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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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Have you ever wondered why AARF and it's volunteers do what they do?   
 Your answer awaits! 



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





 An AARF Benefit 
Friday, June 9, 2017
6 PM to 9 PM
The Barn at Reynolda
106 Reynolda Rd Winston-Salem, NC




4186 Clemmons Road
Clemmons, NC


Come and join us at Petsen$e on Saturday, May 13 from 10 am until 2pm for fun activities for the whole family, pet-adopt-a-thon and SO MUCH MORE!




 At AARF we believe there is a home for every cat and dog we take in. This week we would like your help to find Cindy a home. She has lived at the AARF house for over four years waiting for her own forever home. She was rescued from animal control in 2013 because she was such a sweet girl they did not want to put her to sleep. Why hasn't Cindy been adopted, you ask? She needs to be an only cat. Living with the many cats at the AARF house is a bit stressful, she doesn't show her best side and someone else gets adopted. Her best side is when she gets alone with a person she likes, away from the other cats. She is a happy, playful and entertaining cat, full of love and life. During an adoption fair with lots of people and lots of cats, people never meet the real Cindy. She is a great cat and would be a good companion for the right home. Help us find Cindy's forever home by sharing her story. Stop by 311 Harvey St, Winston Salem to meet her or contact daubertla@aol.com for more information on this big beautiful girl.




 AARF's very own X-Men Kittens are the feature for Turesday, May 2nd! Please check out the basket of sweetness!














Puppy and Kitten shower SUCCESS! 




Thanks so much to everyone that came out to participate in our annual donation drive for our Kittens and Puppies! Without our community we could not do all that we do!









AARF would like to thank everyone that made Hoots for Hounds a success this year!  As always, it was a great time and a wonderful host!  Thank you so very much for your continued support!!!


















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!!!! 



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. Fortunately, many shelters, AARF included since January 2016, already collect and report important data. But the time has come for all shelters to collect and report critical data on a national level. AARF is proud to have joined the Shelters and Rescues that are reporting to Shelter Animals Count!




 2017 Adoptions

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!




 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:




DSH White and Black Tabby


I don't like to brag, but I am a handsome boy about a year old. I always want to be where you are so I hope you don't want to be alone either! Loud noises scare me so I want to be right on your lap during thunderstorms. I am very playful & like to chase after toys. I get grumpy and scared when I have to go to adoption fairs so please don't let my hissing put you off if you come see me at AARF. I get along well with the other cats in my foster home (now that I know them)--we snooze and play together all the time. I also love treats--my foster mom says that my sister Josie & I are Pounceaholics. I am the sweetest boy you can imagine if you give me a chance! Please contact my foster and let them know you would LOVE to take me home with you : jcsandg@yahoo.com




Date of Birth March 31, 2017

DSH Black with White Markings



This is Rogue of the X-Men. Beware, she will absorb your memories and your powers and use them to make herself into your perfect kitten with the power to love you right into adopting her! If you don't want this to happen, then don't touch her! Rogue will be ready on May 26th to go home with the person that is brave enough (and lucky enough) to touch her and fall under her spell. Contact her Foster Mom, Crystal at 336-253-8001 or crystal.aarf@gmail.com for an appointment to touch her and fall in love forever! Date of birth 3/31/17




Date of Birth:  March 18, 2017
DLH Beautiful Black Female


I am a lover girl! lI also like to climb up on my foster's chest or shoulder and take a nap. Sometimes I do meow but mostly I'm just beautiful and quiet.  Glenda and her litter mates are around other cats and two big dogs. Contact Foster Mom for more information: susiecheetah7 @gmail.com









Date of Birth September 2016
DMH Black with Golden Eyes

Selina is an absolute sweetheart. She loves to be around people and will follow you around until you give her the love she deserves! She is great with older cats, playing and pouncing like she's the same size as them. She's full of energy but will settle down for some cuddles - and after that, it doesn't take long for the purrs to start! Contact Cuddle bunny's Foster at mdevaras@gmail.com to get your very own Cuddler!














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