Our Animal Shelters are Closed Today

ARL Closed on 10/24

Please note that all three shelters, Boston Veterinary Care, Intake, the Cemetery office and the ARL’s administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, October 24, 2013 for an all staff meeting. Even though our shelters will be closed to the public, please know that a group of volunteers and staff will be here to take care of the animals. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Moving Weekend, Donate What You Don’t Need

Don’t Know What to do With Those Extra Towels? We’ll Take ‘Em!

As we kick-off the busiest moving weekend in Massachusetts we encourage you to think about what you can donate to local organizations as you pack and prepare to move. We can all agree that packing might we the worst part of moving, so if you’re getting rid of any of the items listed below, *please donate them to our Boston or Dedham shelters.

dog on towelsThere are a few things that we ALWAYS need at our shelters:

  • Towels
  • Sheets
  • Comforters
  • Pet beds
  • Pet toys
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet carriers
  • Dish and laundry detergent

On behalf of all of our shelter animals that use these items every day, “thank you!”

Animal Rescue League of Boston
10 Chandler Street
Boston, MA 02116

Close to the Orange line, Green line and Silver line.
Easy access from I-90 and I-93.

*Please make sure that all items are washed and clean before donating. Thank you!


Even Our Cats Take The Challenge Seriously


Photo Credit: Maria L. Uribe

We’re getting pretty pumped for the ASPCA Rachael Ray 100k Challenge here at the Animal Rescue League of Boston. One of the keys to succeeding in the challenge, and having a shot at winning some grant money for our shelter animals, is planning! So, yesterday some of our staff and volunteers got together to brainstorm ideas for how to get more people to our 3 shelters this summer and what meeting would be complete without an animal? After all, they’re the reason why we’re doing this and quite frankly, Major, the cat, had some pretty good ideas for increasing our adoption numbers this summer!


Photo: Maria L. Uribe

In order to have a chance at winning a $100,000 grant for our shelters we have to adopt out at least 300 more dogs and cats throughout the months of June, July and August. There’s also a $25,000 Community Engagement Award. As the name indicates, this grant is all about community, which means YOU. We’ll need you to be active on Facebook and Twitter sharing and liking any of our posts that have the #100kChallenge hashtag in them. The more our photos are shared and liked, the higher the chance that we’ll win the grant!

Thanksgiving Adoption Center Hours

  • Boston and Brewster Adoption Centers will be closed on 11/22 & 11/23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Both shelters will reopen on Saturday at 1pm.
  • Dedham Adoption Center will be closed 11/22 for the Thanksgiving holiday & will reopen on Friday at 1pm.

We would like to thank our dedicated group of animal care employees will be on hand during the Thanksgiving holiday to ensure that the animals in our shelters are cared for.