OPEN HOURS: Saturday mornings, 10AM to 1PM, and by appointment. We apologize that our open hours are limited; PALS is entirely run by volunteers! Please call or e-mail to schedule an appointment, or stop by on a Saturday morning, we'd love to see you. And more impawtantly, we have wonderful furkids here who would REALLY love to see you. :)
LOCATION: 4163 20th St Grinnell, IA (from Hwy 146, turn west across from GMRC, shelter is by the Westfield Church)
Please spread the word that no animals should be left here without prior arrangements with PALS!
Lost or found a pet? Check and post on our lost and found site:
Interested in volunteering? Please visit our website www.helppalsanimals.com for more information!
Want to make life better for the homeless kids at the PALS shelter?
Purchase an item on this list and drop it off at the shelter
any Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thank you!!
4167 20th Street, Grinnell (located across from the Westfield Church & Cemetery)
Santa’s List - Dog and Cat Toys
• Dental Chew Nylabone, Wolf or Giant
• Nylabone (original), Wolf or Durable
• KONG, Extreme or Large
• Dental KONG
• Any Other Plastic Chew Toys
• Mice, Plastic Balls, or Lasers
• Catnip Scratching Post
Volunteer Wish List
• Prong Training Collars, Medium or Large
• Kennel Mate Rake & Pan (Waste Scoops)
• Paper Towels
• Laundry Detergent, Liquid Only
• 409 or Other Spray Cleaners
• Purina Cat Chow (Green Bag Only)
Alleviate the financial stress associated with your pet’s unexpected medical expenses and generate funds for our shelter at the same time! Simply apply for a ShelterCare Pet Insurance Program by using the ShelterCare banner-link.
Here’s how it works: ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs cover you when your pet needs essential veterinary care from an illness or injury. Also, every time a completed application for a ShelterCare program is generated through our shelter’s website, we automatically receive a $25 donation to help cover common needs like blankets, litter and food. This donation is of no cost to you and provides us with essential funds. Make the right move and enroll today!
If you are interested in one or more of the PALS kids, please be sure to request and fill out an application before you come to the shelter. Filling out an application is in no way a commitment to adopt, so if you are only considering adopting, please go ahead and fill out an application. It's easy to get one, just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this time, the shelter is open by appointment only, so be sure to have one before you come! Call PALS at 641-236-4288 or e-mail email@example.com to schedule an appointment to visit with the homeless PALS kids.
PALS does not let the fact that you may live out of state stop any adoption that's meant to be, but you MUST be willing to drive, or fly, all the way to pick up your new family member. Cats may be adopted for a $90 donation, and dogs and puppies starting at $125. This amount may vary on occasion due to various factors such as medical expenses.
Once again, if you ever have any questions about adopting your new Pal, feel free to contact PALS at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for helping our kids and best wishes for your search for your new family member!
There are 45 cats and dogs for every person born. Only 1 out of 10 dogs born ever get a home. Only 1 out of 12 cats born ever find a home. 800 dogs & cats are KILLED each HOUR in the U.S, because there are not enough homes for them. Don't feed the breeding machine, opt to adopt!
PALS' mission is to provide care and shelter for homeless or unwanted animals, to strive to find permanent, loving homes for these animals, to respond to animal neglect and abuse reports, to educate children and adults in our communities on the humane treatment of animals, and on the importance of spaying and neutering to prevent pet overpopulation.
Prior to the opening of the PALS shelter building in October of 2007, the only option for stray animals picked up by city police and sheriff’s departments in Poweshiek County was a 7-day stay at local veterinary clinics. If owners or an adopting family were not found in that short period of time, the animals were then euthanized. PALS has stepped in not only to provide a safe haven for these homeless animals, but to also ensure they receive responsible vet care including spay/neuters, shots, deworming, and flea/tick control, as well as addressing any emergency medical concerns.
Since the very first meeting of PALS in February of 2004, we have:
- Elected a sixth year of board of directors
- Received our 501(c)3 non-profit status and shelter license
- Amassed a list of close to 260 volunteers/donors in Poweshiek County
- Had numerous fundraisers, and are perpetually looking forward to our next fund-raising activity
- Established a substantial community presence
- Continued to submit grant proposals to various foundations across Iowa and the United States
- Purchased 6 acres of land with a steel building and renovated this building to become a shelter licensed by the state of Iowa
- Helped over 1200 dogs and cats (and bunnies, ferrets, gerbils, horses, turtles, birds and fish!) to find loving and responsible homes