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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, 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!  


Our dogs and puppies will not be having an adoption fair this Saturday (July 22, 2017) due to illness. They will be back on July 30th though! Stay tuned to more puppy breath!

Cats and Kittens will show as usual tomorrow, Saturday, July 22nd from Noon until 4pm. Come on out and adopt a kitten or three!







  Red, White and Blue Match-O-Rama!
Between now and July 31, 2017
AARF animals are counting on YOU to donate and to encourage all your friends, family, co-workers, strangers you meet on the street to donate also! For every dollar that is donated it will magically become $2! Our most generous super-donor will match the funds that we raise up to $8000.00. Just make sure that all these donations are noted with "MATCHING" on the check or in PayPal or with your Debit or Credit card. This is an opportunity of a lifetime so let's make it count!

Thanks to WXII News 12 for the wonderful coverage helping AARF promote this fund raiser!





 A BIG thank you to Camel City BBQ Factory for the wonderful food they provided for our Annual Volunteers Shindig last night!
We ate and ate and laughed and laughed! Such a fun evening spent with great friends with the great food that Camel City was gracious enough to donate for AARF.!




Eight is Enough Pearl!

 Beautiful Pearl had her babies in the early morning hours of July 3rd.  Thankfully she had lucked into a birthing room at a very experienced Foster's home because her litter was EIGHT!  Eight teeny tiny squirmy black and white and gray and gray and white kittens.  She and her babies need your financial help.  One of our wonderful volunteers has set up a GoFundMe page for her medical expenses.  If you can find it in your heart to help this new mama she and her babies will surely be apprecatitive!  




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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 July 3, 2017 at 8:45 will be AARF puppy day at Fox8! Don't forget to tune in to see what adorable puppy Sandy Mayberry will bring!


 McTavish - the Fox8 Star of the Week!


Rebecca's very own 4 week old darlings! 






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





June 1, 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!




 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:




DSH Orange and white tabby 

DOB May 11, 2017


I am Thoreau and like my namesake, Henry David Thoreau, I am looking for the simple life. I am a gorgeous yellow striped kitten. My sister is Emily D and my brothers are Hemingway, Beckett and Lord Byron.


My favorite things are hanging out in the window seal and playing with my brothers and sister. Of course, I love boxes and balls and oddly assisting with litter cleanup.

We were born May 11, 2017 and were surrendered to the Forsyth County Animal Shelter. AARF was notified of the need for care outside the shelter and AARF reached out to my foster parents who had never fostered before, but ended up taking really good care of us.

It is time, according to my foster family, that I start looking for prospective humans to take care of. If you are interested in a bright eyed beautiful male yellow striped kitten who loves to play hard and cuddle or more information about the opportunity to meet me, please email my Foster Mom at leslie_sisell@swbell.net or 336-583-8179





Date of Birth April 27, 2017

DSH Gray and White 


Sunny was rescued with 11 other kittens from a feral cat colony. Date of birth is April 27, 2017. He and his litter mates came to AARF needing intensive care and medical treatment, and now he’s doing beautifully. He is a lovely gray and white short haired tabby with a silvery sheen on his back and all white feet. Sunny is very energetic, and loves to explore and play. When he gets tired of playing, he crawls up on his foster mom’s shoulder and falls asleep. He will keep you busy! Sunny lives with several other foster kittens, so has experience being around other cats. Contact her foster to be the hero of his day: stacyholley8@gmail.com



DOB Early 2016
DSH Torbie


Seraphina came to AARF from Animal Control with her five beautiful 5-week old kittens. She has been in a foster home with them, but now they are old enough to be on their own. All of her babies have been adopted so she is just hanging around AARF house waiting to find her forever home. She has been an absolutely wonderful mother. Her foster mom knows that as sweet and beautiful as she is she will soon find her perfect place in a home that will love her for the rest of her life. She has given a lot of herself to her babies and is now due a life of leisure herself. Please look into her beautiful eyes and see the soul of the angel asking to be taken home and loved just for herself. Please contact Foster Crystal Beck @ crystal.aarf@gmail.com or 336-253-8001 to be the one to receive these special purrs for a long time to come.








Anastasia and Nicholas
Date of Birth April 18, 2017
Female & Male
DSH Tabby & DLH Siamese Mix 

I was born April 18, 2017. I am the strong, adventurous type - even though I may seem little, I love to play with my toys and I can jump very high! My best friend Anastasia and I were found in the neighborhood after some of my brothers and sisters were hit by big cars! Now we are safe together. We gotta' be adopted together! We are a package deal - contact my nice foster mom Lisa Miller at kevinlisamiller@gmail.com. She says the AARF 2 kitten special is 2nd kitten half off right now!

I was born April 18, 2017. I am a sweet purr machine. My best friend Nicholas and I were found in the neighborhood after some of his brothers and sisters were hit by a big car! Let me tell you - that scared us. We tried to stay out of the road, but it's very confusing - and we were so relieved when our foster mom came to get us! Since we are inseperable and best friends (I told you that!) we need to be adopted together. Pretty Please!! Contact Lisa Miller: kevinlisamiller@gmail.com - 2nd kitten is only half price right now!



 Date of Birth April 1, 2017


 DSH Black and White Tuxedo



Buttercup- DOB: 04/01/17 short hair black and white, male. Poor guys foster mom named him before she could tell he was a boy, but that doesn't seem to bother him at all! He's a sweet little man, loves to play with his siblings and spend time in the "cuddle puddle" sleeping with the gang. Favorite pastime- chasing his ball around the floor. Contact foster for more information at deannaschmehl@gmail.com.


 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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