The Animal Rescue League of Boston is an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes.


ARL Unveils New Transport Waggin’

October 10, 2018

Thousands of animals to benefit from mobile unit With Animal Care and Adoption Centers in Boston, Dedham and Brewster, the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) provides medical and behavioral […]

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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.

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How You Can Help

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Champions Circle donors make an immediate impact by providing the ARL with a steady source of revenue year-round.

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Countless animals suffer in silence each year. Public awareness and speaking up are our strongest defense.

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An 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.

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Animals 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.

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"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!

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Many 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!