For Businesses

Are you looking for a way your business can give back to the community? Get involved with the ARL! We’re proud to have many local businesses give time and monetary support to our programs. And it’s not just good for the animals, it’s good for your employees and your business too.

If you’d like to get involved, here are just some of the ways, big and small, that your company can make a difference for the animals.

  • Volunteer – Bring your work team to the ARL and help around the shelter. We have larger projects suitable for volunteer groups, and events every month! To learn how your team’s help is needed, email volunteer@arl-iowa.org.
  • Adopt a Dog (Cutout) – For a one-time minimum donation, you can adopt a cutout of an ARL dog to display at your business! This is great to display in your lobby or other high traffic areas and encourage customers to take a photo to promote adopting a new best friend.
  • Sponsor an Event – The ARL has eight signature fundraising events that play a significant role in our ability to provide for the thousands of animals that come to us each year. Through an event sponsorship, your company can have their name associated with the event and know that your contribution is CHANGING LIVES. For a list of events and sponsorship levels, email events@arl-iowa.org.
  • Foster a Cat – If you have a pet-friendly office, consider fostering! Having a cat around the office can help reduce stress for your employees, and your customers too! It’s also a great opportunity to give cats a break from the shelter. Tell us about your office environment and we’ll match you with the perfect office companion! If your office can foster a cat, email cgriglione@arl-iowa.org.

Other Ways to Help

Have a different way you’d like to get involved? Let us know! We’re always interested in building new relationships and seeing how we can do even more for the animals. Email cjuhl@arl-iowa.org for information on advertising, event sponsorships, or other customized partnerships.