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


The 2024 Fast and the Furriest is Coming Up Soon—Sign Up Today!

The Fast and the Furriest is back and better than ever!

After a year’s pause, we’re thrilled to announce the return of our beloved fundraising 5k event! Get ready to lace up your sneakers and join us as we stride toward supporting our furry friends in need.

This year, we’re offering both in-person and virtual options, so whether you’re pounding the pavement with us on race day or hitting your local trails from afar, you can be a part of the action. It’s a paw-some opportunity to make a difference for animals in our community, no matter where you are!

By participating in The Fast and the Furriest, you’re not just running or walking a race — you’re helping to provide crucial support for our rescue efforts. Every step you take and every dollar you raise goes directly towards giving animals a second chance at a happy, loving life.

So mark your calendars, gather your friends, and let’s make this year’s Fast and the Furriest the most unforgettable yet. Together, we can go the extra mile for animals in need!

View the event page here to learn more about the event, register, and create your own fundraising page. Or, click here to donate directly to this campaign!


Lots of cats and dogs found their forever homes this month!

Congratulations to Chester, Little Ozzie, Samosa, Mario (Harry), Orion, Juniper, Philomena, Pip, Bickram, Baker, Tigra, Jigglypuff, Cloud, Roo (FKA Blake Lively), Lana Del Rey, Kevin, Cowboy, Jack, Caroline, Uve (now Charlie), Peter Quill (formerly Van), Gamora (formerly Wes), Xan (now Zany), Stuart, Bowie, Toothless, Cecelia, Dusty, Frankie Nash, Ghost Pepper, Chili Pepper, Tortellini, Sailor, Cher, James, Tammy, Butternut, Brudder, Ollie, Bitsy, Isla, Siobhon, Bumble, Mochi (formerly George Cooper Jr.), Tucker, Raymond, Lucky Dog, Jazz, Whisper, Lufu (formerly Sheldon Cooper), Keket, Yara, Zip, Pierre, Wonton, Pierogi, Shumai, Mandu, Gnocchi, Boston, Xena, and Joseph!

Upcoming Events

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Adoptable Pets

Is your pet lost?

Visit Petco Love Lost to bring your pet home safely!

You can learn more about Petco Love Lost, report lost and found pets and more here.