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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

Bella (was Bailey) is the most enchanting little addition to our family! She went to the groomer yesterday and is at the vets getting spayed today ( I got a call from the vet at noon and it all went fine. She’s waking up and we can pick her up this evening). She is, just like you said, the happiest and friendliest dog! Nora had two 5 year old friends over on Tuesday and they spent the day carrying her around and hugging her and she just wagged and snuggled the whole time! Thank you so very much! Click here for more pictures.


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Mark your calendars...PETOBERFEST is October 20th! Our largest annual fundraiser is a can't-miss fall event and we need your support to make it a big success.

Admission includes unlimited food and drink, live entertainment, door prize giveaways, and much more! Save $5 off the door price by securing your advance tickets which are availble at the shelter, the SCT box office, online at
If you are interested in being a sponsor or donating a prize to the event please contact us. ALL PROCEEDS RAISED DIRECTLY BENEFIT THE SHELTER AND SAVING ANIMALS IN NEED.

Click here for the informational flyer...

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A BIG thank you to all of the Doggy Dip at Bridges Bay participants.
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FALL 2018
Treats A quick update on Lacey (Wiley, adopted 1 and 1/2 years ago) and Sundance (Jax, adopted 6 months ago) from People for Pets.
The pair sure keep us on or toes! They are so different from each other but get along great!
Lacey is a pleaser and I often find her at my side waiting for a command. She does not like to play fetch, but loves to track scents and play with Sunny. She spends most of her time begging for pets as she loves attention. She is such a sweetheart!
Sunny is a bit of a Chow. He is aloof and listens when he chooses. He is the happiest dog I have ever seen. Although he gets into his share of trouble (I have yet to figure out how to leave a Kleenex box on the end table). Loves to chew paper products and sticks. Lacey and Sunny play all the time. Often we go to dog parks. Sunny has not met a dog he didn't like. Lacey likes to meet other dogs, but some days is more interested in tracking.
Last November we tore out our hedge and put about a 6ft. fence in the back yard. They spend lots of time out in the the yard with me in the mornings.
You and People for Pets do such a great job finding homes for pets! Thanks for letting us adopt these two wonderful dogs!

We would be lost without them!

Lois Klein

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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
Click here for a Facebook Before and After update on Astro!
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 2017
Mira 2016

Quincy 2016

Tracker (Ricky) 2016
We rescued 318 animals in 2017. That is  174 dogs and 144 cats. 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 2017 - 318
Animals Rescued
in 2016 - 256
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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