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.


September is Champions Circle Month!

September 4, 2018

All month long we’re celebrating our Champions In honor of our monthly donors and their ongoing support, ARL is celebrating our Champions Circle members! The Champions Circle is a special […]

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What to Know About Canine Influenza

August 29, 2018

This past week, the first case of canine influenza of the year in Massachusetts was confirmed, and the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) wants to remind dog owners that […]

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Cat with Hole in Soft Palate on the Mend

August 21, 2018

‘Vito’ suffered chronic nasal discharge and dental disease Whether you’re human or a companion animal, the cost of medical care can be expensive – especially when the concerns are outside […]

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PAWS II Signed into Law

August 16, 2018

PAWS II further bolsters Massachusetts animal protection law The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is pleased to announce that Governor Charlie Baker has officially signed PAWS II into law. […]

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What We Do



We investigate animal cruelty and rescue domestic animals and wildlife.



We provide veterinary services including spay/neutering and wellness clinics.



We offer animal surrender, shelter, adoption, and burial services.



We are leaders in the fields of behavioral assessment and dog training.

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!