Today: ARL Summer Social!
Join the Animal Rescue League this evening for our Summer Social to celebrate our newly renovated K-9 play yard and reception area! The festivities start at 5:30PM and the first 100 people will receive a Boston Veterinary Care swag bag stuffed with special items for you and your pet.
Tuesday, August 19
5:30PM – 7:30PM
10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116
This is a free event! Bring your family and your pup. Please RSVP: arlsummersoc.eventbrite.com
Find more information about sponsors, food, and entertainment at http://bit.ly/arlsummersoc.
See you later!
Thank you to our sponsors for their contributions to our summer social event. Special thanks to Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams for generously furnishing our reception area.
Join the ARL & Petco Unleashed Friday, 8/8, at the Hatch Shell
The Animal Rescue League of Boston and Petco Unleashed have teamed up with WBZ Free Friday Flicks to bring you the Lego Movie at the Hatch Shell along the Charles River Esplanade in Boston on Friday, August 8. Our street team will be there with our Super Pets photo banner and other super fun things including giveaways, temp tattoos, stickers, dog treats, face painting and more!
We hope to see you and your dog there!
Free Friday Flicks is a summertime tradition in Boston, attracting thousands of movie-goers to enjoy family-oriented feature length movies under the stars all summer long at DCR’s Hatch Shell in Boston! Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic, and watch a movie with family and friends on Friday night for free! Movies begin at sundown, but arrive early to grab your spot on the lawn and enjoy free food samples, games, and giveaways with WBZ NewsRadio 1030 – the fun starts at 6pm with WBZ’s Morgan White Jr!
Bring your dog and enjoy our new K-9 play yard!
Join us Tuesday, August 19, 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at our 10 Chandler Street location in the South End as we welcome the community back to our newly renovated K-9 Play Yard and reception area.
Bring your dog and enjoy music by pop violinist and YouTube sensation Rhett Price along with a complimentary summer tasting menu for people and pets catered by local establishments. The ARL’s Boston Veterinary Care will give out pet-oriented swag bags and we’ll also have ARL summer merchandise including soft-plush beach towels available for purchase (all proceeds benefit the animals at our shelters).
This free, fun, casual event is a great way to reconnect with the Animal Rescue League, learn more about us, and mingle with pet-friendly people from the neighborhood.
Let us know if you are coming by RSVP’ing at arlsummersoc.eventbrite.com!
IN CASE OF RAIN: The summer social event will take place on August 26.
Special thanks to Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, who generously donated our new reception furniture, as well as Earth Rated, Fish and Bone, Polar Beverages, Polkadog Bakery, Petco Unleashed, Rhett Price, The Barkery and Whole Life Pet for contributions to our reception area and summer social event.
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!
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
- $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
ARL Joined Tuna at the Revere Hotel
Tuna loves his ARL “See Something, Say Something” doggie t-shirt!
We’re very grateful to Tuna Melts My Heart and BarkBox for choosing to raise awareness and funds for the Animal Rescue League during the Boston leg of the Tuna Tour!
Last Wednesday, we joined Tuna and his delightful mom, Courtney, at the Revere Hotel Boston Common for their Meet and Greet Event, one of several on their U.S. tour where they’re raising awareness about animal shelters everywhere.
Tuna is a lovable a 3 year-old rescue Chiweenie who has captured the hearts of animal lovers across the U.S. His Instagram account has made him quite the canine celebrity. He’s even been on E!.
Hundreds of people lined up outside the event for a chance to meet Tuna. The very generous animal lovers donated over $500 to support shelter pets here at the ARL. Several people who donated received our limited release ARL “See Something, Say Something” doggie t-shirts.
Thank you to Tuna, BarkBox and The Revere Hotel for giving us the opportunity to participate in this event and get the word out about the great work of the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
If you have a dog and want to register for BarkBox - a monthly box of dog goodies delivered to your door – now’s the time! If you register for BarkBox using this link barkbox.com/tuna, you’ll get 10% off your order and BarkBox will donate $15 for each subscription to eight animal shelters nation-wide, including the ARL!
A chihuahua learning all about the ARL’s services while waiting in line.
A curious pup wants some ARL swag.
Happy about their ARL “See Something, Say Something” t-shirt!
Thank You Amelia Hughes, Urban Grape & Polka Dog Bakery
This past Saturday, the Urban Grape – a neighborhood wine store with locations in Boston’s South End and Chestnut Hill – held a B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Dog) wine tasting event at their shops and donated 10% of Saturday’s sales to the Animal Rescue League of Boston. They raised $1500 for our shelter animals!
We’d like to extend a special thank you to Amelia Hughes, an extraordinarily generous volunteer and donor, and member of the ARL’s Board of Overseers, who was named Urban Grape’s customer of the month and selected the ARL as her charity of choice!
While humans were enjoying tasting various wines, Polka Dog Bakery was on site providing snacks of the canine-kind for all of the dogs in attendance. They generously donated all proceeds from treats purchased at the tasting to the ARL.
Thank you to everyone who helped support the animals at the ARL through this event! We are so very grateful to have such a wonderful community of supportive donors and businesses!
Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny!
FIVER is one of the bunnies who’ll be at the event. His adoption fee has been waived thanks to a generous sponsor.
Please join Boston Veterinary Care for a special Easter event celebrating their dedicated clients and welcoming new faces.
Bring the whole family (pets too) today, Saturday, April 12 from noon-3pm for photos with the Easter Bunny, refreshments, and Easter egg hunt and YES live, adoptable bunnies from the ARL!
Learn more at bostonvetcare.com
Special thank you to the Berkeley Perk Cafe for donating refreshments for the event!
Fundraiser in Jamaica Plain this Weekend
Throughout the weekend of March 21st through March 23rd, Marc, from Centre Street Cafe in Jamaica Plain is donating all of his tips from his shifts to the ARL!
The ARL’s director of development, Julie Ann McNary will be at Centre Street Cafe on Saturday to answer questions about the organization and share information about the ARL’s important work.
Learn more about Marc’s event or support his cause by visiting his donation page: crowdrise.com/MarcAnimalRescueLeague
The fundraiser will take place during the following times:
- 03/21 Friday night dinner: 5p.m.-9:30p.m.
- 03/22 Saturday brunch: 9a.m.-3p.m.
- 03/22 Saturday dinner: 5p.m.-9:30p.m.
- 03/23 Sunday brunch: 9a.m.-3p.m.
We’d like to say thank you to Marc for choosing to raise funds for the ARL and for caring so much about shelter animals! Your support is much appreciated!
Donations for ARL Accepted During Children’s Book Signing Event Tomorrow, 3/16
Adoptable dogs from the Animal Rescue League of Boston will make a special appearance during a special book-signing event hosted by Pawsh Dog Boutique on Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m.!
Do you know the adorable Boston terrier who graces the front of the t-shirt in their window and the cover of their greeting cards and children’s books?
Her name is Mirabelle and she’s coming to Pawsh for a book signing! The children’s books follow Mirabelle as she discovers the simple joys of every day, from playing catch to chasing a butterfly.
Pawsh will also collect supply donations at the event for the ARL, including new and lightly used leashes, blankets, towels, sheets and unopened treats. View our Boston shelter wishlist online.
For more information and updates visit the Pawsh Facebook event page.
Thank you to Pawsh for inviting our adoptable dogs and collecting donations on our behalf!