Adopting From Rescue Groups
Approximately half of the dogs that are available for adoption at the ARL are purebreds. If you're looking for a specific breed, please click here to search the animals available for adoption. New animals are added each day, so check back often. If you absolutely cannot wait for a specific breed, please visit some of the breed rescue groups that we have worked with below to find the breed you're looking for or visit PetFinder.
Sending Animals to Rescue
The ARL Transfer Partner program maintains successful working relationships between the ARL and other licensed and qualified animal welfare organizations to enable transferring animals from the ARL to Transfer Partner organizations when it is in the best interest of the animals, and ensure the successful placement of the animal in a permanent home. The ARL works primarily with animal welfare organizations in Iowa, but may work with organizations outside of Iowa on a case-by-case basis. Therefore, any interested organization is invited to apply to become an ARL Transfer Partner.
Organizations interested in becoming an ARL Transfer Partner must possess 501(c)3 status, all required licenses and permits, be in good standing with local regulatory agencies, and conduct themselves professionally in the community. For more information, or if your organization is interested in becoming an ARL Transfer Partner, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.