Tag Archives: Berks ARL

The Berks ARL’s Grey Muzzle Foster Program

Do you love older pets or ones with special needs? The Berks ARL’s Grey Muzzle program needs you! The ARL is always looking for foster homes who would be willing to provide temporary care for older or special needs pets while they look for their forever homes. How does it work? • The ARL pays for vet care, you only need to provide food and toys (and love of course!) • The ARL will do a home visit and check vet references to ensure that the pet is going into a good environment. • If you have one or more dogs, they must visit the ARL’s shelter to meet a foster dog to ensure that they will get along. And your pets must be up-to-date on vaccines and have current licenses. • Foster homes must have their own transportation, commit to providing the pet with proper vet care and adequate exercise, and can bring the pet to the shelter when necessary to meet potential adopters. If you are interested in volunteering as a foster parent, please download and fill out a foster application: http://www.berksarl.org/Foster%20application%202013.pdf You can mail, fax, or stop in the shelter to drop off your application. Upon review, you will have a one-on-one interview with their foster coordinator to ensure your home and circumstances are appropriate for fostering. Thank you for considering being a foster parent with Gray Muzzle. If you have any more questions, please email MTocker@berksarl.org or call (610) 373-8830 extension 119. Animal Rescue League of Berks County ATTN: Foster Program P.O. Box 69 Mohnton, PA 19540 Fax Number: (610) 372-6374 Physical address: Animal Rescue League of Berks County 58 Kennel Road Birdsboro, PA 19508 www.berksarl.org

Berks ARL Horse For Adoption

Hi, my name is Monkey!! I’m a very handsome and sweet 15-year-old Morgan mix gelding. I am looking for my forever home with someone who will enjoy my affectionate nature. I am coming from a stressful situation and have just lost my best horse friend. I like other horses but can be stubborn at times. 4 years ago, I had a rear leg injury that limits me to trail riding or just being a pasture pet. I do well with ground work and the farrier. I have not been worked for 2 years so I need a little refresher course. I am a quick learner and I know all my basic commands. Please consider adopting me to be your best friend. Contact Alison at 610-373-8830 ext. 105. www.berksarl.org Monkey the horse


PEDALING4PAWS TO VISIT THE ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF BERKS COUNTY Reading, PA — June 13, 2013 — For the fourth consecutive year, Pedaling4Paws has included the Animal Rescue League in their fundraising efforts. This 5-day, 500-mile charity bike ride begins in West Chester, PA on June 18 and visits selected animal rescue groups before reaching their endpoint of Ogdensburg, NY near the Canadian border on June 22. Pedaling4Paws’ first stop after leaving West Chester on June 18 is the ARL; they are expected to arrive around 11:00am. Your coverage of this exciting event would be greatly appreciated to further their cause and give awareness to the public. For more information about Pedaling4Paws, please visit www.pedaling4paws.org. The Animal Rescue League of Berks County is the only open admission shelter in Berks County, Pennsylvania, accepting more than 10,000 animals annually. The shelter runs at maximum capacity throughout the year, providing adoption programs, spay/neuter clinics, community outreach, education, animal welfare investigation, and more. 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. “Where no animal is left behind, even the ones other shelters turn away.” 58 Kennel Road Birdsboro, PA 19508 610-373-8830 www.BerksARL.org

The Berks ARL Annual Open House and Adopt-a-thon!

Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16 9:00am - 9:00pm each day This event is an annual tradition at the ARL! They will be open for 12 hours both days with lots of great adoptable pets, auctions, raffles, food and baked goods for sale, and other fun family activities. The Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile will be there on Saturday, June 15 from noon until 3:00pm for blood donations. Please call Kim at 484-269-8630 to make an appointment. For more information, go to www.berksarl.org

Meet Cardigan from the Berks ARL

Hey, I’m Cardigan! I’m a 6-year-old spayed female DSH brown and black tiger at the Berks ARL. I’ve been at the shelter since October and I’m getting very lonely here. I don’t want to spend my golden years by myself. I’m very sweet and affectionate. I love being petted, snuggling, and giving kisses. I’m looking for a steady companion to travel on the road of life with. To learn more, go to: www.berksarl.org berks arl cardigan  

Grey Muzzle Foster Program Seminar

Saturday, April 27 – Grey Muzzle Foster Program Seminar 1:00pm at the shelter Did you ever consider fostering a dog or cat?? Well now is your chance to become informed. Please attend our fostering seminar given by Marcy Tocker, Foster Coordinator at the Animal Rescue League, and Vicky Hoffman who has fostered dogs for shelters and various dog rescues over the past 14 years. You will learn how easy it is to become a “foster parent.” www.berksarl.org  

Berks ARL Dog Walkers’ Orientation Class Announcement

Saturday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 30 – Dog Walkers’ Orientation Class ARL’s Education Room 11:00am on April 13; 6:30pm on April 30 Effective January 1, the ARL has upgraded their volunteer dog walking policy. They are now using a color coding system. All volunteer dog walkers will be able to walk the dogs labeled “green.” In order to walk the dogs labeled “purple,” you will need to attend one of our volunteer orientation classes. Once completed, then you will be allowed to walk both “green” and “purple” coded dogs. All attendees must be over 16 years of age. Please email Kristi at krodriguez@berksarl.org to register for one of them. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Berks ARL, go to: www.berksarl.org