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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) 

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 Welcome to AARF!





Have you ever wondered why AARF and it's

 volunteers do what they do?


 Your answer awaits! 



AARF Animation


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 or dog, 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 so that when you find your perfect match, they can go with you that day!  You will never be sorry for adopting




AARF's annual Puppy and Kitten shower will be held Saturday, April 29th at AARF House from Noon until 4PM. There will be refreshments and puppy kisses and kitten snuggles! Please stop by and say Hi and bring the babies a little something special.


Click here to get all the details:


An  AARF   Benefit


The inaugural year of Party 4 Paws will be a fun Broadway Theme with food by Providence Catering, Bar by Hoots Brewery and music by the Matt Kendrick Trio!

  All proceeds will help pay the medical needs of our cats and dogs. 

Join us

Friday, June 9, 2017

6 pm to 9 pm

The Barn at Reynolda

106 Reynolda Rd

Winston-Salem, NC



 Limited tickets available

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Pet of the Week is Amelia! Check her out with Janice Freeman!




 AARF is in desperate need of Clumping Litter! Can you help?????










Meet Mr. Rhett Butler! This is television debut with Cindy Farmer and Emily Byrd 

Please consider donating to help Lucy!



When Lucy's owner passed away, the remaining family refused to provide even the most basic of care for this poor Coonhound. She was left chained in their backyard with no food or water or attention of any kind. She was found and brought into the AARF program.  Lucy spent a week under the care of a veterinarian. Many thanks to everyone who cared enough to help bring Lucy to a safe place, where she can heal and eventually find her perfect forever home.  It truly takes a village. Lucy's recovery is going to be very long and difficult. Her veterinary bills will be very expensive. If you are able to contribute to this effort, please donate HERE. All donations go directly to AARF.





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!!!!  Go check out our cats and kittens at either PetSmart! 


Despite the hard work of shelters and rescues everywhere, it is estimated that millions of dogs and cats enter America’s shelters each year, and more than half of them will never leave. While great progress has been made, accurate and comprehensive nation-wide data does not exist. It’s precisely this data that will guide good decision-making, and help us save thousands of sheltered animals’ lives. The numbers really do count.

Data drives the decisions that can help save companion animals’ lives and prevent homelessness. Since January 2016, including AARF, many shelters have collected and reported important data. But the time has come for all shelters on a national level to collect and report critical data. AARF is proud to participate in reporting critical data to Shelter Animals Count!