Happening Now: ARL Hosts Free Spay-Neuter-A-Thon

ARL spays/neuters 52 Cape Cod animals in need on World Spay Day

Early this morning, ARL’s Spay Waggin’ pulled into Falmouth, MA to host it’s very first Free Hip to Snip Free Spay-Neuter-A-Thon on the 22nd annual World Spay Day.

The last Tuesday of every February, National World Spay Day shines a spotlight on the power of affordable, accessible spay/neuter to prevent pet overpopulation.

Thanks to a generous grant from Cold Noses Foundation, the ARL’s Spay Waggin’ is providing free spay and neuter services to animals in need on Cape Cod. The mobile surgical unit will be stationed outside of the Petco in Falmouth today and tomorrow.

Dr. Kyle Quigley, lead veterinarian at the ARL, helped spay and neuter over xxx animals on the Spay Waggin' in 2015!

DID YOU KNOW… that the ARL’s Spay Waggin’ provides high-quality, affordable spay and neuter services to cats and dogs on Cape Cod and the South Shore? Dr. Kyle Quigley, lead veterinarian at the ARL, spayed and neutered over 260 animals on the Cape in 2015!

During the event, Dr. Kyle Quigley, lead veterinarian for community veterinary services at the ARL, will welcome a total of 52 cat and dog patients aboard the Spay Waggin’.

“Spaying or neutering your cat or dog offers very important health benefits, yet finding affordable options can pose a challenge for many pet owners on Cape Cod,” says Dr. Quigley.

He explains that one of the ARL’s goals for the Hip to Snip Free Spay-Neuter-A-Thon is to help Cape Cod residents looking for an affordable option to learn more about the exceptional care pets receive on the Spay Waggin’.

In 2016, the Spay Waggin’ will visit Cape Cod on the third Tuesday of every month. Visits will rotate between Petco in Falmouth and The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in Yarmouth. To view the schedule, visit arlboston.org/spay-waggin.


The Ellen B. Gray Memorial Fund has challenged us to turn a generous $5,000 donation into $20,000 before the end of February to bring spay and neuter services to more animals in need!

All funds donated during the It’s Hip to Snip Fund Drive now through February 29 will benefit the ARL’s community spay and neuter programs including the Spay Waggin’.

The ARL receives no government or public funding to provide spay and neuter services to animals in need  — ONLY YOU can make this important work possible!


AS A SPECIAL THANK YOU… DONATE $35 or more by midnight TODAY, February 23 and you will automatically be entered to win a chef’s tasting for two (a $170 value) at Da Vinci Ristorante in Boston*!

Click here or on the green button below to make a donation to the ARL’s It’s Hip to Snip Fund Drive!


VERY SPECIAL THANKS to our challenge donor, The Ellen B. Gray Memorial Fund; Da Vinci Ristorante; our media sponsors and partners Friends of Jake and Liam, WBZ, WEEI, WRKO, WZLX, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and WBOS; and everyone who made a donation to support ARL’s spay and neuter programs during the It’s Hip to Snip Fund Drive!

For more spay and neuter resources, visit arlboston.org/spay-neuter.

*Click here for official rules.


2015 Cape Cod Holiday Happenings

Enjoy these fun family festivities and support ARL’s Brewster shelter!

For staff and volunteers at the ARL’s Brewster shelter, giving animals in need a chance to experience kindness, joy, and companionship are what the holidays are all about.

As part of the ARL’s annual “Home for the Holidays” community outreach campaign, the Brewster Shelter is sharing ideas and special event news to encourage adoption and support for animals in need.

Whether you’re looking to open your heart to a new pet or give a little love to those spending their holidays in the shelter, there are numerous ways to give to animals this holiday season!


Support ARL’s Brewster shelter by attending one of the 2015 Cape Cod holiday happenings!

Check out these 2015 Cape Cod Holiday Happenings:

Dogs on Cape Cod Book Signing

Saturday, December 5
1:00pm – 3:00pm
The Brewster Book Store
2648 Main Street, Brewster, MA

Event Details: Meet Dogs on Cape Cod author Kim Roderiques and watch 20% of all proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to ARL’s Brewster shelter.

Pet Photos with Santa

Saturday, December 12
3:00pm – 7:00pm
The Cape Cod Dog
3 Main Street, Eastham, MA

Event Details: Bring your four-legged pal to meet Saint Nick! Your $20 donation for two printed photos will benefit ARL’s Brewster shelter!

Pet Photos with Santa by Cold Nose Photography & Exclusive ARL Tree Ornament

Sunday, December 13
Agway of Cape Cod
10:00am – 12:00pm at 20 Lots Hollow Rd, Orleans, MA
1:30pm – 3:30pm at 686 MA-134, South Dennis, MA

Event Details: Have your pet’s photo professionally taken with Kris Kringle at either the Orleans or South Dennis location! Your $10 donation to ARL’s Brewster shelter gets you a digital photo, along with holiday treats and refreshments! While you’re there, be sure to snag an exclusive pet-friendly ARL ornament shaped like the Cape for only $10!

Craft Fair & Bake Sale

Sunday, December 13
1:00pm – 4:00pm
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
1969 Main Street, Brewster, MA

Event Details: Finish your holiday shopping with great local vendors and stock up on delicious holiday goodies- all to benefit ARL’s Brewster shelter!

Can’t make the events? There are other ways to support ARL’s Brewster shelter!

1. ADOPT a shelter pet and give them a loving home for the holidays! Search adoptables

2. DONATE gently used clean blankets and towels; gift cards to Agway, Stop & Shop, and Shaw’s; or supplies from their wish list!

A big THANK YOU The Brewster Book Store, The Cape Cod Dog, Agway of Cape Cod, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, and to the many other individuals and businesses supporting ARL’s Brewster shelter this holiday season!

…and to Macy’s Boston for helping more ARL shelter animals find a Home for the Holidays!


Tomorrow is Pints for Pups/Cocktails for Cats

Join ARL’s Brewster shelter tomorrow, Friday, July 31, from 6-9pm at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, MA


Join ARL’s Brewster shelter at Pints for Pups/Cocktails for Cats tomorrow, July 31!

Enjoy an evening of entertainment provided by WCAI-FM’s Brian Morris and the Capetunes, dinner, drinks, and bidding for exciting auction items – all while raising money for animals in need!

Friday, July 31
Cape Codder Resort
1225 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA 02601

Admission is $25 for adults, FREE for children 12 and under

Click here to purchase tickets. All proceeds benefit animals in need through Cold Noses Foundation, Inc., New England Society for Abandoned Animals, and the ARL’s Brewster Shelter.

THANK YOU to Cold Noses Foundation for making the ARL’s Brewster shelter a charity recipient of this year’s Pints for Pups/Cocktails for Cats event!

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Bark-off Your Calendar: 9 Days ’til Paws in the Park

Delicious local food vendors to join the fun

Only 9 days to go! Bring your family– and your appetite– to ARL’s Paws in the Park on May 30th at Drummer Boy Park in Brewster! This popular dog-friendly pet festival on Cape Cod has tons of activities, entertainment, and prizes for humans and dogs of all ages.

Saturday, May 30
11AM – 3PM
Drummer Boy Park, Brewster

Rain or shine!

$5 admission fee for adults, FREE for children under 12 years old and dogs. All proceeds from the event benefit the Animal Rescue League’s Brewster Shelter.

Dog frisbee show

Don’t miss the Frisbee Dog Show!

Here is a sneak peek of the fun to expect: *NEW for 2015

A special swag bag for the first 500 entrants

Paws Pool Pavillion*

Paws Raffle Prize Pavillion*

“Sniff it Out” Scavenger Hunt*

David Louis, animal communicator*

Photo “Doggie” Kissing Booth

Frisbee Dog Show

K9-unit demo

Pupcasso art activity for dogs

Fleece tug toy activity for dogs*

Face painting and temporary tattoos


Book signings*

DJ music

And much more!

Thank you to the following local businesses who will join Paws in the Park 2015 as food vendors!

Laurino’s Restaurant & Tavern

The Local Scoop

John’s Dogs

Find more announcements about activities, food, and entertainment at arlboston.org/paws-in-park


Bark-off Your Calendar: 37 Days ’til Paws in the Park

Don’t miss out! A few sponsorship opportunities left

Join the fun on May 30, 11am-3pm for Paws in the Park, one of the most popular dog-friendly pet festivals on Cape Cod featuring activities, entertainment, and exhibitors for the whole family to enjoy.

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Paws in the Park is a fun event for the whole family! Bring the kids and your pup to ARL’s popular annual festival.

Saturday, May 30
11AM – 3PM
Drummer Boy Park, Brewster
Rain or shine!

$5 admission fee for adults, FREE for children under 12 years old and dogs. All proceeds from the event benefit the Animal Rescue League’s Brewster Shelter.

Here is a sneak peek of the fun to expect: *NEW for 2015

A special swag bag for the first 500 entrants

Paws Pool Pavillion*

Paws Raffle Prize Pavillion*

“Sniff it Out” Scavenger Hunt*

Photo “Doggie” Kissing Booth

Frisbee Dog Show

K9-unit demo

Pupcasso art activity for dogs

Fleece tug toy activity for dogs*

Face painting and temporary tattoos


Book signings*

DJ music

And much more!

We’re pleased to announce the following local businesses who will join the fun as a 2015 exhibitors!

Animal Hospital of Orleans

DogWatch of Cape Cod

The Black Leash

Cabo Cado

Find more announcements about activities, food, and entertainment at arlboston.org/paws-in-park

ARL ON CAPE COD QUICK FACT #3: The original shelter in Provincetown was relocated to Brewster in 1967 in order to care for more animals.



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

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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!

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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: arlboston.org/falmouth-road-race

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