Keep Pets S.A.F.E.

(Supporting Animals and Families Everyday)

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Request pet food and supplies

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 services for residents of Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, and Hyde Park:

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

ARL staff member handing someone a bag of pet food

To request assistance

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


Request pet food and supplies

*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

Hill's Food Logo

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

Action for Boston Community Development, Boston Senior Care Home Care, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Mayor Wu and the City of Boston, and especially people like you!

Keep Pets F.E.D. (Full Every Day)

The Keep Pets F.E.D. (Full Every Day) in-kind drive series was launched last year to help keep pets with their families by providing pet food to our community.

The need is greater than ever. The number of pet meals we provided to the community last year increased by more than 25% and we saw an 81% increase in calls to our hotline.

Our resources have been pushed to the limit and we urgently need your help!

You can fight pet hunger by purchasing critically needed food through our Amazon wish list or Chewy wish list.

Unopened, unexpired, shelf-stable pet food may also be dropped off at any of our three locations in Boston, Dedham, or Brewster (Cape Cod), Wednesday through Sunday, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.

Keep Pets F.E.D. Pet Food Drives

We will be running three drives this year:

      • March 13 – March 31
      • May 1 – May 10
      • Challenge Pet Food Drive: September 1 – September 30

We are always in need of unopened, unexpired, shelf-stable pet food including:

  • Dry cat food (13+ lb bags) – URGENT NEED
  • Canned cat food (all varieties) – URGENT NEED
  • Small bites or small breed dry dog food – URGENT NEED
  • Dry dog food (all sizes)
  • Canned dog food (all varieties)
  • Dry Kitten Food
  • Canned kitten food
  • Dry Puppy Food
  • Canned Puppy Food
  • Dry cat food (all sizes)
dog and kitten eating

Donations may be purchased online through

Amazon Wish List
Chewy Wish List

For more information, please contact info@arlboston.org