Dogs Forever’s Barks N’ Bubbles Car Wash Fundraiser

Come support Dogs Forever at our Barks n’ Bubbles Car Wash Fundraiser!
Suggested donation of $10.00. Cash, Check, Venmo are preferred, Cards accepted also.
  • Date: Sunday, June 4th
  • Time: 11-2 PM
  • Location: Canine Corner & Cats too! (1208 1207 8th ST NW, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52405)
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!
RAIN DATE: Pending our ability to retain volunteers, it’ll be June 11th 11-2 (all the same details as above!)
Join us to volunteer at our event if you’d like! You can sign up HERE.

Check out our event on Facebook here!

Any questions? Email Crystal at

Dogs Forever’s Annual Pup Cup drive-Thru

-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.

  • Date: Sunday, August 27th
  • Time: 3-6 PM
  • Location: Geonetric Parking Lot (415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52403)
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! Mark yourself as going to our EVENT on Facebook to stay tuned and see all the adorable pup pictures with their sweet treat!
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 3rd Annual Chili Cook oFf

Dog Forever is hosting our 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off Fundraiser with a Silent Auction and Bake Sale!

$5 suggested entry donation to come on down and taste some of the best chili recipes in town.
  • Date: Saturday, October 28th
  • Time: 11-2 PM
  • Location: Geonetric (415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52403)
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!!! Judges Choice Winner: $400!!
People’s Choice Award Winner: $100!!
🔷 Get registered to compete with your BEST chili recipe. A $30 fee per chili entry which includes ONE ticket to taste test and vote. If you sign up and bring a friend, their voting ticket can be purchased with a $5 donation at the entry table. Register to compete through our sign up link, HERE 🔷
🔷 #1! 🔷
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🔷 #3! 🔷
🔷 #4!🔷
🔷 #5! 🔷
🔷 This could be you!!🔷
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!

Dogs Forever’s Annual Holidog Bazaar
Our 2023 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!
Saturday, December 2nd from 9-4pm. Located at Geonetric: 415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA.
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! This year we have Jess from For the Love of Paws again!!
$45 per slot for photo minis – make sure you read the instructions before selecting a time slot. Sign up HERE.

Other upcoming events:

May 13th: Dogs Forever will have a booth at the Eastern Iowa Pet Expo! We’ll have Picasso Pup Paintings for your dog to do and for you to take home, Dogs Forever merch for sale and much more!

June 21st: Summer Paint Night!

June 24th: Dogs Forever will have a booth at the Freedom Festival event: DOCK DOGS! Stay tuned for more details.

July 15th: Summer Garage Sale at the shelter. Stay tuned for more details.

July 25th: Summer Trivia Night! Stay turned for more details

August: The entire month we’ll be selling Kathy’s Pies for our 11th Annual Kathy’s Pie Fundraiser! Stay tuned for more details.

August 5th: Dogs Forever will have a booth at the Granger House Open Air Market. Stay tuned for more details.

August 27th: Dogs Forever’s Annual Pup Cup Drive-Thru. See above for details!

September 23rd: Dogs Forever will have a booth at Ely Fall Fest. Stay tuned for more details.

October 28th: Dogs Forever’s Annual Chili Cook Off!! See above for details!

November 1-15th: Dogs Forever’s 2024 Calendar Contest Fundraiser. Stay tuned for more details.

November 8th: Holiday Paint Night! Stay tuned for more details.

December 2nd: Dogs Forever’s Annual Holidog Bazaar and Holiday Photo Mini’s with Jess from For the Love of Paws! See above for details!

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 Kernel’s Stadium scoreboard. Left building is the mail office.