Therapy Puppy in Training:


Our Pets

est. 1982 Iowa City, Iowa

Good Shepherd Center


African Cichlids 

There are a large number of known benefits to children's exposure to animals as pets. Here at GSC we believe that Pets are an important part of childhood and play an important role in the development of an empathetic and nurturing spirit in young children.

If you are interested in learning more about the relationship between animals and child development we recommend checking out the following resources: