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Veterans ARL


The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is proud to be a Home Base Iowa partner, and we are committed to supporting active and retired military professionals by making the joys of pet ownership affordable and accessible.  

Standard Pet Adoptions

Through our Paws for Patriots program, veterans receive 50% off regular adoption fees for cats and dogs.

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Companion Dog Adoptions

Through our Pets for Vets program, specially chosen ARL shelter dogs complete a six-week training program at an Iowa correctional facility. The dogs are paired with incarcerated handlers and are trained specifically to be companion pets for veterans.

Interested in a companion dog? Please contact Cat McAuliffe at for more information.

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Dog Training Classes

Veterans receive 25% off dog training classes for pups of all ages and skill levels. We offer behavioral training in group settings as well as an individualized basis.

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Shop for Supplies

Veterans receive 10% off all products in the ARL's Animal House store at ARL Main.

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* Discounts cannot be combined with other offers

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