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Puppies and dogs in Iowa City, Iowa

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

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Adopt a dog in Iowa City, Iowa

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Iowa City, 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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Jessa

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

Female, Adult
Lisbon, IA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
This little sweetie is Jessa. She is 6 years old and weighs 23 pounds. Like many of us, she needs to lose a few pounds. Jessa is a Yorkie Mix and will need regular grooming. She does well with other dogs and is used to having a buddy her size. Jessa would prefer a calmer dog and would not enjoy a puppy jumping all over her. When Jessa meets new people, she is shy. It takes her a little time to become comfortable in a new place. Jessa is used to having her person around a lot of the time and wants a home where someone is around most of the time. When she is comfortable her personality comes out. Jessa will actually smile when you ask her to. She requires a physically fenced yard. Jessa came into rescue as a local owner surrender. Jessa was very loved but her 88 year old mom was no longer able to care for her. Jessa is housetrained, spayed, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested, and microchipped. If you would like to meet Jessa, please complete the adoption application on our website at www.furfunrescue.org.  If you have questions about Jessa, you can contact rox@furfunrescue.org or call 319-929-6657.    Indoor homes only.  Adopters within two hours of Cedar Rapids, IA only, please.  Adoption fee $250.
Photo of Jessa

Jessa

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

Female, Adult
Lisbon, IA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
This little sweetie is Jessa. She is 6 years old and weighs 23 pounds. Like many of us, she needs to lose a few pounds. Jessa is a Yorkie Mix and will need regular grooming. She does well with other dogs and is used to having a buddy her size. Jessa would prefer a calmer dog and would not enjoy a puppy jumping all over her. When Jessa meets new people, she is shy. It takes her a little time to become comfortable in a new place. Jessa is used to having her person around a lot of the time and wants a home where someone is around most of the time. When she is comfortable her personality comes out. Jessa will actually smile when you ask her to. She requires a physically fenced yard. Jessa came into rescue as a local owner surrender. Jessa was very loved but her 88 year old mom was no longer able to care for her. Jessa is housetrained, spayed, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested, and microchipped. If you would like to meet Jessa, please complete the adoption application on our website at www.furfunrescue.org.  If you have questions about Jessa, you can contact rox@furfunrescue.org or call 319-929-6657.    Indoor homes only.  Adopters within two hours of Cedar Rapids, IA only, please.  Adoption fee $250.
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Luca

Golden Retriever

Male, Young
Lisbon, IA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Luca is a 10-month-old, 65 pound Golden Retriever mix. He is a happy boy that loves to play with other dogs. Luca should probably not live with a cat; he thinks they are fun to chase. He is working hard on his manners but is a typical Golden and will mouth your hand when he is excited. Luca requires a physically fenced yard to run and play safely. Luca came into rescue as a local owner surrender. He had never been to the vet and was poorly socialized and scared. When we watched him walk, we could instantly tell he had a problem with his hips. X-rays revealed he was born with hip dysplasia. Neither of his hips were in the sockets. Luca had FHO – femoral head ostectomies on both hips. This surgery removes the ball and neck of the femur to eliminate the bone on bone contact of the hip. Luca’s body has formed a false joint and he can do everything a normal dog can do. While Luca has been recovering from his surgeries, he has gained a lot of experience with people and other dogs. He now happily comes to greet new people coming to his foster home and seeks pets and butt scratches. Luca loves toys and really loves chasing balls. Luca is house trained, kennel trained, neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm tested, and microchipped. If you would like to meet Luca, please complete the adoption application on our website at www.furfunrescue.org.  If you have questions about Luca, please contact rox@furfunrescue.org or call 319-929-6657.  Adopters must be within a two-hour radius of Cedar Rapids, IA.  Indoor homes only.  Adoption fee is $250.
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Isabel

Foxhound

Female, Adult
Lisbon, IA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Isabel is 7 year old, 64 pound Foxhound. She is a sweet girl who likes to be with her people. Isabel loves attention and will seek pets and cuddles often. She has great house manners and doesn’t need a kennel. She will just hang out in a dog bed or on the couch waiting for her people to come home. She likes to chew on Benebones or Nylabones and doesn’t mind sharing them with another dog. At night she will sleep in a dog bed beside her humans but would also be happy to sleep in bed with her humans. Isabel knows how to sit, lay down, and shake. Her leash skills aren’t great and she does pull. Isabel is curious if you throw a ball and will go to it, but she isn’t a retriever. She just wants you to come join her and throw the ball again. Isabel enjoys running through her yard and would love another dog to play with. When Isabel sees another dog, she will bark and playbow. She wants to interact with every dog she sees. Isabel requires a physically fenced yard. Because Isabel was microchipped we know more about her than we do most rescue dogs. She was born 11/6/16 and was adopted as a puppy from a rescue in Merrifield, Virginia. In 2023 she ended up at the Prince William County Shelter in Manassas, Virginia. A man adopted her in July of 2023 and was living in a travel trailer. He was in an RV park in Bethany, Missouri and his family called in a welfare check on him because they had not heard from him for a few days. When the police found Isabel’s owner he had been deceased for several days and she was in the trailer with no heat and temps well below zero. The man’s family immediately released her to rescue and we drove to get her safe. Isabel is house trained, spayed, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested, and microchipped. If you would like to meet Isabel, please complete the adoption application on our website: furfunrescue.org. Filling out the application doesn’t obligate you to adopt, but does provide us more information. If you have any questions about Isabel you can email Rox@furfunrescue.org or call 319-929-6657. Adoption fee is $250.00 Indoor homes only. Adopters must be in a 2 hour radius of Cedar Rapids, IA
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Lola

Labrador Retriever

Female, Young
Lisbon, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Lola is 18 months old and weighs 57 pounds. We aren’t sure what breeds make up her DNA. We do know she is 100% a good girl. Her coat is soft and a little fluffy. Her tail is really fluffy. Lola is a cuddler and loves to be near her people. She likes to play and would enjoy having a dog buddy to play with in her new home. Lola would rather get attention from a person than play with a toy. Lola requires a physically fenced yard to run and play safely. Lola was found as a stray in rural Missouri and ended up in a small town pound. Nobody ever came looking for her. We scrambled to get Lola moved north as soon as possible. The rural pound doesn’t have sufficient heat and the dogs water bowls were frozen solid. Her foster mom took a day off work to drive down and get her so she didn’t freeze to death. Lola was very happy to get back into a home. Lola is house trained, spayed, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested, and microchipped. If you would like to meet Lola, please complete the adoption application on our website: furfunrescue.org. Filling out the application doesn’t obligate you to adopt, but does provide us more information. If you have any questions about Lola you can email Rox@furfunrescue.org or call 319-929-6657. Adoption fee is $250.00 Indoor homes only. Adopters must be in a 2 hour radius of Cedar Rapids, IA
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Sadie

Foxhound

Female, Young
Lisbon, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
This long-legged beauty is Sadie, a 14-month-old, 58 pound American Foxhound. Sadie is a happy girl. She loves to play and will entertain herself with toys or bring them to you. Her favorite toys are chew bones and balls. Sadie plays well with other dogs. She is food motivated, learns quickly, and is eager for new experiences. She requires a physically fenced yard so she can safely run and play. Sadie is housetrained, spayed, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested, and microchipped. If you would like to meet Sadie, please fill out the adoption application on our website: www.furfunrescue.org. If you have questions about Sadie, you can contact rox@furfunrescue.org or call 319-929-6657. Adopters must be within 2 hours of Cedar Rapids, IA. Indoor homes only. Adoption fee is $250.

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Dog shelters and rescues in Iowa City, Iowa

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Baxter's Buddies Rescue

Iowa City, IA 52240

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Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center

3910 Napoleon Lane, Iowa City, IA 52240

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

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Safely Sheltered Animal Rescue

Coralville, IA 52241

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Johnson County Humane Society

PO Box 2775, Iowa City, IA 52244

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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One Dog Rescue

Riverside, IA 52327

Pet Types: dogs

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Safe Haven of Iowa County

2783 Highway 6 Trail, South Amana, IA 52334

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Fur Fun Rescue, Inc

229 Badger Rd., Lisbon, IA 52253

Pet Types: dogs

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Dogs Forever of Iowa

809 Rockford Road SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Pet Types: dogs

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Last Hope Animal Rescue

1825 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Pet Types: cats, 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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