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Pet & Community Health

At ARL, we strive to provide high-quality direct animal care which meets best practice standards in animal welfare.
To meet these standards, we pursue continuous improvement and innovation in program models and administrative operations, and continually measure and evaluate our performance and impact.
Our focus is to meet 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.

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.


Spay Waggin’

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.


Community Vet Services

ARL provides comprehensive veterinary services for the ARL’s Spay Waggin’ as well as ARL’s community cat efforts and community vaccine clinics. 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.


Wellness Waggin’ 

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.  


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.


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 (617) 426-9170 then press “1″ for Field Services.