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Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.

5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313

Contact
Email social@arl-iowa.org
Phone (515) 262-9503
cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles & small animals at Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.
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Areas Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc. serves

Central Iowa and beyond

Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.'s adoption process

Additional adoption info

You can find information about our adoption process at https://www.arl-iowa.org/adoptionprocess.

About Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.

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.

Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.'s adopted pets

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Support adoption and rescue. Why go to a dog breeder, cat breeder or pet store to buy a dog or buy a cat when you can adopt?

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life.

What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?

When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.

So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.