Get Involved at ARL

Get Involved

With thousands of animals in our care each year, the involvement of community members, volunteers, donors and countless other supporters is vital. Together, we're creating a more humane world for animals. 

With each program, club, volunteer duty and event we add or improve, we keep one goal in mind: changing lives. Whether it's knitting blankets for shelter cats, hosting a donation party in your home, volunteering your time at the shelter or raising awareness for our mission, the ARL happily welcomes and encourages you to get involved and make a difference in the lives of homeless pets.

  • Volunteer

    Volunteer

    Explore volunteer opportunities and learn how you can make a difference for the animals.

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  • Foster

    Foster

    Provide pets with a break from the shelter in your home. Increasing snuggles is a great way to decrease stress!

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  • For Kids

    For Kids

    The ARL offers fun, educational activities for kids of all ages. You can also host your child's birthday party at the ARL.

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  • Events Calendar

    Events Calendar

    Stay up-to-date on the ARL's signature events, orientations, adoption events, training classes, and more!

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  • Legislation

    Legislation

    Learn about the ARL's involvement in improving animal welfare laws in Iowa over the years.

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  • For Businesses

    For Businesses

    Local businesses can support the ARL in a variety of ways. It's good for the animals and your employees.

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  • Facility Rentals

    Facility Rentals

    Host your next meeting, training, holiday party, bridal shower, or fundraiser at the ARL.

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  • Year of the Cat

    The Clowder House was designed to help lessen stress and allow our staff and volunteers to help build trust and continue to interact and evaluate each cat on an individual basis.

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