We recently pulled two dogs off of death row in Kansas that were out of time. Both dogs are dog and cat and kid friendly but simply had no place to go and no one to help them. Zimm and Mini are now safely in foster homes and loving every minute of it! 

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”

Karen Davidson

“A dog is not a thing. A thing is replaceable. A dog is not. A thing is disposable. A dog is not. A thing doesn’t have a heart. A dog’s heart is bigger than any “thing” you can ever own.”

― Elizabeth Parker, Paw Prints in the Sand

Bonded Buddies

We took a call about a bonded pair of bullies on 6-12-19 that were going to be euthanized in less then 24 hours

Father and Daughter

They were safe and in a foster home the following day. 

Ezell & Peanut are alive and well today because of UB!

Ezell and Peanut

Ezell is 5 years old and already fully vetted.

Peanut and Ezell

Peanut is 4 years old and also fully vetted. 

This is Mambo, a 5 month old Pit Bull. Mambo was shot in the face by his neighbor. 

Mambo is now blind.

We are picking him up on 6-15-19.

Watch our Facebook page or here for updates on Mambo.


Clutch is coming to UB on 6-15-19. We suspect he was either a bait dog or was fought. More to come on Clutch soon!

Mambo has been seen at ISU and is in fact 100% blind. But there is good news! UB adopted a blind puppy to a family here in the Des Moines area 3 years ago and we contacted her to foster this sweet boy, but instead she is ADOPTING him! Looks like Mambo has a home! 

This sweet boy who we have named Clutch is making great strides in his progress already. He is great with everyone he meets including children and is even good with other dogs! He is a gentle and forgiving soul who desperately needed someone to help him. Clutch is feeling a little better everyday! Clutch is HW+ so we are taking donations for his treatment. 

Not Hercules, this is Phoenix!

There are a lot of stories going around about this guy and we aren't sure what to believe but we do know a few things. He was beaten by a group of men and shot at 7 times and thrown into a 30' ravine and left for dead. Another thing we know is that he did not deserve such treatment, no animal does. 

We do know who did this and we are pushing for criminal charges.

This is Phoenix, formerly known as Hercules. 

Sad and Confused.

Nix isn't happy about what happened to him and he is not afraid to tell you all about it! We have since found out that it is pretty normal for Nix to talk, but if he was complaining who could blame him? 

Phoenix enjoying some play time!

A new life for Phoenix

“They may defeat you, burn you, insult you, injure you, and abandon you, but they will not shall not and cannot destroy you, for you, like Rome, were built on ashes, and you, like a phoenix, know how to resurrect" -Nikita Gill 

He is vetted and will be ready for his forever home whenever he says so.