Shelter Tours

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is a busy shelter with many moving parts. The animals in our care go through a carefully designed process to ensure they are each set up for success. Take a behind the scenes look at our ARL Main location for a more in-depth peek at the daily operations of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

Shelter tours are educational in nature and participants will not have direct contact with our animals due to safety and health concerns.

Tour Details

  • Advanced reservations are required for all tours. Our tours often fill up several weeks in advance, so contact us as early as possible to schedule your group's tour.
  • Cost: $35
  • Length of tour: 45 minutes
  • Group size (including all children and adults): 5-15 people
  • Minimum age: Participants must be at least 6 years old
  • Note about peanut allergies: For those with peanut allergies, peanut butter and other peanut products are present throughout the premises.

Due to the busy environment of the shelter and limited space in some areas of the tour, we are only able to accommodate up to 15 participants per tour guide. If more than 15 participants show up, the remaining number after limit has been reached will not be able to go on the tour.

Available Tour Dates & Times

Mondays: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (last tour scheduled at 4 p.m.)
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1-6 p.m. (last tour scheduled at 6 p.m.)
Saturdays: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (last tour scheduled at 1 p.m.)

Due to a limited number of tour guides, tours are only available during the dates and times listed above. 

Tour Request Form

Please fill out the form below, and our Humane Education Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your tour date.

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Tour Request Form
Advanced reservations are required for all tours. Please list at least three dates and times that will work well with your group's schedule.