Resources for Pet Owners

image-servicesMany times, pet owners find themselves in less than desirable situations and think that the only way out is to surrender their animal.  At the Animal Rescue League, we want to help you KEEP your animal and recommend researching the following options before surrendering your pet.

Behavior & Training: If your animal is not behaving in a way to is acceptable, don’t give up! There are excellent trainers in Berks County that can help you through many behavioral issues.

The Virtuous Dog

Awesome Dawgs Dog Training

Food Pantry: Things happen and sometimes you can’t afford food for your pets.  There is help for you!

Greater Berks Food Bank

Low-Cost Vet Care: Routine vet care is important for the continued health of your pet. Prices vary greatly from vet to vet, so we recommend calling several offices to compare pricing. There are also organizations that can offer financial assistance.

The ARL offers Vaccine Clinics on the 4th Saturday of the month from April-October.  Please check our event calendar for details on the next clinic.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter: The ARL offers low cost spay/neuter surgery to the public.  Click here to learn more.

Day-to-Day Care: Have you gotten a new job that requires more time away from home?  Are there less people available to help care for your pets? No problem! Pet sitters and doggie day-cares are excellent resources when you feel you don’t have enough time.

Berks Pet Care

Ridgewood Canine Camp

Need to Move? Yes, pet friendly housing DOES exist! Be sure to check local classified ads for housing and follow the links for some pet friendly apartments complexes:,sm_dogs,lg_dogs,other_pets/map_v
additional pet-friendly apartment complexes


Insurance Woes? Not everyone knows that many insurance companies do not allow homeowners to have “restricted breeds” in their home (ie: bully breeds, rottweilers, German Shepherds, Dobermans, etc.) until it’s too late.  If your homeowners insurance has been cancelled, don’t panic! There are several local agencies that WILL issue homeowner’s policies regardless of the dog breed you have in your home.

State Farm Insurance

Farmers Insurance