Dogs/Puppies

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. rescues and adopts out thousands of dogs & puppies each year. If you're looking to adopt a new dog for your family pet, or if you are currently experiencing any sort of concerns regarding your dog, please click on the links below for more information. If you are interested in learning more about the training classes offered at the ARL, please click here.

Behavior specialists at the ARL published For Love of Dogs, a book that includes 208 pages of information, advice, and guidance on puppies and dogs. Inside you also find dog and puppy training videos and heartwarming rescue stories. Click here to purchase this book online or visit any ARL Location.

Clicker Training
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa promotes using positive reinforcement methods to not only train your dog but to build and strengthen your life-long relationship.

Crate Training
Crate training takes some time and effort, but it is a proven way to help train dogs who act inappropriately without knowing any better.

Creating and Maintaining a Bond
You have a new dog! Now what? Learn about the best ways to create a lasting bond with your furry friend by following these tips.

Introducing Your Dog to a New Dog
Adding another dog to your household can bring you and your current dog more fun and companionship. However, it’s important to take a few extra steps to make everyone feel good about the new arrangement.

Preventing Dog Bites
Dogs are animals and they can, do and will bite if they feel threatened or insecure. Find out what you can do to prevent this from happening.

Weather Related Tips
Drastic swings in the weather can cause many problems for dogs, especially if you live in Iowa. Learn the best ways to keep your dog safe in those high and low temps!

Health Tips
Dogs can't talk to us and tell us how they're feeling, so make sure to pay attention to the signs your dog is giving you and learn how you can help them when they're feeling down.