Animal Control

Dog in kennel at Animal Care & Control facility
Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control has many wonderful pets available for adoption.  For a list of animals currently available, please visit our PetFinder web site at

Not quite sure what the best dog or cat personality is for your household? Take a short quiz to find out!

Cat or Dog Personality Quiz

Dogs available for adoption are up-to-date on vaccinations appropriate for their age. The adoption fee includes:

  • microchip identification
  • initial vaccinations
  • flea/tick treatment
  • deworming
  • spay or neuter, and
  • a sample bag of Science Diet dog food

Cat at Animal Care & ControlCats available for adoption are up to date on vaccinations appropriate for their age. The adoption fee includes:

  • microchip identification
  • initial vaccinations
  • flea treatment
  • deworming
  • spay or neuter, and 
  • a cardboard carrier and sample bag of Science Diet cat food

It is our goal to help reduce the number of unwanted, homeless pets in our community, all dogs and cats adopted from the Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control shelter are sterilized prior to leaving our facility thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities®.

Adoption Fees

Cats - $100.00 (including spay/neuter). Additional fees will be charged for rabies vaccinations and/or FeLV/FIV testing when applicable. 

Dogs - $125.00 (including spay/neuter). Additional fees will be charged for rabies vaccinations and/or Heartworm testing when applicable. 

Ferrets, Rabbits, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs and birds- $25.00

Adoption Programs

Seniors for Seniors pairs customers 65 years or older with dogs or cats that are over 5 years old. Our goal is to provide companionship for both the customer and the animal! Customers that qualify for this program will pay an adoption fee of $25.00. Additional fees will be charged for rabies vaccinations, Heartworm testing, or FeLV/FIV testing. 

Adoption Requirements
Before visiting the shelter, you can view the dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, rabbits, and other small animals shown available for adoption in our online adoption listings on our PetFinder web site at:

Please note that not all of the animals in the shelter appear on the site's adoption listings.

CRACC attempts to work with everyone who is interested in adopting an animal and giving it a new forever home, however, CRACC does reserve the right to refuse an adoption application for reasons including, but not limited to: false information is given, background checks cannot be verified, vaccination records for currently owned pets cannot be verified or are not current, current identification and address cannot be verified, landlord approval is not given, or if the adoption is not in the best interest of the animal and the adopter.  All animals in the adopters home must be sterilized. 

Dog adoption applicants must first present their current pet at the shelter for a meet n' greet with the dog you wish to adopt.  No exceptions without management consultation.


Continuing Care

Have you adopted a pet from CRACC and want more information on pet behavior, disaster preparedness, pet care,  or pet loss? The links below have some great up to date information!

Pet Behavior
Introducing dogs and cats
Dogs 101
Puppies 101
Cats 101
Kittens 101
Bunny Bonding
Bunny 101

Training Tips
Leash Training
Dog Training 101
House Training Your Dog
Finding a Trainer
Cat Scratching
Litter Box Basics

Disaster Preparedness
Disaster Preparedness Checklist
Disaster Preparedness Plan

Pet Care
Trimming Your Dog's Nails
Trimming Your Cat's Nails
Get the Most from Vet Visits
Vaccinations for your Pet

Pet Loss
Ways to Cope with Grief
Coping with the Loss of a Pet

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