Find Your Perfect Match

The ARL is proud to announce Match.Dog, a brand new program designed to help you find the perfect dog!

Julie's Way Tribute

Bricks and pavers will create a pet tribute that will last a lifetime!

Welcome to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County

The mission of the Animal Rescue League of Berks County is to improve all aspects of the humane treatment of animals through quality services, accommodations, and the education of pet owners and the community.


Visit with our pets ready for adoption. Come meet your perfect match today!


Every little bit counts! Your genereous donation helps animals most in need.


Without fostering, there can be no rescue. Every year we save the lives of over 500 pets.


You can help animals that we would otherwise not be able to facilitate.

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County Inc., a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization, is seeking an Executive Director.

The shelter is located on 10 acres in Berks County, PA, near the city of Reading.  The ARL is an open admission shelter, receiving approximately 6000 animals annually, with an annual operating budget of 1.6 million dollars and a full time staff of 24.  In addition to taking in strays and unwanted animals, the ARL provides animal control and humane officer services for Berks County.  Because the majority of our funding comes from individual donors and grants, we are seeking an individual with proven interest and ability to find and develop funding sources, as well as possessing the requisite management skills to effectively run a shelter of this size.

Animal Rescue League of Berks County