Birthday Parties

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is a perfect place to celebrate your birthday! Two hours of animal filled fun and learning will leave you and your guests with plenty of memories from the special day.

$220 party package includes:

1.5 hours of activities lead by an ARL educator. Activities include a shelter tour, a mock-adoption with a plush toy for each guest to take home and animal themed games

  • An additional half hour for your personal birthday celebration
  • Souvenier plush dog that all guests sign for birthday child
  • Activity to adopt a plush cat or dog - all child guests leave with their "adopted pet" & adoption certificate
  • Face painting
  • A special visit from an animal guest
  • Printable invitations
  • $100 of your total party cost is a tax deductible donation to the ARL

Families are welcome to bring their own food, decorations and beverages.

The maximum number of guests is 10 children (including the birthday child) and 5 adults. All children attending must be 6 years of age or older. Due to space and resources, these requirements are strictly enforced.

Please note: For those with peanut allergies, peanut butter and other peanut products are present throughout the premise.

Reservations are required to be made at least two weeks in advance for all parties. 
Our birthday party schedule often fills up several weeks in advance.

Register today to celebrate your special day by helping out a great cause!

'PAW'TY Dates & Times Available:
Fridays - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays - 11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m., 2-4:00 p.m., & 5-7:00 p.m.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP THE ANIMALS ON YOUR BIRTHDAY?
Have your guests bring birthday presents in the form of donations to the ARL! Click here to for a current list of our most-needed items.

Sample Pawty Itinerary:
20 minutes:  Face paint & name tags
10 minutes:  Animal Charades
15 minutes:  Shelter Tour
30 minutes:  Adopt a plush cat or dog
5 minutes:  Group photos
10 minutes:  Visit from animal
30 minutes:  Guests sign souvenier dog for party child, and free time to sing happy birthday, open presents, eat cake, etc.

DECEMBER BIRTHDAY REGISTRATIONS

JANUARY BIRTHDAY REGISTRATIONS

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY REGISTRATIONS

E-mail birthdays@arl-iowa.org with questions.