Sandy Needs You

SandyMeet Sandy …

She is approximately 7-years-old and is a Chow Chow mix. She has been a stray for the past year or so, and came to us in need of love and care. With some serious TLC, nutritious food and a warm and comfortable bed, Sandy has grown more confident and relaxed around us everyday. She’s a smart girl and knows “sit,” “down” and “paw.” 

She would do best in a quieter home with older children, and maybe with another quiet dog. Sandy is a mellow girl who loves her squeaky toys and going for walks around the neighborhood.

Due to her extended time outside without proper care, Sandy tested positive for heartworm. We are hoping to find someone willing to foster-to-adopt until she completes her round of treatment with our veterinarians.

Do you have room in your heart and home for Sandy? Please contact us at  617-226-5602 or by email at adoption@arlboston.org.

Spay It Forward!

BambiBlogClose-UpEvery year, the League takes in thousands of stray animals struggling to survive without adequate food, shelter or hope. In honor of World Spay Day, please join us in sharing this simple but important message: spay/neuter saves lives and prevents the needless suffering of homeless animals on our streets and in our communities.

Preventing pet overpopulation has always been core to our mission. In addition to caring for our shelter animals’ veterinary, behavioral and physical wellbeing, each pet that enters our adoption centers is spayed or neutered before being adopted into a permanent home.

In 2012, the League performed over 6,000 spay/neuter surgeries for shelter animals, through Boston Veterinary Care, our public veterinary practice, and aboard our Spay Waggin’ which provides reduced cost spay/neuter surgeries throughout the South Shore and Cape Cod. The Spay Waggin’ has performed over 31,000 surgeries since its inception in 2000.

Please make a gift to the Animal Rescue League of Boston today to help us continue to provide this vital service to pets and their owners.

Additionally, the health benefits of spay/neuter surgery will help your pet live a longer, healthier life.

Nauset Pet Services Named Presenting Sponsor of Paws for Celebration 2013

For the second consecutive year, Nauset Pet Services in Eastham will be the presentingarlboston_paws_for_celebration-6 sponsor of “Paws for Celebration”, giving it top billing at the signature annual fundraiser for the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Cape Cod branch. Nauset Pet Services has been serving pets and their people on the Cape for forty-one years. They are a full service pet care facility offering boarding, doggie daycare, grooming, training, and petsitting services in Eastham.

“We are so thrilled and appreciative to have Nauset Pet Services as the presenting sponsor for the second year in a row,” added Sandra Luppi, Brewster Animal Care and Adoption Center manager. “Their support and generous donation gives the fundraising initiative a huge jump start. They’re a wonderful community partner.” Said Noelle Smith, co-owner of Nauset Pet Services, “We are so excited to be a part of this amazing event once again! It’s such a great day to acknowledge all that the Animal Rescue League of Boston does, as well as to celebrate our pets.”

The Third Annual “Paws for Celebration” will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11 AM – 3 PM. The signature, annual event includes a pledge walk through downtown Orleans and pet-related activities, entertainment and vendors on the front lawn of Nauset Regional Middle School.

Last year’s event attracted nearly 2,000 people and 700 dogs. Once again, the event will be emceed by Cool 102’s Joe Rossetti and John Taylor, and WCOD’s Stephanie Viva. Among the entertainment and activities already planned are a Frisbee dog show, a police K-9 unit demo, a caricature artist doing caricatures of people and dogs, a “doggie” photo kissing booth, contests, face painting, a silent auction and, of course, the one mile pledge walk. People will be encouraged to form walk teams, recruit walkers and collect pledges from friends and family, all to benefit the adoption center in Brewster.

For more information about the 2013 Paws for Celebration event, visit www.arlboston.org/pawsforcelebration.