Homing Program

Iowa Farm Sanctuary currently houses its capacity of rescued farm animal residents. Any future residents will be determined on a case by case basis.
We do however assist in finding homes for as many farm animals as we can.

As we are full, please use the Farm Animal Sanctuary Directory as a non-exhaustive list of affiliate sanctuaries.

To have your animal featured on our homing page please fill out the form below.
See animals in need of homes below!

** IFS DOES NOT OFFER FOSTER OR ADOPTION SERVICES **

We will do home visits and screening before placement.
those searching for animals to slaughter need not inquire.


 

adorable Piglet, fallen from truck

Species: Pig
Sex: Female
Location: Nevada, Iowa
Contact: Deann and Bradley Winter — 602-571-8615
Situation: On August 1st my husband, Brad, was driving home on 190th Ave between Ames and Nevada when he saw a baby pig try to cross the road. He pulled over and saw that the pig was injured so he picked them up and brought them home. He came home to tell me and after looking the pig over, we discovered that she was a girl and had road rash on her head, snout, and a little on her legs. I then called ISU vet clinic and got to meet with Adam, the on call vet. He proceeded to look her over and giver her some antibiotics and a inflammatory shot. He said that she is around three weeks old and a nursery pig that must of fallen out of the truck during transport. She is a cute little thing and seems to be doing great other than the road rash. She has taken a liking to our golden retriever, Melody. We are hoping to find her a good home.


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Stanley Kubrick at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Species: Chicken
Sex: Male
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Contact: Carrie Spain: rescueranch@arl-iowa.org or (515) 473-9112
Situation: Stanley is a nice guy who appears to be fairly young. He has a wing deformity called split-wing, which means he doesn't have an axial feather on one wing. The condition does not affect his quality of life, but it is genetic and disqualifies him from being shown. 

His adoption fee is $10, and he can be seen by appointment. To meet him or learn more about him, please contact rescueranch@arl-iowa.org or (515) 473-9112.


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Hank at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Species: Chicken
Sex: Male
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Contact: Carrie Spain: rescueranch@arl-iowa.org or (515) 473-9112
Situation: Hank’s adoption fee is $10, and he can be seen by appointment. To meet him or learn more about him, please contact rescueranch@arl-iowa.org or (515) 473-9112.


Llama trio

Species: Llama
Sex: Female
Location: 13001 311 St West, Illinois City IL
Contact: Dee Hansen- hawkhansen@gmail.com or (563) 571-5541
Situation: Three female llamas are looking for a new home. All are registered and in good health. They should go as a “trio” as they’ve been together for 8 years. They would make good guard animals for smaller animals and/or natural lawnmowers! Please contact if you would like to discuss the possibilities of lloving llamas!


Peep the speckled rooster

Species: Speckled Sussex
Sex: Male (rooster)
Location: Wheatland, Iowa
Contact: Toshia Spidle- spidletoshia@gmail.com or (563) 468-7060
Situation: We purchased 3 chickens and 2 ducks for our backyard to keep down the bugs. We are allowed to have birds in our yard in our town, but one chicken turned out to be a rooster. We are not allowed to have roosters, which are considered nuisance animals, and the store we purchased at doesn't take the roosters back. He is a very handsome rooster, and has protected the flock well from the stray cats in our town, we hate to see him go because of that, but we also don't want problems with our town and neighbors. He is about 4 months old, and has been around ducks, chickens, and kids. He roams freely in our fenced backyard, and goes in a coup with a run on it at night.


Beans & Pip in Johnson County

Species: Chicken
Sex: Male
Location: Johnson county north of the herbert Hoover highway
Contact: Ashlyn Pickett- adlpickett@gmail.com or (219) 776-3225
Situation: I have 2 bantam roosters that I am not able to keep on my property that I rent. Their names are Beans and Pip and were hatched on mother's day. I absolutely adore them but am not allowed to keep rosters and they tend to be picked on by my much larger hens. I would love for them to find a good home or homes that would appreciate then as pets and not food. If you are able to help find them a good home I would greatly appreciate it! Beans is the darker one and Pip is the lighter one.


 

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