Ways you can help animals from home

Lend Your Support

We know these are uncertain times, but we are certain that your love for animals is unwavering.

We are so grateful that animals can count on you, even in times like these.

At the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL), keeping animals and people in our community safe and healthy is at the core of our mission. We are committed to continuing our critical services for animals in need as best as we can during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, we cannot do this without you.

While it is difficult to predict the long-term impact of this global crisis, one thing remains constant—animals are still in need.

Your gift today ensures that tomorrow, and in the coming weeks and months, animals can get the care they count on including food, sanctuary, medical care, love, and emergency rescue if they are in danger.
I want to help animals now!

Other Ways to Help Animals from Home

  • Follow ARL on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube , share our posts, and tag us when you post your ARL alums!

  • Send much needed animal supplies including food, cat litter, treats, and dog chews through companies that can deliver like Amazon. You can view our shelter wish lists for Boston, Dedham, and Brewster

    Shipping information:
    Boston: 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116
    Dedham: 55 Anna’s Place, Dedham, MA 02026
    Brewster: 3981 Main Street, East Brewster, MA 02631

  • At this time, we are collecting towels, toys and small bedding for use in our Animal Care & Adoption Centers, but are unable to accept large items such as food or crates. To donate towels, toys and small bedding, please leave them outside Boston or Brewster’s front doors between 9AM – 12PM only; or the donation bin outside of the Dedham Animal Care & Adoption Center anytime. You can still send much needed animal supplies through Amazon shelter wish lists for BostonDedham, and Brewster.

  • Have you adopted, fostered, volunteered, or just had a great experience with us here at ARL? Lend a paw by sharing a review of your adoption story or experience with us on GreatNonprofits.com

Pet Resources

  • ARL has received a lot of questions on our social media channels over the last couple of weeks about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting ARL and how you can support our organization during this time. Watch as Dr. Edward Schettino, ARL’s Incoming President and CEO responds to some of your most frequently asked questions.

  • *NEW* Boston Veterinary Care is excited to offer telemedicine to our clients!

    In order to provide our clients with critical veterinary care in the convenience of their own home, Boston Veterinary Care (BVC) is now offering telemedicine appointments right on your cell phone!

    To get started, call our front desk at (617) 226-5605 to see if your appointment can be scheduled via telemedicine.  Once your appointment is confirmed, download the TeleVet – Remote Pet Care app and you are on your way for a virtual consult! Prior to your appointment, please set up an account with your payment information. At the conclusion of your telemedicine appointment, if our veterinarian determines that your pet needs to come into BVC for a physical exam, the telemedicine appointment fees will be applied as a credit to that visit.

  • Your top 10 animal behavior questions answered by ARL’s Animal Behavior Manager Laney Nee

  • If you have basic behavioral questions about your dog, cat, or small animal, contact our FREE Pet Behavior Helpline at (617) 226-5666, behaviorhelpline@arlboston.or or submit your questions online. Please share this resource with anyone who may need it.

  • Heading back to work may increase pet anxiety—7 Tips to keep in mind as we transition into reopening phase

  • Is your dog socializing during the pandemic? Read this blog post. 

  • For tips on how to keep your pet entertained while you’re working from home, read this blog post

  • To see a list of common household cleaners and how to use them safely around pets, read this blog post.

  • Stay prepared by:

      • Identifying a trusted individual who can care for your pet(s) in the event that you or someone in your household becomes ill and requires special care.
      • Gathering and storing your pet’s identification, microchip information, veterinary records, and medications in a safe and easy to access location.
      • Download our Pet Preparedness Planning Kit

May you, your loved ones, and furry or feathered friends, remain healthy and safe!