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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!  



Oh the weather outside is frightful!! A Night to Remember scheduled for tonight at 6pm is being rescheduled for next Friday, December 15th at 6pm. AARF does not want anyone out on slick roads tonight so stay home and stay dry and we will have our night next Friday. This gives anyone that has not had a chance to turn in their form to do so. This Wednesday will be the cut off date to turn in forms. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. See y'all next Friday!


Adoption fairs for Saturday, December 9th at AARF house and at Petsupermarket are cancelled due to the weather.  We will be open normal hours and hopefully have a fair at Petsupermarket next Saturday to make up for it.


 AARF's Adult cats are on the lookout for Santa to bring them their forever parent(s) during December's fantastic promotion. $25.00 will get one of these adult cats the best present EVER! A real home, with a real family and no more cages! Hurry and pick out the cat that you want to give the gift of a home to!

Creamsicle is all set for the holidays. The only thing missing is her very own family. She is a sweet adventurous girl with an amazing purr. Pick her up and hold her and she turns on that little motor. Creamsicle is quite the snuggler. She came to AARF from a hoarding situation. Her adoption fee is just $25 with an approved application. Help us get her home for the holidays!

 AARF would like to thank Grouse Ridge Christmas Tree Farm for the beautiful Christmas Tree once again this year! They are located in Robin Hood Plaza on Robin Hood Road, Winston-Salem,
Stop by and check out their terrific trees and thank them personally for continuing to support AARF by purchasing your tree from them!












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 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”

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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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December 18th will be AARF's next Pet of the Week...Who will be come a star this month???????















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



Year to date:

Cats:    473

Dogs:   237

Total:    710


October 1, 2017 through October 31,2017 AARF had adoptions of:
41 Cats and 21 Dogs


September 1, 2017 through September 30,2017 AARF had adoptions of:
56 Cats and 18 Dogs 

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.


Thank You



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