Adoption  Options


Volunteer    Variations 

Noteworthy News

The Brookhaven Animal Rescue League was established in 1981 and is a nonprofit, limited-admission, volunteer-based animal welfare organization.

Brookhaven Animal Rescue League



If you can't adopt, foster.  If you can’t foster, donate.  If you can’t donate, volunteer.  If you can’t volunteer, educate.


Want to help the animals?

Your donations keep us going...

BARL is a 501 (c)3 charity and all donations are tax-deductible.  We do not receive any government funding and depend on donations from the public, businesses, grants and our numerous fund-raising efforts.  Please give.


BARL's "Twelve Strays of Christmas" offers 1/2 price adoption fees on some special dogs.  

Click on the green button below to see their photos. 

Achilles has scars dues to some hot liquid being poured on her.  See her photos towards bottom of this page.  Please bring joy to her world, and give her a home.  


Yummy to their tummy...

Puppy Chow always needed at BARL

We encourage anyone who

uses Purina to cut out

the weight circle on the

side of the food bag and

send them to BARL.  

We are able to turn these

weight circles in to Purina

to receive $7 checks we 

can use to help purchase

puppy food.

The Purina Weight Circles to BARL, P.O. Box 3477, Brookhaven, MS  39603.  Click on the grey button for more details: 

Our "Pretty Please" Holiday Wish List...

  • Purina Puppy Chow

  • Canned Dog Food

  • Small Dog/Puppy Collars

  • 13 Gallon Garbage Bags

  • 55 Gallon Drum Liners  (Garbage Bags)

  • Odoban

  • Bleach

  • Gift Cards to local hardware and home improvement stores (Just like a house, we are continually making repairs at the Adoption Center.)

Please drop donations off at the Adoption Center.  A receipt will be provided for you.

BARL presents...

" Twelve Strays of Christmas"

In celebration of the holidays, BARL is highlighting some of our awesome dogs.  These special dogs have spoken with Santa, and they are hoping their wish will come true - to be in a home for Christmas.  

In order to get yours and Santa's attention, BARL is offering a special adoption fee of only $37.50 for each of the dogs listed below.  They all have had the works as far as being vet checked, tested for disease, vaccinated, spay/neutered, micro-chipped and loved.  All they need now, is a home with a person or family to call their own.  If you aren't ready to add a pet to your household, please spread the word about our "Twelve Strays of Christmas" to all your friends.  

​Take a look at their photos and descriptions on our scrolling pet list above or click on the red button.    

Thanks in advance for giving them a chance.

Carrot Top          C.J.     ​     Delores          Diamond Girl           Furby     

Hershey's Kisses       Bates       Hot Spot         Inca    

Noel (adopted)    Say Hey - Mollie (adopted)       Tiffany (adopted)      

We encourage everyone to shop locally and visit the businesses who support the animals; however, if you can't find what you need locally and need to shop online, you can still support BARL.

Shop through www.goodshop.com

and a percentage of many of your purchases will be donated to BARL. 

Plus, search

the web using www.goodsearch.com & with every search you'll raise a penny for BARL & pennies add up to dollars!  

Gift Suggestions for Pet Lovers...

1.  Make a donation to BARL in their honor.  We will notify them of your special gift.  

2.  Purchase them a BARL membership.  $10 student, $15 individual, $25 family, 

$30 business, and $125 lifetime.  

3.  Purchase a $50 engraved brick to

be placed at the Adoption Center in

their honor.  The engraving can include

their name, the name of their special pet, 

or other information. (These bricks can also

be made in memory of a person or pet.)

Details on our Membership program and

Engraved Brick program, can be found by

clicking on the blue button or looking on

the donate page of this website.

4. Purchase a BARL T-Shirt at the Adoption Center or at PetSense. 

Please send in your donations by December 20th, if you need us to notify someone about the donation before Christmas.  Thank you.

Keep your pets warm this winter.  Click on the gray button for more information.

Gift idea!  

BARL T-shirts are

available for $15 at

the Adoption Center

or at PetSense in


(Add $2 for 2XL

or larger.)

Limited supply.

Want to do something special for the pups?

Buy a bed to help keep them comfy at the Adoption Center while they wait for their new family. Click on the "Donate a Kuranda Bed" photo, place your order, and they'll ship the bed directly to the animals.

Let this homeless pet be your "Achilles" heel...

While he’s not the Greek heroic warrior, one could see him as a hero.  Achilles’ back has several blotches where he was burned with some type of hot liquid.  The vet was not sure what it was, but it has not deterred Achilles in any way.  He seems very intent on being attentive to any humans around him.  He’s very sweet and gets along well with the dogs at the adoption center. Achilles is almost a year old and has been fully vaccinated and neutered.  While he's a little camera shy, he's still a great looking lad.  Come visit him.  He would love a home for the holidays.