The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa's largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year. The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and much more.
Come Meet Our Pets...
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa has several locations and partner sites across the Des Moines metro. You can find hours and contact info for all our sites at www.ARL-Iowa.org/Locations.
You can see all our available pets at www.ARL-Iowa.org. Please note that we do not respond to emails about individual pets available for adoption.
Our Adoption Process...
You can find information about our adoption process at www.ARL-Iowa.org/Adopt.
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to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.