Why should you adopt? There are countless reasons why adopting a pet from a shelter versus purchasing a pet from a breeder or another source is better for you and the overall pet population.
You’ll change a life. You’ll get a healthy, vet-checked pet. You’ll save money. You won’t be supporting puppy mills or pet stores. The pet will be behavior assessed. Depending on their background, the pet may already be trained and know basic commands. You’ll receive ongoing assistance as needed from the shelter. You'll feel better.
Bringing a new pet into your life is a big decision, and when you adopt, you're giving a loving pet the second chance it deserves — and freeing up shelter resources to help other pets in need. The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is here for animals that have nowhere else to go. They arrive here for a variety of reasons, but they're all looking for the same things: love, security and a family of their own. Adoption is an act of love — and that's where you come in.
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Join the Virtual Line to Adopt
You can now meet an adoptable pet at ARL Main by getting in line virtually during business hours.Learn More
Second Chance Ranch
Our Second Chance Ranch is a safe haven for rescued horses and other barn pets.Learn More
Care After Adoption
The ARL offers a variety of resources and services to help you care for and understand your pet.Learn More
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Where Are They Now?
Have you adopted a pet from the ARL? If so, we'd love to receive an update on how they're doing!Learn More