Helping Hand & Paw

Helping Hand and Paw…
Area shelters, including our own Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center have taken in dogs from hurricane Harvey. The support of the community has once again been overwhelming. Fromm Family Foods & Leash on Life joined together to match food donations.


By working together with you, we have been able to provide enough food for the Adoption Center’s immediate needs. The Adoption Center suggests gift cards to enable getting needed items such as treats, durable harnesses or toys. Thanks to all of you and thanks to Fromm Family Foods.




Take the Plunge…

Time for a final dip of the toes, your dog’s toes that is. September 7th & 8th, 3pm – 8pm at the North Liberty Aquatic Center will be the 8th Annual Doggie Plunge.

September 30th from 1pm – 6pm will be the Iowa City Dog Paddle at the City Park pool. Be sure to have proof of rabies vaccines for either swim.


Doggie Cross…



If you have never seen a cyclo-cross event now is your chance. The World Cup will be at the Johnson County Fair Grounds September 15-17th. This biking event is full out fun…riding, running and more. New this year is Doggie Cross sponsored by Nulo dog food. During the Doggie Cross you can run a shortened course with your dog. Buy a bag of Nulo with us & enter to win free tickets to the World Cup. Enter the Doggie Cross for chance to win 3 months free Nulo food. Visit Maxx’s Doggie Cross for full details.


Adoptable Dog of the Month, Maui…

Maui arrived at the Adoption Center from Texas. He will need to be treated for heartworms before he is ready for adption. If you are interested in Maui, information is available through the Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center, call (319) 356-5295 or visit  to learn more about the animals at the Center.