ARL Talking Points, Adoptable Pets (8/17/15)

By on August 17, 2015

Upcoming events, news, adoptable pets and more are shared with us each week from The Animal Rescue League of Iowa. We’ll pass the info on to you and we hope you’ll attend, share and adopt!

Here are this week’s Talking Points and Adoptable Pets from ARL! Click links for details.



TUESDAY: Adolescent Puppy Training Class

THURSDAY: Volunteer Orientation (Noon & 5:00 p.m.)

SATURDAY: ARL South Open House



Dog Paddle at Altoona Aquatics Park – August 24

The Mane Event – September 26

Take a Chance on Me Fashion Show – October 2



Dog Agility Training Classes – The ARL now offers training classes in agility! In the sport of agility, handlers lead their dog through an obstacle course to compete against other dogs! Introduce your dog to the fundamentals in Foundation for Fun, starting Monday, August 24, and work your way up to Competition Agility.

Adoptable Pets!


Roxanne is a happy gal whose tail is constantly wagging! She’s looking for an active family who will play ball with her – she’ll chase it down and bring it right back to you! Roxanne knows sit, down, shake, and come, but training classes would be a great way to continue her learning and also build a bond with you. She has done well with other dogs and may enjoy having a dog roommate. Learn more at


Elmo is a quiet guy who doesn’t need much — just some love, a sunny window to look out of and a cozy lap to sit on. He likes sleeping under blankets and playing with feather toys sometimes, too. Elmo is looking for a calm home with someone who will love him forever. He is front-declawed. Learn more at

About Eric Forrest

Eric Forrest is a student, teacher, writer and dad. He's had 5 dogs, 4 cats, two ducks and a cottontail rabbit he nursed back to health. When he's not writing about pets, he's writing essays, teaching literature, changing diapers and reading short stories.

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