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Find Your Best Friend at Dogs Forever – Meet our adoptable dogs

Fees

Our adoption fees are on a sliding scale; choose the amount that’s right for you. Fees for senior dogs (7 years and older) are on a sliding scale of $90 to $125;  fees for dogs 1-6 years are on a sliding scale of $125-$175; fees for dogs under 1 year of age are $150-$200.

If you are 65 years or older, the adoption fee is waived when you adopt a senior dog. All Dogs Forever dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper/parvo, tested for heartworm and Lyme disease, and microchipped.

Process

If you are interested in one of our dogs, please e-mail us at dogsforever@netins.net. An application and a home visit are part of the adoption process. We have an all-volunteer staff and most of us have “day jobs” so it usually takes around one week to process an application.

Location

Dogs Forever Safe Place moved to a new location on February 23, 2013: 809 Rockford Road SW. We are open to the public 10-2 every Saturday. Come and meet our dogs, learn about volunteer opportunities and shop in our store next door, at 817 Rockford Road SW. If you want to meet one of our dogs but Saturday isn’t a good time, you can set up an after-hours appointment. Contact us at dogsforever@netins.net or 319-481-0977.

Senior Dogs

Our priority at Dogs Forever is to identify senior dogs (generally, seven years and older) who are being held at shelters or at vet clinics in counties without shelters. As long as a dog is of good temperament and we have an opening , we will accept the dog regardless of size or breed. Once the dog is with Dogs Forever, we will provide veterinary care and begin the process of matching the dog with a senior citizen through our “Seniors for Seniors” program. However, any person 21 years or older can adopt a senior dog; you are not required to be a senior person to adopt a senior dog.

Adult Dogs

Dogs Forever works with reputable rescues to identify adult dogs that are at risk of being euthanized at shelters. While our focus is on networking and arranging transport for dogs from shelters to rescues, we do sometimes have foster dogs of our own and up to four dogs at our Dogs Forever Safe Place in Cedar Rapids. While our foster dogs and Safe Place dogs are are no longer at risk of being euthanized, the fact remains that the sooner they are adopted, the sooner a dog can be moved from “death row” at a shelter to the safety of Dogs Forever. Please spread the word that our dogs need homes!

Available Dogs

 . Slater .
 . Slater .  . Slater .  . Slater .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Just look at that face! To know Slater is to love Slater! He's a super fantastic boy who will make a great companion for some lucky person or family. Our adoption fees are on a sliding scale; choose the amount that's right for you. Fees for senior dogs (7 years and older) are $90 to $125; fees for dogs 1-6 years are $125-$175; fees for dogs under 1 year of age are $150-$200. If you are 65 years or older, the adoption fee is waived when you adopt a senior dog. All Dogs Forever dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper/parvo, tested for heartworm and Lyme disease, and microchipped. We are located at 809 Rockford Road SW in Cedar Rapids, across from the outfield at Veterans Memorial Stadium. We are open every Saturday 10-2 and by appointment. Contact dogsforever@netins.net. Our new store is located next door to our shelter and sells cool stuff for dogs and people. Come check us out!
Young, Male, Large
 . Vera .
 . Vera .  . Vera .  . Vera .
  • Rottweiler
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Friendly girl Vera is at the shelter as her owner can no longer care for her. She is 9 months old and weighs 53 pounds. She is very affectionate and has a lifetime of love and companionship ready to share with some lucky adopter. Vera is very well behaved so do not let her stern look fool you. She is gentle and just craves attention. She is in perfect shape and now ready for that special new person to take her home. Come in and see how pretty she really is......... We have learned that Vera rides very well in a car and she met some cats and we believe she could live harmoniously with them! Very would do best if she did not live with another female dog as she appears to like to be in charge. Most importantly she wants a human to lean from and cuddle with! Our adoption fees are on a sliding scale; choose the amount that's right for you. Fees for senior dogs (7 years and older) are $90 to $125; fees for dogs 1-6 years are $125-$175; fees for dogs under 1 year of age are $150-$200. If you are 65 years or older, the adoption fee is waived when you adopt a senior dog. All Dogs Forever dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper/parvo, tested for heartworm and Lyme disease, and microchipped. We are located at 809 Rockford Road SW in Cedar Rapids, across from the outfield at Veterans Memorial Stadium. We are open every Saturday 10-2 and by appointment. Contact dogsforever@netins.net. Our store is located next door to our shelter and sells cool stuff for dogs and people. Same hours as our shelter, Come check us out!
Young, Female, Medium
 . Jeffy .
 . Jeffy .  . Jeffy .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Jeffy is a ball of energy! This guy is still very much a puppy. He has a natural exuberance that will make you laugh out loud. Like most pups, he has a short attention span, so you'll need to be patient with him. He would benefit greatly from obedience training, as long as it is handled in a positive fashion so that it's a good experience for him. He has a huge amount of energy, so he would do best in a home with a fenced yard and a very active family that can help him burn it off (a tired Jeffy is a happy Jeffy!). Let us know if you'd like to meet him! Our adoption fees are on a sliding scale; choose the amount that's right for you. Fees for senior dogs (7 years and older) are $90 to $125; fees for dogs 1-6 years are $125-$175; fees for dogs under 1 year of age are $150-$200. If you are 65 years or older, the adoption fee is waived when you adopt a senior dog. All Dogs Forever dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper/parvo, tested for heartworm and Lyme disease, and microchipped. We are located at 809 Rockford Road SW in Cedar Rapids, across from the outfield at Veterans Memorial Stadium. We are open every Saturday 10-2 and by appointment. Contact dogsforever@netins.net. Our store is located next door to our shelter and sells cool stuff for dogs and people. Same hours as our shelter, Saturday 10-2. Come check us out!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Rino (Courtesy Listing) .
 . Rino (Courtesy Listing) .  . Rino (Courtesy Listing) .  . Rino (Courtesy Listing) .
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Spayed/Neutered
This cuddly miniature pinscher is 6 years and weighs in somewhere between 15-20 pounds and has proved in a big way that he is a survivor. He is great with kids and rumor has it he is a very fun play date and your lap will never get cold. Although he has the personality of a big dog, he is frightened of leashes and has been used to a fenced-in yard. Rino is house-trained but not up-to-date on shots. Please give this little guy a shot at a stable home... his early years were quite rough and he was lucky enough to get some love and socialization after that so he can blend right into your brood if you let him.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Sierra (Courtesy Listing) .
 . Sierra (Courtesy Listing) .  . Sierra (Courtesy Listing) .  . Sierra (Courtesy Listing) .
  • Australian Shepherd
Sierra is a 5 year-old, 60 pound sweetiepie. She is house-trained and kennel-trained. She can be jumpy when first introduced to people and that is no surprise considering she is a stray and has probably lacked kindness in her life. She is looking for a special human that will help her work through an itchy ear issue that has resulted in her inner ear on one side being taken out and sown shut. Now it is time to get the itchiness under control. She is so worth it. We hope the right person reads this and wants to champion this true underdog! Sierra lives with her owners and is being listed by Dogs Forever as a courtesy to them. Please contact us if you'd like to meet her!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Charlie .
 . Charlie .
  • Beagle, Pug
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Fuzzy and Charlie came to us together so we need to keep them together. They are very nice dogs who would love to meet you! Our adoption fees are on a sliding scale; choose the amount that's right for you. Fees for senior dogs (7 years and older) are $90 to $125; fees for dogs 1-6 years are $125-$175; fees for dogs under 1 year of age are $150-$200. If you are 65 years or older, the adoption fee is waived when you adopt a senior dog. All Dogs Forever dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper/parvo, tested for heartworm and Lyme disease, and microchipped. We are located at 809 Rockford Road SW in Cedar Rapids, across from the outfield at Veterans Memorial Stadium. We are open every Saturday 10-2 and by appointment. Contact dogsforever@netins.net. Our store is located next door to our shelter and sells cool stuff for dogs and people. Same hours as our shelter, . Come check us out!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Fuzzy .
 . Fuzzy .
  • Cocker Spaniel, Beagle
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Fuzzy and Charlie came to us together so we need to keep them together. They are very nice dogs who would love to meet you! Our adoption fees are on a sliding scale; choose the amount that's right for you. Fees for senior dogs (7 years and older) are $90 to $125; fees for dogs 1-6 years are $125-$175; fees for dogs under 1 year of age are $150-$200. If you are 65 years or older, the adoption fee is waived when you adopt a senior dog. All Dogs Forever dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper/parvo, tested for heartworm and Lyme disease, and microchipped. We are located at 809 Rockford Road SW in Cedar Rapids, across from the outfield at Veterans Memorial Stadium. We are open every Saturday 10-2 and by appointment. Contact dogsforever@netins.net. Our store is located next door to our shelter and sells cool stuff for dogs and people. Same hours as our shelter, . Come check us out!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Marley & Minnie .
 . Marley & Minnie .  . Marley & Minnie .  . Marley & Minnie .
  • Poodle
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
These sweet girls are cuddly and awesome! They are in desperate need of some TLC. We are getting them groomed this week so we will post some pictures after that's done and I'm sure you will then see how wonderful they can look! Marley (the mom of the pair) is 16 and Minnie (the daughter of the pair) is 14. Their owner turned them in to animal control because he was moving to a place that doesn't allow dogs. PLEASE help these girls. They deserve a loving a home and would be very grateful to you!!! Our adoption fees are on a sliding scale; choose the amount that's right for you. Fees for senior dogs (7 years and older) are $90 to $125; fees for dogs 1-6 years are $125-$175; fees for dogs under 1 year of age are $150-$200. If you are 65 years or older, the adoption fee is waived when you adopt a senior dog. All Dogs Forever dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper/parvo, tested for heartworm and Lyme disease, and microchipped. We are located at 809 Rockford Road SW in Cedar Rapids, across from the outfield at Veterans Memorial Stadium. We are open every Saturday 11-3 and by appointment. Contact dogsforever@netins.net. Our store is located next door to our shelter and sells cool stuff for dogs and people. Same hours as our shelter, Saturday 11-3. Come check us out!
Senior, Female, Small
 . Cowboy & Rusty .
 . Cowboy & Rusty .  . Cowboy & Rusty .
  • Dachshund
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Cowboy and Rusty's owner died so they need a new home. This bonded duo are friendly and fun to have around. Let us know if you are interested in them! Our adoption fees are on a sliding scale; choose the amount that's right for you. Fees for senior dogs (7 years and older) are $90 to $125; fees for dogs 1-6 years are $125-$175; fees for dogs under 1 year of age are $150-$200. If you are 65 years or older, the adoption fee is waived when you adopt a senior dog. All Dogs Forever dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper/parvo, tested for heartworm and Lyme disease, and microchipped. We are located at 809 Rockford Road SW in Cedar Rapids, across from the outfield at Veterans Memorial Stadium. We are open every Saturday 11-3 and by appointment. Contact dogsforever@netins.net. Our store is located next door to our shelter and sells cool stuff for dogs and people. Same hours as our shelter, Saturday 11-3. Come check us out!
Senior, Male, Small
 . Jasmine .
 . Jasmine .  . Jasmine .  . Jasmine .
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Jasmine is your typical Jack Russell terrier.....high energy,super smart, and playful! She's currently living in a foster home where she enjoys burrowing under her fuzzy blankie for naps as well as following her foster mom around the house and trying to "help". Please let us know if you'd like to meet her! Our adoption fees are on a sliding scale; choose the amount that's right for you. Fees for senior dogs (7 years and older) are $90 to $125; fees for dogs 1-6 years are $125-$175; fees for dogs under 1 year of age are $150-$200. If you are 65 years or older, the adoption fee is waived when you adopt a senior dog. All Dogs Forever dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper/parvo, tested for heartworm and Lyme disease, and microchipped. We are located at 809 Rockford Road SW in Cedar Rapids, across from the outfield at Veterans Memorial Stadium. We are open every Saturday 11-3 and by appointment. Contact dogsforever@netins.net. Our store is located next door to our shelter and sells cool stuff for dogs and people. Same hours as our shelter, Saturday 11-3. Come check us out!
Adult, Female, Small
 . Grizzly .
 . Grizzly .  . Grizzly .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Grizzley needs a foster home by this Friday, JUNE 13. Grizz is a pit bull, 45 lbs., a little over a year old. He is housetrained and a smart little guy but he has been living in a chaotic house and needs a stable foster home without small kids. He needs an experienced dog handler to teach him manners and give him security through consistency. Grizz is crazy for chasing tennis balls. For more info, e-mail nancycrist@netins.net.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Daisy .
 . Daisy .  . Daisy .  . Daisy .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
DAISY is a very pretty and friendly girl, likely a pit bull terrier mix. She has the typical love of life that is a pit bull standard. She enjoys the company of people and tackles every day with a smile and a great attitude. She is a young adult under 3 years of age and 60 lbs. She was picked up as a stray in CR. Dogs Forever took her into its care on 9-6-13 because the local animal control was full, putting dogs at risk of being euthanized. Daisy is best as an only dog. Our adoption fees are on a sliding scale; choose the amount that's right for you. Fees for senior dogs (7 years and older) are $90 to $125; fees for dogs 1-6 years are $125-$175; fees for dogs under 1 year of age are $150-$200. If you are 65 years or older, the adoption fee is waived when you adopt a senior dog. All Dogs Forever dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper/parvo, tested for heartworm and Lyme disease, and microchipped. We are located at 809 Rockford Road SW in Cedar Rapids, across from the outfield at Veterans Memorial Stadium. We are open every Saturday 11-3 and by appointment. Contact dogsforever@netins.net. Our store is located next door to our shelter and sells cool stuff for dogs and people. Same hours as our shelter, Saturday 11-3. Come check us out!
Young, Female, Medium
 . Noah .
 . Noah .  . Noah .  . Noah .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
NOAH is an affectionate and energetic boy who loves to play with Casey, who is at the same foster home. He is a 70-lb. dog, 6-year-old pit bull terrier. Noah has been waiting a long time and it is so unfair that he does not have a family or person of his own. Noah has not been around kids so he needs to find an adult-only home. He should be the only male dog, but he is very good with most females, even bossy ones!Can you provide a safe and loving home for this deserving boy? Our adoption fees are on a sliding scale; choose the amount that's right for you. Fees for senior dogs (7 years and older) are $90 to $125; fees for dogs 1-6 years are $125-$175; fees for dogs under 1 year of age are $150-$200. If you are 65 years or older, the adoption fee is waived when you adopt a senior dog. All Dogs Forever dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper/parvo, tested for heartworm and Lyme disease, and microchipped. DOGS FOREVER SAFE PLACE HAS MOVED! We are now located at 809 Rockford Road SW in Cedar Rapids, across from the outfield at Veterans Memorial Stadium. We are open everySaturday 11-3 and by appointment. Contactdogsforever@netins.net. Our new store is located next door to our shelter and sells cool stuff for dogs and people. Same hours as our shelter, Saturday 11-3. Come check us out!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Casey .
 . Casey .  . Casey .  . Casey .
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
CASEY is a 6-year-old, 70-lb. female American Staffordshire Terrier (DNA tested). Her resume is hard to beat: She is gorgeous, friendly, good with kids and a happy happy girl. She is also a skilled mouser. Casey is good with most dogs when properly introduced. Her favorite buddy is Noah, a pit bull being fostered at the same home. Casey is very high energy and needs daily exercise. She would be happiest in a home with a fenced yard. Our adoption fees are on a sliding scale; choose the amount that's right for you. Fees for senior dogs (7 years and older) are $90 to $125; fees for dogs 1-6 years are $125-$175; fees for dogs under 1 year of age are $150-$200. If you are 65 years or older, the adoption fee is waived when you adopt a senior dog. All Dogs Forever dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper/parvo, tested for heartworm and Lyme disease, and microchipped. We are located at 809 Rockford Road SW in Cedar Rapids, across from the outfield at Veterans Memorial Stadium. We are open every Saturday 11-3 and by appointment. Contact dogsforever@netins.net. Our store is located next door to our shelter and sells cool stuff for dogs and people. Same hours as our shelter, Saturday 11-3. Come check us out!
Adult, Female, Large
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