Take the Plunge…..Take the Plunge…

The 7th Annual North Liberty Doggie Plunge is September 8th & 9th from 3pm-8pm at the North Liberty Aquatic Center. The Doggie Plunge will be benefiting the Cedar Valley Humane Society.

$7 per dog pre-registration. $10 day-of registration. Register online at

https://apm.activecommunities.com/northlibertycommctr/Activity_Search.

Please have proof of current rabies & distemper vaccinations the day of event. If dogs are unable to “play nice” they may be asked to leave without a refund. Please one dog per person.

Questions can be directed to Ashley Kipp, Aquatics Supervisor, at akipp@northlibertyiowa.org or by calling 319.626.5707.

The 14th Annual Dog Paddle is Saturday, September 24th from 1-7pm 

Location: City Park Pool, 200 E. Park Road, Iowa City, IA

Before the pool is drained for the season Friends of the Animal Foundation(FACF) will team up with the City of Iowa City to give your dog a chance to take a dip in the pool!

*All participating dogs must have a current license or proof of rabies vaccine
*Dogs must be friendly – with humans and other dogs
*Dogs must be in good general health
*Children under the age of 12 will not be allowed in the pool area

To Register:

Forms are available at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center at 3910 Napoleon Lane, or on the events page-on the FACF website at www.facf.org

Registration fee: $10 in advance, and $15 at the gate.

Petcurean GO…NOW…Petcurean GO…NOW…

Expanded food options for dogs and cats, that’s what we are cookin’ up here at Leash on Life. Whenever we add a new food, or any product for that matter, we take a good look at how it would benefit our two and four legged friends. We have added Petcurean to our dog and cat food line up. This independent Canadian company meets high standards of quality pet food with a commitment to sustainability. The GO! Line will help meet unique dietary needs such as single protein sources. For you large dog owners who ask for a big kibble, the NOW large breed is the largest kibble size of any we have found. Similarly, GO! And NOW have a wonderful line of grain free food for kitties.  Their frequent buyer program will help your pocketbook. We feel this is a wonderful complement to our other healthy food lines.

New North Liberty Hours: Thursday 11am-7pm!

North Liberty Leash on Life will now be open on Thursdays from 11am-7pm.

We are hoping the extra hour in the evening will accommodate busy schedules.

North Liberty Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10am-6pm.

Thursday 11am-7pm .Saturday 10am-4pm. Sunday 11am-2pm.

Questions? Call us at 319-665-2186, Email: info@leashonlife.net.

Adoptable Pet of the Month, Asia

Asia is a good lookin’ gal. Being about one year old and a terrier mix she has plenty of smarts and energy. She has a good start on her learning her basic dog skills and is a willing student.

Asia is available at the Iowa City Adoption Center, call (319) 356-5295 or visit www.icanimalcenter.org to learn more about the dogs and cats at the Center.

Adoptable Pet of the Month, Biscuits

Biscuits is a sweet gal. Having lived a sheltered life she would do best in a house with a quiet routine. She loves treats and would love to learn new tricks.

Biscuits is available at the Iowa City Adoption Center, call (319) 356-5295 or visit www.icanimalcenter.org to learn more about the dogs and cats at the Center.

Adoptable Dog of the Month, Annie…

Annie is a very nice 2 year old lab/boxer mix girl. She’s young, active, and energetic. She gets nervous with new people at first, but relaxes when treats and training starts. Annie likes playing fetch with squeaky toys. Annie knows her name, sit, shake, down, stay, and come! She loves to learn and lived with cats and another dog. She will need daily exercise, but is not recommended for the dog park. Annie has a voucher for discounted training classes. To learn more about Annie and the other dogs and cats available at the Iowa City Adoption Center, call (319) 356-5295 or visit www.icanimalcenter.org.

Adoptable Dog of the Month, Martina…

Martina is a little on the anxious side but she likes people and loves treats! She’s happiest when she’s using her nose to find things or getting belly rubs from people. Martina is a senior dog, but she has a lot of love left to give the right family. To learn more about Martina and the other dogs and cats available at the Iowa City Adoption Center, call (319) 356-5295 or visit www.icanimalcenter.org.

Adoptable Cat of the Month, Kay…

Kay, is a sweet female kitty cat. She is between 3-6 years old. There are many many cats to choose from at the Adoption Center so if there is someone special you are looking for now would be the time to make a visit. To learn more about the other dogs and cats available at the Iowa City Adoption Center, call (319) 356-5295 or visit www.icanimalcenter.org 

Adoptable Cat of the Month, Pickles…

Pickles is the hipster of the cat world. He loves to chase and run and play like any good kitten, but he is usually pretty chill. For the past several weeks Pickles has been living in our kitty foster home with four loving, loud, affectionate daughters age 3-10, so he is very used to being around kids. Pickles loves to run and jump and pounce and play with the other kittens, but he is all sweetness with our kids and never scratches or bites. Pickles has a funny knack for being discovered in rather human-ish positions when he is relaxing or grooming himself, and he loves being held on his back for a good tummy rub. He is quiet and sweet and patient and we hope you fall in love with him like we have!http://icanimalcenter.org/pages/directory/pickles-3393.php

 To learn more about Pickles and the other cats and dogs available at the Iowa City Adoption Center, call (319) 356-5295 or visit www.icanimalcenter.org. Or better yet take a drive to the NEW IC Animal Center located at 3910 Napoleon Lane in Iowa City, and make a visit.

Adoptable Dog of the Month, Twix…Personality:

Twix is a very sweet and very nervous. He needs extra time to warm up to people and prefers to come to you (do not reach for/at him). He is smart and lively and loves food- making him an excellent candidate for positive reinforcement based training. He lacks confidence but loves attention from people once he trusts you. Experienced dog owners/training recommended. This dog comes with a voucher that should be used within 6 months of adoption date.

Recommended Households:
Twix will need a routine permanent family household situation. Owners must be experienced in positive reinforcement dog training or be willing to learn and utilize the voucher for this dog. Owners should expect to work on socialization to handling, new situations, and new things at a pace that works for him. Adopters will also need to house train him. Crate training is recommended for house training a dog or puppy as it is the most efficient and effective method- it also helps prevent destructive chewing, door darting, and gives a dog a place to retreat. Recommend a positive reinforcement training class to instill good dog manners, provide socialization, and build a strong dog/adopter bond- This dog has a voucher for discounted classes. – See more at: http://icanimalcenter.org/pages/directory/twix-3374.php#sthash.BBRuIEZ3.dpuf

If you would like to meet Twix or any of the other dogs and cats available through the Iowa City Adoption Center, call (319) 356-5295 or visit www.icanimalcenter.org  to learn more.