Dedham Shelter Information

The Dedham shelter is located on 27-acres approximately 10 miles southwest of Boston.  Along with housing and adopting small animals, this site serves as a livestock rehabilitation center for large animals.

All adoptable animals receive a medical evaluation from our shelter veterinary medicine team, vaccines,
and spay/neuter services.

The ARL’s Pine Ridge Cemetery is also located in Dedham.  The Cemetery is the oldest continuously operated pet cemetery by a humane society in the United States.


(781) 326-0729

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Adoption Center Hours & Location

Adoption Center Hours

Adoption Center Hours


The Dedham shelter will be closed for renovations.

Mobile adoptions will be taking place every Wednesday at the Dedham's Farmers Market from 12pm-6pm (weather permitting) and every Saturday at Norwood Petco, 1210 Providence Hwy, Norwood, MA 02062, from 11am-5pm . Available dogs, cats, and small animals will be on site. 

Questions? Please contact us at (781) 326-0729

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Dedham Shelter
Animal Rescue League of Boston
55 Anna’s Pl, Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: (781) 326-0729
Fax: (781) 461-8367



Animal Surrender

By appointment only

Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 11a.m. - 2p.m.
Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Holidays Closed
Surrender Inquiries
Phone: (781) 326-0729