Tree of Life

Tree of Life


Contact: Jessi Decker (


The Animal Rescue League of Iowa's annual Tree of Life display runs December 1-31 each year. Visit any ARL location or any of the businesses on the list below to place your donation under the tree.

Don’t have the time to run around town with all of your holiday errands? We completely understand, you have the option to shop our online Amazon Wish List and you can have the donations shipped directly to the ARL! 

Is your business interested in becoming a Tree of Life location this year? Please contact Jessi at for more information.


  • Pre-paid gas cards for transport vehicles
  • Quality kitten food (wet & dry)
  • Cat litter (clay)
  • Toys for all species
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Food for small animals & birds
  • Small animal pine bedding
  • Large KONG & Nylabone toys
  • Canned dog food
  • Dry adult dog food
  • Dry puppy food
  • Soft treats (dog & cat)
  • canned tuna
  • puppy pads
  • Milkbones

Tree of Life Locations

  • ARL Main, Des Moines
  • ARL South, Des Moines
  • ARL West, West Des Moines
  • ARL Animal Care & Control Center, Des Moines
  • Anderson Animal Hospital, Des Moines
  • Abendroth and Russell Law Firm
  • Ankeny Bark Avenue
  • Bearence Management Group
  • Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital, West Des Moines
  • Hy-Vee Corporate Office
  • Merle Hay Mall
  • Strategic America
  • The Spa at West Glen, West Des Moines
  • UnityPoint Health
  • Vision 4 Less, Merle Hay Road
  • Westside Auto Pros



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