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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

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Ways to Give

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

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Corporate Opportunities

For more information contact, Bonnie Porter Huggins, Manager of Corporate & Foundation Relations at (617) 226-5638 or


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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” at the bottom of our donation form  or call 617.426.9170 x615 or email us for special requests.

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President's Council

The ARL gratefully acknowledges leadership gifts of $1000 or more with membership in our President's Council. Learn more


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Leave a Legacy

Members of the Anna Harris Smith Legacy Society have generously included the ARL in their estate plans.

To talk with us about joining the Anna Harris Smith Legacy Society, please contact Caitlin Oates at or 617.226.5690

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Champions Circle

Become a Champion for animals - join the Circle! Your regular monthly contribution will provide help and care for animals all year long.


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Matching Gifts

Sometimes it's good to see double! 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.

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Other Ways to Give

Other Ways to Give

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Animals with serious injuries and medical issues come to ARL shelters every day.  The Alice T. Whitney Helping Hands Fund will generously match dollar for dollar your donation to help cover the costs of providing medical care and treatment to shelter animals. Learn more.


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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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If you are a federal, state or municipal employee, you may be able to donate through your employee giving program.

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



Make a Gift In-Kind Donation in-kind donations

Our shelters are always in need of supplies like towels, blankets, cat beds, dog beds and toys for all sorts of pets. Visit our Boston, Brewster, and Dedham web pages for a wish list and hours.



Donate a Carcar donation

We accept donations of cars, boats and other vehicles. We work with a separate company to 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.