Dog Jog Benefiting Homeless Pets


Des Moines Moms Blog regularly highlights local nonprofits. There are so many amazing organizations in our city dedicated to looking out for the well being of all who live here. We want to feature them and share ways you and your family can partner with them through volunteering, giving donations, and attending amazing fundraising events. If you know of a nonprofit we should feature, please email [email protected].

Animal Rescue League of Iowa

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa. Its programs include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention, and much more.

Mission Statement

To promote animal welfare, strengthen the human-animal bond, and prevent the overpopulation of pets.

animal rescue league of iowaGet Involved with ARL

Volunteering can take a variety of forms. Opportunities include serving as an ambassador spreading awareness in the community, providing enrichment and socialization for an animal, or training other volunteers on how to support ARL’s mission. Volunteer team members give their time and talent to change the lives of thousands of pets each year.

To learn more, visit ARL’s website

Animal Rescue League of Iowa is always in need of donations, see their current list of needed items here.

2019 Iowa Dog Jog


When: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Where: Terra Lake Park in Johnston

This year’s run/walk will feature a 2K and 5K options, and of course an awesome dog party! You and your pup can play in pop-up dog parks. Visit with vendors who will be offering discounts, giveaways, and great products and services for your dog!

100% of the net proceeds will help provide food, shelter, and medical care for the thousands of homeless pets that arrive at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa each year.

For tickets and more info:


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