Since March 2003, Animal Welfare Friends (AWF) has been providing veterinary care and finding homes for abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats. We are a no-kill shelter helping the homeless animals of Eastern/Northeastern Iowa and beyond!

Each year brings more animals in need than ever. Please help us continue to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals by making a donation today. All donations go directly to dog & cat care. Donations can be made in honor or memory of someone, which we feature on our Remembering & Honoring page.

AWF is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible. Animal Welfare Friend’s Federal Tax ID# 30-0407535

Recurring Online Donation

If you’d like to donate on a monthly basis, please donate directly through our PayPal here. There is a checkbox option to make the donation monthly.

Offline Donations

You can also mail or bring donations to:
Animal Welfare Friends 22407 Business Highway 151 Monticello, Iowa 52310

Donate through Venmo

AWF has a Venmo! You can donate @AnimalWelfareFriends or by scanning our Venmo QR code below:

Donations through iGive

If you’d like to donate money by shopping like using AmazonSmile did,  please click the banner below to sign up for and use iGive

Donate Items

The following are supplies that we use regularly in our organization (also see our Amazon Wishlist and Chewy Wishlist). Any donation of these items would be appreciated, and helps us focus our money on other important areas like veterinary care and educational programs.

Donations may be dropped off at the shelter, Tuesday–Saturday between 12–5:30 PM(6:30 PM in Summer)

Cleaning Supplies

  • Paper Towels
  • Bleach
  • Tide Laundry Pods (Or other high efficiency pods)

Animal Care

  • Purina Gentle Care Cat Food
  • Purina Kitten Food
  • Purina Dog Food
  • Purina Puppy Food
  • Pill Pockets
  • Dental Chews
  • Heartgard Plus
  • Nexgard
  • Revolution for cats
  • Clumping Cat Litter 

Gift Cards

  • Gift Cards To Theisen’s or Gasser’s True Value
  • Gas Gift Cards (for vet appointment and stray animal transports)
  • Gift Certificates or Cash Donations for Veterinary Care (Monticello or Anamosa)

Funds For

  • Spay/neuters
  • Vet costs
  • Lawn care for dog parks
  • Gravel for driveway maintenance
  • Utility bills


We are looking for a new or used gazebo to be donated to be placed into the dog park.  Please call the shelter if you are interested at the (319) 975-8283

Planned Giving

Plan a Gift that Changes Lives

When you plan a gift to Animal Welfare Friends as part of your overall financial and estate plans, you help ensure that vital animal service programs are available for generations to come. Planned gifts leave a legacy that strengthens our communities, improves lives and makes an everlasting impact. Please consult with a tax consultant or attorney regarding planned giving. Animal Welfare Friend’s Federal Tax ID# 30-0407535

Naming Rights

Donate to our shelter and have your name, company’s name, pet’s name, or any printing you’d like on one of the items we have available for naming rights! More details about naming rights can be found here.