Paws Playhouse Rescue

923 North 4th Street
Ames, IA 50010

Our Mission




We are a small group of volunteers who have worked in the grooming, animal rescue and for-profit world of doggie training and daycare. We are always seeking to network and work with other volunteers on behalf of animals.Our Mission is to help re-home dogs. We are a mainly dog-oriented rescue, we help other companion animals (cats, reptiles, bird, rabbits and pocket pets on a case-by case basis) and can provide referrals to sanctuaries and specialty rescues.

We focus on finding loving and caring homes for dogs that are:

Abandoned or Homeless.
 Relinquished to High kill shelters and shelters that are at maximum capacity.
Owner-give-ups, espe

Adoption Policy



All of our animals are 100% vetted—up to date on shots and spayed or neutered through our vet if they do not come in that way. Dogs also tend to receive a grooming if they have become dirty, matted or their coats have grown out.

We have a pre-adoption form that everyone fills out. We check adopters against do-not-adopt lists and public criminal records. We want our animals to be safe, we're sure you understand!! Then, once approved, there is an adoption contract that every adult member of a household must sign prior to adoption. We also do home visits. A home visit is not a grading of your decorating abilities, or a white glove test, it is simply a quick evaluation of your home to make certain that our animals are going to a safe, healthy environment. 

Requirements for adoption:

Animal must be a primarily indoor pet for friendly, healthy comp

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