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Interested in adopting from Cedar Bend Humane Society?

Adopters with approved applications are welcome to stop in to meet with adoptable pets or make a 1-on-1 appointment with an Adoption Counselor. 

To check on the status of your application or to make an appointment, please contact our adoption team at 319-232-6887 or adoptioncounselor@yahoo.com. Those with an approved application can put an 'Adoption Pending' status on one animal for 24 hours when setting an appointment.

Interested adopters are able to fill out an application on-site with no appointment. Those with appointments will have priority over walk-in adopters, so please be patient with our adoption staff as they assist the public as quickly as they are able.

In the best interest of our animals and to limit guests, we are not accepting general visitors at this time. 


Please follow these safety guidelines:

  • Do not make an adoption appointment or pickup if you are sick.

  • Those unvaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask. 


No-Contact Cat Adoptions for $25!

Cedar Bend Humane Society offers a no-contact adoption method for cats only for a reduced adoption fee. Please see below for details and instructions:
  • Select which adorable and adoptable cat you would like to add to your family.

  • Not sure which cat is best for your family? Message us on Snapchat (Cbhumanesociety) or Facebook for a personal video or video call! 

  • Submit an adoption application. Once it is reviewed, an adoption counselor will contact you within 24-48 hours of submission.

  • All required paperwork and payment are handled over the phone and email.

  • Once the adoption process is complete, you can pick up your new family member at your designated pickup time from the Adoption Building's entryway in a cardboard carrier that must be purchased for $5.

  • Enjoy your new feline family member! Please contact the adoption department at adoptioncounselor@yahoo.com with any questions or concerns. Thank you for adopting!


To adopt a pet from the Cedar Bend Humane Society you must:

  • Have a valid identification with your current address.

  • Have the stability and the means, (financial and emotional) to care for the pet for the rest of its life. This could be as long as twenty years.

  • Be 21 (and have proof). If you are not 21, the head of your household (parent, guardian) must be present to sign the adoption agreement, or be reachable by phone to consent to the adoption.

  • If you live with others, they must be with you, or reachable by phone, so we can confirm the pet is welcome in your home.

Be sure to like Cedar Bend Humane Society’s Facebook page to watch for updates and new adoptable animals! Questions can be directed to our adoption team at adoptioncounselor@yahoo.com.

CBHS is determined to place animals into loving homes while continuing their emphasis on safety. Please consider opening your heart and home to a shelter pet in need. 

We look forward to introducing you to your next best friend soon! 

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1166 West Airline Highway 
Waterloo, IA 50703-9634


Adoption Center Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Approved adopters are encouraged to make a 1-on-1 adoption appointment or stop in to meet with adoptable pets! 

In the best interest of our animals and to limit guests, we are not accepting general visitors at this time. 


Intake Center Hours
Open daily, 9am - 5pm 
Closed 12pm - 1pm


Animal Control 
Open daily, 8am - 4pm