Mac Madness is a macaroni & cheese tasting competition where you’ll enjoy tasting flavorful and delicious mac & cheese recipes from local restaurants.  Please check back for updates on the restaurants participating.

Where: St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 140 Gathering Place Lane
Iowa City, IA 52246

When: April 28, 2019, 12:00PM – 3:00PM

Tickets: Tickets are available online and at the door

General Admission: $10/person: ONE tasting at each station

People’s Choice Admission: $20/person: TWO tastings at each station AND a vote for the People’s Choice Award

*Children 10 and under are FREE with the purchase of a General Admission or People’s Choice ticket*

Aside from all the yummy tastings, the event will have entertainment and raffles.

Awards will be:    #1 Judges’ Choice     –     #1 People’s Choice

Thank you to the supporters that make this event possible.  If you are interested in being a sponsor or participating restaurant please contact Christina Kimerle.

Judges: Whitney Russell (Urban Acres), Laurie Smith (Leash on Life)

Platinum Pooch Sponsor: 



Cool Cats Sponsors:

Happy Hounds Sponsors:


Participating Restaurants:



Beverage Sponsors:


We have paired up with the City of Iowa City and Thornberry Off-leash Dog Park to present the 3rd Annual Doggie Health Fair!

Where: Thornberry Off-leash Dog Park, Peninsula Park, Iowa City

When: September 29, 2019, Noon – 3pm

Join us for this FREE community event designed to provide information on various dog health and lifestyle topics.  The first 100 dogs will get a complimentary goodie bag filled with fun stuff.  Vendors will be providing helpful information about their services, selling their products and answering any questions that you might have about your dog(s).

Interested vendors please contact Christina Kimerle,  The vendor space is $25 (provide your own table, chairs, canopy, etc), and nonprofits will receive a complimentary space.  All vendors must be dog-related for this event.

Proceeds from this event benefit the animals at the Iowa City Animal Center.

Sponsors allows us to keep this event FREE for community members to attend.

Thank you to our supporters:


Time to test your trivia knowledge and raise some money for the cats and kittens at the Iowa City Animal Center!

Where: South Slope Community Center, 980 N. Front Street, North Liberty, IA

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019; 7pm (check-in begins at 6:15pm)

Tickets:   SOLD OUT

All teams and individuals need to complete a registration form.

*Prizes awarded to the top 3 teams*

  • Bring your own food/snacks – NO outside beverages
  • We will provide beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages (tips benefit the animals)
  • No one under the age of 18 permitted
  • We will have a 50/50 raffle so bring your cash

Andrew’s Bar Exam will be our quizmaster for the evening.

Good Luck!

We want to thank our community partners that make this event possible:

South Slope supports FACF       

Pawject Runway is our annual doggie fashion show and tasting event!  This year our theme is “Howl-o-ween”.  We will have junior and adult categories.

Where: T.B.D.

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019; 6:00pm – 9:00pm (fashion show starts at 6:30pm)

Don’t miss the most unique fashion show of the year – the doggie fashion show!

Complimentary beer and wine tastings will start at 6:00pm and the fashion show will start at 6:30pm.

$20 / adult & $5 / child (10 and under) – tickets will be available online and at the door

Our panel of judges will award the Top Dog Model and Top Dog Outfit.  This is the only fashion show where your dog can be the star.  We will also present a prize to the Top Dog Fundraiser on stage.

If your canine companion is not a model in the show, please leave your dog at home – this event is for humans to enjoy.

Proceeds from this event benefit the animals at the Iowa City Animal Center.

We have great sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Christina for details.

Thank you to our supporters

Before the City Park Pool is drained for the season attend this once-a-year opportunity for your dog to take a dip in the pool!

Where: City Park Pool, 200 E. Park Rd, Iowa City

When: Sunday, September 8, 2019; 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Register early to avoid the long lines and save $5.  We will have a small pool option for the smaller breeds that attend.

Early registration $10 (prior to September 6th) – online tickets here

General registration $15 (pay at the door) – you can pay for registration at the door with cash, check, Venmo or credit card

Registration price is per form not per dog, and you can include up to 2 dogs on each form.

*No children under the age of 12 will be allowed in the pool area*

Please complete a registration form and waiver for your dog(s).  You can email (, fax (319-354-3657) or mail (PO Box 1345, Iowa City, IA 52244) your registration and proof of Rabies vaccination.  We would appreciate all registrations being completed with payment.

  • All participating dogs MUST have proof of current Rabies vaccination – we must see a copy of the certificate (snap a photo on your phone), tags only work if there is an expiration date on the tag
  • Dogs must be friendly – with humans and other dogs
  • Dogs must be in good general health
  • Children under the age of 12 will NOT be allowed in the pool area
  • This is not a spectator event, only humans with their registered dogs will be permitted in the pool area

We want to thank our community partners that make this event possible:

The Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS will be hosting the 14th Annual Dog Wash

Where: Hy-Vee, 812 1st Ave, Iowa City

When: August 4, Noon – 4pm

Dog Wash = $20                    Nail Trim = $15

All proceeds will go to Friends of the Animal Center Foundation to benefit the animals at the Iowa City Animal Center.

Details coming soon!

Paws for a Cause – Annual Dog Extravaganza is our largest event of the year!

Don’t have a dog?  There will be plenty of activities going on for everyone to enjoy, and some adoptable dogs from area rescues for you to meet!

Where: Park at Iowa River Power Restaurant and walk over to Thornberry Off-leash Dog Park

(parking at the dog park is limited, please allow handicap and disc golf visitors to have those spots)

When: June 8, 2019; Noon – 3pm

Why: This is our biggest event of the year.  Money raised will benefit the animals of the Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center.  Our goal is to raise $25,000!

Tickets: Online or at the gate

Presented by Top Dog Sponsor:

Dr. Suzanne Stock supports FACF

The dog park has three fenced areas, and we will be using ‘Emma’s Run’ for this event, and all dogs must be on leash in this area (no retractable leashes please).  There will be the vendors and crafters, entertainment, kids activities, various demonstrations, raffles, and a silent auction.  The ‘Lucky Pawz Playground’ will still be used as the play yard for dogs.  If your dog does not have a dog park tag you will need to purchase a day pass (proof of current Rabies is required).

Dog park day pass $5 (must show proof of current Rabies for dog park day pass)

You can help us reach our goal by starting your own fundraising page.  We will give you the tools to create your page and make an impact.  By creating a page and asking your friends, family and networks to help, you will be supporting the amazing work at the Iowa City Animal Center.  Start your fundraiser today!

We are accepting vendor registrations – this opportunity is open to for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations.

For-Profit Vendors = $50 (registration form)

Nonprofit Vendors = FREE (registration form)

1. All dogs coming into the vendor area must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet
2. FACF & Iowa City Animal Services have final authority on suitability of any animal to participate
3. FACF & Iowa City Animal Services reserve the right to refuse entry to any dog whose participation could prove hazardous to others or if conditions are not favorable for the dog
4. Disqualifications include, but are not limited to, overly aggressive behavior by a dog or human, female dogs in heat or advanced pregnancy, dogs in poor/questionable health, and mistreatment of dogs
5. Proof of rabies vaccine must be shown for all dogs over 4 months
6. All dogs going into the play yard must have an annual dog park tag or day pass
7. All dogs going into the play yard on a day pass must show proof of Rabies
8. Pick up waste after your dog and dispose of it in proper receptacles
9. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult

We do have sponsorship opportunities available.  For questions please contact Christina.

TOP DOG Presenting Sponsor

Dr. Suzanne Stock supports FACF

GOLD BONE Sponsors




WATER Sponsor