Today at the BCA!
We’ll be at the South End Holiday Tree Lighting this afternoon from 3:30-5:30pm. Stop by and say “hi!” Several adoptable dogs will be with us spreading joy and holiday cheer! We love getting out into the community and sharing what the ARL is all about.
The afternoon will be filled with family-friendly entertainment and art-making culminating in the holiday tree lighting with Mayor Menino!
Enjoy live performances, holiday printmaking, festive music, refreshments and…Macy’s enchanted trolley with special guests from the north pole!
Join the Seaport Hotel and the ARL for a dog-friendly Howl-o-ween Party today from 1-3pm!
We encourage you to dress-up your dog, but remember that your pet’s comfort should be your number one concern, i.e. avoid anything that covers your dog’s face and ears.
The Seaport Hotel will he handing out some awesome prizes for best costumes, so start planning your pup’s costume now! Cash bar Homemade treats for the dogs Prizes for best costumes.
Anyone who signs up to be a Champions Circle member (a.k.a. a monthly donor) at the event, will be entered to win a one night stay at the Seaport Hotel!
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Since October is also Adopt-a-Dog month we will have fun facts and information for you to share with family and friends to spread the word about shelter pets who need homes.
Sip & Shop at J. McLaughlin on 10/2
If you’re a young professional in the Boston area who loves helping animals and shopping, don’t miss this Wednesday’s event! J. McLaughlin, a clothing boutique on Charles Street in Beacon Hill is hosting an exclusive Sip & Shop event for members of our YP group and their friends. Enjoy light refreshments while you shop and feel no buyer’s remorse because J. McLaughlin will be donating 15% of all sales, so you’ll be shopping for a good cause!
This event is open to the ARL’s Young Professionals group and their friends only. However, it’s not too late to register for the group. In order to join you must be between the ages of 21-35 and have a passion for animals! You can learn more about the benefits of joining the group on our website or become a member now by registering below. Once your membership is processed we will send you a link to the official Facebook Group where all upcoming events and news are featured.
Save the Date!
The Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Young Professionals Group has an exciting Sip and Shop event scheduled for October 2 at J. McLaughlin in Beacon Hill. Enjoy light refreshments while you shop and help animals at the same time! J. McLaughlin will be donating 15% of all sales!
This event is open to the ARL’s Young Professionals group and their friends only. We are accepting new members for the group. If you’re interested in attending the event, we highly encourage you to become a member of the ARL’s Young Professional Group! In order to join you must be between the ages of 21-35 and have a passion for animals! You can learn more about the benefits of joining the group on our website or become a member now by registering below. Once your membership is processed we will send you a link to the official Facebook Group where all upcoming events and news are featured.
Come to the Adoptathon Today!
We’ve had almost 900 adoptions this summer and we’re not far from reaching our goal. Help us empty our shelters today and reach 1200 adoptions. It’s the last day of the ASPCA Rachael Ray Challenge, and this is when it really counts!
Come to our “Take Me Home Today” Adoptathon. This pawsome event is taking place at all three of our shelters today. Even if you can’t adopt, stop by one of our shelters for some ice cream and fun.
BO is available for adoption at our Boston shelter. He’s been the face of our campaign and it would be fantastic if this great dog went home today!
Boston shelter: Adopters will be entered into a drawing to win great prizes including: 4 tickets to Six Flags, a dozen cupcakes from Kickass Cupcakes and a $50 gift basket from Polka Dog Bakery and many more.
Plus FREE Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for all who stop by and the Taco Party food truck will be at the shelter from 3-7pm.
Dedham shelter: Adopters will be entered into a drawing to win great prizes including: 4 tickets to Six Flags, and gift certificates to Isabella’s and Mocha Java and much more.
Plus FREE ice cream!
Brewster Shelter: Adopters will be entered into a drawing to win great prizes including: 4 tickets to Six Flags, $20 gift certificate to the Local Scoop, tickets to a Cape Cod Symphony concert, ARL Swag and more
Ice Cream Bars from The Local Scoop will be available for sale (10% of proceeds benefit the shelter)
All of our shelters have great pets at reduced adoption fees! Save $100 on certain adoption fees thanks to generous sponsors!
All are spayed/neutered, microchipped and ready to go! Help us save lives! Adopt your new furry friends today!
Simultaneous pet adoption events at the League’s Boston, Dedham, and Brewster shelters in end-of-summer push to save lives
Boston, MA – On Saturday, August 31, the Animal Rescue League of Boston will wind down the dog-days of summer with the Take Me Home Today Adoptathon at all three of its shelter locations in Boston, Dedham, and Brewster.
Featuring extended hours, extra staff, door prizes for all pet adopters and more, these fun public events also have a higher purpose: to help find homes for 400 cats and dogs.
“One of our driving priorities is to save more lives,” explains Mary Nee, President of the Animal Rescue League of Boston. “In addition to finding loving homes for the animals in our care, we want to help more people experience the amazing love and devotion of a shelter pet.”
The Adoptathon is also part of the League’s participation in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray Challenge, a nationwide competition among 50 shelters to increase pet adoptions and qualify for critical grant money for programs and services.
To win the Challenge, the League has from June 1 to August 31 to find homes for 1200 cats and dogs. To date, the League’s shelters have found forever homes for about 800 pets and have seen an increase in summertime adoptions.
Because the League receives no government funding and relies solely on the generosity of supporters, Nee says adopting a cat or dog from one of the League’s shelters on August 31 will make a big difference in the lives of animals in need: “Not only will you save the life of the pet you adopt, but you also save the one that will take its place in the shelter, along with countless others that will benefit from the veterinary care and rescue services Challenge grant money will help us fund.”
Animal Rescue League of Boston shelter locations and Adoptathon hours are as follows:
- Boston: 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA, 11:00 am- 8:00 pm
- Brewster: 3981 Main St (Rte 6A), Brewster, MA, 11:00 am- 6:00 pm
- Dedham: 55 Anna’s Place, Dedham, MA, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
For more information about the cats and dogs available for adoption, visit arlboston.org/search-adoptables.
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Celebrate the End of Summer with Your Pup
Summer is coming to a close, so why don’t you enjoy some cold ones and cold noses with us at the Seaport Hotel for their Canines & Cocktails summer finale?
Join us for Canines and Cocktails on Wednesday, August 21 from 5:30 – 7:30p.m. on the Terrace at the Seaport Hotel! Bring your dog, mingle and have a puptail! Specialty treats for your canine friend will also be provided. If you don’t have a dog, don’t worry, there will be plenty of pups for you to get your fill.
Staff from the Animal Rescue League of Boston will be there to share information about our work and animal shelters and answer questions about our Young Professionals Group.
The Seaport Hotel is located at 1 Seaport Ln. in Boston, right on the water. We can’t think of a better way to relax after a long day, and we hope you’ll join us!
This event is open to the public, but we especially encourage you to attend if you’re interested in joining the League’s Young Professional Group! Once your membership is processed we will send you a link to the official Facebook Group where all upcoming events and news are featured. If you’d like to join the YP group now, you can sign-up below.
Shelter Dogs Had Great Time At Fenway Park
We just had to share some of our photos from this past Saturday’s Futures at Fenway Dog Days event. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. There were hundreds of dogs (including two of our own adoptable shelter dogs) in the stands, doggie pools, treats and we had a veterinarian and technician on hand in case there were any emergencies.
Thank you to Futures at Fenway and Fenway Park for allowing us to participate in this exciting event and also thank you to our volunteers who represented the League. A pawsome time was had by all!
Did you and your pup attend Saturday’s event? Tweet your photos to us @arlboston. We’d love to see them, especially if you have an ARL alum!
Photo Credit: Aoife Austin
Our number one goal was to spread the word about our summer campaign of finding homes for 1200 cats and dogs by August 31. We think people got the message!
Photo credit: Maria L. Uribe
The first dog parade at Fenway Park captured on the big screen!
Photo Credit: Aoife Austin
Looks like seven-month-old Rodeo is a Red Sox fan!
Tamo Terrace was Crowded with Animal Lovers Yesterday
Last night’s Young Professionals event was a blast! Thank you to everyone who attended our YP Night on Tamo Terrace. Despite the thunderstorm, we had a terrific turnout and there were many new faces. Guests enjoyed complimentary appetizers, a variety of raffle prizes and of course, the great company of fellow animal lovers. As seems to be the norm in Boston this summer, there was even a rainbow over the harbor.
Thanks to generous donations from the Seaport Hotel three lucky winners received a gift certificate to Tamo Bar, a gift certificate to Aura Restaurant or a one night stay at the Seaport Hotel. Our next event is on Wednesday, August 21 and is open to everyone. This Canines & Cocktails event at the Seaport Hotel will be dog-friendly!
We are accepting new members for the group. In order to join you must be between the ages of 21-35 and have a passion for animals! You can learn more about the benefits of joining the group on our website or become a member now by registering below.
Join Our YP Group to Enjoy Exclusive Events Like this One at the Seaport Hotel
Share photos of your pet with people who understand!
If you’re not a member of your Young Professionals Group yet, you should definitely register before July 28. On Monday, the 29 our YPs have an opportunity to enjoy Chef Robert Tobin’s complimentary summer appetizers, a cash bar, raffle prizes and great conversations with fellow animal lovers at Tamo Terrace at the Seaport Hotel! This event is open to YP members only!
In order to join the group you must be between the ages of 21-35 and have a passion for animals! You can learn more about the benefits of joining the group on our website or become a member now by registering below.