Calhoun Co. Canine Shelter

Our Pet List

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Pet of the Month

Our pet of the month introduces himself...
Gus is our pet of the month! Gus is pushing 9-10 years old and has been passed around way too much! He needs a home of his own to retire to. Gus LOVES to go for a walk and really loves this cool weather. Looking for a walking buddy? Gus is your guy! Check him out today!
The best way to inquire about dogs is via email or by phone during the regular business week. Off hours and weekends, the phone is not answered by our staff but by an answering service. They cannot help with dog inquiries. Email will be answered as soon as possible.


We are currently running a photo contest/calendar project to raise money for new indoor kennel fencing. You can enter your pet here or watch the site for the calendar sales link when they are ready! The winning photos get featured on the calendar but all photos will be published! to view entries and vote! Votes are only $1!
We are very excited to announce that we are working with the North Central Correctional Facility! They will be taking our dogs for basic training so they will make well behaved pets. We anticipate training will take 6 weeks. After that, the dogs will be available for adoption. All of the dogs that have completed the program have made wonderful progress and we are grateful to the prison for helping us and the dogs . Check them out on our pet list! They are all doing great.

Who We Are

The Calhoun County Canine Shelter is a small shelter for the lost and abandoned animals of the county. We are dedicated to finding good, long-term homes for the animals with responsible and loving families.

Adopting a Friend

To adopt a pet, simply fill out an application describing yourself and your household. If approved, pay a small fee to cover shots, spay/neuter and other expenses. You may then take your new family member home. Home visits may be required for some pets or family situations. Indoor homes will be given priority. All animals are spayed/neutered and are micropchipped.

Volunteering and Donations

The pound can always use donations of food and bedding, or if you have a dog house or kennel you would like to donate, please give us a call. Or if you have some time on the weekends and would be available to fill in on chores, please let us know! We would love to start a foster home program but will need families to volunteer to try this out.

Come Visit Us!

We are located on Hwy. 4 south of Rockwell City, IA 2.5 miles. Staff is not onsite so an appointment is necessary to meet the animals.
Calhoun Co. Canine Shelter

501 Court Street
Rockwell City IA 50579
Phone: (712) 297-8083 PLEASE EMAIL if possible or call during regular business hours.
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