Donate and Make a Difference

Express your love for animals, kindness and compassion by donating to the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) today. The ARL receives no government funding and relies solely on supporters like you to help animals in need.

You can donate online or by mailing your donation (checks payable to the Animal Rescue League of Boston) to: Animal Rescue League of Boston, c/o Advancement, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116

Ways to Give

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Ways to Donate

There are many ways to give to the Animal Rescue League.  
Read our financial statements to get a better understanding of the impact of your donations on animals in need.

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Make a gift online

Donating online is safe and simple. When your donation is complete, we'll send you a confirmation email. We accept all major credit cards. 


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Memorial or Tribute Gift

When you make a gift in honor / in memory of a person, pet, or occasion, we'll notify the individual with a personalized card.

To make a tribute gift, select “I would like to make a tribute” . Call 617.426.9170 x615 or email us for special requests.

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Champions Circle

Become a Champion for animals - join the Circle! Your regular monthly contribution will provide a dependable source of funds for all the animals in our care.


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Leave a Legacy

The Anna Harris Smith Legacy Society is comprised of caring individuals who have elected to help secure future animal care by providing a bequest to the League in their estate plans.

For information about leaving the ARL in your will please contact Caitlin Oates at or 617.226.5690

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Be a Leader

President's Council members donate gifts of $1,000 or above. Members receive private tours, attend exclusive leadership events, and more.


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Matching Gifts

Your gift could be matched 100% by your employer! Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double, even triple a donation's value. Check with your company to find out if they will match your donation to the ARL.

Other Ways to Give

Other Ways to Give

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Donate a Car

We accept donations of cars, boats and other vehicles. Our agent will collect the vehicle at no cost to you and will handle the title transfer. They will also supply you with a tax-deductible donation receipt.

Call 1.800.240.0160 to schedule your pick-up appointment or fill out the online car donation form.


Make a Gift In-Kind Donationgift in kind

Our shelters are always in need of supplies like towels, blankets, cat beds, dog beds and toys for all sorts of pets.


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Workplace Giving

If you are a federal, state or municipal employee, you may be able to donate through your employee giving program. We participate in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign, the City of Boston Employees Charitable Campaign and the Combined Federal Campaign. Please contact your employer for more information on these programs.

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Shares of Stock

To make a gift of shares of stock, please contact us at 617.426.9170 x615 or email for transfer instructions.





Helping hand fund

Alice T. Whitney Helping Hands Fund

The ARL's Alice T. Whitney Helping Hands Fund provides financial assistance to families with limited economic means, so they don't have to make the agonizing choice between everyday necessities and caring for their pet at the time of an emergency.