Adoption Fairs

Saturdays: 12-4pm (cats)

Saturdays: 12-3pm (dogs)

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)


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

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Happy 4th of July!!!!!

Heads up to let AARF friends and volunteers know that the AARF House at 311 Harvey Street will be closed on July 4th.  We'll hold adoption fairs for dogs and cats at the AARF House as normal on Saturday July 5th except hours for the dog fair will be noon until 3pm.

Gatsby for Charity black-tie gala

The shop owners of The Factory in historic downtown Kernersville would like to formally invite you to be a guest at the first annual Gatsby for Charity black-tie gala. This event is a benefit to honor and support three Triad charitable organizations: Brenner Children’s Hospital, the Second Harvest Food Bank, and AARF.  So mark your calendar for Saturday, September 20, 2014; Rain Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Designed in Gatsby style, this gala will take place in the restored Hooker Furniture Factory, (originally built in the 1920’s), and located in the heart of historic downtown Kernersville. This event will include catered hors d’oeuvres, live music performed by “Nobody’s Business” (a fantastic five-piece jazz band), gaming tables (from which all proceeds directly benefit the represented organizations), extensive 1920’s décor and more. Smooth wine and cold beer will be available. Formal 1920’s attire is required to attend.

It is the organizers' goal to present these organizations with at least $10,000 each, in honor of all the wonderful things they do and the real-time difference they are making in our local community. The ticket price for this event is $35.00, with 100% of the ticket cost benefitting the referenced organizations. Checks are to be made payable directly to the organization(s) of choice. Tickets will be on sale from July 1 until August 15, 2014. 

Please contact Margarita at Virgilio’s (336-497-5220) if your business is interested in becoming a sponsor of this event to help underwrite the cost.

Need help with spay/neuter for your dog or cat?

Need financial help in order to get your dog or cat spayed or neutered?  Know someone who needs assistance?  Through a generous grant from the ASPCA, AARF has some funds to help with spay/neuter in our community.  Financial qualifications apply, so contact us at for more information.  

Visit for more information about the ASPCA.

Recent Events

The law firm of Robinson/Lawing graciously hosted our AARF jewelry sale Thursday, May 8, raising over $1,200. Robinson/Lawing allows AARF to use its conference room twice each year for this event. AARF's volunteers and animals would like to thank Robinson/Lawing and especially partner and AARF board member Jane Jackson for their generosity. Big congrats to Lisa Miller, chair and organizer, as well as volunteers Debbie Prendergast, Rebecca Kennedy, and Jeanne Tucker for a successful event.

Our annual Egg Hunt for Dogs and their people was held Saturday, April 5 at a new location for 2014 -- Little Creek Park located off Jonestown Road. Our volunteers constructed loads of gift baskets and filled hundreds (maybe thousands?) of plastic eggs with goodies in anticipation of the BIG day.  Check out pictures of the event provided by photographer Carol Maurin by clicking on and visit our Facebook page for more photos by AARF volunteers.  A special thanks to the sponsors that are making this year's event the best ever: A Kinder Cut, Best Bet Painters, Dynasty Furniture, Elite Canine, North Carolina Art and Antiques Mall, Red Woof Inn Boarding and Training, Signs Now, Systel Printing, Vela, WholePet, and Womble Carlyle.

A very special “Thank You” to Marketplace Mall for hosting the Rabies Clinic held on March 29 and to Lorna McLeod, DVM, for administering rabies vaccines. Rabies clinics are an integral part of keeping all members of our families safe from rabies. We are grateful to the local veterinarians who contribute valuable time away from their families to help us with this important part of our community service.  Special thanks also to the many volunteers from AARF who made this possible.

Thank you PEDIGREE foundation

AARF wishes to thank the PEDIGREE Foundation for a $1000 grant to support our work helping homeless dogs find loving forever homes.  Visit their web pages at for more information about their efforts.

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