Iowa Dog Jog Bone

Iowa's Biggest Dog Party, the Iowa Dog Jog

Join us on September 22 to walk, run, and wag your way across the 5K or 2K finish line! Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Johnston's Terra Lake Park and support the homeless pets at the ARL at the same time.

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Cat's Meow

It's the Feline Event of the year! Join us for Cat's Meow on June 13!

Kittens, kittens, and more kittens, OH MY! Join us for a fun evening to celebrate cats, all ages are welcome!

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2020 Calendar

Feature Your ARL Alumni in the 2020 Happy Tails Calendar

You love your pet, and we do, too! Show them off in the ARL's 2020 Happy Tails calendar. Purchase your spot by July 1, calendars will be available in October.

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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.