Ready For Love

It can be intimidating trying to find the perfect pet before having the chance to get to know them in your home, so luckily the staff at the Animal Rescue League of Boston is happy to do that for you!


“After spending time with Brownie I was able to get a feel for what it would be like if this affectionate, loveable and quirky pup were my own.  If you’re worried about disturbing neighbors, rest assured Brownie is not a barker. She enjoys quietly observing the neighborhood buzz rather than barking at it. As far as her activity within the house, Brownie loves having someone to follow around (that’s if she’s not busy rolling around with her toys or squirrel-watching from your window.) This gentle 2 year-old mixed breed has all the attributes a future dog owner could desire. She is attentive and obedient, only crawling onto the couch or into bed once invited. Brownie will sleep through the night at your side or peacefully in her own bed until you’re ready to start your day with her. Most importantly, Brownie is house trained, so you don’t have to worry about coming home to any surprises.  


Brownie benefits greatly from exercising daily. If you’re a runner she will eagerly trot alongside you and does best with her gentle leader. She doesn’t take much interest in dogs or people passing by so you don’t have to worry about being slowed down. If you’re not a runner Brownie won’t mind as long as she gets a few good walks in for the day!

Brownie is the perfect fit for almost any home, she gets along well with other playful dogs and loves cuddling with her human companions.  If you’re interested in giving Brownie the forever home she deserves, contact our Boston shelter to meet her…She will be patiently waiting!” – Mandy Pleshaw, Veterinary Technician at BVC

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 Update: With the Blizzard of 2013 thankfully now behind us, we are pleased to report that all of our shelter animals, staff and facilities are safe and secure. We would especially like to recognize our employees for their above-and-beyond contributions, including working around the clock throughout the weekend to care for our animals, for ensuring that our building was prepared and accessible during the storm, and for coordinating the transport of animals from our Brewster facility during a power outage on Saturday. We are happy to report that the League’s Boston, Brewster and Dedham branches have now returned to normal hours of operation.

Holiday Hours

HOLIDAY HOURS: Our Boston, Brewster and Dedham Adoption Centers will be closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.