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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 11-3 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

 . Casey .
 . Casey .  . Casey .  . Casey .
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • 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
 . Noah .
 . Noah .  . Noah .  . Noah .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
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
 . Bo .
 . Bo .  . Bo .
  • Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Housebroken
Bo is a happy, fun-loving dog with lots of affection to share. He loves to play catch with anything that is thrown to him...frisbee, toy, small ball...you get the picture. He loves other dogs and is quite social. Room to run is very important for him because he has lots of energy. You'll have lots of fun with him...guaranteed. He lives with a female pit bull, male pug and a cat, and enjoys the company of all. Bo loves riding in the car, is house trained, and needs daily exercise. He is a 4-year-old, 75-lb. lab/boxer/Rottweiler mix. His new home must have a fenced in yard. Can you give Bo the forever home he deserves?
Young, Male, Large
 . Daisy .
 . Daisy .  . Daisy .  . Daisy .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
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 2 years of age and a petite 40 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
 . Copper .
 . Copper .
  • Beagle
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Housebroken
Copper is a sweetheart to all Copper came to us from CR animal control, where he and two pals were relinquished by their owner. Copper is in a Dogs Forever foster home, living with a rottie/sheltie mix and a lab, as well as a cat—he is a gentleman to all. It is sad to see any dog abandoned, but especially sad when the dog is a senior. Copper weighs 37 lbs. and is a very friendly boy but he is going to need some extra love and patience to help assure him he will never be homeless again. He new home needs to also have a fenced in yard. Can you give this gentle old gent the loving home he deserves? 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!
Senior, Male, Medium
 . Charlie .
 . Charlie .  . Charlie .  . Charlie .
  • Husky
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Housebroken
Charlie is a Handsome, Fun-Loving Dude! Charlie is a fun-loving, high-energy boy who will need daily exercise in his forever home. While he can be rowdy at first when a volunteer puts on his leash, he responds well to commands and settles into an enjoyable walk without pulling. Charlie loves to play with other dogs as well as people. He just wants to have fun! His facial expressions are priceless. Come and meet him! Charlie is a young, 58-lb. adult, possibly a husky mix given his stunning blue eyes. He came from CR Animal Control, where he was picked up as a stray on Sept. 9. 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 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!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Woody .
 . Woody .  . Woody .  . Woody .
  • Black and Tan Coonhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Housebroken
This sweet boy is Woody, whose breed is Coonhound. He is about 8 years old and weighs 77 lbs. Woody was a stray who had a damaged eye when he was found. Sadly, that eye couldn't be saved and had to be removed. But he still gets around just fine! We don't want you to read Woodys' age and think you would rather have a puppy or a younger dog because older dogs are the best dogs to have. They have so much love to give and are so grateful for every moment they get with a family. We're sure Woody will not disappoint!! Woody is great with other dogs, kids, and cats. 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.
Senior, Male, Large
 . Courtesy Listing - Allie .
 . Courtesy Listing - Allie .
  • Dachshund, Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Housebroken
Allie is an 11 year old Dachshund/Chihuahua mix. She weighs 19 lbs. Allie is very loving but small children scare her, so she would be best in a home without young children. She is fine with cats but it would be best if she were the only dog in the house. If you are looking for a cuddler, Allie is your gal! Please contact Dogs Forever if you would like to meet this sweet little lady. Call (319)481-0977 or e-mail us at dogsforever@netins.net. 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!
Senior, Female, Small
 . Cora .
 . Cora .  . Cora .  . Cora .
  • Black Labrador Retriever, Boxer
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Housebroken
Cora is a 1 yr old female black lab mixed with boxer or dane. Extremely sweet. She was found as a stray and is longing to have a loving family. If you would like to meet Cora, please call Dogs Forever at (319)481-0977 or e-mail us at dogsforever@netins.net. 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 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!
Young, Female, Large
 . Harry .
 . Harry .  . Harry .  . Harry .
  • Black Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Housebroken
Harry is an 8 month old black lab mix puppy. He's adorable! Harry was found as a stray so we don't know much about him yet. We do know that he's searching for an owner to love. Is that you? If you would like to meet Harry, please call us at (319)481-0977 or e-mail us at dogsforever@netins.net 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.
Baby, Male, Large
 . Courtesy Listing - Bandit .
 . Courtesy Listing - Bandit .
  • Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler), Australian Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Housebroken
Bandit is a 2 yr old Australian Shepard/Blue Heeler mix. He currently weighs 72 lbs. Bandit is great with kids and cats. He doesn't like little dogs but would be fine in a home with another bigger dog. Bandit loves to run and play and would be a great addition to someone's family. His new home needs to have a fenced-in yard. Are you looking for a dog like Bandit? If so, please contact Dogs Forever so you can meet him! Call (319)481-0977 or e-mail them at dogsforever@netins.net. Bandit is a courtesy listing. We are helping his owners find him a new home. He's a wonderful dog that needs a fenced yard. Please let us know if you'd like to meet him!
Young, Male, Large
 . Arlo .
 . Arlo .  . Arlo .
  • Black Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Housebroken
Arlo is a sociable little guy! Arlo comes to us on 2-14-13 as a stray from CR animal control. Such a social, happy boy! He weighs 32 pounds. Arlo has some grey on his muzzle but is not a senior. He is very spry and loves to play and even smiles. He is too thin so we are going to work on helping him gain weight. All Arlo wants is a warm bed, a regular meal and someone who will love him for the super dog that he is. Are you the angel he’s been waiting for? You can meet Arlo during our open hours (Saturdays 11 am - 3 pm) or by appointment. We are located at 809 Rockford Rd SW, Cedar Rapids.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Eve & Kyra .
 . Eve & Kyra .  . Eve & Kyra .  . Eve & Kyra .
  • Yellow Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Housebroken
Kyra and Eve are Sweet Lab Sisters who have been together since they were pups. Due to finances and other issues, their owners relinquished them. The girls have been living with 5-year-old and 10-year-old kids, and interacted with nieces and nephews of all ages, and were good with all. Kyra has three legs due to an incident at the breeder’s and also was hit by a car, which broke her one good leg. During that time, her sister lay by her and let her lean on her to stand. These are wonderful dogs who deserve a home together. They are five years old, 50 lbs., house trained. They ignore outdoor cats but it is unknown how they’ll be with indoor cats. If you would like to meet these sweet girls, stop by our shelter at 809 Rockford Rd SW, Cedar Rapids any Saturday between 11 am - 3pm.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Drake .
 . Drake .  . Drake .  . Drake .
  • Rottweiler, Shar Pei
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Housebroken
Drake is a Good-Looking Charmer. We received a plea to take in Drake, who had been at CR animal control for several months, and was at risk of being euthanized. He came to us on 3-15-14 and we loved him immediately. While there was much barking at Safe Place when Drake arrived, he was not the one barking! His tail is perpetually wagging, wagging, wagging! Drake never has a bad day and is happy to go for a walk. He walks great on a leash. We don’t know yet if he gets along with other dogs, but will try to introduce him to Safe Place dogs in the coming weeks. Anyone interested in adopting Drake must bring their dog to meet him. You can meet Drake during our open hours on Saturdays (11 am - 3 pm) at our shelter located at 809 Rockford Rd SW, Cedar Rapids.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Mya .
 . Mya .  . Mya .  . Mya .
  • Border Collie
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Housebroken
This is Mya! We aren't sure what mix she is. Border collie, lab, pointer? This girl is shy and a little scared at the shelter and anxious to find her forever home. She is approximately 9 months old and so adorable! If you would like to meet her, please stop by the shelter during our open hours (every Saturday 11 am - 3 pm). 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!
Baby, Female, Medium
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