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Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.

  • 5452 NE 22nd Street | Des Moines, IA 50313
  • Phone: (515) 473-9126
  • Region: North
  • Overview

    The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa's largest animal shelter, caring for thousands of pets each year. Events are held regularly to support the ARL’s work promoting adoption, education, training, cruelty intervention and more. Place a bid at the Raise Your Paw Auction, walk, run or wag at the Iowa Dog Jog, or mingle with kittens at the Cat’s Meow. With multiple signature events each year, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Visit ARL-Iowa.org/Events.

  • Amenities
    Attraction Information
    General Information
    • Admission Price: Self-guided tours are free. Guided tours are available for community groups with a maximum of 15 people per group. Tour members must be minimum of 6 years old. We request a $35 donation for guided tours and a few weeks notice. Visit ARL-Iowa.org/tours to schedule yours today!
    • Group Rates: Self-guided tours are free. Guided tours are available for community groups with a maximum of 15 people per group. Tour members must be minimum of 6 years old. We request a $35 donation for guided tours and a few weeks notice. Visit ARL-Iowa.org/tours to schedule yours today!
    • Guides Available:
    • Hours of Operation: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. M-F; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat-Sun.
    • Season: Year-round.
    • Self-Guided Tours:
    • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly):: Behind the scenes, Hands on with animals, Kid-friendly
    • Tour Length: 45 min.
    • Tour Times: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. M; 1-6 p.m. T & Thu; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat.
  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Description Take a look at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) as your next event venue and support the homeless animals at the same time! With multiple rooms, a dog park, and a horse arena available, we can accommodate corporate and personal events. For more information, visit ARL-Iowa.org/Rentals.
    • Largest Room 2500
    • Total Sq. Ft. 6700
    • Reception Capacity 200
    • Space Notes Rooms available for rent include: Mapes Auditorium and Hubbell Animal Activity Center. Mapes Auditorium is our largest and most popular space and is fully equipped with AV equipment and a kitchenette with full-size appliances.
    • Theatre Capacity 200
    • A/V Capabilities? true
    • 10 X 10 Booths 12
    • Outside Catering? true
    • Free Parking? true
    • Wireless Internet Available? true
    • Wireless Internet Notes (fees, etc) The AV package is $150.
    • Banquet Capacity 160
    • Number of Rooms 3
    • Classroom Capacity 110
    Activity Center
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1100
    • Theater Capacity: 75
    • Classroom Capacity: 30
    • Banquet Capacity: 64
    • Reception Capacity: 100
    Mapes Auditorium
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 2500
    • Width: 50
    • Length: 50
    • Theater Capacity: 200
    • Classroom Capacity: 100
    • Banquet Capacity: 160
    • Reception Capacity: 200
    Training Room
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 2500
    • Theater Capacity: 200
    • Classroom Capacity: 100
    • Banquet Capacity: 80
    • Reception Capacity: 200
  • Events

    September 22, 2018

    Iowa Dog Jog

    From: 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

    Terra Park