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Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation
311 Harvey Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

336-768-PETS (7387)




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  • 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!  



 Please consider donating to help Lucy!


When Lucy's owner passed away, the remaining family refused to provide even the most basic of care for this poor Coonhound. She was left chained in their backyard with no food or water or attention of any kind. Neighbors reached out and were eventually able to take the starving dog into the AARF program. At the vet, Lucy is receiving food, water and getting the attention she needs. She is extremely dehydrated, emaciated and infested with parasites, including several types of intestinal worms and heart worms. She has several sores on her back legs and rear in part from lack of padding. She will need to regain some of her health before undergoing the difficult process of heartworm treatment. AARF will place her in foster care as soon as she can leave the vet, where she can undergo the treatment she needs in a loving home. Many thanks to everyone who cared enough to help bring Lucy to a safe place, where she can heal and eventually find her perfect forever home, where she will be loved and cared for the rest of her life. It truly takes a village. Lucy's recovery is going to be very long and difficult. Her veterinary bills will be very expensive. If you are able to contribute to this effort, please donate HERE. All donations go directly to AARF.





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!!!!


Are you looking for the Perfect Fluffy Companion?  We have just what you need!  Cats and Kittens to make you realize what real Love is. To comfort you when you are sad and pounce with joy when you are happy.   We have several Cats and Kittens at  PetSmart on Hanes Mall Blvd and on Hanes Mill Road.  Here is a sampling of who is there:



Maxine is a DSH Torbie born in April of 2016. She is a petite girl who is very social and sweet. She craves attention and love. 


She gets along very well with her brother from another mother, Sinbad. Maxine will make a wonderful companion. She has been spayed, is current on vaccinations, and is FIV/FeLV negative. You can visit with Maxine at PetSmart on Hanes Mill Road or contact Foster at rebecca.aarf@vpng.com (336 926-9269)  He is awaiting his forever home at PetSmart on Hanes Mill Road right NOW!.



Lucy is a short-hair brown tabby little girl. She is a playful and happy cat. She is very friendly and very outgoing. She loves to cuddle and just hang out. She is a very curious little cat and likes to be where the action is. She is not shy at all. She does well with kids and other animal. She is very funny, and often makes her foster mom laugh. A better cat is hard to find!
She was born in early April 2015. She's very affectionate and in search of a forever home. Contact her foster at sa.ad@live.se (336-255-2307) for more information about Lucy.
She is waiting at PetSmart on Hanes Mall Blvd to be YOUR very special fluffy girl!

Lola is also at PetSmart on Hanes Mall Blvd and Sarah is waiting for you at PetSmart on Hanes Mill Road!  
Please take time to go and visit with them.  You might just find your very own Pot of Gold awaiting you there!!!




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!




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


 2017 Adoptions



January 1 through January 31, 2017 AARF had 23 Cats adopted and 33 Dogs.

February 1 through February 28, 2017 AARF had 46 Cats adopted and 35 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!





Kittens, Cats and.......

 CUTENESS by the OODLES in our  



Featured Cats and Kittens for the week of March 21 - March 27 2017.  We will try to feature new furbabies every week for your adopting pleasure! 


Meet John Deere


Male Adult DSH Orange and White Tabby

 DOB April 15, 2009



John was born around 4/15/2009. He loves to play and he loves to sleep in his bed in front of the window. He also loves to eat. He is a very husky little boy. John had an infection in one of his eyes when he was very small. He has permanent impairment in his eye, but it does not seem to affect him in his activities. He probably would prefer an adult only environment. He would love to have a permanent home. - contact foster mom, Diane: dsmith16@triad.rr.com or 336-918-7741.Or you can contact AARF at 336-768-7387



 Meet Pierce

DOB May 2016 

 Young Male DSH Tabby


Pierce is a mess!! He is a busy body and loves to be with you all the time. He wants to be in the middle of everything and is a real lover. When Pierce was born his back legs were weak causing them to be unsteady but this has not slowed him down at all.  His legs are getting stronger everyday.  His markings are very bold and distinguished.  He is a handsome boy.  Pierce is current on vaccinations.  

Contact his foster at dishdd@aol.com for your opportunity to give this precious boy a forever home!  Or contact AARF at 336-768-7387.







Meet Tiger

DOB March 2, 2015 

Adult Male - DSH Brown Tabby


This is Tiger, the only male from mom Gypsy. He is a brown tabby with white mitts and the largest of the litter. Tiger was born around March 2 of 2015 and is very playful. To make Tiger your Easter bunny kitty contact his Foster at rebecca.aarf@vpng.com or 336 926-9269. Hurry! Easter will be here before you know it and you NEED a Kitty for the Easter bunny to leave surprises for!  Or contact AARF @ 336-768-7387!



The Love of One Small Kitten




 There was once a family that was struggling to find contentment between their two cats. Both kitties were loved and ingrained in the family but did not particularly love each other. They co-existed but more was wanted by their parents. Oscar and house mate grumbled and complained with each other and caused John and Rob to be sad that their furkids weren’t happy with each other. As luck, would have it, John found Luke Keuchly on AARF’s pet finder site and fell in love with this tiny grey bundle. Luke was a liter of 4 named after the Carolina Panthers. He was the biggest of the liter and just what this family was looking for.


It was almost love at first sight. Luke was a little shy and being quiet and calm because of that. John was beginning to second guess himself because he wanted a kitten to play and be fun for his household. With some reassurance that the real Luke would surface when he was all nestled into his new home and feeling secure, John adopted his new little bundle and headed off to introduce the rest of the family to this soon to be the cuddle-backer of the house.

Luke got home and took a couple of days to come out and begin showing his happy and playful personality but when he did, it was perfect! Luke became Greyson and in a short time made friends with the other cats. “He is the sweetest, nicest kitten I have ever seen. He has completely changed our house around. He and the other male cat, Oscar are best friends now.” Greyson was becoming the glue to hold John’s house together with love and playfulness. Sometimes all it takes is a little bundle of love and sweetness to put smiles on human faces and purrs in the hearts of other feline kids in a home. “He is absolutely perfect. He couldn’t be a better cat!” End of adoption success story and beginning of The Love of One Small Kitten- family mender!












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