It’s Hip to Snip!


Nothing's cool about pet overpopulation

Spay/neuter is awesome for pets, people, and communities.
Learn more.

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Be Mine

Find your purr-fect match at an ARL animal shelter today!  Search available pets now.

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Dog Training 

Registration for winter dog training classes is now open! Recent ARL alums receive a 25% discount. More details.

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Donate Now

Help rescue animals from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect. Make your gift today!

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Rescue Services

The ARL is the only animal welfare organization with a technically-trained animal rescue team in Massachusetts. Learn More!

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Get caring, high-quality veterinary care for your pet at a clinic with a purpose. Make an appointment today!

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Spay Waggin

Offering low-cost spay/neuter services on the South Shore and Cape Cod. Book an appointment for your pet now!


The Animal Rescue League of Boston is dedicated to rescuing domesticated animals
and wildlife from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect.


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What We Do




We investigate animal cruelty and rescue domestic animals and wildlife.

Save an Animal




We provide veterinary services including spay/neutering and wellness clinics.

Access Treatment




We offer animal surrender, shelter, adoption, and burial services.               

Care for an Animal




We are leaders in the fields of behavioral assessment and dog training.

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How You Can Help

11-1 Champions Circle Slide SetChampions Circle donors make an immediate impact by providing the ARL with a steady source of revenue year-round.
Become a Champion
11-1 See Something Say Something Slide SetCountless animals suffer in silence each year. Public awareness and speaking up are our strongest defense.
Take Action!
Volunteer Slideset dan and catAn hour and a half of your time could walk three dogs, file a couple stacks of backed-up paperwork, or help two animals get adopted.
Volunteer Opps
hmHelpDogAnimals wait for loving homes just like yours. By adopting, you’re saving not just one life, but two: the animal you adopt and the animal who takes its place in our shelter.
Search Adoptables
Winter Give Aimee & Gulliver"Everyone can do something to save a life." Please make your gift to the ARL today and know that your donation makes a difference in more lives than one!
Donate Now
hmHelpCatMany of our animals need extra TLC before they are ready for adoption. If you have room in your heart and home, you can help us save more animals!