Adoption Fairs

Saturdays: 12-4pm (cats)

Saturdays: 12-3pm (dogs)

Tuesdays: 12-6pm (cats only)

Wednesdays: 12-6pm (cats only)

Fridays: 12-6pm (cats only)

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday adoption fairs are limited sessions.


Location & Hours

Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation
311 Harvey Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
336-768-PETS (7387)


  • Tuesdays 12-6pm
  • Wednesdays 12-6pm
  • Fridays 12-6pm
  • Saturdays 12-4pm

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Howl-O-Ween, October 25

Dress your dog and come for the fun!

The Howl-O-Ween fall festival will be held from 3 to 5 pm October 25 at Ruff Housing, 5648 Country Club Road.  Acivities will include food trucks, refreshments, a gift basket raffle, adoptable dogs, treats from K-9 Doggie Bakery and Boutique and a costume contest. (Costumes are NOT required.)

All proceeds will be used to provide medical care for the animals in the AARF program and those that come to AARF for rescue and adoption. All dogs attending the event need to have proof of vaccines and will have to remain on leash.

Admission is $10 per person.  Tickets are available at Ruff Housing's Winston Salem locations at 5648 Country Club Rd and 336 Witt St and at the AARF House.

Click on the link HERE for a downloadable flier to share.

Bone Appetit -- Tuesday, October 13

Area Restaurants went to the dogs (and cats)!

What an easy and convenient way to help AARF! We ate out with family and friends at participating restaurants and AARF received a portion of sales to aid homeless and helpless animals in our area. We'll give you an update when we know what the proceeds are.  'Til then, please thank the participating restaurants:

B.L.L. Rotisserie Factory - 380 Knollwood Street, Suite A
Burke Street Pizza – 1140 Burke Street
Burke Street Pizza – 3352 Robinhood Road
Camel City BBQ Factory – 701 Liberty Street
Dewey’s Bakery/ Blue Ridge Ice Creams – 262 S. Stratford Road
Dewey’s Bakery/Blue Ridge Ice Creams – 2876 Reynolda Road
Diamondback Grill – 751 N. Avalon Road
Downtown Diamondback – 101 N. Cherry Street (lunch only)
Mellow Mushroom – 314 West Fourth Street
Pig-n-Out Barbecue – 6489 Shallowford Road, Lewisville
Plaza Restaurant – 806 NC Hwy 66 South, Ste D., Kernersville
Quiet Pint Tavern – 1420 West First Street
Ryan’s Restaurant – 719 Coliseum Drive
Stratford Station Grill – 828 S. Stratford Road
Twin City Diner – 1425 West First Street
West End Café – 926 West 4th Street
West End Coffeehouse - 390 N. Broad Street

AARF House Backyard Upgrade

Special thanks to Brandon Wilkerson and More Time For You commercial and residential property maintenance for our huge backyard improvements. After a sewage disaster in the AARF house backyard, Brandon stepped up and installed sod and slate stepping stones -- donating all his time. Brandon does a great job and can be reached at or 336-413-2327.  Check out more pictures on our Facebook page.

Blue Genes at the Elks Lodge, August 15 -- great success!

The Winston Salem Elks Lodge #449 presented AARF representatives with a check following a fundraiser at the lodge at 2585 Griffith Road.  Guests on August 15th heard the Blue Genes and bid on items at a silent auction. Thanks go out to all the volunteers who organized the event, the Blue Genes, and members of the Elks Lodge #449.



Puppy and Kitten Baby Shower

The Kitten and Puppy Baby Shower on June 27th was a huge success! Thanks to many friends who came by the AARF House during our adoption fair, we received about $2000 in gifts and cash -- this all to benefit our babies.
Many thanks to Lisa and Judy for organizing, decorating and baking!

Egg Hunting has gone to the Dogs!

What a success!  Thanks to all the dog "egg hunters" and their people AND all our volunteers, the 2015 Easter Egg Hunt  was a huge success.  Check out the pictures by Carol Maurin by visiting our Facebook page and clicking the link.  You'll be able to purchase photos to further help AARF in its mission.

Celebrity Chef at Five Points

The Celebrity Chef Series at Five Points restaurant ( featured a special menu and wine pairing created by guest chef Donna Carleton benefiting AARF with 15% of all proceeds from the evening. Thank you Five Points and Donna Carleton for your generosity. Many AARF volunteers enjoyed a delightful evening of good food and wine!

A Night to Remember

AARF volunteers and supporters gathered for an evening of celebration and remembrance on Friday evening, December 12 at the AARF House for the annual lighting of the tree, door prizes, holiday music and more.

Thank you everyone who participated -- volunteers who cleaned, organized, decorated, and brought goodies for us to eat. Several local businesses donated goods and gift certificates for the door prizes: Washington Perk, 228 W. Acadia Ave.; Olde Orchard Diner, 2291 Old Salisbury Rd.; and Trader Joe’s, 246 S. Stratford Rd.

Radio groups (Entercom Radio - WPAW 93.1 the Wolf, WQMG 97.1, WJMH 102.1 Jamz, WSMW 98.7 Simon; and iHeart Radio - WMAG 99.5, WTQR 104.1, WVBZ 105.7 the Buzz, WMKS 100.3) recorded and broadcast a PSA to advertise the event.

Thank you PEDIGREE foundation

AARF wishes to thank the PEDIGREE Foundation for a $1000 grant to support our work helping homeless dogs find loving forever homes.  Visit their web pages at for more information about their efforts.

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