About Us

Who We Are

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 ARL-Iowa.org.

Come Visit Us

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa has four main locations in the Des Moines area, as well as several partner sites. Find our locations and hours at ARL-Iowa.org/Locations, and learn about our adoption process at ARL-Iowa.org/Adopt.

Our main locations:

ARL Main
5452 N.E. 22nd St.
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515) 262-9503

ARL West
1500 22nd St.
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 473-9133

ARL South
1111 E. Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 473-9134

ARL PetSmart
1715 S.E. Delaware Ave.
Ankeny, IA
(515) 289-0667

Contact Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.


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