Oct. Adopt a Dog Month

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Do you have room in your heart and in your home for a dog? Great! It's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, so now is the perfect time to add to your family.


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Passionate about Pets and People? Join the ARL Team!

Join the team at the ARL and change lives with us as we help pets and people across the state of Iowa. A variety of positions are available!

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SantaNPaws 2018

Click! It's Time for Holiday Photos!

Gather up the entire family for this year's holiday photos! Various dates and locations are available during November. Traditional and digital photo packages are available.

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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

Click here to view the 2018 year to date numbers.