Dog of the Week: Tater

Just look at this beautiful, white dog with those pink ears! Tater is desperately seeking his forever home and would love to have a family to call his own.



Tater, a Staffordshire Terrier mix, is a young, energetic boy looking for some fun. He gets along with other dogs and loves everyone he meets. He is a happy dog looking for a home where he can spread the joy. Tater is neutered, house trained, and up-to-date on his shots.


For more information about Tater, please contact You can complete the adoption application HERE.


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Dog of the Week: Skylar

SKylar 2Skylar is our dog of the week and she would love to find a forever home. Could that be with you?

Skylar is getting more and more playful and exudes happiness. She is really thriving after being in a shelter. Skylar is already house trained and she does well with that. She plays very well with her foster brother and shows no aggression toward him or her foster family; even when it comes to sharing bones, having the other dog eat from her food bowl, or her foster family putting their hands in her food bowl. Skylar just doesn’t sweat the small stuff and she’s such a joy.

She loves cuddling with her humans and giving sweet kisses. She has been going through several new experiences, and although she is scared of many new things, once introduced to them she becomes very comfortable. She does well in a kennel and hasn’t chewed the blankets in the kennel at all. Skylar is a cuddle bug that would benefit greatly from an active adopter who wants to include her in their life.

SkylarSkylar is a two to three year old American Staffordshire Terrier mix and is spayed, up-to-date on her shots, and is microchipped. She has not been exposed to cats but she doesn’t show an interest in chasing squirrels or rabbits so she is not prey-driven.

For more information about Skylar, please contact You can also complete the adoption application HERE.

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Dog of the Week: Willow

Our dog of the week is just a baby, and a cute baby at that! Just look at that face yearning for a forever home.


Hi! My name is Willow and I’m approximately four to five months old. I’m just a happy-go-lucky puppy that couldn’t catch a break for the first few Willow 2months. I was treated for hypertrophic osteodystropy (HOD) and my poor legs were so swollen that I couldn’t really walk but then I got better quickly. My foster mom picked me up shortly after and I then developed pneumonia and had to stay at her work where I stayed in the hospital for five days. It was not fun but feels like forever ago. The only problem I have now is that my baby teeth are finally falling out, but as long as I have a toy I’m fine!

My foster mom says I’m a real good girl because I know how to sit and shake and love car rides. I get lots of treats and love it! I love to run around and be with other dogs but I’m not quite sure about cats. My foster mom thinks I’m some sort of mountain dog or hound mix – whatever that means! But whatever I may be, I’m quite adorable. I just love everyone but think I need a human who has experience with puppies and take some time to better potty train me since I’m so young and someone who can spend quality time with me. I do need some work with the kennel as I get very sad whenever someone leaves me, but I’m working on it! Can you be my best friend?

Willow has been spayed and is up-to-date on her shots. For more information please contact The adoption application can be found HERE.

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Dog of the Week: Harrison

A Lhasopoo is a cross between a Lhasa Apso and a Poodle. And they are just as cute as can be! Let’s get to know a little more about Harrison …

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Meet Mr. Harrison, a Lhasopoo that is approximately eight years old. He is about 25 pounds and very cute! He does not shed and has a beautiful black and white soft coat. Harrison came in as a stray from a local shelter and is very protective of his owners. His ideal home would include adults who love to pet him and sit on the couch with him. He does best with children over 12 years old. He would prefer to be the only dog and have lots of attention showered on him.

HarrisonHarrison is housebroken and up-to-date on all his shots. He is also neutered and microchipped. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to have one of the sweetest and most loyal companions ever!

Please contact for more information on Harrison. You can also fill out an adoption application HERE.

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Dog of the Week: Chico

ChicoSome dogs have special needs but that doesn’t mean they can’t be great pets. Chico is a great example of that. Even though he’s blind he still deserves a forever home.

Hey guys! My name is Chico. I’m a beautiful chocolate-colored guy that’s just as sweet as real chocolate. I haven’t had the best start at life, but I’ve been given the chance to have a better life now. I’m about 70 pounds and I’m blind but the blindness doesn’t hold me back. If you just let me smell your hand and lead the way I’ll be ok. I walk well on a leash as long as you keep it close to you because I don’t like bumping into things too much.

I’ve been hanging out at Cedar Run Pet Boarding and Daycare for a while now and would really like to get into a home so I can just relax. The staff at Cedar Run constantly tell me how handsome I am and that I am such a good boy. I don’t really know how to play with other dogs or cats because I can’t see them so they kind of scare me. I would prefer to go to a home where I’m the only pet. I’m a very muscular guy that loves running around and stretching my legs. Because I can’t see, we would have to make sure your yard is fenced in or that you’ll be able to walk me a lot. I do well in a kennel/crate and I’m even doing well with potty training. I’ve been neutered and am up-to-date on my shots.

I keep busy these days by snuggling with the staff and chewing on rawhides and bones and toys. I love tennis balls and my favorites are rope toys. Those things are amazing! I also like Kongs with treats in them. When it’s time to eat you just have to put the food bowl by my nose and Chico 2slowly set it down as I follow your hand so I know where my food will be. I think once I get home and understand where everything is you won’t have to do that anymore. Wouldn’t that be great?! I love laying on comfy beds and would really like to snuggle with you in your big, comfy bed or on the couch while you watch movies. I’m just a happy guy and can’t wait for my furever people to come find me.

If you are interested in Chico, please contact Sonia at or complete an application HERE.

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Dog of the Week: Gemma

Gemma’s life started out kind of rough, but she’s on the right track now to find her forever home.Let’s learn a little more about her to see if she might fit in at your house!

GemmaHi, my name is Gemma and I’m about two years old and full of love. I’ve had a pretty rough start at life but I’ve been blessed enough to be rescued and given a second chance. I’ve had some babies in the past but have given that up and decided to get spayed because I want to be the one being pampered. I also got up to date on all of my vaccines.

I’m a very sweet girl. I love giving kisses and love jumping up and wrapping my arms around you to hug you. I enjoy being hugged and kissed back by the way. I know basic commands like “sit” and “wait.” I am working on “lay down” and “shake” but I’ll get it in no time. I’m very smart and even wait patiently for my breakfast and dinner.

Right now I’m camping out at Cedar Run where the staff gives me lots of loving, treats, and kisses! I would really like to have a home to call my own, though. I’d love to be the only pet. I’m working on my potty training but with this Gemma2cold weather it’s kind of hard because I get cold really quickly. See, I’m a little girl weighing in at 40 pounds. I am working on my leash training as well. I do well but sometimes pull because I get excited to go for walks around the place. I’d really like a place with a fenced-in back yard because I love running around with my ears flopping in the air. I think I look cute when I do that.

I’m a pretty laid back gal that’s ready to sprawl out and finally relax. I love belly rubs and rawhides! I take treats gently. If you have kids, no biggie, I’ll take their kisses and even return the favor. I’m probably not good for tiny kids because my tail whips back and forth and I wouldn’t want to accidentally hit them with that thing!

If you are interested in meeting me, please contact Sonia at You can also fill out an application HERE.

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Dog of the Week: Gracia

If you’re looking for a little lovebug, look no further than Gracia…

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Hello, my name is Gracia and I’m a Schnauzer/Fox Terrier mix and am about three years old. I am excited and happy for most of my day and I love to play! I would love to have a child to play with and care for me. I am also a lover. I love being held at night. I am potty trained on mats, I am spayed, and am up-to-date on my shots.

For more information about Gracia, please contact Carol Doser at You can also complete the adoption application HERE.

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Dog of the Week: Asia

Our dog of the week is the lovely Asia who is patiently waiting for her forever home. Let’s learn a little bit about her.

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Asia is a young Shepard mix; we believe she is two or three years old. She has lots of love to give and is hoping to find her forever home. She is approximately 50 pounds, housebroken, and good with other dogs. Asia loves to meet new people but does have some trust issues with men. We can only guess what she’s been through in her past, but Asia will warm up to you with patience and love. She would do best in a quiet, calm home. Asia loves attention and does well with children but they should be 10 or older and respectful of animals. She will need a fenced-in yard because she loves to run and play in the backyard. Asia is spayed, microchipped, and up-to-date on all her vaccinations.

If you are interested in learning more about Asia, please contact Kerry at 319-360-2140 or You can fill out an adoption application HERE.

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Dog of the Week: Dexter

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Dexter is a Treeing Walker Coon Hound that is about 18 months old. He is very people oriented; he wants nothing more than to be around his family. When at rest he loves to lay on the couch or even in your lap. He loves to sleep in bed with his foster family, too. He is extraordinarily affectionate. He does very well with other dogs in the family as he loves to play. Dexter does very well with going to his kennel but he should be in the same area as other dogs or he gets lonely and will bark. He loves to play and would do very well with a high energy family who can take him for long walks or to the dog park. He loves a fenced in yard that he can run in!

When Dexter was younger someone shut his leg in a kennel door and it was fractured. He’s been through a lot with that leg, enduring an infection and painful surgeries to repair and then removal of the hardware. Because of this, he will sometimes hold his leg up particularly in the cold weather. But, given a bit more time, the doctors assure us he will have a complete recovery.

Dexter has excellent potty habits but has been very stubborn to learn other commands. He steadfastly refuses to sit, although if you say “treat” he will go right to the treat area. He’s no dummy.

Dexter loves kids and grownups alike. Unfortunately, he does not do well with cats as he does see them as something to chase and mouth.

He is a huge love bug and deserves a home of his own. He is neutered and up to date on his shots. If you would like more information about Dexter you can contact The adoption application can be completed HERE.

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Dog of the Week: Veronica

February is Adopt a Black Animal month. Did you know that it is more difficult to adopt out a black dog or cat? These beautiful animals deserve forever homes just like their counterparts of different colors. This week we’re spotlighting Veronica that is a lovely Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix.

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I am Veronica and I’m big and beautiful and I love everyone.; dogs, people, makes no difference to me, I will play with everyone. I’m a little mouthy; I like to put things in my mouth and kiss them. I am house trained and crate trained. I have been spayed and am up to date on all my shots. I love car rides and anything that involves people. I could use a little work walking on a leash; I just can’t help it, I get so excited! I am a happy girl and just want a forever home where my family will love me as much as I love them.

If you are interested in Veronica, please fill out an adoption application HERE.

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