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Interested in adopting from Cedar Bend Humane Society?

Cedar Bend Humane Society's adoption center is now open to visitors daily from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with no appointment necessary. Adopt

All potential adopters and those wishing to visit with our adoptable shelter pets may walk through the adoption center during regular business hours. For the animal's and everyone's safety, all guests must be escorted by CBHS staff to view the available dogs. 

Our adoption team is excited to be able to provide meet and greets for those with approved applications in order to better assist in connecting you with your new best friend! 

Interested adopters are encouraged to browse adoptable pets online and submit an adoption application before visiting.

Please allow up to 24-48 hours for your application to be reviewed. To check on the status of your application after the review period, please get in touch with our adoption team at 319-232-6887, ext. 1

We hope to see you soon!


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

  • Have a valid identification.

  • 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 depending on the pet.

  • Be at least 21 years old (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. Some exceptions may apply. 

  • 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 follow Cedar Bend Humane Society’s Facebook page to watch for updates and new adoptable animals! Questions can be directed to our adoption team.

Please consider opening your heart and home to a shelter pet in need. 

We look forward to introducing you to your furry friend soon! 


Get in Touch

Cedar Bend Humane Society

1166 West Airline Highway 
Waterloo, IA 50703-9634



Adoption Center Hours
Open daily: 12pm - 6pm

Intake Center Hours
Open daily: 9am - 5pm
Closed daily 12pm - 1pm for lunch

Waterloo Animal Control Hours

Open daily: 7am - 4pm



Cedar Falls Animal Control Phone