Category Archives: ARL

Berks ARL Membership

When you adopt a pet from the Animal Rescue League, you automatically become an ARL member entitled to receive theirnewsletters and other special mailings. Annual membership renewal levels include:
  • Junior membership (up to 18 years of age): $15.00
  • Senior membership (65 years and older): $15.00
  • Individual membership: $25.00
  • Family membership: $50
  • Patron membership: $75
  • Benefactor membership: $100.00
You can become a new member or renew your membership by downloading and printing off the membership form linked below and mailing it to the shelter. Or you can stop by to visit them and drop off your membership information/fee. Animal Rescue League of Berks County Inc. P.O. Box 69, Mohnton, PA 19540 610-373-8830 – See more at:

The Berks ARL Pit Bull-a-Palooza

Sunday, October13th Pit Bull lovers rejoice! This event is for you and is designed to educate the public about bully breeds and to encourage responsible ownership. This event is open to the public and FREE, and while they are celebrating pits, ALL breeds are welcome to attend and participate! This event is rain or shine. Rescues & adoptable animals: Good Dogs, Green Street Animal Rescue, Cat Works Vendors: Lia Sophia, Thirty One Gifts, Nature’s Variety dog food, DAVR Chocolate, Mary Kay, Scentsy, Pinups for Pitbulls, Farmer’s Insurance, Oragami Owl, The Working K9 and more! For more information, go to:  

Berks County Dog Licenses

Pennsylvania Law requires that dogs over 12 weeks of age have and display a Pennsylvania dog license. You can purchase your dog’s license at the Berks ARL during normal business hours. Costs for a Yearly License
  • Male $8.95 Male neutered $6.95
  • Female $8.95 Female Spayed $6.95
  • Senior Citizen Discount: $2.00/license
Lifetime Licenses (requires pet to be tattooed or microchipped) are also available at the Berks ARL. Please inquire at the front desk.

Berks ARL Book Buddies

Children in grades 1-8 who are able to read at any level may visit the shelter to read to the cats in their adoption room. Similar programs at other shelters across the country have seen the benefits the program has to offer. The program will help children 004improve their reading skills while also helping the shelter animals. Cats find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing. Program Rewards Children can complete “book tickets” while participating in the program. Each ticket will require the child to complete 5 books (length does not matter). After each ticket is completed, they can begin a new one. The completed ticket can then be saved and turned in for a prize (there will be different prize levels) or enter a monthly drawing which will be displayed at the front desk. The choice is theirs. For more information regarding the program, please contact program coordinator, Kristi Rodriguez at 610-373-8830 x 120 or via email.

Pit Bull Training at the Berks ARL

To promote responsible pit bull ownership the Animal Rescue League of Berks County has partnered with Awesome Dawgs Dog Training and Whispering Springs Dog Training to offer AKC Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) training classes for any dog resembling a pitbull. For every pitbull/owner team that successfully completes the course, the ARL will earn $150 through a grant made possible by the Animal Farm Foundation Canine Good Citizen Incentive Program. This program is open to any local pitbull and owner team! For more information, go to:

Berks ARL: Beer, Food & Dogs!

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County Presents: Pub Night at Bistro on Bridge Join the ARL for its first pub night on Saturday, September 7th from 6 – 10pm. There will be craft beer tastings and food pairings, raffles and live music. Bistro on Bridge is very animal friendly and they even have a “puppy menu”. Proceeds from this event benefit the ARL, so grab a friend, buy some tickets and meet them there! Tickets are $30. For details, go to: