Donate and Make a Difference

 The Animal Rescue League of Boston does not receive any federal or municipal funding. We are the only animal welfare organization in Massachusetts with a dedicated rescue services team. We need your support to continue to save animals’ lives. Your tax-deductible gift will make it possible for animals in distress to receive the care they need, and to have a chance to be adopted into a loving home.

See below for ways to donate, and read about our financials to get a bigger picture.

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Ways to Give Title

Ways to Donate

Descriptions on Ways to Give

Donate By Mail
Please send your check (payable to the Animal Rescue League of Boston) to the following address:

Advancement Department
Animal Rescue League of Boston
10 Chandler Street
Boston, MA 02116

Join the Champions Circle
Your regular monthly contribution as a member of our Champions Circle will provide a dependable source of funds for all the animals in our care. To make a monthly gift, select "I would like to make a recurring gift and join the Champions Circle!"

Join the President’s Council
The President’s Council  is a group of dedicated individuals who donate annual leadership gifts of $1,000 and above. President Council members will have the opportunity to experience private tours, enhanced communication with League staff and attend exclusive leadership events.

For more information about the President’s Council and how your gift will make an immediate impact and create a better world for animals, please contact Caitlin Oates at or 617.226.5690.

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

Matching Gifts
Your gift to the League 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.

For more information about making a matching gift please click here.

Tribute and Memorial Giving
When donors make gifts in honor or in memory of a person, pet, or occasion, we will notify the individual with a personalized card.

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


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. If you would rather have someone call you, fill out our online car donation form.

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 (COMECC), the City of Boston Employees Charitable Campaign (COBECC) and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Please contact your employer for more information on these programs.


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