Apples

Pre-Order Your Gourmet Apples through Feb. 3!

This is one of the most delicious fundraisers of the year! Apples are available for humans and dogs, and make a great Valentine's Day gift! Pre-order between now and Feb. 3, and pick up Feb. 4-14.

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RYP 2019 #1

Raise Your Paw With Us!

Join us for the 27th Annual Raise Your Paw Auction on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Over 400 silent and 100 live items will be auctioned off to benefit the homeless pets that the ARL cares for every year.

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2018 Impact Report

View the ARL's 2018 Impact Report

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.

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TNR City Approval

City of Des Moines Approves Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program

On Monday, December 17, the Des Moines City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance change that allows for a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program to humanely and effectively reduce community/feral cat colonies in Des Moines.

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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.

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2017 Impact - By the Numbers

  • 6,940 Adoptions
  • 199 Animals Rescued From Abuse
  • 1,691 Pets Returned to Owners
  • 233 Animal Cruelty Cases/Investigations
  • 47,248 Medical Treatments

Click here to view the 2018 year to date numbers.