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Poweshiek Animal League Shelter (PALS)

4167 20th St
Grinnell, IA 50112

Our Mission

PALS’ mission is to provide care, shelter, and permanent placement for companion animals, to support the spaying and neutering of all pets to prevent overpopulation, and to educate our communities on the humane treatment of animals.

Adoption Policy

Most cats may be adopted for a fee of $90 which includes spay/neuter, rabies and FVRCP vaccines, microchipping, FeLV/FIV test, and deworming.

Most dogs over one year old may be adopted for a fee of $175. Most puppies under one year old may be adopted for a fee of $260 ($250 if you pay with cash or check). Most senior dogs may be adopted for a fee of $160 ($150 if you pay with cash or check.) Dog and puppy adoption fees include neuter/spay, rabies and distemper vaccines, microchipping, heartworm test, and deworming.

Occasionally, an animal’s adoption fee may differ from the fees listed due to extenuating circumstances.

Step 1: We encourage you to meet our animals in person to get to know them, or to contact us to learn more about the animal(s) you are interested in.

Step 2: Once you have decided on a pet, submit an adoption application via our website ( We will then verify information and contact references.

Step 3: We will contact you once we've finished processing your application.

Step 4: Fill out an adoption contract in person during counseling with one of our adoption coordinators on adoption day.

Step 5: Pay adoption fee.

Step 6: Take your new furry family member home!

  • day hours
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday 11-4 pm
    Thursday 11-4 pm
    Friday 11-4 pm
    Saturday 10 am to 2 pm
    Sunday Closed
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