The more you raise for homeless pets, the bigger difference you make — and the more prizes you unlock. Raising just $35 helps provide vaccines to a pet, and raising $100 cares for a litter of puppies/kittens for a day. With your help, we can give a second chance to the pets who need us most. 
The final prize level earned will be determined by the total amount raised by 12 pm on Saturday, September 17. Prizes can be picked up at the Fundraising redemption tent on Sunday. All funds raised after the cutoff time continue to help care for the pets at the ARL. 


We've created a variety of tools for you to make fundraising easy, successful and fun! Download the Fundraising Tool Kit for tips on how to get started, how to build a team, how to raise your first $500 and a variety of sample messages you can use for emails, social post, or text messages! 
Instructional Videos: 


  • Personalize your fundraising page! This lets your community know why you're taking part in the Iowa Dog Jog and why you are committed to helping pets.
  • Reach out to your closest family and friends with a personalized email that lets them know why you are taking part and why their support matters. Link them to your personalized fundraising page where they can easily make a donation.
  • Don't hesitate to ask! Pets are party of our family and have impacted so many people in a significant way, reach out to your broader personal and professional network with an ask for support.
  • Announce that you are taking part in the Iowa Dog Jog on your social media channels and include a link to your personal fundraising page.
  • Post about your training and fundraising progress on your social media channels to keep your network informed of the incredible effort you are undertaking. Include a link to your personal fundraising page.
  • Always thank your donors in a personalized way! Let them know how much their support means to you.

Pro Tip: Many companies will match your donations, which means you can double, or even triple, the impact YOU are making for pets in need! Click here to see if your company offers matching gifts. 


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 *Fundraising prizes are not comprehensive*



Earn EVEN MORE prizes by competing in the following fundraising challenges, but pay attention to contest dates - these challenges are available for a limited time only! 

Individual Fundraising Challenges:

  • Weekend Warrior Challenge: Raise $30 more between Aug 11 and Aug 14 to earn an ARL color changing water bottle - perfect for rehydrating on race day! 
  • Dog Days of Summer Challenge: In honor of National Dog Day on August 26th, raise $60 more between August 26th and August 31st (the LAST day to fundraise for a shirt) to earn a 32oz bottle of Hair of the Dog Bloody Mary mix! 
  • Labor Day Challenge: Raise $30 over the Labor Day Weekend (ending September 6th) to earn an ARL Light up pint glass, white paw dog toy, and a color changing water bottle! 

Team Captain Challenges:

  • The first 10 team captains to recruit teams of four, or more, will earn a FREE 1-hour rental at the ARL's Bailey's Bark Park and ARL long sleeve t-shirt
  • If your team raises $200 by July 30 - you earn a $50 Gift Card to the ARL's Animal House Store, premier parking day of the event, and a your choice of any ARL T-shirt
  • If your team raises $500 by September - you earn a Dough-Mutts Party at the ARL which includes donuts for you, your dog, and up to 20 human and 20 dog friends at the ARL's Bailey's Bark Park


Right click each image to download and start using the graphics below when sharing your fundraiser! 
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You can also use these badges to take your fundraising to the next level! 
These graphics can be shared on your personal fundraising page and social media so those donating can know just how their contribution is benefitting pets in need:
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