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Pufferbilly Days in Boone! ~

Come see us in the Pufferbilly Days Parade on Saturday September 8th! Pet Show is on Sunday, September 9th at 11am at Herman Park Pavillion in Boone. Fun event, free registration and our drawing for the Half Hog raffle will follow. Special thanks to Orscheln's for sponsoring the Pet Show (stop in and tell Stacey THANKS!).
Highest Jump
Best Costume
Best Beggers
Best Trick
Best Tail Wag
MISC. (Not a dog or cat)
Most Unique
Most Colorful
Most Appropriate Name

Dog walking is great for your health. Studies have shown that people who regularly walk dogs may benefit from lower blood pressure, have a trimmer waistline and suffer from fewer chronic diseases. Dogs are a great accountability partner; keeping you active and on schedule.

Fetch! list

Below is a list of items that the shelter is in need of:
Clay Cat Litter
Paper Towels
Dish Soap
Dog Collars
Dog Leashes
Sturdy Dog Toys
Cat Toys
Non-Generic Kitten food (Purina or better)
Scoop-able Cat Litter
White Copy Paper
Brightly Colored Copy Paper
Cat Collars
Treats! :)

Upcoming Events

o o September 8, Pufferbilly days Pet Show 11am@Herman Park Pavillion

o September 15, Nail Trim Clinic 1-3pm

o September 29, Volunteer Orientation 1pm

o October 6, Paws in the Park 8am@ McHose Park

o October 13, Nail Trim Clinic 1-3pm

o October 21, BAHS Open House 1-3pm

o October 25, Chili & Soup Supper 4:30-7pm @ Boone County Historical Museum

o October 27, Volunteer Orientation 1pm

o November 3, Paws & Claus 10am-2pm

o November 10, Paws & Claus 10am-2pm

o November 10, Nail Trim Clinic 1-3pm

o November 17, Paws & Claus 10am-2pm

o November 24, Volunteer Orientation 1pm

o December 8, Nail Trim Clinic 1-3pm

o December 22, Volunteer Orientation 1pm

o January 5, Volunteer Orientation 1pm

o January 19, Nail Trim Clinic 1-3pm

o February 2, Volunteer Orientation 1pm

o February 11, Tip Night at the Ranch 5-8pm @Pizza Ranch in Boone

o February 18, Nail Trim Clinic 1-3pm

o March 3, Volunteer Orientation 1-3pm

o March 17, Nail Trim Clinic 1-3pm

o March 30, PAWTY 4 PAWS @Seven Oaks

o March 31, Volunteer Orientation 1-3pm

o April 14, Nail Trim Clinic 1-3pm

o April 25-28, Annual Rummage Sale @fairgrounds

o May 9, Dog Obedience starts, Register @BAHS

o May 12, Volunteer Orientation 1-3pm

o May 26, Nail Trim Clinic 1-3pm

o June 9, Volunteer Orientation 1-3pm

o June 23, Nail Trim Clinic 1-3pm

o July 7, Volunteer Orientation 1-3pm

o July 21, Nail Trim Clinic 1-3pm

o August 4, Volunteer Orientation 1-3pm

o August 18, Nail Trim Clinic 1-3pm

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ADOPTION FEES- Adoption Fees! $75 Dogs & Puppies $50 Cats & Kittens


  Become a member of the Boone Area Humane Society. With your membership, you receive our quarterly newsletter "Animal Crackers" and you feel good about yourself knowing you are helping the homeless, abused or abandoned animals. Annual membership fees are: Family $30, Single $20, Business $75 or Patron $100.


We are a non-profit organization whose purpose is ensuring the humane treatment of animals and providing animal welfare and control services to Boone, Boone County and surrounding communities. Last year, approximately 1,600 animals came through our shelter doors. We employ 2 full-time and 3 part-time people at our shelter but volunteers are a key part of the organization.

Our "BEST FRIENDS PET CEMETERY" is at 1313 Division Street, Boone. Call 515-432-6112 for rates on burial or private cremation


Shelter hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Sundays 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. .

When calling, please keep in mind that we are located in Boone, Iowa. Our shelter screens potential families and does not adopt on a first come first serve basis. We will choose the applicant that is the best fit for each animal's needs.

Adoption fees: $50 for a cat/kitten; $75 for a dog/puppy. Adoption fee includes spay/neuter of the animal before being adopted, initial distemper vaccination for cats, initial parvo/distemper vaccination for dogs, heartworm test for dogs, Feline Leukemia test for cats, basic worming, microchip, leash for dogs, and pet carrier for cats. Fill out the application in person at the shelter, and after a background check, approval, and your signing our adoption contract, your new pet may go home with you the next business day. Pets cannot be reserved over the phone.

**NEW** Barn Cat Adoption Program!

o If you are looking for cats for your farm, and are willing to take a few easy steps to provide for their care, we will provide you with spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped barn cats for only $25! These cats are not house-cat material, but would be great for "rodent" control on your farm or acreage! o

Ask about our "Black Cat" Special too! :)


Your donations are tax deductible and essential to our operation. Cleaning supplies, quality (non-generic) cat/dog food, toys are always needed. Volunteers are needed for wide variety of activities from fundraising to educational programs!


On 16th Street, 1 block west of Division St. on the north side of Boone.
Boone Area Humane Society
P.O. Box 495
228 W. 16th Street
Boone IA 50036
Phone: (515) 432-6112
Email: bahs@bahs.us

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