Dog of the Week: Hazel


Hazel 2This sweet and lovable girl is Hazel. She is approx 4 years old and a 40 pound pittie. She can be shy at first, but warms up quickly to people and animals. She currently resides with a cat and does wonderfully with her and all animal visitors. She loves to snuggle and play fetch outside. She listens very well, is great on a leash, and will stay right by my side walking off leash. Please let us know if you’d be interested in meeting this very affectionate girl. For more information about Hazel, please contact An adoption application can be completed HERE.

Julia Black

Dog of the Week: Ruffles a.k.a. Sadie


Hi, my name is Ruffles but I really respond to the name “Sadie”.  I am 1.5 – 2 yrs. old and weigh 59 lbs. My vet says I need to loose 6-8 lbs. so I’ve been working on that.  I just think I need to get out where I can do some running and exercise to help me burn off some weight and some energy.
Ruffles 2I adore people!  Any kind of people – little and big!  I’m very friendly and have been trying to learn not to jump up on people but I just love them so much!  I can sit but sometimes I forget what that word means.  I have some accidents in the house but if my people remind me to go out I like to do that too!  I have lots of energy and would really like a fenced yard where I can play and run.  I’m very sweet and love my toys and I’m very excited whenever company comes to visit!   I like to play with my doggy friends as well.
I am hoping for a forever home that has young, strong people that will teach me how to lead on a leash and take me for walks.  Of course I’m always hoping for that forever home that will make me their forever pet!
If you are interested in Ruffles, please complete an application HERE.
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Julia Black

Dog of the Week: Gimpy


This handsome Gimpy 2Doberman Pinscher is 4 years old. He is very friendly and enjoys the company of people. He likes other dogs, but would do best if the other dogs are not overly exuberant. He is housebroken and kennels well when his foster parents are gone. At night he sleeps in the bedroom with his foster parents on his own bed. He loves toys! He knows sit, shake, and lay down. He is working on learning how to stay. He does not bark and is independent when his foster parents aren’t  loving him up. However, he has lost sight in his right eye due to an unknown injury. He will need a home with no children and no cats. Gimpy is up to date on his vaccinations and micro chipped. If you would like to meet Gimpy, email Carol at Indoor homes only. Adoption fee $200.

Julia Black


Dog of the Week: River


River 2Hi! My name is River. Some nice people found me roaming around and gave me food and water. My owners were not able to take me back home, so I am patiently waiting for someone to come along and take me to my forever home! The vet said I am 1 1/2, but I haven’t really been keeping track. I don’t always remember how big I am, but sometimes I just want to snuggle! I am trying to learn how to stay “down”, and I listen really well when I am reminded. I love playing with the other dog I’m living with so my forever home really needs a companion dog for me.   I’d rather not be in a home with things that “meow.”  I am almost entirely house trained.  I must say, I am quite a handsome fella.  My favorite thing to do is look at myself in the mirror!  I love to explore, so I need a home with at least a 6 ft fence.  I love car rides, too! I would do best in a home with children over the age of 10.   I’ve heard people call me a gentle giant, and I guess that’ s a pretty great way to describe me!  I’m really excited to find my new family, so I can love on them forever!”

Julia Black

Dog of the Week: Oliver


Well hello there. My name is Oliver, and I’m a 10-12 year old beagle,€“ but in my case numbers don’€™t tell the whole story! I have plenty of energy, although I do love to cuddle on the couch. My last owner was Oliver 2very rough with me, and so sometimes if you yell I get very scared, but I’€™m a tail-wagging fool if you pet and praise me! I just got neutered, and I’€™m learning to be housebroken. It’€™s going very well, says my foster mom. I am good with other dogs, and am fascinated by cats, but I don’€™t hurt them. I just like a good sniff!! I’€™m up to date on all my shots. All I want is a nice warm home that wants a loving, people-pleasing boy. For more information about Oliver, please contact The adoption application can be completed HERE. Indoor homes only. Adoption donation $150.

Julia Black

Dog of the Week: Boomer


Boomer 2Hi! My name is Boomer and I’m looking for my forever home. I’m about a year old and I’m a pit bull mix. I was dumped in the country as a puppy and even though people weren’t the nicest to me early on in my life, I still really love people and want to please them. I’m house trained and crate trained and I don’t chew on things I’m not supposed to. I get along well with kids and am very gentle. I’m a little picky about dogs but with a slow introduction I might be OK. I have a lot of love to give if you will give me that chance. Indoor homes only.

If you are interested in Boomer fill out an application HERE or contact

Julia Black

Dog of the Week: Lily

We took a little break, but now we’re back with another great dog of the week! Let me introduce you to lovely Lily …


Hi..this is lily…she is a senior American Eskimo mix from Florida but loves the Iowa weather, Lily 2especially in the winter! She is allergic to fleas so she needs make sure she is treated during those seasons. She is deaf, due to previously untreated ear infection, BUT she knows hand signals for sit, stay, up (beg) & loves to play with toys. House trained and gets along with dogs cats & kids; Lily is a love bug! Lily is currently on Proin for urinary incontinence when she is in a deep sleep, however this is common in spayed older females.

If you would like more information about Lily, contact If you’re interested in Lily, please complete an application HERE.

Julia Black