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Welcome to
People For Pets

Saving Pets Four Paws at a Time
"Every Day, Every Hour, Every Minute"

2312 Highway Blvd
Spencer, Iowa 51301
(712) 580-2738
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Adoption Day Updates

Henry is so wonderful. He has such a fun personality -- gets "hangry" if we aren't on time with the food!! Loves the garden. He is just so funny - if he doesn't want to go for a walk he just lays down in the driveway and waits for me to get back. Love him so much! Thanks for all you do!!!

Henry photo 

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December 2017 Newsletter Now Available
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Happy New Year - 2018
Dana Before Adoption Another example of what "People For Pets" was able to accomplish in 2017.
This was Dana, the Great Dane, who came in malnourished and actually near death.
She is now living a wonderful life with a family including three kids that love her dearly...
and her new name is Buttercup.
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Dana AFTER Adoption - now Buttercup
People For Pets looks forward to many more rescues in 2018.

People For Pets is a non-profit organization devoted to finding loving homes for abandoned pets by dedicated volunteers who put in an average of 1500 hours of service per month. We have an agreement with the City of Spencer, Iowa, to find homes for all stray cats and dogs not claimed within three business days. Before this agreement was made, these loving pets were put to sleep!

People For Pets helps pets find loving homes and people find loving pets. We also promote spaying and neutering to help control the pet population. All dogs/cats are spayed/neutered prior to adoption unless they are too young or have not yet been scheduled for the procedure.

People For Pets requires that any animal that is not yet spayed or neutered at the time of adoption, must be spayed or neutered within 30 days of adoption. If the pet is too young at this date, then the pet must be spayed or neutered by or before its 6 month birthday.

Update on Astro
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Adoption Process

If you are interested in adopting a cat or dog please see our Adoption Procedures page for detailed information.

People For Pets does charge an adoption fee for all animals. The fees help cover the cost of vaccinations, worming, veterinary care, spaying/neutering, food, cleaning supplies, and much more. All animals are vet checked, vaccinated and wormed prior to adoption. Cats are Felv/FIV tested.

Adoption Fees - Cats $45-$125 / Dogs $150-$350

Donations Have you considered a donation to People For Pets? 

Donations will be used toward the following: Vet bills; building maintenance; event preparations; monthly overhead expenses including but not limited to laundry soap, bleach, paper towels, mop heads and handles, garbage sacks and everything in between.

If you would like to make a donation click on the donate button below.

Lost Spencer Animals

If the Spencer Police Department picks up your cat or dog it is taken to Animal Medical Center, which serves as the impound. The pet stays in impound for three days waiting for you to pick it up. If the three days are reached without you claiming your pet, it is sent to People For Pets to be put up for adoption.

Many of these pets are still waiting at People for Pets. If you have lost your pet check our website to see if we have your pet. If not you may contact the following:

Spencer Police Department
(712) 262-2151

Animal Medical Center
(712) 262-7900

People For Pets
(712) 580-2738

The Spencer Daily Reporter also posts descriptions of lost animals when space permits.

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Animals Rescued in 2016
Mira 2016

Moses 2016

Quincy 2016

Tracker (Ricky) 2016
We rescued 256 animals in 2016. That probably seems to the "public" that we are down in our rescuing but actually it is the opposite. We don't see as many litters of puppies that we used to, we like to think that it is because we are so aggressive in getting dogs and cats spay/neutered. The number of rescued animals doesn't include the animals that we spay/neutered for owners or the animals assisted by the Kayleen Rose Fund.
Animals Rescued
in 2015 - 233
Animals Rescued
in 2014 - 396
Animals Rescued
in 2013 - 258

As a partner in the Shelter Nutrition Program, offered through, we are proud to display the Science Diet Logo.

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