Keep Pets S.A.F.E.

(Supporting Animals Facing Emergencies)

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Click here to request pet food and supplies only

**FIRST, please read the below in its entirety to make sure that you qualify for the program.**

Do you find yourself having to decide whether or not you can keep your pet due to emergency medical, financial, or personal reasons?  If so, the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) may be able to help!

ARL’s Keep Pets S.A.F.E program is offering the following emergency services for qualified residents of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Deliver pet food and other essential pet supplies to clients’ homes and partner-supported community housing

  • Provide temporary emergency shelter for pets and offer pick up and return of the pet to their owner or a designated caregiver

  • Arrange for emergency surrender of pets with pick up service

ARL puppies in arms

To qualify for this program, you must:

To request assistance

Call the Keep Pets S.A.F.E. hotline at (857) 350-8730*, Monday – Saturday, 9AM – 5PM


Click here to request pet food and supplies only

*Please note that we are experiencing higher than normal call volumes due to the high demand for critical pet supplies and services. We thank you for your patience.

ARL’s Keep Pets S.A.F.E. Program in Action

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ARL’s Keep Pets S.A.F.E program has been generously funded by a $30,000 grant through PetSmart Charities®.

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Thank you to Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love® Disaster Relief Network for generously supplying wet and dry dog and cat food for ARL’s Keep Pets S.A.F.E. Program.

Thank you to our Keep Pets S.A.F.E. collaborators

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Thank you to Petco Love for generously supporting our community based programs. 

Action for Boston Community Development, American Humane Feed the Hungry Fund, the Banfield Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society & the Rachael Ray Save Them All COVID-19 Relief Grant, Boston Senior Care Home Care, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Loyal Companion, Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston, PetSmart Charities, and especially donors like you!