The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is an unwavering champion for animals in need and for the people who care about them. We strive to provide high-quality direct animal care which meets best practice standards in animals welfare; and to focus on meeting people and animals where they are, bringing veterinary and wellness services directly to those who need it most, so that animals are safe and healthy living in communities and out of shelters.
Temporary Pet Housing Initiative
Are you a pet owner who wasor may be forced to vacate your current living situation due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic? If so, ARL may be able to offer temporary housing for your pet! Learn more.
We understand that sometimes the difficult decision must be made to surrender your pet; rest assured that ARL is here to help you with the process. Learn more.
FREE Pet Behavior Helpline
ARL is committed to being a reliable resource for behavioral and health-related questions about your pet – well after they have been introduced to their new home! Learn more.
We offer a variety of dog training courses as part of our commitment to supporting positive relationships between people and their pets. View class descriptions and book an appointment.
Match-Up II Training & Resources
ARL is very proud to offer Match-Up II, an evaluation and rehoming tool to all animal shelters in order to assist them in rehoming dogs in their care. Register today.
Pet Health and Community Programs
Boston Veterinary Care
Located in the historic South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, Boston Veterinary Care (BVC) is a clinic with a mission– all profits benefit the shelter pets of the ARL. Book an appointment.
If getting your pet spayed or neutered is cost-prohibitive, ARL’s Spay Waggin’ can help. The Spay Waggin’ provides high-quality, affordable spay/neuter services to animals in need on Cape Cod and the South Shore. Book an appointment.
ARL’s mobile veterinary unit, the Wellness Waggin’, offers high-quality, low-cost pet wellness care for residents of Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan. Learn more.
Community Vet Services
Healthy Moms, Happy Litters
This community-based program, provides complimentary assistance to local families and their pets to help prevent animal homelessness, suffering, and neglect. Learn more.
Healthy Animals, Healthy Communities
We aspire integrate the health of animals into the community consciousness, for both the benefit of animals and people and to serve ARL’s mission of keeping animals safe and healthy in habitats and homes. Learn how.
Community Cat Services
ARL serves community cats through our Community Cats Rescue Agent and our Community Cat Volunteer Squad, providing Trap – Neuter – Return services. Call (857) 413-5959 to inquire.