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Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.

5452 N.E. 22nd St.
Des Moines, IA 50313

Our Mission

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc. 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.

Learn more about us on our website at

Adoption Policy

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is located in Des Moines. If you are interested in adopting a pet from the ARL that you see on Petfinder, please go to our official website ( to check if the pet is listed there. If the pet is on our official site it means the pet is still available. For the best chance of adopting, visit the location the pet is at as soon as you can. If you do not see the pet listed on our official site, it means the pet has been adopted.

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