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TheraPets: Pet Therapy

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ORGANIZATION: Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.

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TheraPets visit

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 throughout central Iowa 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 (cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and more!) have comforting abilities and can make a difference in someone’s life.

If you think that you and your pet could be a great addition to our group, contact us to learn more!

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About Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.


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

Mission Statement

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


The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is a dynamic, progressive-minded organization dedicated to animals and people. In addition to our daily operations of caring for over 18,500 animals a year, we also offer a variety of programs in the community including humane education, animal assisted therapy, abuse and neglect intervention, pet behavior counseling, puppy and dog training classes, birthday parties, and our extensive volunteer program.


Children & Youth
Animals, Children & Youth, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


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



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


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Open to your schedule!
  • Attend training workshop where you'll learn about therapy animals, our TheraPets program and so much more!

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