We're Hiring

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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Will you babysit for us?

We are looking for babysitters to open their homes to adult cats in our Shelter Cat Getaway program! Every chance that we can get a cat into a foster home that means we are able to help another cat.

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Birthday Parties

It's a Birthday Paw-ty at the ARL!

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is a perfect place to celebrate your child's birthday! Two hours of animal-filled fun and learning will leave guests with plenty of memories from the special day.

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You dog called. He wants to attend the Iowa Dog Jog on Sept. 22!

The Iowa Dog Jog is a 4K and 2K run/walk that has been created for dog-lovers and their favorite 4-legged friends! Grab some friends and dogs and register for this one-of-a-kind event!

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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.