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Have you ever wondered why AARF and it's volunteers do what they do?   




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Interested in Adopting a new furbaby?  We have just the one (or two!) for you, waiting patiently to become a loving member of your family.  Start now by filling out an application for a cat, email it to address on the application or drop it by AARF House at 311 Harvey Street  Winston-Salem,NC.  Then check out PetFinder for your perfect match! You can be preapproved for a cat or kitten, so that when find your perfect match, they can go with you that day!  If you are looking for a dog you can visit them any Saturday from Noon until 3PM at AARF House, 311 Harvey Street  Winston-Salem, NC or you can check them out on PetFinder .  Contact their foster for any additional information you may want.  You will never be sorry for adopting!  




Scentsy fundraiser to benefit AARF.


100% of all commission earned will be donated to benefit Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation.

When you're ready to order, visit: https://guyswithscents.scentsy.us/party/8034355/aarf-fundraiser. Your order will be delivered right to your front door!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Josh Morris & Brandon Andresen




Matching Fund Raiser was a

  wonderful SUCCESS!


AARF collected $9237.00!!!!

Our fantastic Mystery Donor will be sending his check in the next week of so. We will end of up with $17,237.00 from this fund raiser. It is so needed and so very appreciated.

Thank you ALL for your contributions and for your help in rounding up contributions. This just proves once again that AARF has the best Volunteers ever!



Thanks to WXII News 12 for the wonderful coverage helping AARF promote this fund raiser!






Are you wondering how you are going to care for your pet as you age in place? Are you wondering if you should adopt a pet as you age in place? This guide will help you decide on the best choice for you. Studies have shown that owning a pet can be physically and mentally beneficial for people of all ages. In the case of senior citizens, “just 15 minutes bonding with an animal sets off a chemical chain reaction in the brain, lowering levels of the fight-or-flight hormone, cortisol, and increasing production of the feel-good hormone serotonin. The result: heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels immediately drop. Over the long term, pet and human interactions can lower cholesterol levels, fight depression and may even help protect against heart disease and stroke”

Pet Adoption for Seniors





 Oodles and Oodles of Cuteness
In our.....


These are are featured Cats and Kittens for the week, but by no means is this all of our cuteness! Check these out and if you don't find the perfect match for you, check out PetFinder.

Let me introduce you to:

DOB 2007
Male - DSH Black Glossy Senior Gentleman


Nimmie is a handsome fellow born in 2007. He has a soft silky black coat with just a few white hairs on his chest. Nimmie is looking for a quiet home where he can spend time with his very own person. He absolutely loves people. He would prefer to be an only cat He loves to be held and has a big purr.
Contact Foster kedithekitty@yahoo.com


Carla Ponti
DOB 3/27/2017
Female - DSH Black Beauty

Feisty-sweet Carla Ponti kitten & only daughter of her uber elegant momcat Sophia Loren Pretty Ponti is the runt of the litter with a big spirit!
She loves human contact as well as ferocious playtime with her three brothers. She most resembles sibling “Cary Grant.”
She has a pleasing voice and very good nature. She treats her human as a cherished companion.
Contact Foster Mom, Marie mlmetalsmith@yahoo.com


DOB 4/2017
Female DSH Black Darling


 Lily is the leader of her little pack! She loves exploring, playing, and is very affectionate. She enjoys being cuddled and held. She is a little shy around strangers, but once she gets to know you, she really lets her hair down! Lily has never been around dogs or small children, but gets along well with other cats and people. Lily was born in late April 2017.

Contact foster mom Carmen at carmenblack3@gmail.com for more information.

DOB 3/2017
Female - DSH Black (and white) Princess


 Hi. My name is Missy. I think of myself as more of an Ariel. You can see I have princess written all over me with my fine delicate features and silky soft fur. I am sweet and affectionate, and definitely a bit magical. I was born in March 2017.
Contact Foster, Rebecca rebecca.aarf@vpng.com


DOB Spring 2016
Female DMH Black Shiny Doll Baby


My name is Mystique and I am an absolute darling girl. I have a beautiful satiny black silky coat and lovely green eyes. I enjoy being petted, especially having my head rubbed and am quite a socialite. I'd love to join your social circle. Come by the AARF house and meet me. I am the girl with the lovely fuchsia necklace. I was born in the spring of 2016. Contact Foster Mom Sara sara.adolfsson123@gmail.com

DOB 5/25/17
Male - DSH Black Baby with 2 White Spots



I was put in a strange truck at Walmart on a very hot day. Good thing the owner of the vehicle was a quick shopper. I am doing well and enjoy playing with 2 other foster kittens. I am used to a dog. My estimated DOB is 5/25/2017. I am a black kitten with 2 white spots on my neck and tummy.
Contact my foster Mom mustangmama53@gmail.com for more information.

DOB 5/17/17
Male - DSH Black and White Tuxedo



 Hi, I'm Rizzoli and I'm a really quiet boy. I like to watch the other crazy kittens running all over the place while I wait for foster mom to come and pick ME up. She thinks I plan being quiet so I get more attention...shhhhh, don't tell her she's right! I do love a good cuddle and a nose kiss and she's teaching me to play with her and the crazies. Actually I'm beginning to like that too...oh no, am I turning into a crazy too????? She says that I will do well in my forever home if I am a well rounded kitten, whatever that means. But I do try to listen and learn from her. She's conducting what she calls interviews, for my new family. Call her and set a time to meet me, please! I think I'm ready for my very own home and family.

I am up to date on age appropriate shots and have tested negative for FIV and FELV. I love the other cats (crazy and all) in my foster home and even those giant things she calls dogs!
Contract my foster mama, Crystal at 336-253-8001 or crystal.aarf@gmail.com

DOB 4/1/17
Male - DSH Black Quiet Little Guy

Poppy is a quiet guy,a loner. He likes to spend his time quietly, but will play with others. When he wants attention though, he will walk up to you and fall over, presenting his belly for scratches.
Contact Foster Mom deannaschmehl@gmail.com for more information.

DOB May 2016
Female - DSH Black and White Tuxedo with Swag

Page is a sweet little girl. Full of personality and energy.
She loves to play and gets along great with her siblings and also her other foster mates. When Page was born her back legs were weak causing them to be unsteady but this has not slowed her down one bit!! And her legs are getting stronger every day. She has swag!
Page is current on vaccinations.
Contact Foster Mom, Debbie dishdd@aol.com







 A BIG thank you to Camel City BBQ Factory for the wonderful food they provided for our Annual Volunteers Shindig last night!
We ate and ate and laughed and laughed! Such a fun evening spent with great friends with the great food that Camel City was gracious enough to donate for AARF.!




Eight is Enough Pearl!

 Beautiful Pearl had her babies in the early morning hours of July 3rd.  Thankfully she had lucked into a birthing room at a very experienced Foster's home because her litter was EIGHT!  Eight teeny tiny squirmy black and white and gray and gray and white kittens.  She and her babies need your financial help.  One of our wonderful volunteers has set up a GoFundMe page for her medical expenses.  If you can find it in your heart to help this new mama she and her babies will surely be apprecatitive!  




AARF is honored to receive a $3000 grant from the Petco Foundation to help extend our efforts and serve the Petco Foundation’s mission to raise the quality of life for pets and people who love and need them.#PetcoFoundation

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 July 3, 2017 at 8:45 will be AARF puppy day at Fox8! Don't forget to tune in to see what adorable puppy Sandy Mayberry will bring!


 McTavish - the Fox8 Star of the Week!


Rebecca's very own 4 week old darlings! 






AARF has recently negotiated an agreement to partner with PetSmart so that we are able to have cats in their adoption centers at both the Hanes Mall Blvd.location and Hanes Mill Rd. stores. This is a great benefit to have at least ten cats that can be shown for adoption at high traffic places with longer hours than our AARF house location. PetSmart has also been kind enough to give us large boxes of food, litter and toys for our house cats. We greatly appreciate this opportunity to work with PetSmart to get even more cats and kittens adopted into great homes! Thank you PetSmart!!!! 




 2017 Adoptions





June 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017 AARF had adoptions of:  

 53 Cats  and 20 Dogs

May 1 through May 31, 2017 AARF had adoptions of:

 52 Cats and 24 Dogs.

  April 1 through April 30, 2017 AARF had adoptions of:
39 Cats and 21 Dogs.

March 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017 AARF had adoptions of:
44 Cats and 28 Dogs.

February 1 through February 28, 2017 AARF had adoptions of:
46 Cats and 35 Dogs.

January 1 through January 31, 2017 AARF had adoptions of:
23 Cats and 33 Dogs.



If you are looking for the perfect furpal then AARF is the place to come!  If you have adopted from AARF already please accept our thanks for providing one of our babies a wonderful home!  If you are looking for worthy causes to donate to then AARF is most definitely one of those very special and worthy causes. Please take this opportunity to help the future of our cats and dogs with your donation today!  With your help we can do even more life saving! You never know when YOUR next Fur-family member will show up at AARF house because of YOUR donation today!!



We also have a "Wish List" HERE.  If you shop Amazon you can easily purchase our Wish List items HERE. These kinds of donations are extremely important to AARF also!



 AARF is proudly supported by the Petco Foundation





Location & Hours

Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation
311 Harvey Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

336-768-PETS (7387)




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Adoption Fairs:


  • Mondays 12-4pm (cats only)

  • Tuesdays 12-6pm  (cats only)

  • Wednesdays 12-6pm (cats only)

  • Fridays 12-6pm (cats only)

  • Saturdays 12-4pm  (cats)

  • Saturdays  12-3pm (dogs) 


All gifts to AARF are tax deductible.


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