West Des Moines Pets Waiting To Be Adopted: Verona, Rosie, Maizey & More

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Do you want to add to your family and make a positive impact on the West Des Moines community at the same time? Maybe it’s time to adopt a pet! During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to fulfill […]

Do you want to add to your family and make a positive impact on the West Des Moines community at the same time? Maybe it’s time to adopt a pet! During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home in Iowa — and many of them are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin your search for an adorable new fur child is at Furry Friends Refuge, where Maizey the cat is waiting patiently, or another local adoption center. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in permanent homes.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Verona, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Verona
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furry Friends Refuge, 3505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “I’m a low maintenance kind of girl. Give me a bowl of kibble and a nightly scoop of wet food,…” Learn more

  • Name: Rosie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furry Friends Refuge, 3505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Rosie was rescued as a scared stray. She’s not quite sure how she feels about people yet… She was put…” Learn more

  • Name: Maizey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furry Friends Refuge, 3505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Maizey is feline leukemia positive and must go to a home without other cats or with other feline leukemia positive…” Learn more

  • Name: Joey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furry Friends Refuge, 3505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “All Furry Friends cats are altered, microchipped, vaccinated, and FeLV/FIV tested. Cats 4 months old and older–adopt one for $75…” Learn more

  • Name: Joselyn
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Furry Friends Refuge, 3505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Coonhound
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “E-mail [email protected] or call 515-222-0009 with questions or visit one of our locations during adoption hours: 3505 Mills Civic Pkwy…” Learn more

  • Name: Tucker
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furry Friends Refuge, 3505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “All Furry Friends cats are altered, microchipped, vaccinated, and FeLV/FIV tested. Cats 4 months old and older–adopt one for $75…” Learn more

  • Name: Mayhem
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furry Friends Refuge, 3505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “All Furry Friends cats are altered, microchipped, vaccinated, and FeLV/FIV tested. Cats 4 months old and older–adopt one for $75…” Learn more

  • Name: Evergreen
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furry Friends Refuge, 3505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Evergreen was found as a stray and put into a foster home so she could get a little extra TLC….” Learn more

  • Name: Alexander
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furry Friends Refuge, 3505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Alexander is feline leukemia positive and must go to a home without other cats or with other feline leukemia positive…” Learn more

  • Name: Ty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furry Friends Refuge, 3505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Ty is a handsome, smart boy who dreams of a loving, warm home! This sassy boy likes attention and pets,…” Learn more

  • Name: Jesse
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furry Friends Refuge, 3505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “All Furry Friends cats are altered, microchipped, vaccinated, and FeLV/FIV tested. Cats 4 months old and older–adopt one for $75…” Learn more

  • Name: Rainie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furry Friends Refuge, 3505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Forest was found as a scared stray and not quite sure yet how she feels about people… She is in…” Learn more

  • Name: Danny
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furry Friends Refuge, 3505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “All Furry Friends cats are altered, microchipped, vaccinated, and FeLV/FIV tested. Cats 4 months old and older–adopt one for $75…” Learn more

  • Name: Rocko
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Furry Friends Refuge, 3505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Rocko is feline leukemia positive and must go to a home without other cats or with other feline leukemia positive…” Learn more

  • Name: Willow
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Penelope
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Archie EZ
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Archie is a 1 year old, 27 pound, strong, fun loving, energetic boy. He appears to be a mix of…” Learn more

  • Name: Ellie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Cardigan Welsh Corgi Cattle Dog Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Boo Boo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Danielle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Andrew
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Andy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Chopper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Bulldog Cattle Dog Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Luna Bragg
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Bug
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Eggnog
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Nate
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Max Snook
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Shih Tzu Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Paige
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Learn more

  • Name: Isabella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Missy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Meg
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Jazzy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Shih Tzu Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Little Man
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shih Tzu Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Blair
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Gumby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Serena
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Banks
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Bailey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Bailey is a fuzzy ball of energy and joy. She is always at the front of the pack exploring but…” Learn more

  • Name: Dusti
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Dusti is 62 lbs and about double what her healthy weight should be. She’ll need a home dedicated to walking…” Learn more

  • Name: Oreo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Oreo is a good country boy from Oklahoma looking to make it in the “big” city. A few things we’ve…” Learn more

  • Name: Turbo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Turbo is a perfect combo of energetic and easy going. He has some fabulous curl in his chocolate colored fur….” Learn more

  • Name: Bell
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Meet Bell! Bell has the sweetest heart and most gentle spirit. Her favorite hobbies include chew toys, belly rubs, giving…” Learn more

  • Name: Prancer
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Charlie Brown
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Fender
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Husky Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: 8wk Heeler 2
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: 8wk Heeler 1
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: 8wk Heeler 4
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: 8wk Heeler 3
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Olaf
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: December
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Anatolian Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Baby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Duke
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Neptune
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aheinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport Inc, 4002 Ash Street, De Soto, IA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Learn more

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