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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Upcoming Events

Special Cat Adoption Fair Saturday

In addition to our regular Adoption Fair at the AARF House this Saturday (noon - 4pm for cats and kittens; noon - 3pm for dogs and puppies), AARF is also having an Adoption Fair featuring cats and kittens at Pet Supermarket at Thruway Shopping Center on Stratford Road from noon until 4pm this Saturday, August 30th. Come visit us and meet your next best friend and learn about exciting volunteer opportunities with AARF.

Bone Appetit September 9

Our annual Bone Appetit fund raiser is coming up on September 9. On this one special day, area restaurants will contribute a portion of their sales to aid homeless and helpless animals in our area. Please be sure to plan on eating at one of our sponsoring restaurants (or more…breakfast, lunch and dinner)!  Please let the restaurants know you are dining for AARF. 

Check back here frequently for the most up-to-date list of participating restaurants.  The list is available by clicking here.

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

We hosted a rabies clinic on June 21 at Dynasty Furniture/NC Art and Antiques Mall on Peters Creek Parkway (right across the street from Marketplace Mall). Many thanks to Dr. Mitch Spindel from Animal Ark and Dynasty Furniture for making a service to the community and the animals we care so much about possible.

We celebrated "Christmas in July with AARF" by bringing "gifts" for the animals in our care during the month of July. Thank you everyone who brought gifts by the house!

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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