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

8445 Alice
Baby Girl
8513 Bunny border 2
C6537 Callie



    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

    arl midnight cat3
    arl milan
    arl ninja2
    arl penny cat1
    arl sampson lab1
    arl slim lady2
    arl Tiny the Pit Bull

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