Slide 2Adoption

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Save a life. Adopt.

Many super pets are waiting for loving homes at our 3 shelters!

Search adoptable animals now.

Slide 5 Spay Waggin

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Spay Waggin

Offering low-cost spay/neuter services on the South Shore and Cape Cod. Book an appointment for your pet now!

Slide 3 Dog Training

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Dog Training 

Registration for fall dog training classes is now open! Recent ARL alums receive a 25% discount. More details.

Slide 4 Rescue


Rescue Services

The ARL is the only animal welfare organization with a technically-trained animal rescue team in Massachusetts. Learn More!

Slide 1 See Something

Fall See Something Slide Take Action

Give a voice to the victims of animal cruelty. Report animal abuse.

Slide 6 BVC

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High quality veterinary care serving Greater Boston, even if you didn't adopt from us. Make an appointment today!


The Animal Rescue League is dedicated to rescuing domesticated animals
and wildlife from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect.


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August 31, 2014

Massachusetts Animal Control Officer of the Year, 2014 The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) and …

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What We Do




We investigate animal cruelty and rescue domestic animals and wildlife.

Save an Animal




We provide veterinary services including spay/neutering and wellness clinics.

Access Treatment




We offer animal surrender, shelter, adoption, and burial services.               

Care for an Animal




We are leaders in the fields of behavioral assessment and dog training.

Learn More

How You Can Help

11-1 Champions Circle Slide SetChampions Circle donors make an immediate impact by providing the ARL with a steady source of revenue year-round.
Become a Champion
11-1 See Something Say Something Slide SetCountless animals suffer in silence each year. Public awareness and speaking up are our strongest defense.
Take Action!
Volunteer Slideset dan and catAn hour and a half of your time could walk three dogs, file a couple stacks of backed-up paperwork, or help two animals get adopted.
Volunteer Opps
hmHelpDogAnimals wait for loving homes just like yours. By adopting, you’re saving not just one life, but two: the animal you adopt and the animal who takes its place in our shelter.
Search Adoptables
Winter Give Aimee & Gulliver"Everyone can do something to save a life." Please make your gift to the ARL today and know that your donation makes a difference in more lives than one!
Donate Now
hmHelpCatMany of our animals need extra TLC before they are ready for adoption. If you have room in your heart and home, you can help us save more animals!