Home for the Holidays

Our biggest holiday wish is for the animals in our care and individuals willing to open their hearts to find each other.

Every year, the ARL unites over 3,000 deserving animals with families and
places another 850 with dedicated ARL foster volunteers.

Learn more about the benefits of adopting an ARL shelter pet and
how you can support homeless animals in your community this holiday season.

Give them the perfect holiday gift, a home

Home for the Holidays Happy Tail: Big B

Aislinn and Big B (now Ravioli) share their first photo together!

Happy tail

Home for the Holidays Happy Tail:
Big B 

When Big B, a rugged 6-year-old gentleman cat, first arrived at the ARL, he was very timid about meeting new people. Yet shyness was not his biggest challenge to finding a new home — he had tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

While cats with FIV can live relatively healthy lives as carriers of the disease for many years, the disease can be passed along to other cats.

Though staff and volunteers at ARL shelters explain FIV to potential adopters, because he was shy, older, and would need to live in a one-cat household, Big B had a harder time finding a home.

After almost 7 months of patient waiting, Big B. finally met his purrfect match! It was love at first sight for his new owner who renamed him Ravioli because, well, he kind of looks like one! This lucky man now gets to enjoy the holiday season with his family in his new home. 


Help animals in your community

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Learn how to help animals during the holiday season

Learn more about what you can do to help animals in need in your community this holiday season.

Bob and Bobert


Bob and Bobert will be enjoying this holiday season with their new families!