The Iowa Dog Trust

Iowa Dog Trust Overview

The Iowa Dog Trust offers programs designed to teach young people all of the aspects of responsible dog ownership. These programs supply dog owners with all of the information they need for daily life with a dog.

One of the main sources of this information is an interactive website that provides informative articles and links to Iowa based resources.

We are currently in the planning stages, but we will soon be providing free and low cost instructional seminars, workshops, medical consultations and dog adoption counseling.

Owning a dog should be fun! The Iowa Dog Trust will be organizing outings statewide. These will include adoption events, exhibitions and dog fairs.

With the help of area professionals and other groups we will also be presenting all forms of dog sport competitions, including (but not limited to) Agility and Obedience trials, Dock Dog and Frisbee Disc competitions and other trained disciplines.

With community involvement we also hope to soon provide assistance across the state to those owners who, for one reason or another, are no longer able to afford the level of care or training that their dogs need. We believe that the loss of a job, displacement or illness should not affect the lives of our “best friends.”

Building a strong unbreakable bond is the key to establishing life-long mutual trust and respect between a dog and an owner. So in the near future, we will also provide supervised after school programs and programs during the summer months. These programs will provide the opportunity for young people to work in a small group setting. It will allow them to receive some one-on-one training help. There will also be small group knowledge building workshops available.

Iowa Dog Trust Program Overview

Some young people might not have their own dog, but they still want to learn proper handling and training methods.  The Iowa Dog Trust can help.

We are calling on area shelters and rescue groups to provide our program with trainable dogs. When shelters and rescue groups provide trainable and adoptable dogs to our program it will be a “win-win situation” for both the dogs and the young people in our program. It will give the young people a chance to have “hands-on” time training and working with the dogs, and at the same time it will make the dogs more adoptable. Better trained dogs that are more used to positive human interaction are always be much easier to place in “forever homes.”

Iowa Dog Trust Needs Your Help!

There is an old saying that it takes a community to raise a child! That also holds true for dogs.

The Iowa Dog Trust is now in the process of building alliances in all areas of the Iowa “Dog Community”. We ask for your support in these efforts. We realize that levels of support will vary from person to person and from business to business. We only ask for a level of support that each person or group feels comfortable in giving.

As a supporting business, the people who use the programs we offer and the people that see our programs in action will know that your business supports us and will more than likely support your business because of it. As an Iowa Dog Trust supporter you will also be playing a large part in “paying it forward” and making Iowa a better place for dogs and humans.

Do you want to be involved? Do you know someone that could help us with this program? Contact Us Today!

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“Adopting just one dog will not change the world, but the world will surely change for that one dog.”