Adult Birthdays

Adult Birthdays

Celebrate your birthday in style at the ARL! 

Adult Birthdays - $250

Invite a group of your closest friends to join you for a birthday celebration at the ARL! Not only will your birthday celebration be talked about for years to come, but proceeds will benefit the homeless pets at the ARL, now that's something to feel good about. There are two options for your party, check it out!

When you're ready to reserve your date, contact the ARL events team at events@arl-iowa.org or call (515) 473-9132.


Birthday Brunch

A brunch full of "meow"-mosas, bagels and pastries, and hanging out with an adoptable pet and supporting the ARL.

Includes: 

  • Includes 1 meow-mosa per guest
  • Bagels & cream cheese, and assorted pastries
  • Option to bring in your own food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Bartender & cash bar 
  • 30 minute visit from adoptable pet
  • Birthday gift from the ARL 
  • Photo area 
  • Digital photos of the party 
  • Choose between two locations at ARL Main: 

Add-ons

  • 5 additional guests for $40 (up to 25 additional guests)
    • Includes complimentary beverage and snacks

Private Yappy Hour

Invite your friends and their dogs to your very own Yappy Hour birthday celebration! Enjoy beer, pizza, and an evening of fun! 

Includes: 

  • Includes 1 domestic beer or house wine per guest
  • Pizza (limited menu)
  • Option to bring in your own food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Bartender & cash bar 
  • 30 minute visit from adoptable pet
  • Birthday gift from the ARL 
  • Photo area 
  • Digital photos of the party 
  • Choose between two locations at ARL Main: 

Add-ons

  • 5 additional guests for $40 (up to 25 additional guests)
    • Includes complimentary beverage and snacks

Important information for celebrations in Bailey's Bark Park:
We welcome friendly dogs of all sizes and breeds and their responsible owners. For the safety of your dog and others, female dogs should not be in heat and please check with your veterinarian to make sure your dog is up to date on all of its vaccinations. Dogs must be leashed when outside of the Bark Park and under control of their owner at all times. No retractable leashes, choke chains, or prong collars are allowed.

*Weather Policy - Outdoor celebrations that are cancelled due to poor weather must be rescheduled within 6 months. If Mapes Auditorium is available, you may have the option to move the celebration inside, but dogs will not be allowed.