See Precious Footage Of Shelter Pets Who Get To Feel Special For Christmas

Every year the Animal Rescue League of Iowa sets up Trees of Life in the lobbies of their 7 shelter locations where friendly humans can drop off donations of food, supplies, toys and treats.

It is a cherished tradition and the area communities certainly haven’t let the animals down this year. Check out the haul underneath the tree at the main office in Des Moines!

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The Tree of Life is in full swing at all ARL locations and 7 business locations ( counting) around the Metro….

Posted by Animal Rescue League of Iowa on Tuesday, December 20, 2016


This week, the holiday spirit got the best of the shelter staff and they decided to give all the dogs and cats early Christmas gifts. They allowed them to explore the piles of swag under the tree and choose their own toy!

The pure joy of these adoptable cuties was captured on video and it is just too sweet for words!


What could possibly be better than the sheer holiday bliss of this video? Finding out that four of the dogs and one of the cats have found their forever homes! Snoop, Hemi, Boss, Jango and Luanne will all be spending Christmas day beneath their very own Christmas trees!

All of the Iowa Animal Rescue League locations will be accepting donations from their Wish List for their Tree of Life project through the end of the month – but what these shelter cuties really want for Christmas is to be adopted. Check out all of the IARL available pets!

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