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Our Featured Boston, MA Partner:

Animal Rescue League of Boston

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

10 Chandler Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 226-5602
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http://www.arlboston.org

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About Our Shelter:

The Boston facility serves as the headquarters for the Animal Rescue League of Boston. The site houses the administrative offices, extensive animal housing, an adoption center, an outpatient veterinary clinic, four ambulances, and the majority of the law enforcement department.

Donate to Our Shelter...

https://secure2.convio.net/arlb/site/Donation2?df_id=1040&1040.donation=form1

Our Adoption Process:

.The Animal Rescue League of Boston requires the following documentation as part of the adoption process:

Proof that adopter is 21 years of age or older
A Massachusetts ID with valid current address (No Student IDs) - or any Government Issued ID along with piece of mail with current address (ie water bill, tax bill, phone bill etc)
Complete an application and interview with adoption personnel

Pet Adoption Fees
Cats 5 months and younger $200
Cats 6 months to 3 years $150
Cats 4 years to 7 years $125
Cats 8 years and older $100
Dogs 5 months and younger $450
Dogs 6 months to 7 years $300
Dogs 8 years and older $200
Rabbits $75, pair for $125
Guinea Pigs $35, pair $50
Ferrets $90, pair $150
Small Animals $25+, dependent on species
Birds $10-$150+, dependent on species

Adoption fee includes the following:
Initial health screening and veterinary examination
Initial vaccinations
Spaying or Neutering
Veterinary care valued at up to $200 should your pet develop a shelter-related illness within the first seven days of adoption
Rabies vaccination for dogs, cats and ferrets
Permanent microchip identification and registration
Heartworm test and 1st dose of preventative medication for dogs
1st dose of flea prevention/treatment for dogs and cats
Feline Leukemia test for cats
Deworming for intestinal parasites
Tag, collar, and leash or carrier

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.