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  • What We Do

    Providing Care to Dogs in Need is Our Passion.

    Rescuing dogs in need throughout the midwest.

    Bless the animals

    Our Mission Statement

    Why do we do what we do? Simply for the love of animals. Our goal is to promote compassion, kindness, gentleness and patience ...toward our fellow humans, and toward all the voiceless creatures that are so dependent on us.


    Puppy Mill Rescue

    Puppy Mills

    Rescue and Rehabilitation

    The TLC, working with other rescue groups, has rescued thousands of dogs from puppy mills in the Midwest. The tragedy is nearly unbearable, but the reward is to see health and spirits restored and for the dogs to know happiness and love for the first time in their lives. Each puppy mill dog rescued receives extensive medical care and emotional rehabilitation.

    dogs for adoption in Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska.


    Finding the right homes for the TLC dogs is our goal. There are requirements that new adopters must meet, but most often it is a chat about the needs of the dog and the needs of the family that makes all the difference. We know the dogs and we get to know you so that we can make sure that you and the dog are happy together, forever.

    Fighting animal abuse, cruelty and puppy mills through grassroots and legislative efforts.


    Fighting for Justice

    We don't just wish that someone would do something about puppy mills, animal abuse, cruelty and dog fighting rings. We advocate and rally our forces of supporters to fight for better laws, stricter sentencing and justice for the innocent dogs who have no voice. We are their voice. Join our list by entering your info at the top of the page to make your voice heard for the dogs.

    Providing hospice care for dogs with medical or behavioral issues.

    Hospice Care

    Making Every Moment Count

    The TLC takes in dogs who are in too fragile of a physical or emotional state to be placed for adoption. They spend their remaining days with us in foster homes where they are loved, cherished and allowed peace and dignity. All of their needs are provided for by the TLC . Whether terminally ill or emotionally devastated, they are loved, unconditionally.


    Iowa Voters for Companion Animals

    IVCA is a non-radical group of Iowans concerned about the welfare of companion animals. Their mission is to advance the humane and responsible treatment of companion animals through education and grassroots advocacy. They are working to change laws in the state to provide better protection for Iowa dogs, especially those in puppy mills. For more information on this group, go to www.iowavca.org.



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    Woof! Message us in whatever way makes you most happy. We LOVE pictures of TLC alumni dogs.

    Is it possible to share dog pictures too often? We think not! Share away. We love hearing from you.

    Visit our Facebook page to learm more about dogs for adoption, puppy mill rescues, animal care, educational programs and more.


    Tweet the TLC Canine Center to update us on your adopted dogs, animal welfare issues, puppy mills or whatever else is on your mind.


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    Email us at the TLC Canine Center at contact@tlccanineshelter.com with any comments, questions, concerns or updates on your adopted dogs.


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