Celebrating 125 years of helping animals in need

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.

Our Vision

Animals are safe and healthy in the communities where they live.


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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Herb Chambers Partners with ARL for Too Hot for Spot® Campaign

This week, the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) and Herb Chambers welcomed members of the media to ARL’s Dedham Campus for a hot car demonstration as part of ARL’s annual Too Hot for Spot® safety campaign, which has educated pet owners about summer safety for a decade. Herb Chambers is the newest community partner to join ARL in spreading this important summer pet safety message, and ARL continues to be grateful to the New England Revolution, Massachusetts State Police, and Massachusetts Department of Transportation for their ongoing support. ARL is thrilled to have the well-known car magnate and animal

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ARL Caring for Injured 10-Year-Old Stray Cat

Stray cat suffering multiple medical issues The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is currently caring for a 10-year-old cat that was found as a stray and is suffering from a multitude of medical issues. Though not out of the woods, ARL’s medical intervention has likely saved the animal’s life. The female cat, now named Wren, was found in Norwood, MA, in late June, and upon intake at ARL’s Dedham Animal Care and Adoption Center, one medical issue was certainly noticeable. Wren had large wounds on her neck and face, however, it is unknown if the wounds were caused by

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Long-Time ARL Volunteer Launches Coffee Table Book to Benefit ARL

A coffee table book featuring extraordinary photography by long-time Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) volunteer and Cape Cod resident Kim Roderiques was recently unveiled at two well-known Cape establishments and is now available for purchase at numerous book stores – the proceeds of which will benefit ARL. Dogs in the Province Lands features dog photos captured in many of the beautiful locations of the Province Lands and Provincetown. The launch parties were held at the iconic Governor Bradford Restaurant in Provincetown and Orpheum Theater in Chatham, where dozens of ARL supporters were able to get a first glimpse of

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In 2023, your donations made a huge impact for animals in need


animals helped with your support in 2023

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animals adopted


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

(live release rate)

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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