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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!  






Trades of Hope fundraiser to benefit AARF.

Melissa Brown is a Compassionate Entrepreneur with Trades of Hope which empowers women out of poverty around the world through selling their handmade fair trade items. From now until October 31 she is hosting a fundraiser for AARF. 15% of each purchase will be donated to AARF. Please share and invite others to "Impact the World and Impact AARF".

Thank you Melissa for doing this for AARF!!!!

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Anyone purchasing a Kuranda bed within 30 days of clicking this link will be donating 5% to AARF for a purchase of Kuranda products.


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Kuranda Dog and Cat Beds - Chew Proof and Supportive - Easy to Clean - Can be used indoors or out - Shop Now


Dottie the flying Wallenda Spider Girl

 Check out AARF's miracle kitten - Dottie the Flying Wallenda Spider Girl! She will be adoptable soon!!!



 AARF gets many requests to help with Rehoming a pet. Adopt-A-Pet has a great place to help with rehoming dogs and cats. Please share this site with anyone looking for a new home for a pet they can no longer keep.





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 May 2017
Male - DSH Gray Fuzzball



Meow! I go by Gary (aka Bear). I'm a grey kitten male that was born in May 2017. I was rescued from a hoarding situation with my four siblings. My big wide eyes can melt any heart; they reminded my foster mom of Gary the Snail from SpongeBob SquarePants. I can be a bit shy at first but if you give me a compliment I'll love you forever. I have a huge and loving personality to share once I get to know you. When I see you I run up as fast as I can to give you a hug! I like staying close to my humans and being scratched on my back. I have fun playing with other cats as well as dogs and children. If you're interested in taking care of me contact my foster mom, Emma, at cooler14@wfu.edu


DOB 7/1/2017
Female - DMH Gray and White Beauty

This is bollte baby Heidi. She is easy going and very loving. She loves to play and every thing she finds she makes it a toy. She loves attention. Contact Foster mom at leannb21@yahoo.com or 336-469-2560.


Peter and Piper
DOB 7/4/2017
Male and Female Litter mates- DMH Black and White Tuxedos





Peter is a black tuxedo,Domestic Medium Hair. His white tail tip looks as if it's been dipped in white ink along with his paws and whiskers. His favorite toys are the tunnel and ball rolling. He plays well with his housemates -- 3 small dogs, 2 adults cats and an older kitten. His sister Piper is the favorite. He is a loving orphaned bottle baby. He is eating Friskies pate and has a belly to prove it. It would be great if he and Piper could be adopted together.


I am a Black & White tuxedo, Domestic Medium Hair. I am petite and snugly. I was a bottle fed orphan. I now eat Friskies pate and have a cute belly.
I like to climb on toys and bat at hanging toys. I play with my house mates, 3 sm. dogs, 2 adult cats, a kitten and my brother Peter. Please give us a forever home.

Contact foster at krisdolloff@gmail.com for more information.

DOB 3//31/2017
Male - DSH Black Tabby


Riley the tabby is part of a 5 kitten litter from High Point. He's a real lover bubble although he was shy and fearful when I first got him at 4 weeks old. He's now fully engaged in life. Not as keen on the dogs as his "sister" Rumble. He loves to cuddle purr and play.with your face. He is ready for his new home. Contact foster mom at mlisahammon@gmail.com


DOB March 2016
Male DSH Orange Tabby


Sunny is a handsome orange Tabby, with pretty markings.
He loves his toys and loves to play; very active.
He is friendly and out-going.
He is good with other cats and plays with his foster's dog.
Birthday: March 2016 Neutered male. Contact Sunny's foster at bflanner58@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




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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September 25th will be AARF's next Pet of the Week...and wonder who that will be????













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






August 1, 2017 through August 31,2017 AARF had adoptions of:
64 Cats and 20 Dogs

July 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017 AARF had adoptions of:
55 Cats and 17 Dogs

June1, 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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