Today! Pet-Friendly Spring Event at BVC

Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny!

FIVER will be at BVC's event this afternoon.

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!

 

Tips for Tails at Centre Street Cafe in JP

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.

03-22-14 Photo Marc with DogLearn 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!

 

Adoptable Dogs to Visit with Mirabelle at Pawsh!

Donations for ARL Accepted During Children’s Book Signing Event Tomorrow, 3/16

mirabelleAdoptable 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!

 

Pet Photos with Santa Today!

All Proceeds Benefit the ARL

Come in from the cold and join Boston Veterinary Care today from 1-3PM to have your pet’s photo taken with Santa! Hot cider and treats for both pets and humans alike will be provided. All proceeds benefit the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

Donate to a good cause, enjoy some refreshments and have a lasting keepsake of your furry family member – a photo with Santa! Check out the event on Facebook! Your donation will help shelter pets find a ‘Home For The Holidays’!

Please be sure that cats and small pets are in a suitable carrier for their safety.

Thank you in advance for your contribution!

We hope to see you there!

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Join the ARL at the South End Tree Lighting

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!

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Howl-o-ween Party Today at the Seaport Hotel

Join the Seaport Hotel and the ARL for a dog-friendly Howl-o-ween Party today from 1-3pm!

10-22 Halloween Safety Tips_ThumbWe 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.

 

YP Event this Wednesday in Beacon Hill

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.

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YPs! Come Sip and Shop, You’ll be Helping Animals!

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.

SIGN-UP NOW

Sip & Shop

 

The Adoptathon is Here!

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.

Hours
Boston: 11a.m.-8p.m.
Brewster: 11a.m.-6p.m.
Dedham: 11a.m.-7p.m.

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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!

 

Animal Rescue League of Boston To Host Take Me Home Today Adoptathon August 31

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.”

DSC_1227Animal 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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