorable 9 year old canine, please FILL OUT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION on our website www.safehavenforpets.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 815-858-2265 or email us atsafehaven1471@gmail.com. Dog adoption donations are $200 which includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, Heartworm test, Lyme test, Bordetella, flea & tick preventative, heartworm prevention, deworming, and microchip. Please visit our website www.safehavenforpets.org to learn more about this amazing pet and to see other available dogs and cats.

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Dog shelters and rescues in Dubuque, Iowa

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

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Dubuque Regional Humane Society

4242 Chavenelle Road, Dubuque, IA 52002

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

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Natural Canine Connection

Andrew, IA 52030

Pet Types: dogs

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Safe Haven Humane Society

1471 US Highway 20 West, Elizabeth, IL 61028

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Jackson County Humane Society

23354 Dark Hollow Rd., Maquoketa, IA 52060

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Animal Welfare Friends

22407 Bus Hwy 151, Monticello, IA 52310

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Iowa County Humane Society

305 Co Rd YZ, Dodgeville, WI 53533

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter

460 Cliffwood Drive, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Carroll County Animal Control

10735 Mill Road, Mount Carroll, IL 61053

Pet Types: dogs

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Northeast Iowa Pet Rescue

519 Westwood, Strawberry Point, IA 52076

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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