Animal programs

Animal Rescue League opens home for vacation app

The program tries to place pets in foster care to spend the holiday season in the warmth of a home

Birdsboro, Pa .– The Animal Rescue League of Berks County has opened applications for families who may be interested in becoming short-term foster homes for the holidays so that pets can enjoy the warmth and happiness. of the season in the comfort of a home rather than at the refuge.

“A shelter can be a very stressful environment for an animal, especially during this season,” said Tatiana Foronda, ARL’s pet placement manager. “This program is a great opportunity for families who want to help a pet but don’t have the time to make a long-term commitment to do so and it’s a great way to do something small but so important. for a refuge animal. “

A selection of available adoptable pets will be available for families to take home on December 23e or 24e and return on January 2, 2022. After applying to www.berksarl.org, families will be qualified by the Pet Placement team and paired with a pet. The team will contact the families accepted during the week of December 19e and an animal placement specialist will make sure the foster animal is a good match for its family and other pets in the house.

All pets will return home with a “suitcase” filled with supplies, food, and other instructions on how to ensure a successful and happy placement experience. If, for some reason, the family decides that the animal they have been paired with is not suitable for their home, they can return their pet, while also receiving support from the hospitality team. ‘ARL.

The application to the program is available from December 13e – 21st.

Last year, 31 pets were placed with families to enjoy all the great vacation news and 5 of them were adopted by their vacation families.

To learn more about Home for the Holidays or to complete an application, please visit the ARL website at www.berksarl.org/home-for-the-holidays-2021 or contact the ARL at 610-373-8830.


The Berks County Animal Rescue League is a 501c3 nonprofit community animal welfare charitable center that cares for approximately 5,000 animals in need each year. We also offer human-animal support resources, low cost veterinary services, animal control programs, and animal cruelty investigations and humane laws in Berks County, PA.