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Puppies and dogs in Knoxville, Iowa

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

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Adopt a dog in Knoxville, Iowa

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Knoxville, 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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Harley Austin McCamey

American Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever

Male, Adult
Altoona, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Harley will be 4 years old on April 26th, He is nurtured, He has been an inside home trained and outside trained,He knows inside and outside crates, He has had surgery on his throat from a snake or spider bite everything is healed just don't use collars very much, He is vest trained with a leash, Does wonderful with children and other dogs, Absolutely no Cats, He has never gotten into a fight with any other dogs, He has never attacked anybody, He's very caring and loving to anyone hes around, He loves toys very much and being under a blanket with cuddles, he does stay on furniture, love's dog parks amd walks, My husband and I just moved here and our landlords insurance policy won't allow his breed, We are trying to find him a home within this week so we don't get evicted, He's been my Emotional support animal so he knows a lot about being an ESA and helping others when needed, We just want to find him a wonderful home that will care for him and love him for the rest of his lifetime.
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Ziggy

Cavapoo

Male, Puppy
Ankeny, IA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids,
Story
Hello, our boy Ziggy was an adoption for us and has been in our home since week 10. He was born on 6/19/23 and we adore him. Unfortunately, my wife is allergic. We hoped that the F1b cavapoo would be hypoallergenic, but it seems her allergies are still an issue. He is completely house trained, fully vaccinated, and currently in puppy training classes. These classes are our way of helping Ziggy get socialized with other dogs as he has only been exposed to our family for the most part other than walks and park visits. He is high energy and loving. He does seem to have some separation anxiety, so please only request an adoption if you can spend time with him. He is not a dog you would want to leave for hours as he does not do well alone yet. Again, we love him and are saddened to have to put him up for adoption. We are looking to transition him into another home with humans who will cherish him as we have.
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Zayda

Dalmatian

Female, 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,
Story
Needs lots of attention! Needs a bigger home. Is very cuddly and friendly! Was a stray.
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Marley

Chihuahua

Female, Adult
Ankeny, IA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
We found Marley dumped on a gravel road over 11 years ago. She was a young pup, who was never claimed upon looking for her owner. She has been around other dogs and done very well with proper introduction. She also lives with two cats and does not mind them. The reason we need to rehome her is because a recent incident regarding our 11 month old. She has been fine with him until recently, when she nipped him. Since he started crawling, it's been stressful for her. We never had her around a baby until now. She’s an older adult, and would do best with a family of without kids, or with older children who have experience around animals. Marley has never been a biter, even with strangers holding her, so it breaks my heart to learn that she is uncomfortable with infants. She is potty trained to go out and do her business and come back in. If you are gone longer than 4 hours, I recommend kenneling her, because she does not have accidents when kenneled.
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Rosco

Beagle

Male, 12 yrs 8 mos
Ankeny, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Rosco is 12 years old. A beagle mix. He is still fully active. Everyone always thinks he is a black lab puppy when they first meet him. Rosco loves to be around people. I am moving and cannot take him with me. Please help me find Rosco a good home.
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DiDi

American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, Puppy
Ankeny, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi my name is DiDi :) I’m a 8 month old Pit bull terrier, I’m working on potty training and am getting better, I know sit, lay down and am working on stay! Due to personal circumstances I am unable to bring didi with me to my new place, she is a very quick learner, but like all puppies needs some work!

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Dog shelters and rescues in Knoxville, Iowa

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

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Marion County Humane Society

1701 E Pleasant, Knoxville, IA 50138

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Adopt A Stray Rescue- IA transport

Des Moines, IA 50047

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Mid_Iowa Boxer Rescue

Carlisle, IA 50047

Pet Types: dogs

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Kiya Koda Humane Society

1206 N Jefferson Way, Indianola, IA 50125

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter

1716 Pella Ave, Oskaloosa, IA 52577

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

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Jasper County Animal Rescue League & Humane Society

5411 Liberty Ave, Newton, IA 50208

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

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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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City of Des Moines Animal Control and Shelter

1615 SE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50320

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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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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Heartland Weimaraner Rescue - IA

Des Moines, IA 50315

Pet Types: dogs

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