The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes. While we make every effort possible to help keep an animal where they belong, it’s inevitable that some animals in need will make their way into our shelters before they can be connected with a loving family. Click the links below to learn more about adopting an animal from ARL.

Adopt a Pet

The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) has animals of many types, breeds, sizes and ages. Search available pets now and learn more about ARL’s adoption process and fees.

Visit an ARL Adoption Center

The ARL is a leader in animal safety by keeping animals in homes and out of shelters, and by eliminating the conditions that lead to neglect and abuse. Learn more about our three adoption centers, including operating hours and directions.

New Pet Owner Resources

Have you recently added a new pet to your family? The ARL has tons of resources for new pet owners ranging from veterinary care, to tips regarding behavior concerns and training.