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Posted by Emma McClatchey | Nov 17, 2017

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...

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Nov 8, 2017

There's nothing quite so delightful as a bunny, especially one that's house-trained, snuggly and shares the name of a beloved literary character.

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Nov 2, 2017

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...

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Oct 27, 2017

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...

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Oct 19, 2017

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...

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Oct 11, 2017

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...

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Oct 4, 2017

There's not much to say about this playful pair of kittens that isn't better understood from observing their quirky, synchronized style of play. Luckily, we have plenty of photos.

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Sep 20, 2017

Houston, whose name proved appropriate when eight dogs from Houston joined the center's ranks, is presumed to be about six years old. You're most likely to find him resting in...

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Sep 13, 2017

Rambo, in a rare moment of relaxation. -- photo by Zak Neumann Rambo -- one of eight dogs the Iowa City Animal Center welcomed from Houston, Texas in the wake...

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Aug 29, 2017

Sure, puppies are adorable. But when it comes to loyalty, temperament and overall experience being a dog, you can't beat a senior.

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Aug 22, 2017

Dime is one of two guinea pigs at the shelter, and has the most rock-and-roll hairstyle in the whole building. Once you get to know this fuzzy potato, he will...

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Aug 15, 2017

Minty is a 2-year-old cat with a lovely tuxedo coloration, including an adorable black spot on her nose. She has a healthy skepticism of the world and would prefer to...