Our Shelter

The Animal Welfare Friends shelter is a no-kill shelter located just north of Monticello, Iowa. Our shelter features two free roam cat rooms with large windows, indoor & outdoor dog…


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…


Our Impact

We are proud to contribute our yearly intake/outcome data to the Shelter Animals Count national database! You can view our information below, or on the Shelter Animal Counts website.

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Read more about the article Our History
Dudley was the first dog saved by AWF.

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…

Read more about the article Our Philosophy
Suri was a member of a family of cats that were shot and left to die near a farm in Jones County. She survived and was taken into AWF’s care. Today she lives in a caring, responsible forever home.

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…