Second Chance Ranch

Second Chance Ranch

The ARL's Kruidenier Second Chance Ranch is a safe haven for horses rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment, and it is also a temporary home for other barn animals waiting for new, loving families. 

While horses often come to us in very rough shape, we give them the nutrition and care they need to become mentally and physically healthy. Once they're ready, we help them find their forever homes.

Please note that the ARL only adopts animals as family pets, not for consumption or research. This provision in our adoption contract is strictly enforced.

Adopt a Horse or Barn Animal

To see our currently available horses and other barn animals, please visit the Find a Pet page, or choose below:

SEE ADOPTABLE HORSES AND BARN ANIMALS

EQUINE ADOPTION INTEREST FORM

Foster or Sponsor a Barn Animal

The ARL's Second Chance Ranch is a temporary home to many unique species — some of which need a break from the shelter

Fostering a barn animal is not only a rewarding experience for the human, but it also gives roosters, pigs, horses and others a change of environment where they can continue to thrive until they find their forever home.

If you are interested in fostering or supporting the animals at Second Chance Ranch, please contact rescueranch@arl-iowa.org, call (515) 473-9112, or fill out the foster application here.

Foster Application

Do You Need Help With Your Horse?

Made possible by a grant from the ASPCAWe understand that difficulties can arise, whether that is a sudden medical expense or a need to rehome your horse. We are now accepting owner surrendered horses if you have a horse that you can no longer take care of but want to ensure it goes into a good home. We also may be able to assist with one-time veterinary care. Fill out the form below and someone from the ARL Second Chance Ranch will get back to you.

Equine Help Request Form

Second Chance Ranch Arena

The ARL Second Chance Ranch hosts multiple educational clinics and seminars each year in the spacious Second Chance Ranch Arena. The arena is also available to rent for private functions or open riding.

View photos of the Arena

Reserve the Arena

The Kruidenier Second Chance Ranch Arena is available to rent hourly or daily. We have previously hosted 4H clubs, saddle clubs, and others. The arena is also available for open riding upon request.

Rent the Arena

The Right Horse Initiative Partner

The Right HorseAs a partner in The Right Horse Initiative, we're proud to support a national movement re-framing the conversation about equine adoption. The Right Horse Initiative is a collective of industry professionals and equine welfare advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition through a dialogue of kindness and respect. The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is working with The Right Horse Initiative to promote the bond between horses and humans. We are good people for good horses, and everyone who loves horses has ownership in this movement.

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