Arnold’s in Eastham Helps Animals in Need

Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar to Donate Proceeds to ARL and Wild Care on September 19

On Friday, September 19, the iconic Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham will donate all proceeds from the sales of food, ice cream and mini-golf to the ARL’s Brewster animal shelter and Wild Care of Cape Cod. Thanks to the generosity of Arnold’s, you can feel especially good about dining out on the 19th!

arnolds mini golfArnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar has built a reputation for the highest quality seafood with “white glove” cleanliness. Large portions, friendly customer service and affordable prices continue bring visitors and locals alike to this classic Cape Cod spot.

Arnold’s is located at 3580 Route 6 in Eastham.  Hours on Friday, September 19 are 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All-day festivities will include:

  • Pet-friendly swag from the ARL (while supplies last)
  • Photo fun with the ARL’s “Super Pets” photo backdrop
  • Temporary tattoos and stickers for kids and fun-loving adults
  • Treats for dogs and door prizes
  • Information about adoptable dogs at the ARL’s Brewster shelter

Have a canine family member who’d like to join you?  Well-behaved dogs can join their families on the patio!

We’re very grateful to Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar for organizing and hosting this  generous fundraising event for our Brewster shelter.

Remember: it may be your last clam bake of the summer, but proceeds from the event will help animals on Cape Cod all year long!


Thank You Thursday: Stop to Smell the Roses at our Brewster Shelter

Volunteer Donates Garden to Brewster Shelter

Things are looking a lot more vibrant around the ARL’s Brewster shelter, thanks to one very talented volunteer and some generous Cape Cod businesses and individuals.

Donelle Denery, a master gardener and ARL volunteer, orchestrated a new garden outside our Brewster shelter.  This Orleans resident has been volunteering with us for almost two years and we really appreciate all of her dedication.

She coordinated with local businesses about donating supplies including, plants, flowers, mulch, compost and fertilizer and then she went to work to create this beautiful outdoor masterpiece! We are all enjoying this lovely addition to the landscaping around the shelter and even the pups are stopping to smell the flowers!

Thank you to Donelle and everyone who donated supplies including:

  • Daniels Recycling Co. –  Flip
  • TruValue Hardware – Jim Moran
  • Orleans Agway- Justin and Jennifer
  • The Farm – Sassy Richardson
  • Snow`s – Susan Snow
  • Irene Cooper

07-09-14 Thank You Brewster Flower Pic


Thank You Thursday: Paws in the Park, a Huge Success

Thank You To Everyone Who Made Paws in the Park 2014 Possible!

This past Saturday over 1,000 people and hundreds of dogs joined the ARL in Brewster, MA for Paws in the Park. The day was beautiful. The venue, Drummer Boy Park, was fabulous. The vendors, contests, performers and DJs were all awesome. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.

A great time was had by all and we hope this will be a new “thing to do” to kick off the summer with your dog on the Cape.

Many thanks to the ARL staff and Marci Tyldesley who organized the event and worked so hard to make everything run smoothly.

Supporting our team was a great crew of Cape volunteers including, Jeanie Handren, Rich Tyldesley, Paul Kelleher, “Sully” Sullivan, David Chandler, Jack Bakker, Joyce Bakker, Diane Cullen, Lorraine Janusas, Mary Utt, Dorothy Becker, Liz Hines, Diane Johnson, Donelle Donnery, Diane Foster, Bradley Fowler, Justine Pitt and Stacey Hedman of Cold Nose Photography.

Thanks again to everyone who joined us for a great cause with a terrific outcome.

One more round of thanks for our event sponsors who are listed below!

Paws in Park Logo Combo


One Week Until Paws in the Park!

Kick-off the Summer with the ARL & Your Pup!

There’s just one more week until Paws in the Park! We hope you’ll join us for one of the largest pet festivals on Cape Cod. The event, which takes place on Saturday, May 31 from 11am-2pm will benefit the ARL’s Brewster shelter and promises fun for your whole family, including your pup!

The first 400 people will receive a free swag bag filled with goodies for you and your pet, so don’t forget to set your alarm!

We’d like to extend a big thank you to presenting sponsor Nauset Pet Services, who is the title sponsor for the 4th consecutive year.

$3 admission fee for adults, FREE for children 12 years and under.

Thanks to very gracious donors we have some fantastic raffle prizes for you. Tickets are $2 per raffle ticket and winners will be drawn at 1:45pm. If you have to leave early, don’t worry, you don’t need to be present to win! See what you could win below:

  • One night stay at the Seaport Hotel in Boston
  • Photo 7$100 Gift Certificate to Ark Angel Animal Hospital
  • $100 Gift Card to Addison Art Gallery
  • Two $50 Gift Cards to Arnold’s Clam Shack with mini golf passes (2 separate prizes)
  • $50 Gift Card to Laurino’s Tavern
  • $25 Gift Card to Zia Pizzeria
  • Gift Certificate to Brax Landing
  • Gift certificate for a Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch and a canvas whale tote from The Brewster Stitch
  • Dinner for two at Pisces of Chatham
  • Dinner for four at The Chatham Squire
  • Wine Lover’s Package  – Case of Joseph Carr Wines, 4 custom wine glasses from Cape Cod Glass Designs and a $25 gift card to Main Street Wine & Gourmet 
  • A Year’s Supply of Treats from Blue Dog Bakery
  • Photo Session for your dog with Cold Nose Photo
  • Framed autographed photo, used stick shaft and net from Boston Bruins player Brad Marchand
  • Gift basket from The Honest Kitchen
  • Gift basket from Lower Cape Veterinary Services
  • Gift Basket from The Cape Cod Dog
  • Small Dog Gift Basket from Agway of Cape Cod
  • Large Dog Gift Basket from Agway of Cape Cod
  • 5 Blow-n-Bubbles Self-Serve Dog Washes at Hot Diggity Dog Wash (5 winners)
  • Stroller for small dog
  • “Paws in the Park” cornhole set by Cape Cod Cornholes donated by Agway
  • ARL Emergency Backpack Kit for Dog
  • ARL Emergency Backpack Kit for Cat

Registration Now Open for New Balance Falmouth Road Race 2014

Falmouth Road Race Logo croppedRun for the ARL on this Beautiful Cape Cod Course!

We are currently accepting applications for the 2014 ARL Falmouth Road Race Team! Will you run with us on August 17?

The New Balance Falmouth Road Race celebrates its 42nd running this year and the spirit which made the first Falmouth so special is still present today. More than 12,000 runners will gather in Woods Hole for the 2014 renewal, including many of the world’s elite, though the essence of the event remains a fun run. Back-of-the-pack joggers share the road with the best, forming a tapestry of colors from the start on Water Street to the finish at the beach in Falmouth Heights.

We are very grateful to organizers for granting the ARL charity bibs for the second year in a row.

Our number of bibs is limited, so runners interested in participating in this classic summer road race should submit applications no later than Thursday, June 12. Applicants will be notified by our Advancement team via email on June 16.

Before your submit your application please note that runners on the ARL team pledge to raise a minimum of $1250 to help
rescue animals from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect.

For more information and to register visit:

05-21-14 Falmouth Start Line


Spay Waggin’ Adds Date for Dogs in Hyannis

April Spay Waggin’ Schedule is Now Available


Due to popular demand, the Animal Rescue League’s Spay Waggin’ now has two scheduled dates in Hyannis - April 1 for cats and April 28 for dogs.

The mobile spay/neuter unit provides spay/neuter surgeries and other preventive healthcare for dog and cat parents in financial need on the South Shore and Cape Cod.

“Many people can not afford to spay/neuter their pets,” explained Cheryl T., shelter and community medicine program coordinator at the ARL.

“They love their pets and want to do what’s best for them, but need the kind of help provided by the Spay Waggin’ to keep them happy and healthy.”

Learn more about the Spay Waggin’

The April Spay Waggin’ schedule is now available online. Please call 1-877-590-SPAY(7729) or book online (cats only) and make an appointment for your pet today!

April Spay Waggin Schedule

To see the benefits of spay and neuter visit:


Give Jemma the Best Gift of All, A Home

Reduced Adoption Fee!

Jemma is ready to find her new home! She has been at our Brewster adoption center since June watching all the other kitties be adopted into their new homes, and she is ready for that special someone to come in and choose her!

One of our wonderful volunteers has sponsored part of her adoption fee to help her find her way home for the holidays! You’ll be able to take $100 off of her adoption fee.

Beautiful Jemma has taken up residence in our offices, where she can oversee daily shelter activities. She thinks that her job is to assist you with your office work and she makes a lovely assistant.

This beautiful 18 month-old girl has unique orange splotched markings – even on her legs!

She is well behaved and never makes a mess or knocks things off the desks. She does, however, like to play – she loves paperclips and other similar little things that she can bat around. Be ready for her spicy play style! Jemma is food motivated and would be a lot of fun if you wanted to teach her some tricks.

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She would be thrilled to find herself in a low-traffic home where she can be the Princess. She does not want to be friends with other kitties, although she has done well with quiet, small dogs who respect her as the boss.

Please open your heart and home to Jemma for the holidays and give her the best gift of all!

To learn more about Jemma visit our Brewster adoption center on Cape Cod or give them a call at (508) 255-1030.


Spay Waggin’ Makes a Trip to Hyannis

ARL Spay Waggin’ at Cape Maid Farms

A cat gets some TLC before surgery.

Cheryl gives a cat some TLC before surgery.

The snow and sleet did not stop our Spay Waggin’ from heading over to Hyannis and providing important care to animals there. This past Tuesday the ARL’s Spay Waggin’ made a stop at Cape Maid Farms on Route 28 in Hyannis. Dr. Gollon and her team spayed and neutered 27 cats!

Thank you Cape Maid Farms for hosting the Spay Waggin’ and helping us do this work in Hyannis.

The mobile spay/neuter unit performs affordable surgeries and other preventive healthcare for dog and cat owners in financial need on the Cape and South Shore.

“Many people can’t afford to spay/neuter their pets,” explains Cheryl Traversi, shelter and community medicine program coordinator at the ARL.  “They love their pets and want to do what’s best for them, but need the kind of help provided by the Spay Waggin’ to keep them happy and healthy.”

Staffed by an ARL veterinarian and two trained veterinary technicians, the Spay Waggin’ features a preparation area, a fully equipped surgical suite, and a recovery ward that can accommodate up to 40 animals.

12-12 Spay Waggin VetsEach appointment includes a physical exam, spay (females) or neuter (males), rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine, and flea/ear mite treatment if necessary.

Visits to the Spay Waggin’ are “by appointment only.”  To make an appointment, call 1-877-590-SPAY(7729) or book online (cats only). The Spay Waggin’ phone line is open Monday-Wednesday and Fridays, from 10 AM -4 PM. For all other inquiries, please e-mail

All cats and dogs must be between the ages of two months and five years. The program accepts dogs 50 pounds and under, with restrictions. Special programs for pit bulls are also available.

This year to date, the Spay Waggin’ has treated over 3,300 cats and dogs at its monthly stops at locations throughout Barnstable, Bristol, and Plymouth counties. For more information visit

A happy and grateful family picks up their spayed kitty!

A happy family picks up their spayed kitty! Thank you for making the choice to spay your pet!


November Spay Waggin’ Schedule

Spay/Neuter for Pets with Financial Need in the South Shore and on Cape Cod

If you live on the South Shore or on the Cape, the ARL’s Spay Waggin’ is coming to a town near you! Book an appointment on the Spay Waggin’ for your pet today! The Spay Waggin’ is a subsidized spay/neuter program created by the Animal Rescue League of Boston to assist clients in financial need.

They have stops in Brockton, Wareham, Taunton Plymouth and Hyannis. See the schedule for a date that works for you. Please note that all cats and dogs should be between the ages of two months and five years. Visit the Spay Waggin’ site for more information.


Spay Waggin Schedule


Alice’s New Beginning Thanks to Cape Cod Community

 A Heartwarming “Happy Tail” for Adopt-A-Dog Month

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Dr. Quigley & Alice when she first arrived at the ARL.

Alice, a 7-month mixed breed puppy had a rough start.

When she arrived at the ARL, veterinarian Dr. Kyle Quigley immediately noticed she was having trouble with her back legs. He discovered that she had almost no muscle development in her hind limbs and was having trouble being a regular puppy.

Her hips were severely disabled and would require extensive and expensive surgeries as she grew older.

In spite of her medical condition, the Brewster shelter found a wonderful adoptive family for Alice from Sandwich, MA.

Rachel, her fiance David and son Daniel knew that Alice would require a lot of TLC and they were up for the challenge of caring for this puppy. The family agreed to take Alice as a foster pet and to start her on physical therapy to build strength in her legs before surgery.

Alice in underwater therapy at CARE.

Alice in underwater therapy at CARE.

Therapists at Cape Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE) generously offered to do underwater treadmill sessions with Alice at no cost. Using water to take stress off of Alice’s delicate joints, therapists helped Alice exercise safely and build critical muscle tone and control of her back legs.

The underwater therapy at CARE was so effective that Alice’s veterinarians decided that an operation on her hips was no longer needed! According to Dr. Quigley “her recovery and the muscle mass that she developed were truly remarkable and a testament to the powerful benefits of physical therapy.”

Alice’s foster family fell so much in love with her that they adopted her! Rachel said that “Everyone keeps saying how lucky Alice is to have had so many chances and so many champions, but we feel like we’re the lucky ones. We love her to pieces!”

Alice continues her water treadmill therapy twice a week at CARE and enjoys regular romps, walks and swims at Barnstable’s Sandy Neck Beach with her new family!

Thank you to everyone at CARE and Nancy Bishop and Heather Garre for so generously donating their therapy services to Alice.

Alice with her new family at her favorite place. Rachel (L), David (C) and Daniel (R).

Alice with her new family at her favorite place. Rachel (L), David (C) and Daniel (R).