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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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People For Pets is an all volunteer, private, nonprofit shelter and rescue. We receive no government funding and are supported solely by private donations and adoption fees. Below are ways that you can help.

Memorials and Tributes

A donation is a wonderful way to remember the life of a friend, family member, or companion animal. You are also aiding us in helping animals who can't help themselves.

You may make a donation using the Donate Now button below. Your donations safe, secure and private. Also, it helps support our mission of "saving lives four paws at a time". If you do not wish to make an online donation we have attached a Memorial Donation form you can download and print. Mail in the form, along with your donation, to People For Pets. Please include contact information in the appropriate place and the shelter will send an acknowledgement of you thoughtful memorial donation to the person(s) specified. Your donation is tax deductible.

Memorial Donation Form Download

Gifts of Time

At People For Pets many hours of work put in at the shelter is donated by volunteers who are also busy with full time jobs, family, and home lives. Our volunteers come in many times a day to care for the cats and dogs, transport animals to veterinary visits, adoptions, and rescue placements. Our volunteers also coordinate all paperwork, adoption applications, phone calls, inquiries, as well as those fun tasks like scooping poop, cleaning, and building maintenance. If you can help please contact us today.

Responsible adults are needed to do everything from daily dog or cat chores, scooping poop, cleaning, lawn care, and building repair. Whether you can spare an hour a week or five hours a day we can use your help. Transport Volunteers are also needed.

Volunteer Application Download

Monetary Gifts

People For Pets is a 501c nonprofit incorporated organization. Because we are staffed by volunteers, you will know that your gifts of money will go 100% towards direct animal care such as veterinary bills which average well over $3000 a month, food bills in the hundreds, utilities and the miscellaneous costs of running our shelter each month. A gift of money is greatly appreciated. Please contact a volunteer if you can donate generously, a receipt will be issued for your tax deductible contribution.


Perhaps you have items laying around the house that we could use at our shelter? Maybe the next time you're at the store you could pick up a few extra items to help all the homeless pets at our shelter?  You can print this off and take with you when you go shopping. Items that are needed most are listed in bold.

Click here to see our wish list for donations.

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