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

Annual Volunteer Meeting -- Date Change!!

Calling all AARF volunteers -- the backbone of AARF -- we couldn't do it all without you! Mark your calendar and save the date for our annual meeting of the organization, July 15, 6:30PM at the AARF House. Because of work being done in and around the AARF House over the next few weeks, the cookout and annual meeting is being rescheduled for August 19 (instead of the previously scheduled date of July 15). Click here for a flier to post as a reminder.
See you there!!


Blue Genes at the Elks Lodge, August 15

The Winston Salem Elks Lodge #449 will present the band  Blue Genes to benefit AARF.  Join us on August 15th starting at 7PM at 2585 Griffith Road.  Suggested donation is $5.  Click here for a link to a flier to download and print. You'll hear the Blue Genes AND have the opportunity to to bid on items at a silent auction and buy tickets to raffles for wonderful prizes!

You may win a 32” Sceptre LED TV, donated by Susan Shore in memory of John Shore, in a raffle to benefit AARF. Drawing will be on August 15, 2015, 9:00 PM at the AARF Benefit at Winston-Salem Elks Lodge. $5 donation per ticket. The TV is at AARF… you may purchase raffle tickets at AARF on Saturday, 8/1 or any day during open hours through Saturday, 8/15.

Recent Events

Puppy and Kitten Baby Shower

The Kitten and Puppy Baby Shower on June 27th was a huge success! Thanks to many friends who came by the AARF House during our adoption fair, we received about $2000 in gifts and cash -- this all to benefit our babies.
Many thanks to Lisa and Judy for organizing, decorating and baking!

Egg Hunting has gone to the Dogs!

What a success!  Thanks to all the dog "egg hunters" and their people AND all our volunteers, the 2015 Easter Egg Hunt  was a huge success.  Check out the pictures by Carol Maurin by visiting our Facebook page and clicking the link.  You'll be able to purchase photos to further help AARF in its mission.

Celebrity Chef at Five Points

The Celebrity Chef Series at Five Points restaurant ( featured a special menu and wine pairing created by guest chef Donna Carleton benefiting AARF with 15% of all proceeds from the evening. Thank you Five Points and Donna Carleton for your generosity. Many AARF volunteers enjoyed a delightful evening of good food and wine!

A Night to Remember

AARF volunteers and supporters gathered for an evening of celebration and remembrance on Friday evening, December 12 at the AARF House for the annual lighting of the tree, door prizes, holiday music and more.

Thank you everyone who participated -- volunteers who cleaned, organized, decorated, and brought goodies for us to eat. Several local businesses donated goods and gift certificates for the door prizes: Washington Perk, 228 W. Acadia Ave.; Olde Orchard Diner, 2291 Old Salisbury Rd.; and Trader Joe’s, 246 S. Stratford Rd.

Radio groups (Entercom Radio - WPAW 93.1 the Wolf, WQMG 97.1, WJMH 102.1 Jamz, WSMW 98.7 Simon; and iHeart Radio - WMAG 99.5, WTQR 104.1, WVBZ 105.7 the Buzz, WMKS 100.3) recorded and broadcast a PSA to advertise the event.

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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