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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IDJ #1

Walk + Run + Wag at the Iowa Dog Jog!

Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Iowa Dog Jog at Terra Lake Park in Johnston! There are 2k and 5k (NEW!) route options for you and your pup, then join the big dog party after the race!

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TNR City Approval

NEW! Operation CatSnip, TNR Program

The ARL is working with members of the community to implement Trap-Neuter-Return in the city of Des Moines to humanely reduce the feral cat population. Click below if you are a caretaker of a cat colony or would like to learn more!

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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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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.