Misty, the 10-year-old Golden Retriever who inspired the Senior Dogs Project

The Senior Dogs Project
..........."Looking Out for Older Dogs" ...........

"Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog."
Sydney Jeanne Seward



Animal Lifeline of Iowa
A no-kill, special needs shelter that is always open to helping senior animals.

Cedar Falls

Agape Fosters is NOT a shelter. They are a small group of foster homes committed to assisting and placing homeless animals into loving, responsible, lifelong homes. Agape Fosters is also committed to educating folks on the need for spay/neuter, regular preventative vet care, where and where not to get a companion animal, and how to choose the animal that is best suited to join your family. E-mail: LORA1962@aol.com Telephone: 319-345-6509

Cedar Rapids Last Hope Animal Rescue
We are your friends, neighbors, co-workers and family striving to save all the abandoned, abused, neglected and stray animals in Eastern Iowa. Millions of animals end up in shelters each year, only to get a week or less before they are euthanized. Our mission is to educate families on the importance of spaying and neutering pets so that we no longer have an overpopulation of unwanted animals. Please spay and neuter your pets to help reduce the pet over population problem.
Clinton Clinton Humane Society
The Clinton Humane Society has been existence since 1941. Our purpose is to provide and care for suffering and homeless animals and birds, to prevent cruelty to animals and birds, to advance humane education, and to engage in any and all activities in furtherance of the foregoing objects and purposes.Please visit us at 1473 Main Ave or call: 563-242-2457; email: humanesoc1@earthlink.net

King's Harvest Ministries Pet Assistance Program, Davenport, IA, has been established to assist the homeless/poor of the Quad Cities and surrounding areas care for their animals. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers working to help control the pet population, prevent dumping of unwanted animals and reduce additional burdens from families that are already struggling to make ends meet. Our Mission: Helping pets of the homeless, giving hope to the hopeless. Contact person: Sharon Shipley 563.468.9795 Web site under construction: www.kingsharvest.net

Iowa City

Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center
"... a city-funded shelter where we try to place the animals who overflow the capacity of the Center with rescue organizations. The Center's Director, Misha Goodman, is wonderful, and the animals here are treated very well. They have medical treatment, grooming and many go to obedience school. The dogs are given two scenic walks a day along the Iowa River by loyal volunteers, indoor kennels with beds and toys, large outdoor kennels, too, on a daily basis, as well as play time with other dogs. Unfortunately, we reach capacity and are a low-kill facility, doing everything we can to place dogs into new homes and failing that, with rescue organizations. We have dogs of all breeds; many appear to be purebred and may appeal to people looking for a particular type of dog, and often many senior dogs looking for a loving friend. We have a great website that shows pictures, stats of each dog, and even some movies of them."

Newell Buena Vista County Cat Rescue League
Telephone: 1-712-272-3709;
Washington PAWS & More Animal Shelter
There are some wonderful dogs to be visited (and adopted, of course!) via the PAWS & More Animal Shelter website.
Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Humane Society
This orgaization services eastern SD, and bordering states of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Nebraska).

You may also wish to check the list of breed rescue agencies.