• Help ARL animals through its Loyal Friends Club

    There are many ways to help your local shelter or rescue, including a recurring gift. The Animal Rescue League of Iowa makes it easy to donate each month through its Loyal Friends Club. From ARL: Make a...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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  • Caring for your pet’s fur in the winter cold

    Shedding, even if it seems excessive at different times of the year, is normal.  The majority of dogs and cats shed their hair; albeit some more than others.  Depending upon the type of breed you have, you...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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  • Winter is here- How to winterize your home and animals

    We’ve had a mild winter thus far, but the cold will be here in earnest, no doubt. There are a number of long, cold weeks until spring, so now’s a perfect time to think about making your...

    • Posted December 21, 2015
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  • New Matchmaking Service Picks Your Perfect Pooch

    Matchmaking is a practice as old as our recorded history. Many cultures still rely on matchmakers and elder discretion to facilitate arranged marriages. And if you’re a short fiction fan, one of the better stories you’ll ever...

    • Posted December 13, 2015
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  • Join ARL for Tales with Tails

    On December 8, join the Animal Rescue League of Iowa at its Main location for one of its many great community programs, Tales with Tails. From 11 am until 11:45 am, kids ages 2 and up, along...

    • Posted December 8, 2015
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  • Treat Your Pup to a Holiday Gift Set from Beer Paws!

    Grandma can be a hard person to buy for this holiday season. Good news though- your dog’s gift is going to be a home run. Beer Paws is dedicated to celebrating the relationship beer drinkers have with...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • Des Moines businesses working together for Furry Friends

    Furry Friends Refuge is lucky to have a variety of businesses seeking to support it during the holidays, so we’re sharing opportunities to pitch or simply support businesses that are pet-friendly. This holiday season, check out these...

    • Posted December 3, 2015
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  • Meet Lois DeWaard, Animal Communicator

    As a child, Lois DeWaard knew she had developed a special ability, but when she was “around 8 or 9 years old,” she closed herself off to it. She grew up on an Iowa farm and was...

    • Posted December 2, 2015
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