Animal Rescue League of Boston Pet Wellness Waggin’®

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The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) offers high-quality, low-cost pet wellness care for residents of Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Hyde Park, and East Boston in partnership with Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) through the Wellness Waggin’, a mobile veterinary unit outfitted with an exam room.

ARL has been named a 2023 Classy Award winner in the Social Innovation category!

Winners were determined by the Leadership Council, an honorary board of social sector leaders and executives.

Hosted by Classy, a giving experience platform that enables nonprofits to connect supporters with the causes they care about, the Classy Awards have been shining a spotlight on the innovative work nonprofits are doing around the globe for the past decade.

Low-Cost Pet Wellness Package

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A low-cost Pet Wellness Package is available to cats and dogs.

For $10 your pet will receive the following services from an ARL veterinarian:

    • Physical exam
    • Rabies vaccine
    • Distemper vaccine
    • Flea treatment
    • Microchip

Note, we are not a full service veterinary facility and cannot accommodate medical emergencies.

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Wellness Waggin’ Locations

ARL’s Wellness Waggin’ will be hosted outside of the following ABCD locations:


ABCD Roxbury

565 Warren Street, Roxbury


ABCD Dorchester

110 Claybourne Street, Dorchester

Thursdays (select days)

East Boston, near East Boston APAC

201 Border St, East Boston


ABCD Mattapan

535 River St, Mattapan

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Keep Pets S.A.F.E.
(Supporting Animals and Families Everyday)

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!

Additional resources availale to those who qualify. Learn more at www.arlboston.org/safe

The Wellness Waggin’ is funded by the generous donations of our supporters. Please make a gift to the Animal Rescue League of Boston today, so that we can continue Wellness Waggin’ services to help animals in our community.