About Us

  • Our Dog Park

    Our Dog Park
      Our Dog Park is located on AWF’s land in front of our shelter at 22407 Business HWY 151, Monticello, IA. Our dog park is open from sun up to sun down, and is currently free for all to use. Donations for park maintenance and upgrades are appreciated if able, and can be made on our ...
  • Our History

    Our History
    In the Beginning, There Were Two Stray Dogs… In the summer of 2002, two stray dogs wandered onto the property of an Oxford Mills couple. New to the area, the couple asked the neighbors if Jones County had an animal shelter. One neighbor said they should shoot the dogs and another suggested they call the sheriff’s ...
  • Our Philosophy

    Our Philosophy
    Our Philosophy and Programs From our beginning, we’ve been driven to establish an organization that balances rescuing and caring for animals with educating the humans on whom these animals rely for a peaceful, safe and healthy life. The decisions we make daily, and the programs we offer, reflect this philosophy. Rescue After years of fundraising and planning, we’ve ...
  • Our Shelter

    Our Shelter
    In May 2006, AWF embarked on a campaign to raise funds to build an animal shelter in Jones County. In the next 10 years, we raised nearly $250,000 towards this goal. After years of hard work, AWF was able to purchase land for the shelter in 2012. The 8.68 acres, located just north of Monticello at ...