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Animal Rescue League of Berks County

58 Kennel Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508

Our Mission

We protect animals, provide a safe haven and promote innovative programs and services to help both people and animals in need throughout Berks County.

Adoption Policy

Benefits of Adoption from the ARL:
All animals will receive:
Spay / Neuter
Check-ins from staff

Giving a shelter animal a home!

Before You Arrive:
Be prepared to spend an hour or more for the whole process.
Heads of the household and children living in the household should be present.
If you have another dog, we recommend he/she should come in to meet the new dog.
To expedite your adoption experience, please fill out the appropriate Adopter Profile and bring it with you when you come in to adopt a pet. They are also available at the shelter for you to complete.

Please note:
Out of state adoptions will be approved at the discretion of the ARL management staff on a case by case basis for special circumstances.

Adoption process:
At the ARL, we consider ourselves to be great matchmakers! Your adoption process starts by gathering information about the type of pet you’re looking for to help you think through the desired personality traits of the pet you’re hoping to adopt. Adopters can also come with a pet in mind after browsing our available pets on our website. Then, our adoption counselors work one on one with you to introduce you to pets at the shelter who they think would be best suited to you and your family. After you have spent some time with your selected pets, your adoption counselor will review everything we know about the pet’s medical, personality and behavior history (including any notes that his/her previous owner may have made). If your adoption counselor and your family think the pet is a great fit for you and your family, unless otherwise noted, you will be able to take the pet home that day.

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc., in its sole discretion, may approve or deny your adoption application for any animal for any reason whatsoever.

  • day hours
    Monday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wednesday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Friday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Saturday 12:00pm - 5pm
    Sunday 12:00pm - 5pm

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