Independent Animal Rescue’s mission is to rescue and care for cats and dogs in need through adoption, spay/neuter, and community education.

Adoptable Pets


Lots of cats and dogs found their forever homes this month! Congratulations to Marvelous Ms. Mavis, Shiloh, Miss Mews, Piper, Emma, Bailey Jo, Nova, Lizzy, Jordyn, Patsy, Callie, Murray, Sally, Emil, Xena the Warrior Princess, Squash, Sage, Bee, Sam, Victoria, Pepper, Moo the Magnificent, Jasmine, Juniper, Cindy Lou Who, Furby, Kirby, Willie, Oliver, Vincent, Simon, Persephone, Waffle, Sugar, Teakie, Parmesan, Asiago, Greta, Gideon, Mack Star, Jerry, Gentleman Jake, Penelope, Ruben, Miesha, Beverly, Holly, Sugar Plum, Cooper Boy, Feta, Poppy Girl, Charlie, Leonard, Penny, Fernando, Faith, Tux, Stripes, Luke Skywalker, Ginger, Frosty, Clark Vader (Griswold), Tang, Angel, Sam, Colby-Jack, Milkyway, Comet, Sade, Sweet Tea, Checkers, Chess, Tommy, Pie, Freya, Gorgonzola, and Gambit!


Special Event: The Fast and Furriest Virtual 5K

Independent Animal Rescue is hosting a special event called The Fast and Furriest Virtual 5K!

The Fast and Furriest Virtual 5K is about showing your support for IAR while completing your own personal 5K challenge. The 5K will offer a chance to get out and run, walk, or be creative in completing whatever “5K” you can dream of– 5 batches of cookies baked, 500 cartwheels performed, 5000 stitches knit, you name it — all to benefit animals in need.

This is a virtual event. Complete your 5K as an individual or a team while encouraging friends and family to sponsor or join you. Our goal is to raise $20,000 and we know we can achieve it with your help!

Ahead of the week-long 5K, we are hosting Fast and Furriest T-Shirt Design Contest! The contest is open to artists of all ages and the winning design will be featured on t-shirts distributed to 5K registrants.

You can learn more about and register for both the T-Shirt Design Contest and Virtual 5K on the official Fast and Furriest website.

  • Feb. 8: T-Shirt Design Contest begins and 5K registration opens.
  • Feb. 26: Design submission deadline.
  • March 1 – 6: Top 3 designs are released and open to public voting.
  • March 7: T-Shirt Design Contest Winner announced.
  • March 27 – April 3: Fast and Furriest Virtual 5K.

We’re hiring!

Independent Animal Rescue seeks a full-time General Manager to work with the Board of Directors to manage the day to day operation of the organization. Learn more and submit an application, complete with resume and cover letter, at

Upcoming Events

Mar 07

Dog Adoption Event

March 7 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM