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 of all ages and dogs 6 months and older.

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Pets for Vets

The ARL's Pets for Vets program creates a win-win situation for veterans and homeless pets. Through this program, veterans will be matched with an ARL shelter dog and complete a four-week Good Manners training class at the ARL. Through positive reinforcement training techniques, the Pets for Vets program enables veterans to build strong bonds with their new companion. Adoption fee is waived* upon full completion of the four-week training class. 

*Adoption fee waived as funds allow. The Pets for Vets program is available to veterans in the greater Des Moines area.

Interested? 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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