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Together, we can help keep animals safe and healthy

Our Mission

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.

Adopt

Matching adoptable
animals with a permanent home

Dog Training

Courses are offered
in Boston and Dedham

Medical Care

We offer high-quality, affordable
veterinary services

Community Programs

Serving animals and people
where they live

ARL In Action

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It’s Wicked Cold! ARL Reminds Pet Owners to Protect Animals from the chill

Winter is finally here in New England, and with a potentially historic storm on tap for the weekend, the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) reminds pet owners to take cold-weather precautions to protect pets — frigid conditions can endanger the well-being, safety, and the lives of the pets we love. Here are some things to keep in mind not just for this storm, but for the remainder of winter: Prepare your dog for the elements. If you have a longer coat dog, let it grow out for the winter; it will provide warmth and protection from the cold. For

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ARL Receives Transport of Dogs Removed from Kentucky Region Recovering from December Tornadoes

This past week, the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL), in partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA), received a transport of dogs removed from an area in Kentucky devastated by a series of tornadoes in December of 2021. In the wake of the tornadoes, the ASPCA was immediately dispatched to assist shelters in Kentucky, relocating dogs and cats in order to free up space for owned animals impacted by the storm. The animals ARL received are among the dozens of homeless dogs moved to a facility outside of the impacted areas, who have

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ARL Announces Dr. Nicole Breda as New Director of Veterinary Medicine

The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is thrilled to announce that Dr. Nicole Breda has been promoted to Director of Veterinary Medicine for ARL. Dr. Breda joined ARL in 2015, as Lead Veterinarian for Boston Veterinary Care (BVC), a full-service veterinary clinic with a mission, as all profits benefit ARL’s shelter animals. In 2018, Dr. Breda transitioned to BVC’s Medical Director, and through her leadership, BVC has become a premier veterinary clinic in the City of Boston. Dr. Breda’s passion in caring for animals in unparalleled, and in her new role she will oversee all aspects of veterinary medicine

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In 2020, your donations made a huge impact for animals in need

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animals helped with your support in 2020

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animals found their forever homes

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of animals were adopted, returned to field/owner, or transferred

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animals were given access to high-quality, affordable veterinary care right in their community

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animals helped in cases of cruelty and neglect

The Animal Rescue League of Boston does not receive government grants or public funding (with the exception of limited COVID-19 relief funding) and relies on the generosity of our supporters to help animals in need.