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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!  


AARF has been communicating with Santa early this year. Santa has agreed to work with AARF to make early deliveries of some very special Christmas gifts. Dogs, puppies, Cats and kittens all struggle with that cold, crowded sleigh ride on Christmas Eve and the craziness of the holiday. He would love to help us deliver some of these precious gifts a bit early, so the animals don't get too overwhelmed with the hub bub of Christmas morning. If a pet is on your Christmas list, let us know and perhaps we can arrange an early Christmas present!













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 July 18, 2017
Female - DSH Black and White



Hi I'm Chanel! I am part of the litter of kittens that are too adorable to pass up (Coco, Gucci, and Pippa). We love each other so please take more than one of us! Our mama was discovered pregnant on a busy road as a stray. She was so thin they didn't even realize that she was pregnant at first. Luckily, all I know is love and lots of it -- from humans (both big and small), other cats and dogs. Beagles no less - so I can really handle anything! I love snuggling and playing. I love being near my humans, other animals and really anyone who will show me love and affection. I'm so easy. You will wonder what life was like without me once you meet me. Don't miss out! Because I'm waiting so patiently to meet you. Can I possibly sleep next to you too? I'm a very good warmer for the coming cooler months. I'm a female born on July 18, 2017. I look slightly different from my sister, Coco because of my white under belly makings. Although, I would love to go home with her or any of my siblings. Contact my foster mom at


DOB 6/28/2017
Male - DSH White Beauty

Cottontail is a mess! He loves to play with all his other siblings, which he is one of 8!! He has a great attitude and has a gentle sweet side. Cottontail will most likely be a lap kitty. He loves to play with the tower of balls toy… so cute. He gets along great with his siblings so have no doubt he would settle in quickly. Cottontail is current on all vaccinations and wants so bad for his forever home. Such a beautiful white kitty. DOB 6/28/17 Contact his foster NOW: 336-414-2648 or


DOB 7/30/2017
Female DSH Lynx Point Siamese


Dolly (Lynx point DSH)
I am very curious and sweet. I like to explore and to play, but I also enjoy a good snuggle. And let's not forget about my good looks, I am very pretty! Contact my foster mom for more information 336-255-2307 or sara.aarf1@gmail.com
DOB: 7-30-17


DOB 7/20/2017
Male - DSH Brown Tabby


Frankie was born around 7/20/17. He was found in the under carriage of my car at a house that was being renovated. Contact me for more information at mustangmama53@gmail.com.


DOB December 2016
Female DSH Gray Tuxedoish Tabby


“Angels are like Diamonds, they can’t be made you have to find them. Each one is unique”. Kelly Garrett

My name is Kelly. Jill and I were the founding Charlie's Angels and Jill and I are best friends.
I was adopted when I was 12 weeks old to a great family. Jill and I were together and all was perfect! Our new mom had a baby and that was all good too until they found out that our new baby was allergic to us. We both came back to our Foster Mom's house and have need welcomed there by the German Shepherds and all the other kitties. We get along great with everyone and are so very loving. We both come to meet Foster Mom when she gets home with big purrs and lots of rubbing. Jill and I do not have to be adopted together but it would sure be nice. We're looking for a forever family that can be there for us until our days here on earth are over. Foster Mom has made sure I’m current on age appropriate shots and passed the FIV/FELV test with flying colors. Contact Foster Crystal Beck @ crystal.aarf@gmail.com or 336-253-8001 to make me the sweetest present you will ever have. One that will last for many years to come.

DOB Spring 2017
Female - DSH Tortie


 This is Lexie. She came into AARF with sisters Luna and Gracie. They are all fortunate enough to have had a family that fed them and loved on them until they could get them to AARF. Now in a foster home they are all flourishing. Lexie has a loud purr and loves to rub all over foster mom's legs to get attention. Her markings are just beautiful and we'll hope she grows into those ears! Lexie will make a great companion to most anyone with her easy going nature. She could also be good with one or both of her sisters if you are looking to adopt a ready made little family.
She has had all age appropriate shots and tested negative for FIV and FELV. She is great with other cats and also with the shepherds in her foster home.
Contact Dana at 336-941-3072 or d_namen@yahoo.com for a time to meet this darling.

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, Hannah at 435-640-0340 or hannahnicholes@gmail.com

DOB 7/12/17
Male - DSH Black & White Tuxedo 

Oscar is a DSH black and white kitten born July 12. He is very sweet and is happy being carried around by his foster Mom. He also has lots of energy to play with the other kittens.. Contact Oscar's foster at
336-469-2560 or leannb21@yahoo.com

DOB 3/25/17
Male - DSH Buff Tabby


Rory was dumped at an apartment complex and is currently being fostered along with his mom Clementine and siblings. Rory is playful, social and loves everyone. His family has been fostered around other cats, a teacup chihuahua and children and are wonderful with all.
He was born in 3/25/2017, is up to date on shots, tested negative for FIV/FeLV. Contact us for more information at crystal.aarf@gmail.com or 336-253-8001




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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October 2nd will be AARF's next Pet of the Week...We will introduce you to the one ...er 6 and only Eclipse babies!















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.


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