Furry Friends for the Winter

Furry Friends for the Winter

An introduction to an adorable collection of furry friends looking for a home
Furry Friends

From bikes to shoes, paints to electronics, parents search for the perfect gift to give their kids this upcoming holiday season. And as the holiday season approaches, many families look towards animal shelters to find their kids a furry friend. Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center is one of these destinations. 

If you have your eye set on an animal, an application is needed to interact with them. Once it’s approved and a visit is scheduled, you may interact with the animal and decide if you want to set up an adoption appointment. To view more animals and learn more about the adoption process, visit icanimalcenter.org.

Cadence
Cadence

Cadence is a two-year-old gray tabby. She is an indoor cat that has already been spayed. She’s all ready to be a wonderful surprise for your loved ones this holiday season.

DustBunny
DustBunny

Meet the handsome boy from the cover of the mag. DustBunny is a male domestic long-haired black cat with bright little eyes, he’s a little over a year old and his energy shows it. He loves pets and playing, and he’d thrive best in a home with no other cats. He’s an indoor cat and has been with the shelter only a short while, arriving in October. As it gets colder, DustBunny and his plenty of fur will be sure to keep you warm.

Morgana
Morgana

Here comes the orange cat! Being a domestic short-haired, orange tabby, Morgana thrives in an indoor environment. Morgana has already been litter box trained and spayed, leaving the only thing for you to do is adopt. Morgana is two years old and has been with the animal shelter since September. She is ready to go to a home to fill it with love. 

Phoebe
Phoebe

This cat is the sweetest four-year-old domestic shorthair who is ready for a loving home this winter. Don’t worry, this cat will not be bringing any snow in! She is an indoor cat with a lot of love to give. She has been with the animal shelter for two months now. 

Poptart
Poptart

The common misconception that pitbulls are scary and violent is proven wrong with Poptart. Poptart is a 1 year-old pitbull mix with lots of personality. She loves playing outside and is motivated by food meaning she is a perfect dog to train. She does well in an outdoor and indoor environment. She has not been spayed yet, but she will once she is adopted into a family. She is compatible with other cats and dogs if properly introduced, and is very compatible with children. However, she still must be watched over when it comes to small children due to her loads of energy. This energetic dog loves nothing more than fun adventures outside, so winter walks with her are a great way to bond.

Simba
Simba

Simba is another one year old pitbull mix. Simba also does great in indoor and outdoor environments and has already been neutered. Simba arrived at the shelter this September with his sister Nala. His energy made him and his sister quickly become some of staff and volunteers favorites. Simba is sure to win your heart over as well! He loves toys, treats, and going out with people. Because of all of his energy, he is still working on staying calm and some basic training, but adoption into a family willing to make sure he learns manners will make him the perfect gift. He is very compatible with kids and people older than eight years old. He also gets along with other dogs with a proper introduction and cats that are used to dogs.

Durzan Khan
Durzan Khan

If you feel that cats and dogs are too much of a hassle to take care of, that’s understandable! If you want a smaller and less stressful pet, adopting some guinea pigs is the perfect solution. The animal shelter currently holds four guinea pigs, Durzan Khan, Taze, and Jeeb & Jimmy. Each guinea pig has their own story and deserves a home this winter. Durzhan Khan is three months old. At just a week old, Durzan Khan was dropped off at the door with a large group of 11 other guinea pigs. He is brown and white and is three months old. He is good friends with Taze who is also three months old and was in the same batch of guinea pigs that Durzan Khan arrived with.

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