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Dogs Forever

Dogs Forever Main: [email protected]
319-320-5522

For Fundraising and Events:
[email protected]

809 Rockford Rd SW
(behind the Kernel's Stadium scoreboard)

Open Saturdays 10-2 and by appointment.

Dogs Forever is a local federally recognized non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been in operation since 2011. We are a 100% all-volunteer run shelter in which receives no government funding and runs solely on donations from our community. We are champions of all dogs, but in particular senior dogs, dogs with special needs, and dogs that just have to find the right family to be the best dogs they can be. EIN for tax exempt (90-0712193)

Dogs Forever is a local federally recognized non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been in operation since 2011. We are a 100% all-volunteer run shelter in which receives no government funding and runs solely on donations from our community. We are champions of all dogs, but in particular senior dogs, dogs with special needs, and dogs that just have to find the right family to be the best dogs they can be. EIN for tax exempt (90-0712193)

Operating as usual

06/16/2022

Sweet Sadie girl. Enjoying the morning sunshine with one of our volunteers, Candice. When we say she loves to give kisses, we mean she LOVES to give kisses!!

She's just such a grateful happy girl. She sure would love to break out of the shelter! To learn more about her, go here: https://www.petfinder.com/dog/sadie-54634799/ia/cedar-rapids/dogs-forever-of-iowa-ia211/

Come visit her on Saturday during open hours from 10-2 pm. Fill out an application ahead of time so we can learn more about you and your home. This will give you more time to meet and get to know Sadie and less time having to answer our questions! 😁

APPLICATION: https://dogsforever.org/adopting-from-dogs-forever/adoption-form/

06/16/2022

How would you love to be the one that allows a homeless dog to relax like THIS for the first time, ever??

Fostering for Dogs Forever allows you to be this person for them!!

We are different than other shelters in that we pay for their food and any medical care. In the meantime, you just provide a safe, loving home for them until we find their forever home! Could be a few weeks, could be a few months.

If you're interested in fostering with us, send us a message and we'll get you started!

YES! We will accept your clean/dry redeemable cans and bottles! NO! They don't have to be separated out.YES! You can dro...
06/15/2022

YES! We will accept your clean/dry redeemable cans and bottles!

NO! They don't have to be separated out.

YES! You can drop them off 🔹ANYTIME🔹 that works best for you! We do not have to be present.

YES! We do need them in some type of bag at least. Please tie a knot if it's a sack so they don't blow open and scatter everywhere. 😁

We have a metal cage out, always. It's in front of the shed by the building on the right when you're looking at our shelter from the road. You'll see the "Cans for Canines" and "Bottles for Buddies" signs on there. There's a blue tote for redeemable glass bottles next to it.

You can also drop them off at Can Shed and tell them to put it towards Dog Forever's account.

Just FYI!!
06/14/2022

Just FYI!!

We are here to help!

06/14/2022

Our sweet Fran girl girl... all of her friends at the shelter are about to hopefully go to their forever homes and she's still here. The right family/person hasn't come for her that fits all her needs like a fully physically fenced in yard, preferably another dog to play with.

Guys, she's a BEAUTIFUL girl. Very smart, loves to learn, and is just a puppy girl with puppy energy. Like with ANY puppy, you'll need to work on training. She doesn't need training because she's an awful puppy, but because she's a norrrrmmmmaaalll pupppppyyy!!! All puppies need training to learn the ropes.

Fran loves to play and would do best with another pup in the home to rough house with. She's a puppy (again..), so a low energy dog is probably not the best fit. They're probably not the best fit for any puppy truth be told! She needs a fully physically fenced in yard and lots of adorning love. She's a 5 month old Dutch Shepherd mix.

Please come visit her Saturday during open hours from 10-2. Fill out an application ahead of time so we can learn more about you and your home. This will allow you more time to spend getting to know Fran, and less time having to answer our questions! :)

https://dogsforever.org/adopting-from-dogs-forever/adoption-form/

Father's day is coming! Check out this great shirt from Deckers Dog Supplies ! They're donating a portion of their sales...
06/13/2022

Father's day is coming! Check out this great shirt from Deckers Dog Supplies ! They're donating a portion of their sales to two lucky non-profits and we are one of them!

The Dog Dad t-shirt is officially live on our website!!!!

We hope you love it as much as we do!!!!

We think every dog dad needs one and don’t forget a couple new toys for your fur friend.

Kings Harvest Pet Rescue No Kill Shelter 563 386 3117 and Dogs Forever are the non profit organizations currently receiving our donations for all sales.💙💙

Happy Sunday!!!

06/12/2022
💙 IT'S TODAY!! IT'S TODAY!! 💙Come support our Barks n' Bubbles Car Wash Fundraiser!! Sunday, June 12th from 11-3 located...
06/12/2022

💙 IT'S TODAY!! IT'S TODAY!! 💙

Come support our Barks n' Bubbles Car Wash Fundraiser!!

Sunday, June 12th from 11-3 located at Canine Corner and Cats too !

Donation based drive thru style.

See you soon!!!

🐾Come support our next fundraiser! Our Barks n' Bubbles Car Wash TOMORROW!!! 🐾Sunday, June 12th from 11-3 located at Can...
06/11/2022

🐾Come support our next fundraiser! Our Barks n' Bubbles Car Wash TOMORROW!!! 🐾

Sunday, June 12th from 11-3 located at Canine Corner and Cats too !

Donation based drive thru style.

You can come volunteer with us, too! Click this link to check out our available shifts:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48A5A82DAAFFC25-barks

TWO MORE DAYS!! Are you coming by?? Bring your pups so we can see them, too!! 😁Come support our next fundraiser! Our Bar...
06/11/2022

TWO MORE DAYS!! Are you coming by?? Bring your pups so we can see them, too!! 😁

Come support our next fundraiser! Our Barks n' Bubbles Car Wash in TWO DAYS!!

Sunday, June 12th from 11-3 located at Canine Corner and Cats too !

Donation based drive thru style.

You can come volunteer with us, too! Click this link to check out our available shifts:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48A5A82DAAFFC25-barks

06/10/2022

Our sweet boy!

Oh goodness, we have just the sweetest girl to tell you about. Her name is Cadence. She came to us after her loving owne...
06/10/2022

Oh goodness, we have just the sweetest girl to tell you about. Her name is Cadence.

She came to us after her loving owner had to go into a care facility. This sweet girl is a 10 yr old Cocker Spaniel weighing about 27 pounds. Cadence loves people! She is very dog friendly but would be just as happy with a special person. She likes to go on walks and car rides.

Cadence likes snoozing on the couch or a cool spot on the floor. She does fine on her own at night but would make a great snuggle buddy, too. She seems to be a bit hard of hearing but that doesn't bother her. She doesn’t bark much at all but will join in the fun if other dogs suggest it. She is an all around great girl!

If you have another dog in the home, we require a meet and greet. We don't know how she is with cats at this time but we can cat test her if needed. Cadence is used to a fenced yard so we would prefer to find a home for her with a fully fenced yard with direct access from the home.

Cadence is in a foster home. If you think she looks like the perfect addition to your home, please fill out an application using the link provided below so we can learn more about you and your home. If we think it looks like a good fit, we will work with you to set up a time to meet her.

https://dogsforever.org/adopting-from-dogs-forever/adoption-form/

06/10/2022

Have we told you about Chippewa, Chippy, Chipster, Chocolate Bar of Love?

Yeah, we did. But this AMAZING dog that loves literally everything and everyone, and dogs and yeah EVERYTHING!!.... he's still here. Guys he is PERFECT! For real!

And also, he LOVES CAR RIDES! This boy knows the secret to life - windows down, fresh air, taking it all in, being a happy camper!

Come see him Saturday's during open hours from 10-2pm. Learn more about him here:https://dogsforever.org/adopting-from-dogs-forever/adoptable-dogs/

Ahhh! It's almost here!! Come support our Barks n' Bubbles Car Wash Fundraiser!! THIS SUNDAY!!Sunday, June 12th from 11-...
06/09/2022

Ahhh! It's almost here!! Come support our Barks n' Bubbles Car Wash Fundraiser!! THIS SUNDAY!!

Sunday, June 12th from 11-3 located at Canine Corner and Cats too !

Donation based drive thru style.

You can come volunteer with us, too! Click this link to check out our available shifts:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48A5A82DAAFFC25-barks

06/09/2022

Oh Fran! Look at those ears, are they not just the cutest thing!!

She would love a buddy to rough house around with in her forever home. She needs a fully fenced in yard, also. Like her friends Hoss and Olive, she's also in the puppy jumping stage so she for sure needs some consistent training to be the well rounded puppers we know she already is.

Come see this adorable girl Saturday during open hours from 10-2. By filling out an application so we can learn more about you and your home before your visit, you get to spend more time with Fran, and less time answering questions! 😁

https://dogsforever.org/adopting-from-dogs.../adoption-form/

06/09/2022

Our pretty girl, Olive. She is so amazing.

She would love a buddy in her forever home. She needs a fully fenced in yard, also. She's in the puppy jumping stage so she for sure needs some consistent training to be the well rounded puppers we know she already is.

Come see this cutie Saturday during open hours from 10-2. By filling out an application so we can learn more about you and your home before your visit, you get to spend more time with Olive, and less time answering questions! 😁

https://dogsforever.org/adopting-from-dogs.../adoption-form/

Being a plant enthusiast is growing more and more. First of all, this is fantastic and we fully support this. #hellocraz...
06/08/2022

Being a plant enthusiast is growing more and more.

First of all, this is fantastic and we fully support this. #hellocrazyplantpeoplewithpets

But secondly, if you're thinking of getting some nice flowers or plants and have pets, here's a helpful list of some potentially toxic (if ingested)💀 and some safe 🆗 plants for pets. 🐾🐾

Spring is a time of planting and gardening so this list is extra helpful.🥰 🪴🌻🌷🌱🌾

✌️💙🐾

We're hosting a dog themed trivia night at Third Base Brewery !!Teams of FOUR maximum for a $40 donation.Tuesday, July 1...
06/08/2022

We're hosting a dog themed trivia night at Third Base Brewery !!

Teams of FOUR maximum for a $40 donation.

Tuesday, July 12th from 6-8PM

Click the link below for more details and to get signed up!! We only have 13 spots for teams left available!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48a5a82daaffc25-dogs1

06/08/2022

Sweet Hoss. Would you just look at this cutie?

He would love a buddy to horse around with in his forever home. He needs a fully fenced in yard, also. He's in the puppy jumping stage so he for sure needs some consistent training to be the well rounded puppers we know he already is.

Come see this sweetie Saturday during open hours from 10-2. By filling out an application so we can learn more about you and your home before your visit, you get to spend more time with Hoss, and less time answering questions! 😁

https://dogsforever.org/adopting-from-dogs-forever/adoption-form/

We are definitely without words. How incredibly blessed are we that we received a grant to help put a dent in our vet bi...
06/07/2022

We are definitely without words. How incredibly blessed are we that we received a grant to help put a dent in our vet bills.

If you talk to anyone in the animal rescue community, vet bills are the bane of our existence. 😂😂✌️ When you consider every single dog that we bring into our care usually has to get all of their shots updated, spayed or neutered, microchipped, usually they have something else like an ear infection or they're limping so they need x-rays. They might have bad teeth that have to get pulled, and the most annoying... they come heartworm positive. Why is that annoying? Because it's preventable!! 🤬🤦‍♀️

Needless to say, this is a massive massive help and will make such a huge impact for our sweet dogs. We cannot thank you enough Friends for Pets Foundation!!

Check them out here: http://www.friendsforpets.org/

Our friends at Last Hope Animal Rescue said it best. This is ‼️NOT‼️ a distinction Iowa wants to have! We have to do bet...
06/07/2022

Our friends at Last Hope Animal Rescue said it best. This is ‼️NOT‼️ a distinction Iowa wants to have!

We have to do better!!

Read the full story here:

https://iowastartingline.com/2022/06/05/iowa-again-ranks-as-one-of-the-worst-states-for-puppy-mills

The Humane Society has list of the 100 worst puppy mills in the US. Iowa has a whopping 17 on the list! That makes us the second worst state for puppy mills. Not a distinction we would like.

What can you do? Contact your legislators and ask for changes to the laws, encourage family and friends to rescue rather than purchase a puppy either from a breeder or a pet store, and educate yourself and those around you.

FIVE MORE DAYS!! Come support our Barks n' Bubbles Car Wash Fundraiser for the sweet pups in our care!!Sunday, June 12th...
06/07/2022

FIVE MORE DAYS!! Come support our Barks n' Bubbles Car Wash Fundraiser for the sweet pups in our care!!

Sunday, June 12th from 11-3 located at Canine Corner and Cats too !

Donation based drive thru style.

You can come volunteer with us, too! Click this link to check out our available shifts:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48A5A82DAAFFC25-barks

Would you just LOOK at how sweet this is?! Madelyn Lorseth had her 8th birthday and asked for donations for OUR sweet pu...
06/07/2022

Would you just LOOK at how sweet this is?! Madelyn Lorseth had her 8th birthday and asked for donations for OUR sweet pups! SO SWEET!!

Sisters Julia and Emily came with her to drop off all the goodies and all three of them even made fleece tie blankets for us! Our pups love these. We love being able to send them with them to their forever home for some comfort as they adjust to their new lives.

Thank you so much for thinking of us, girls. 💙 We hope your birthday was as wonderful as you are, Madelyn! 🐾

We are a little behind on showing our adoptions from March and April.Happy life to all our wonderful fur babies.
06/06/2022

We are a little behind on showing our adoptions from March and April.
Happy life to all our wonderful fur babies.

LOOK how CUTTTEEE this is!! You can get matching bandanas!! Go support Deckers Dog Supplies! They are donating a portion...
06/06/2022

LOOK how CUTTTEEE this is!! You can get matching bandanas!!

Go support Deckers Dog Supplies! They are donating a portion of their sales to two lucky non-profits for the months of May and June and WE get to be one of them! Yahoo!!

Please go support this local small business and in turn, you'll be supporting the sweet pups in our care! It's a win-win.

We are SO excited to launch our first ever DDS designed AND screen printed t-shirt!

Of course we had to have a matching dog bandana…duh🐾🐾🐾

Available in S-3X sizes and ready to ship!!! Find them both on our website.

www.DeckersDogSupplies.com

We appreciate Your patience as we worked through lots of learning when screen printing…..we are excited to add additional designs.

A portion from all sales will be donated to Kings Harvest Pet Rescue and Dogs Forever

We hope you have an amazing weekend and thanks for your support!

Address

809 Rockford Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
52404

General information

Please take a few minutes to show your support and visit to our Dogs Forever dog trainer's social media. Mike helps us out tremendously! He has wonderful tips to share! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/A-Better-Dog-4U-129612993747439/ Website: http://www.abetterdog4u.com

Opening Hours

10am - 2pm

Telephone

(319) 320-5522

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Our Story

Here at Dogs Forever we open our hearts and bring dogs into our care from counties without animal shelters, shelters where dogs are euthanized due to overcrowding and other reasons such as an owner has passed away and there is no family to take the dog in. With our intimate setting of kennels, the noise level is not offensive to dogs or people, which helps keep the stress among our dogs at a minimum. We also use classical and jazz music to help provide a calm and soothing environment for the dogs.

Our all-volunteer staff is committed to the well-being of the dogs in our care. Three times each day, seven days a week volunteers walk, feed, and interact with our dogs. They all receive the upmost medical and dental care from day one with us. We love our homeless dogs like they are our own. Some of them have never known a kind, gentle, loving touch. It's our duty as their caregivers to walk beside them during their journey with us and provide them with nothing but those feelings and emotions to feel safe and confident while we find their forever home.

Please visit us on any Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dogs Forever is at 809 Rockford Road SW in Cedar Rapids. Right behind the Kernel's Stadium scoreboard in the blue buildings.

For more information about our organization, our dogs and volunteer opportunities, check out our website:

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It’s a PUPPY PARTY Furry Friday! Meet Hannah and Tatum, two of several puppies up for adoption at Dogs Forever in Cedar Rapids 🐶🐶
Quinn (formerly known as Ginger) is 1 year old today 💕
Sadie had a LOT to say during Furry Friday this week! 😂 She is available for adoption at Dogs Forever in Cedar Rapids.
Meet Missy! Missy is a sweet little old lady that’s up for adoption at Dogs Forever in Cedar Rapids ❤️
Hahahaha!!
Please watch for this little lost dog. She has recently been spotted near Kingston Stadium... https://m.facebook.com/LostPetsCedarRapidsIA/photos/a.1122373101197189/4079511082150028/?type=3
As a local bank, we are all about giving back to our community 💙 For the second year in a row, each CRBT branch ‘spread the love’ with a $500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice, which includes His Hands Free Clinic, Family Promise of Linn County, Dogs Forever , WRAP Iowa, and Community Health Free Clinic. Our challenge for you – spread the love to a friend or stranger! Tell us about your experiences below!
Meet Draco, this week’s Furry Friday dog from Dogs Forever!
Hit me up if you'd like to donate again this year! 😁
Meet Rachel, a 4-month-old pit bull mix that was rescued from the side of a highway! She and her sisters Phoebe and Monica will be up for adoption soon at Dogs Forever!
Say hello to our friends Scarlett and Forrest 👋 They’re here to spread the word about Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month! You can find these cute smiles at Dogs Forever in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Now is the time to visit your local shelter and discover more great pups that deserve Fierce Love® 💚 Dogs Forever
Saturday, October 23rd from 11-2 at Geonetric down by NewBo. Put it in your calendars now to come have lunch with Dogs Forever at their Chili Cook Off Fundraiser with a Silent Auction and Bake Sale!