Forget the flowers, get your human or dog Valentine a delicious gourmet apple! Human apples are covered in caramel, chocolate, and toffee. Dog apples are covered in peanut butter and crushed dog treats.

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The Need is Now

The Need is Now. The Need is Local.

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is your local shelter. When you give to the ARL you’re providing much needed care, shelter, and love to Iowa’s animals who have nowhere else to turn.

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Be a Hero. Foster an Animal.

Caring for an animal in your own home may just be one of the most rewarding things you ever do - and it will change the lives of those animals you care for.

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Our Purpose

Changing Lives.

The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and much more.

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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