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Puppies and dogs in Johnston, Iowa

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Johnston, Iowa. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
We'll also keep you updated on Illie's adoption status with email updates.
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Illie

Australian Shepherd

Female, Young
Ankeny, IA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
We purchased our pup from a breeder. She is 1.5 years old. She is super sweet, smart, loyal, fun. We would keep her 1000 times over if we didn't have such a busy household with family, friends and neighbors coming over often. With 3 kids (teens and preteens) we are always having their friends or neighborhood kids come over to hangout/play. She is perfect once she gets to know you. But if you are an adult or kid she doesn't know and suddenly is there, she goes into her herding mode and tries to protect us and her animal siblings from that person coming up to the house or entering our house. She will run towards them, keep circling them until she gets close enough to nip their leg to try to make them go away. If we hold her and introduce her to the guest and show her they are not a threat, then she is fine. But with our busy household, we can't always do that. She would be best in a household where not a lot of people are coming and going.
We'll also keep you updated on Illie's adoption status with email updates.
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Illie

Australian Shepherd

Female, Young
Ankeny, IA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
We purchased our pup from a breeder. She is 1.5 years old. She is super sweet, smart, loyal, fun. We would keep her 1000 times over if we didn't have such a busy household with family, friends and neighbors coming over often. With 3 kids (teens and preteens) we are always having their friends or neighborhood kids come over to hangout/play. She is perfect once she gets to know you. But if you are an adult or kid she doesn't know and suddenly is there, she goes into her herding mode and tries to protect us and her animal siblings from that person coming up to the house or entering our house. She will run towards them, keep circling them until she gets close enough to nip their leg to try to make them go away. If we hold her and introduce her to the guest and show her they are not a threat, then she is fine. But with our busy household, we can't always do that. She would be best in a household where not a lot of people are coming and going.
We'll also keep you updated on Chip's adoption status with email updates.
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Chip

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Male, Young
Ankeny, IA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Chip is a 2 year old terrier mix that I adopted in September and he is really great. But they failed to tell me that he has really bad separation anxiety. I live alone and work long hours (8-10) sometimes, and he can't handle it. He needs to be kenneled if left alone. But even with me in the house (crate training, or attempting to) he begins panting and drooling badly. I did bloodwork at the vet- he is fine medically speaking. I tried for almost a year now, 3 different types of anxiety meds, having people stop by to take him out, training, repeated trips to the vet. Nothing is working. He is clearly not happy, and I feel selfish keeping him. I will make sure he gets a good home, where someone can be there for a majority of the time and love him as much as I do. He gets along with anyone, including other dogs. He is very loveable, and super smart. He knows how to play hide and seek! You will get his food, snacks, toys, poo bags, food and water bowls, bed and kennel. Thank you.
We'll also keep you updated on Lena's adoption status with email updates.
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Lena

Doberman Pinscher

Female, Senior
Ankeny, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
We have had Lena for 14 years. We adopted her from ARL and they thought she was about 1.5/2 years old then. She is so loving and kind. She has cataracts in both eyes. She has fatty tumors and sometimes her backs legs shake when she goes up stairs. We live in a two story house and have two kids aged 5 and 2. She is easily startled and with our young children she is slowing becoming more aggressive with them by growling at them and scaring them. It is with a heavy heart that we have come to this decision but it is for the best for both Lena and our two children. Lena deserves a place we she can relax and live out her senior doggy life in peace from young children and hopefully a place with few steps.
We'll also keep you updated on Ramona's adoption status with email updates.
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Ramona

German Shepherd Dog

Female, Young
Ankeny, IA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained,
Story
Meet Ramona, she is loving and energetic and ready to bring joy and endless fun into someones life! She loves any type of adventure including walks, hikes, playing with the water hose, and running fast! Along with her energetic personality, she has a calming and comforting presence and is good with people, kids, and other animals. Whether it’s exploring the outdoors or chilling at home, she is the perfect dog to have as a loyal best friend!
We'll also keep you updated on Cookie's adoption status with email updates.
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Cookie

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, Adult
Des Moines, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
- A good girl who already knows sit and enjoys treats- Likes pets and will ask you for attention once she's comfortable with you - Is nervous around other dogs and needs to be the only dog in her new home- Looking for a teens-and-up home right now The ARL's shelter software requires that we choose a primary breed for our dogs. Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable, so for most dogs we are only guessing at primary breed. We get to know each dog as an individual and do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not breed label. Primary Color: Black Secondary Color: White Weight: 41 Age: 2yrs 5mths 0wks

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Forever Home Dog Rescue

Johnston, IA 50131

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Iowa Golden Retriever Rescue

PO Box 13316, Des Moines, IA 50310

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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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MidwestBoxerRescues-Iowa

all areas, IA 50311

Pet Types: dogs

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Polk County Humane Society (in Missouri) - Iowa Transport

11101 University Ave Ste B, Clive, IA 50325

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Unbreakabull Bullies Rehabilitation and Rescue

Des Moines, IA 50314

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Russell Rescue, Inc. - Iowa Area

Des Moines, IA 50301

Pet Types: dogs

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Iowa Pet Adoptions

Des Moines, IA 50312

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Furry Friends Refuge

1211 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50265

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

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