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Animal Rescue League of Boston

3981 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631

Our Mission

For 120 years, The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) has responded to the needs of animals and the people who care about them. In fact, we are often the first to respond. With over 800 dedicated volunteers and 100 staff members, ARL lends unwavering support to local animals, families, and neighborhoods.

We provide outstanding veterinary care, adoption, and rescue services. We also confront the root causes of animal cruelty and neglect through special police investigation and advocacy aimed at strengthening the laws that protect animals. Last year alone, we served more than 16,700 animals in need.

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Adoption Policy

We require the following as part of the adoption process:

- Adopter must be 18 years of age or older
- A current government-issued ID (no student IDs)
- Have a conversation with an ARL adoption counselor
- A photo of the cage your pet will live in, if adopting a small animal or bird

Learn more about ARL’s adoption fees and search adoptables at

  • day hours
    Monday CLOSED
    Tuesday 1:00pm-6:30pm
    Wednesday 1:00pm-6:30pm
    Thursday 1:00pm-6:30pm
    Friday 1:00pm-6:30pm
    Saturday 1:00pm-6:30pm
    Sunday 1:00pm-6:30pm

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