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Interested in adopting from Cedar Bend Humane Society?

Due to the high volume of visitors, Cedar Bend Humane Society's adoption center is now operating by appointment only to all potential adopters and those wishing to visit with our adoptable shelter pets. CBHS feels it necessary to regulate the number of people in our adoption center at one time to ensure a safe environment for our community, staff,Tera Adoption volunteers, and animals in our care.

Cedar Bend Humane Society's adoption team is excited to be able to provide individualized 1-on-1 adoption appointments in order to better assist in connecting you with your new best friend!
To make an appointment to adopt or visit our adoptable shelter pets, please call 319-232-6887 We hope to see you soon!

Interested adopters are encouraged to browse adoptable pets online and submit an adoption application prior to making an appointment. 

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 contact our adoption team at 319-232-6887 or adoptioncounselor@yahoo.com


Please follow these safety guidelines:

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

  • Those unvaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask. 

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 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.

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

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

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Waterloo & Cedar Falls Animal Control Hours
Open daily: 8am - 4pm


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