Cedar Valley Humane Society

7411 Mt Vernon Rd, SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

319-362-6288

Shelter Hours

Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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PETS FOR VETS ADOPTION PROGRAM

Pets for Vets provides free cat and dog adoption services to local area veterans through the CVHS shelter. Pet for Vets is made possible thanks to our generous donors and grant funding from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.

 

The Pets for Vets program will cover all adoption fees (normally $150 for dogs or $90 for cats) along with initial supplies and more. Although the monetary value CVHS is able to offer through this program is substantial, CVHS hopes the value of the companionship from these animals will be an even greater factor in our area’s veterans.

Dog Adoptions

Supplies Included with Adoption

Pets for Vets dog adopters receive adoption fee and initial supplies at no charge, including:

  • Pet collar

  • Leash

  • Bowl

  • Bag of food

  • Toys

  • Free enrollment in CVHS' seven-week dog obedience class ($100 value)

All dog adoption fees includes heartworm test(dog), age-appropriate vaccinations, deparasitizing (external and internal), grooming (if needed), microchip, and the required spay or neuter surgery.​

Cat Adoptions

Supplies Included with Adoption

Pets for Vets cat adopters receive adoption fee and initial supplies at no charge, including:

  • Pet carrier

  • Food

  • Litter

  • Litter box

  • Litter scoop

All cat adoption fees includes age-appropriate vaccinations, required spay or neuter surgery, deparasitzing (external and internal), feline leukemia test, grooming (if needed), and microchip.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, “Owning an animal can lift your mood or help you feel less stressed. Pets can help people feel better by providing companionship. All pet owners, including those who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can experience these benefits.” Additionally, pets help to keep owners active and involved in the outdoors, another important factor that increases well- being of veterans.

 

Veterans can provide great lives for pets and often have the strong discipline from their service that helps to create tight bonds between owners and pets. We are glad that not only will we be able to thank them for their service with this program, but cats and dogs will also be able to find quality homes. The Pets for Vets program will also aid in CVHS’s goal to place more animals in permanent homes.

 

Local veterans will be able to apply for the program by contacting CVHS by phone or in person. To qualify, applicants must meet CVHS’s normal adoption criteria (housing, activity level, etc.) and be able to provide a current or retired military ID or written records.

 

If you would like to support programs like Pets for Vets, you may donate to CVHS online or via mail at:

 

Cedar Valley Humane Society
7411 Mt Vernon Road SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

ADOPTABLE ANIMALS