The Adoption Process
Ready to Adopt? Start Here.
All you need to know about how to prepare for adoption and what to expect when you arrive.
Kruidenier Second Chance Ranch
Our Safe Haven for Horses and Barn Animals
Learn more about adoptions, events, clinics and care provided at the Second Chance Ranch at ARL Main.
For All Your Pet Questions
ARL Pet Helpline - We're Here for You and Your Pet
Our Pet Helpline is in place to assist pet owners who may be struggling with pet issues. We can provide resources and assistance to help keep you and your pet together.
Help with Veterinary Pet Care
The ARL has Veterinarian Assistance programs for pet owners who may struggle to afford those services at full cost.
Be a hero. Foster an animal.
Give Pets a Chance to Relax in your Home!
Some pets need a break from the shelter while waiting for a forever home. Caring for a pet in your home is both fun and rewarding.
Shop for Supplies
Shop for your Pet at Animal House
We offer a unique assortment of food, bedding, leashes, collars and gifts — and 100% of proceeds benefit the homeless pets at ARL.
Sit. Shake. Stay. Good!
Short on Time? Join Our Drop In Training Classes!
Drop In Training Class is perfect for those with busy schedules who aren't able to commit to a 4-week class, but still want their dog to learn the basic manners.
For Pet Parents
Questions about your Pet's Behavior?
The ARL offers dog and cat behavior counseling to help adoptive pet parents, as well as the general public, better understand our pets.
Humane Action Network
Advocate for Animals
As a part of the network, you can make a difference!
Report Animal Abuse
The ARL can help you assess the situation and report it to the proper law enforcement agency.
Be a Hero. Submit your foster application today to start changing lives of homeless animals.
If you have lost your pet or found a pet, our website provides easy steps to help pets be reunited with their families!
Our Second Chance Ranch is a safe haven for rescued horses and other barn pets.
Volunteer Change lives for homeless pets.
Stay up-to-date on the latest news from in and around the ARL.
Adopting at ARL Main?
Learn more about our adoption process.
Shop for Pet Supplies
Every purchase benefits the pets in our care. Now offering curbside pickup!
Donate to our shelter-wide food program that has huge benefits for the animals in our care!
Much-needed Items You can help supply the shelter with crucial items for the animals in our care.
Help During Crisis If you are struggling to provide food for your cat or dog, the ARL's Pet Food Pantry is here to help.
Since 1926, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa has helped more than 1 million pets in need, and at the end of 2022, we saved over 12,000 lives. Thanks to your support, we were able to be there for all those pets in need last year. They’re just some of the thousands of pets you help each year.
Dates: 12/1/2023 - 12/31/2023
Location: ARL Main
Give a gift to a homeless pet by making a donation this holiday season. The Tree of Life is a holiday donation drive hosted in conjunction with various local businesses for pets in need at the ARL!
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Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Dewey Ford and Dewey Dodge
Come visit us at Dewey Ford and Dewey Dodge!
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Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: ARL Main; Auditorium
There was a farmer who had a dog and Bingo was his name-o....Join us for Grinch Bingo at ARL Main!
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