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TheraPets: Pet Therapy

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ORGANIZATION: Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.

  • 71 people are interested

Volunteering with your pet as an ARL TheraPets team is a fun and rewarding experience!
ARL's TheraPets program offers the joy of therapy animals by means of visits from our certified volunteer/pet teams. Our teams visit nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, hospices, schools, libraries and more!

Our program is not just for dogs; all types of pets including cats, birds, rabbits & guinea pigs have comforting abilities and can make a positive difference in someone’s day.

If you think you and your pet could be a great addition to our group, contact us to learn more and register for an upcoming training workshop!

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About Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.


5452 NE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50313, US

Mission Statement

"Protect the welfare of animals, preserve the human-animal bond, and prevent the overpopulation of companion animals."


The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is a dynamic, progressive-minded animal shelter dedicated to animals and people. In addition to our daily operations of caring for over 15,000 animals that come into our shelter every year, we also offer programs including pet adoption, pet behavior counseling, puppy & dog training classes, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and our extensive volunteer program.


Health & Medicine
Animals, Health & Medicine, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.Des Moines, IA 50313



  • Elder care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum requirement of one visit/month
  • Attend training workshop where you'll learn all about therapy animals, our TheraPets program and so much more!

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