The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. works to rescue horses from cases of neglect and/or abuse. When these horses are ready, they will become available for adoption. All of the horses we adopt out have been vaccinated and wormed, and have had any necessary dental or medical care. To view the horses currently ready for adoption at the ARL, click here. PLEASE NOTE that the ARL does not adopt out any animal to be used for food or research. All horses and farm animals adopted from the ARL are to be adopted as pets. This provision in our adoption contract is strictly enforced.

For more information on fostering or adopting a horse, contact the ARL Barn Coordinator at or (515) 473-9112.

A Lifetime Commitment
The decision to adopt a horse should not be made lightly. Make sure you consider the commitment before you bring a horse into your family!

How to Care For Your Horse
Sharing your life with a horse can be a very rewarding experience. Learn more about the basic care and responsibilities you will have as a horse owner.

Disaster Preparedness & Preventing Barn Fires
Like all animals, horses require consideration when it comes to preparing for disasters. Learn more about what you can do to prevent and prepare for disasters and prevent barn fires.

Protect Your Horse
To keep your horse safe, follow these tips!

Looking to make your own horse treats? Try one of these recipes!