Events


Dogs Forever’s Barks n’ Bubbles Spring Car Wash Fundraiser
  • Date: SUNDAY, June 2nd
  • Time: 11 am – 2 pm
  • Location: Canine Corner and Cats, Too: 1201 8th ST NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

Come support Dogs Forever at our Barks n’ Bubbles Car Wash Fundraiser! Thank you to our sponsor CORDA Credit Union!
Suggested donation of $10.00. Cash, Check, Venmo are preferred, Cards accepted also.
We’ll have signs on where to pull in, a cashier to give your donation to, and a volunteer to help direct traffic through to Canine Corner & Cats Too’s parking lot.
Watch for the yellow and white DOGS FOREVER EVENT/FUNDRAISER signs along the roadways!
Want to volunteer with us to help us raise some money? Sign up: HERE!


Dogs Forever’s annual pup cup drive-thru fundraiser
  • Date: SUNDAY, August 25th
  • Time: 3 pm – 6 pm
  • Location: Parking Lot of Geonetric: 415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Load up your pupperooski(s) and bring them by for a sweet treat to beat the heat all while supporting our Annual Pup Cup Drive-Thru Fundraiser. Thank you to our event sponsor Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust!
Donation based drive-thru with all proceeds coming back to the pups at Dogs Forever! Cash, Check, Venmo preferred, cards accepted too.
Pup cups will be good ol’ chilled whipped cream in a cup with a snacky snack treat on top.
All are welcome! (Yesssss even cats too if pup cups are their thing.)
Look for EVENT signs along the roadways and our bright yellow DOGS FOREVER banner.
We can’t WAIT to see you, and lets be honest… mostly your pups!
P.S.: This is not a vendor event. Just a drive-thru style fundraiser where you don’t even get out of your vehicle (unless you want to pull over afterwards in the parking lot for your pup to enjoy their treat!). Hosted by volunteers from our shelter and our Fundraising Committee, supporting our sweet dogs

Dogs Forever’s 4th Annual Chili Cook off Fundraiser
  • Date: SATURDAY, October 19th
  • Time: 11 am -2 pm
  • Location: Geonetric: 415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Dog Forever is hosting our 4th Annual Chili Cook Off Fundraiser with a Silent Auction and Bake Sale!
We need YOUR help to choose!! Bring your family and friends and sample a wide variety of home-made chili.
Our chili cookers COULD win up to $500!!!
Judge’s First Place Winner: $400!!
Judge’s Second Place Winner: $60
Judge’s Third Place Winner: $40
People’s Choice Award Winner: $100!!
REGISTRATION LINK IS LIVE! SIGN UP HERE !!
Guest Judges:
 #1: TBD!!
 #2: TBD!!
 #3: TBD!!
Silent Auction Items:
Grilling Bundle with portable grill, Iowa Hawkeye Handmade Quilt, Tailgating Goodies with 6 can mini fridge, Garden Wind Spinner, Fire pit S’mores Bundle, Handmade Bags Boards, Handmade Large Wooden Hawkeye flag, and MORE!!
Sponsors:
COMING SOON!!
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With your $5 suggested donation for entry, you’ll receive one ticket to vote for your favorite chili for their chance to take home the People’s Choice Award.
Water and milk will be for sale along with baked goodies, and some sweet Dogs Forever merchandise.
We’ll have some great silent auction items for you to bid on while you’re perusing the chili, too! Mark yourself GOING to our EVENT on Facebook for rules, updates and insights!
(Humans only please, no pets.)

Dogs Forever’s 13th annual holidog bazaar fundraiser
  • Date: SATURDAY, December 7th
  • Time: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Location: Geonetric: 415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Our 2024 Dogs Forever Holidog Bazaar is coming!! Back at Geonetric again and we are so excited!! There is something for EVERYONE. Stop by and get your holiday shopping done early!
This is NOT a vendor event, rather all items have been sponsored or donated so all proceeds come directly back to the care of our sweet puppers! If you ARE a vendor, you are more than welcome to make up a full raffle basket that we’d be happy to accept and promote your business. Watch our Facebook Event page for all the goodies, HERE.
Christmas themed items, dog themed items, apparel, gifts, jewelry, bake sale, grab n’ go gifts, and of course – our infamous RAFFLE BASKETS!!!!! Feel great knowing all your purchases come directly back to the sweet dogs that we care for at our shelter. They said thank you in advance!
We’ll also have our Holidog Christmas mini photo sessions from 930-345pm during the event! These are prepaid and pre-scheduled photo mini’s, no walk ins.
This year we have Jess from For the Love of Paws again gracing us with her time and talents!! $45 per slot for photo minis – make sure you read the instructions before selecting a time slot. Sign up link will be live soon.

Other upcoming events:

Dine to Donate night with Taco John’s on Collins Road. Monday, March 11th from 4-8PM! Add on $1 to your order to help support our sweet pups.

Paint Nights!! We’ll have three this year, the first will be Wednesday, March 13th. Stay tuned!

Saturday, April 27th we’ll have a booth set up at the Eastern Iowa Pet Expo at the National Guard Armory Building on Wright Brothers Blvd.

Other events we’ll have a booth at:

Dock Docks – Possibly June

Granger House Open Air Market – August sometime

Ely Fall Fest – Possibly end of September

Our online calendar contest for our Dogs Forever 2025 Calendar

and more!!


Meet & Greet Open House

Every Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Come meet our adoptable dogs, learn about volunteer opportunities and check out our selection of apparel! Our dogs can’t wait to meet you!  Visit us at 809 Rockford Road SW, Cedar Rapids. Two blue buildings behind the Cedar Rapids Kernels’ Stadium scoreboard. The left building is the mail office. Please park in our parking lot or on the sides of the street when you come to visit us.