October 22, 2018

Breed Profile: Yorkshire Terrier

by Lauren R. Tharp Known as “Yorkies” to those who love them, the Yorkshire Terrier originated in Yorkshire, England (how appropriate, no?) where they were originally used to catch rats in clothing mills. Perky, fun, and utterly adorable, this toy breed was first recognized by the AKC in 1885 and currently reigns as the third […]

Breed Profile: Boston Terrier

By Alisha Corsi With their refined personalities and dapper tuxedo markings, Boston Terriers are known as the “American Gentlemen” of dog breeds. Originating in the stables of Boston (where else would they?), Boston Terriers were the first US breed to be recognized by the American Kennel Club, making them the all-American dog! Physical Traits Size […]

Meet Gwen Stefani!

Meet Gwen Stefani!

Who doesn’t want to adopt a dog named after the famous music star, right? Well check out your adoptable dog of the week, Gwen Stefani! Gwen here was found as a stray before making her way to ARL. This sweet lady is 4 years old and weighs a solid 45 pounds. She a very athletic […]

Meet Rich

Meet Rich

Today is March 23rd which means it is National Puppy Day! Do you need another reason to consider pet adoption today? If adopting a new furry animal isn’t in your immediate plans, please visit one of the many local Boston animal shelters or rescues and give these homeless animals some desperately needed attention. One dog […]

Breed Profile: German Shepherd

Breed Profile: German Shepherd

by Lauren R. Tharp The fourth most popular breed in the United States, the German Shepherd has long been known for its heroic exploits and loyalty as a family pet.  First recognized by the AKC in 1908, the German Shepherd is the leading police, military, and guard dog breed in the world…and is also known […]

Breed Profile: Chihuahua

Chihuahua Profile by Lauren R. Tharp The Chihuahua: Little Dogs with Big Attitudes While Chihuahuas don’t actually have Mexican accents like they do in the movies and on television, they do originate from Mexico. Chihuahua, Mexico, to be specific (go figure?). Recognized by the AKC in 1904, Chihuahuas are estimated to be the oldest—and smallest!—breed […]

Breed Profile: Pugs

by Lauren R. Tharp Rumored to have first appeared before 400 B.C., the Pug is one of the world’s oldest dog breeds.  Originating in Asia, the Pug shares a similar bloodline to that of the Pekingese. People pleasers by nature, the Pug reigns as the 12th most popular dog breed in the United States (according […]

Breed Profile: Golden Retriever

Breed Profile:  Golden Retriever

By Lauren R. Tharp The second most popular dog in the United States (according to AKC registration records), the Golden Retriever originated as a hunting dog, roaming the Scottish Highlands, in the late 1800s. Now known for being excellent guide dogs and search and rescue dogs, the Golden Retriever was officially recognized as a breed […]

Meet Merry Maxine!

Meet Merry Maxine!

Meet Maxine! She’s a 7 year old female Labrador mix who was transferred to the Animal Rescue League of Boston from another rescue organization. Maxine was actually transferred from the Dakin Animal Shelter in Springfield after the tornado hit. Thankfully all of the shelter animals were safe but to help make space for the animals […]

Fit for A King

Fit for A King

Meet King! This handsome man is a 10 month old Pitbull Mix who was transferred from a shelter in Springfield after the tornado hit. Thankfully all of the shelter animals, staff, and volunteers were okay but ARL took some shelter animals from them to make space for other animals that may have been affected by […]