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.
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
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NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
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