About Paws for a Cause

Paws for a Cause is our annual dog extravaganza connecting local businesses and nonprofits with our supporters while promoting animal adoptions, a healthy lifestyle, and fun in the Iowa City area community.  This year we will be adding new programming and more vendors, including animal rescues in the mobile adoption area.

This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and the proceeds are used to expand the animal care services at the Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center. Bring the entire family, there is more than just playtime at the dog park – we will have activities for the kids, all kinds of various vendors, raffles, entertainment and food, and you can visit with adoptable animals!

You can help us reach our goal by starting your own fundraising page.  We will give you the tools to create your page and make an impact.  By creating a page and asking your friends, family and networks to help, you will be supporting the amazing work at the Iowa City Animal Center.  Start your fundraiser today!

We want to thank our Board of Directors, volunteers, and sponsors that ensure we have a fun, successful event each year.

2018 Programming includes:

  • Doggie Yoga 11:30am
  • Police K-9 Demonstratio
  • Adoptable Dog Parade 1:30pm
  • Dog Training Demonstration

2018 Vendors include:

  • Bliss Yoga
  • French Bulldog Rescue Network
  • Harvest Preserve
  • The Arc of Southeast Iowa
  • The R.A.R.E. Group
  • Iowa Friends of Companion Animals
  • Mary Kay – Tara Ness
  • Therapy Dogs of Johnson County
  • MidAmerica Rottweiler Rescue
  • Cedar St. Cleaning Co.
  • Locals Love Us
  • Bur Oak Land Trust
  • English Spring Rescue of America
  • Heartland Greyhound Adoption
  • Iowa Farm Sanctuary
  • Iowa City Public Library
  • Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center
  • Country Financial
  • Homemade Dog Bandanas
  • Java’s Dog Toys
  • Best Friends Dog Academy
  • Stella & Dot
  • Good on Paper
  • Riverside Theatre
  • Serendipity: Art of Living
  • Breezy’s Biscuits ‘n’ Barks Dog Treats
  • Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Program
  • Pals for Paws Petsitting
  • Bird House / Hospice Home of Johnson County
  • Faithful Companions
  • Color Street
  • Perfectly Posh
  • Surprise Parties
  • Black Dog Canine Massage
  • 1-800-Flowers/Flowerama Iowa City
  • Randy’s Flooring
  • Brain Dog Orange Cat
  • Orange Theory Fitness Coralville
  • Hawk-Dog Grooming