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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Pretty Girl, the blind, deaf and super-sweet senior

Every shelter animal has its challenges, some steeper than others. With very little in the way of hearing and no sight, life at the Iowa City Animal Center can be more confusing and stressful for Pretty Girl than a dog with full use of its senses. Still, it couldn’t be more obvious that the 11-year-old is a perfect companion.
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Adoptable Pets of the Week: Kitty carolers of the Iowa City Animal Center

After a successful Holiday for the Hounds party and donation drive last week, the cats of the Iowa City Animal Center are enjoying their new gifts, including a festive Christmas-y collar complete with jingle bells. Well, the staff and volunteers are enjoying it, at least. […]

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Adoptable Pets of the Week: ‘People cats’ Godiva and Sable

Many self-proclaimed cat people would prefer to hang out with their pets than fellow human beings. Godiva and Sable have the same attitude towards their own species — the two Iowa City Animal Center felines love cozying up to and playing with people, but turn their tails up at other cats. […]

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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Abraham, the country bumpkin

Restless warrior. Wide-eyed wanderer. Star-crossed voyager. These aren’t just phrases used in Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” They describe Abraham, a rugged feline at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. […]

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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Princess, the shelter’s hidden gem

Like the princesses in many a fairy tale, Princess the dog was not meant to be caged. The pit-lab-mystery mix is a sight to behold when given an open, comfortable space, prancing like a graceful doe and taking in all her surroundings.
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Frankie, who could not care less

While humans love to gush over snuggly, playful, dog-like felines, there’s something irresistible about a cat who is true to its individualistic nature. Enter Frankie, a classic cat who loves food, sleep and a few good pats on her head.
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Sophisticated Nautilus, and Marengo the dog’s Cinderella story

Nautilus may be a black cat, but she’s anything but a bad omen. This petite, green-eyed girl is a gentle, calming presence at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. She likes to sit upright and serenade humans with a beautiful chorus of meows. But when a toy crosses her path, the 1-year-old proves that she still has some kitten in her. […]

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