Introducing Dogs Public Spaces

Safely Introduce Your Dog to Other Dogs When Out in Public

It's the time of year we all love - long walks and visits to dog parks and other public spaces. As dog owners, we want to be sure that crossing paths with other dogs is safe for all parties involved.

Get Tips

Iowa Dog Jog Bone

Iowa's Biggest Dog Party, the Iowa Dog Jog

Join us on September 22 to walk, run, and wag your way across the 5K or 2K finish line! Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Johnston's Terra Lake Park and support the homeless pets at the ARL at the same time.

Register Now

Our 2018 Impact

Changing Lives.

The ARL of today is much different than the ARL 5 years ago. We are constantly improving, evolving, and innovating so that we can do even more – and the results from 2018 highlight the work that has been many years in the making.

Learn More

2018 Impact - By the Numbers

  • 7,027 Adoptions
  • 231 Animals Rescued From Abuse
  • 1,856 Lost Pets Returned to Owners
  • 203 Animal Cruelty Cases/Investigations
  • 42,355 Medical Treatments

Click here to view the 2019 year to date numbers.