The ARL's mission is to impact all aspects of humane treatment of animals through quality service, accommodation, and education of pet owners and the community.

Welcome to the ARL

Since 1952, tens of thousands of animals have been spared the fate of uncertainty and given the opportunity to experience a more enriching and humane life through the services provided by the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc (ARL).


The ARL’s dedication to providing shelter and care for the unwanted and abused animals of Greater Reading has resulted in a comprehensive effort to not only provide the optimum level of care, but to enhance and guarantee a humane life for over 10,000 animals annually.

At any given time we care for over 175 animals a day on our 10 acre facility, many of whom require veterinary care, rehabilitation, and training. Between the months of May through September, the shelter receives an average of 900 cats and 300 dogs per month.

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Pets to Adopt

8842 Anita
8801 Arina
8838 Barbie, 8798 Ken
8580 Charlotte
8721 Cheeky 2
8757 Cola
8845 Dibbs



Berks Animal Rescue League
58 Kennel Road Birdsboro, PA 19508
off Route 724
near Route 176 in Cumru Township
Phone: 610.373.8830

Shelter Hours
Monday & Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday & Sunday Closed

Foster Pets

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brie 10947277_1017611494920104_6234026847613111185_n
arl shiloh
arl sammy1
arl Iggy3
arl princess pit bull1

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