Adoption Fairs

Saturdays: 12-4pm (cats)

Saturdays: 12-3pm (dogs)

Mondays: 12-4pm (cats only)

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)


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


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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 at the bottom of this page and then check out PetFinder for your perfect match! Dogs are here and Cats are here.  You can be preapproved so that when you come and visit AARF to take home your new family member, they can go with you that day!  You will never be sorry for adopting!


It's Christmas


  Kitty Time!!!


Ummmm, so what exactly IS a Christmas Kitty???

A Christmas kitty is a cat or kitten that is anywhere from 10 weeks old to 12 years old. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes from tall and slim to short and stubby. Christmas cats can be either male or female, playful or cuddle buddies. They come in solid white, solid black, orange, gray, brown and all combinations of 

these! They can be short haired or long haired, with green, gold, brown or blue eyes. These furbabies are the answer to your stress. Just come and hold one and listen to that soothing purr and feel that luxurious fur under your hand and watch your worries just scamper right out of your mind! Christmas furkids can also totally alleviate loneliness! They will always be there to greet you when you get home and will always be ready to receive your attention and love. These AARF babies also will have you laughing at their antics even when you think there is nothing funny in this world anymore. Christmas kitties are made up of all the goodness and almost none of the bad that surrounds us every day. What is NOT a Christmas Kitty is a surprise kitten/cat gift for a spouse or friend. That kind of surprise has been proven to backfire a lot of the time
They all have one thing in common though, they either live at 311 Harvey Street, Winston-Salem, NC (what is usually called AARF house) or they visit regularly for the Adoption Fairs with their Foster Parent. Christmas felines are all looking for the same thing also, a family and home of their very own, until death do they part. The gift of a Christmas kitty is guaranteed to make the kitty one more happy girl or boy, not to mention the new Mom and/or Dad and/or children! You will be making Christmas memories that will compare to no other!

 We’re havin a Bing Crosby and Mariah Carey kinda Christmas at AARF!

Introducing our Star Singer....Blake! He's getting all tuned up to sing "I'll Be Home for Christmas" for his new family. Is that you???? Find more info on Singing Blake on Petfinder

 I'll be home for Christmas
You can plan on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree


Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

AARF’s Ice Cream Sundae Kittens are listening closely to Mariah Carey so they can learn the words and sing you "All I want for Christmas" when you take them home! Find them here: Caramel, Butterscotch and JellyBean
I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree

I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you, yeah.





 Kittens, Cats and.......

 CUTENESS by the OODLES in our  


These Cats and Kittens deserve a Forever Family for this Holiday Season.  Be the one that gives one or two the best Holiday season ever! 

Featured Cats and Kittens for the week of December 4, 2016.  We will try to feature new furbabies every week for your adopting pleasure! 

Meet Sable


Adult Female Chocolate Burmese/ DSH Mix -Medium Sized Senior 

Sable is a beautiful chocolate Burmese/DSH mix. The light undercoat is apparent in her pictures. She was abandoned at the AARF house, but is a happy and friendly girl with lots of love. She is very outgoing and talkative. She's looking for a home with people who will adore her. We're not sure of her age, but the vet thinks she is probably 10. She is full of energy and full of life. Sable is hyperthyroid and needs thyroid medication for the rest of her life in order to maintain her weight. Sable is spayed, current on shots and FIV/FELV negative. Contact Foster Mom at or 336 926-9269.
Or contact AARF at   336-768-7387


Meet Blaze



Baby Male DSH Black and White Tuxedo with a Christmas Wish

Blaze is a DSH tuxedo boy born in early August 2016. His foster describes him as "in charge" and "very sweet." Blaze, brother Bishop, and sister Addie are older cat and dog friendly. Contact foster at or 336-413-9525.  Can't you just see him in a Santa hat!!!!  Make his Christmas wish of a forever home come true!!
 You can also contact AARF @ 336-768-7387!


Meet  Tessa

Female  Orange and White Tabby with Medium Hair 

After living with my four kittens, I would just like to go to the litter box by myself for once. Can you help me make that dream a reality? I’m a sweet-natured, quiet, small, long-haired orange beauty. Once I know someone, I can’t go near them without purring. I would be happy in a household with other adult cats, or on my own with a human who has time to shower me with affection. I deserve a good turn: I was found nearly starving and still nursing my kittens, and spent some time at Animal Control before finally being rescued by the good people at AARF. I’m ready to love someone who can give me a forever home. Foster: Stacy Holley at  You can always contact AARF @ 336-768-7387.


Meet Sugar



 Adult Female DSH - Solid White- Full Figured with Light Green Eyes 

Sugar is a solid white female with light green eyes who truly is as sweet as sugar. She was rescued from a local animal control where her owners had abandoned her. She is an outgoing and affectionate girl who loves to be around people and generally tolerates other cats but would be happiest in a home either as an only cat or with older less active cats. She would make a wonderful companion for anyone looking for someone to love. Sugar still has lots of loving left to give. She is a thought to have been born in 2008, is spayed, FIV/FELV negative and current on shots. Contact Foster Mom at or 336 926-9269.
You can also contact AARF @ 336-768-7387



Breaking News & Events


Thank all that involved with Hawgs for Paws and making it a memorable event!


 All proceeds go to AARF


Charlie Anderson's Eagle Scout Project Completed Beautifully!!


AARF would like to give a giant thanks to Charlie Anderson of Troop number 715 from New Philadelphia Moravian for the fantastic job he and the other guys that helped out on this project did.  AARF house looks so very much better!  Also thanks to Joe Plitt at Stratford Landscape Supply for helping out with the discount for the plants, mulch and rocks.  All the hard work from this Troop of Scouts will be enjoyed for a long time to come!  

Check out the video with more pics!


Olivia celebrated her birthday and asked for all of her gifts to be for the dogs and cats. The party goers even made adorable toys for a craft at the party. The dogs and cats thank you Olivia! They will enjoy all the goodies! AARF thanks you for your beautiful kind heart too!




Thanks to everyone that participated in our annual Bone Appetit! All restaurants and all folks that went out to eat at a participating restaurant are so very appreciated! AARF couldn't do it without all of you!! 

Area Restaurants went to the Dogs
(and Cats)…is style


Participating Restaurants...thank you all!!!!! 

B.L.L. Rotisserie Factory - 380 Knollwood Street, Suite A
Coppola’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant – 3512 Yadkinville Road
Downtown Deli and Café – One West Fourth Street, Suite 175
East Coast Wings & Grill – 4880 Country Club Road
East Coast Wings & Grill – 2533 Lewisville Clemmons Road
George's Pizza Bar & Grill 2505 North Main Street   High Point
Kimono Japanese Restaurant – 4910 Old Country Club Road
Mellow Mushroom – 314 West Fourth Street
Pig-n-Out Barbecue – 6489 Shallowford Road, Lewisville
Ryan’s Restaurant – 719 Coliseum Drive
Stratford Station Grill – 828 S. Stratford Road
Sweet Frog Hanes Commons Shopping Center 1023 Hanes Mall Blvd. 

























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