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Express your love for animals, kindness and compassion by donating to the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) today. The ARL does not receive any government grants or public funding and relies solely on supporters like you to help animals in need.

You can donate online or by mailing your donation (checks payable to the Animal Rescue League of Boston) to: Animal Rescue League of Boston, c/o Advancement, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to the Animal Rescue League of Boston. 
Read our financial statements to get a better understanding of the impact of your donations on animals in need.

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President’s Council

The ARL gratefully acknowledges leadership gifts of $1000 or
more with membership in our President’s Council. Learn more

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Memorial or Tribute Gift

Tribute gifts are a special way to honor or remember a loved one, friend, colleague or a pet. When you make a gift in honor / in memory of a person, pet, or occasion, we’ll notify the individual with a personalized card. Click here to make your tribute gift.

For special requests, please email Derek Stemmler or call (617) 226-5662

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Champions Circle

Become a Champion for animals
join the Circle! Your regular
monthly contribution will provide
help and care for animals all year long.

Matching Gifts

Sometimes it’s good to see double! Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double, even triple a donation’s value. Learn more here.

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Leave a Legacy

Planned gifts are a flexible and powerful way to care for animals and prevent neglect and abuse well into the future. Learn more.

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Corporate Partner Opportunities

For more information, please email advancement@arlboston.org or call 617-426-9170 x603.

Other Ways to Give

Donor-Advised Funds

If you have a donor-advised fund, you can make a grant recommendation to support ARL. You can use our DAF widget to initiate your request with just a few clicks.

Help Homeless Animals & Family Pets Heal

Animals with serious injuries and medical issues come to ARL and BVC every day. The Alice T. Whitney Helping Hands Fund will generously match your donation dollar for dollar to help cover the costs of providing medical care and treatment to animals that have no one to cover the bill. Learn more.

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Make a gift online

Donating online is safe and simple. When your donation is complete, we’ll send you a confirmation email. We accept all major credit cards. For assistance, please email Derek Stemmler or call (617) 226-5662.

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Workplace Giving

If you are a federal, state or municipal employee, you may be able to donate through your employee giving program.

The ARL participates in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign, The City of Boston Employees Charitable Campaign, and The Combined Federal Campaign. Please contact your employer for more information on these programs.

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Gifts of Stock and Securities

Gifts of stock not only help animals in need, but they can also provide tax benefits including avoiding capital gains tax.

To make a gift of of stock or securities, please email Jackie Smith or call (617) 226-5608 for transfer instructions.

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Make a Gift In-Kind Donation

Our shelters are always in need of supplies like towels, blankets, cat beds, dog beds and toys for all sorts of pets. View our Boston Wish List, Brewster Wish List, and Dedham Wish List.

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Amazon Smile

Help animals with just a click! When you make an eligible purchase through Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to ARL. You can set up an account in less than two minutes via the following steps:

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device
  2. Under the “Accounts and Lists” tab select “Your Amazon Smile”
  3. Under “Your Current Charity” click the “Change Charity” button
  4. Type “Animal Rescue League of Boston” into the search bar
  5. Click the “Select” button
  6. SHOP! When you check out, The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of each eligible item to ARL

Shopping anyway? Consider adding an item from Boston, Brewster, or Dedham shelter’s wish lists before you check out.

Car Donation Program

Donate your old vehicle to help animals in need. It’s easy! Our partner will pick up your car and give you your tax receipt. Learn more.

I’m Animal Friendly License Plate

The Massachusetts “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate tells your community that you care about animals! By purchasing this license plate, you will be contributing to a statewide program that directly benefits cats, dogs, and rabbits. Learn more.

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