❗️NOTICE❗️ Our shelter will be open by appointment only until further notice, due to COVID-19 precautions. We are still handling adoptions, stray intake, and owner surrenders as normal, but you must call ahead for an appointment. Please call the shelter number to make an appointment if needed: (319) 975-8283

Volunteers: we still need your help caring for our animals. If you have signed up on the volunteer schedule already, please complete your volunteering as you have signed up for it, and continue to schedule yourself for volunteering as usual. If you have not signed up on the volunteer schedule and intend to help during open hours with dog walking, cat socializing & brushing, etc, please call the shelter to schedule volunteer times with the shelter manager, Amy. Please call the shelter number to make an appointment: (319) 975-8283

Stay safe and healthy, and thank you for your support!

Shelter Hours:

12:00 pm–6:30 pm
Closed on Sundays & Mondays


Animal Welfare Friends
22407 Business Highway 151
Monticello, Iowa 52310

Direct Email:


(319) 975-8283

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