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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals

Mission: To save the lives of dogs in Eastern Iowa that are at risk of being euthanized in shelters or are at risk in other ways, such as neglect or abuse or lack of medical care, at the hands of their owners.

Results: Much of our fundraising is to provide veterinary care to the dogs we take in. This is an ongoing endeavor, as we do not want to deny a dog the treatment he/she needs in order to be healthy and happy and therefore, adoptable.

Target demographics: homeless dogs

Geographic areas served: Eastern Iowa

Programs: Dogs Forever Safe Place is an adoption guarantee shelter; we care for each dog until he/she finds a forever home. We often take dogs that are at risk of euthanasia at shelters, including seniors and dogs with medical or behavior issues. We provide the attention, veterinary care and training needed to help each dog secure a loving, forever home. We are an all-volunteer organization so every dollar goes towards helping our homeless dogs. We also have state-licensed foster homes for dogs who need extra attention.

Community Stories

55 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dogs Forever is fantastic! We recently adopted a dog from this amazing organization. There is so much effort from everyone that works here to ensure that every dog goes to their forever home. They were very informative and worked with us to find the right dog for our large family. They were spot on! We now have a wonderful dog that is a great match for us. Choosing to adopt from Dogs Forever was one of the best decisions we could have made.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are all a family here at dogs forever. We work together saving homeless dogs and finding them a forever home. We are proud of what we do.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dogs Forever is an amazing organization. Every volunteer truly cares about their role in saving homeless dogs. In my 2 years with them, I have seen some incredible success stories where supposed "problem" dogs ended up in the perfect home with a family who loves them!

1 Kristine17

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Dogs Forever. I recently adopted a dog from this wonderful organization. It is great to know that every dog that comes here is going to be cared for and loved until they go to their forever homes. My decision to adopt from Dogs Forever was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. I now share my home with a beautiful and loving dog thanks to all of the wonderful and caring volunteers at Dogs Forever.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I haven't volunteered at many places so this is one of my first experiences. So far I love it and the people are great. Management is always on top of issues and we have great communication.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dogs Forever is a wonderful organization that is truly committed to the welfare of homeless dogs. Our volunteers go above and beyond in the love and care that they provide these animals. We treat all of our dogs like they were our own. And finding them the perfect home is our mission.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Dogs Forever. It is a no kill shelter. When they take a dog in, they are committed to that dog until it is adopted, no matter how long it takes. I also love their seniors for seniors program. If a senior citizen adopts a senior dog, they are not charged for the adoption. This is a great way to pair up a person and a dog that might need each more than they know. All of the volunteers really care and it shows in their commitment to the dogs. Whether they are walking, feeding, cleaning kennels, helping at open houses, doing a home visit, processing paperwork, washing and drying towels and blankets, picking up poop or just playing with the dogs, it is always done out of love. The team work is incredible too. If someone has to miss a shift for whatever reason, there is always someone else there to step in and help them out. Donations are always appreciated. It costs lots of money to keep a non profit shelter open. Rent, maintenance, utilities, dog food, vet bills, toys, treats, and office equipment all adds up. We thank you for any donation that anyone can make...and the dogs appreciate it also.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An amazing shelter. All of the volunteers truly care about each and every pup at the shelter. And we all make sure the dogs know just how much they are loved. It brings me such joy to volunteer at such a wonderful shelter and be surrounded by these amazing furries!!!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This no kill shelter does a great job of fitting the perfect family with the perfect dog. I love volunteering in a place that has so many happily ever afters.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been volunteering at Dogs Forever for a year and a half . Everyone really cares for the dogs there and do a great job.