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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Food Drive for AARF

This year during their 4th Annual Holiday Food Drive, Shear Pawsitivity collected items to benefit AARF! They accepted donations until the end of the year!  We can always use Costco's Grain free cat food and dog food and any type of canned cat food.

Visit Shear Pawsitivity on line at or 2518 Lewisville Clemmons Rd in Clemmons.

Many thanks for all the donations and to Shear Pawsitivity! 


Thanks to Shea's Consign and Design 

Thank you to Cindy Ashburn, owner of Shea's Consign and Design, and Marcia Cole, artist. Marcia designed and created a beautiful wooden bench which was raffled off at Shea's and brought $455.00 to benefit AARF. We appreciate all the community support we've received during this holiday season!
Visit Shea's Consign and Design on line at or during business hours at 205 Ricks Dr, Winston-Salem.

A Night to Remember

December 11th

Our Christmas tree this year was donated by Grouse Ridge Christmas Tree Farm, Robinhood Plaza at Robinhood and Peace Haven. AARF volunteers decorated the tree and the tree was officially lit the evening of December 11th during our Night to Remember ceremony.  

This is a time when we can remember and honor special pets who have crossed the rainbow bridge with a light on the tree. A donation to remember and honor a beloved pet, friend or family member benefits all the programs at AARF.

AARF volunteers and supporters gathered for the lighting and shared light refreshments in the AARF house. Thanks to all the folks who made this event a success.



 Howl-O-Ween, October 25

The Howl-O-Ween fall festival was held October 25 at Ruff Housing, 5648 Country Club Road.  Over $2000 was raised.  Thank you Ruff Housing and K-9 Doggie Bakery and Boutique

All proceeds will be used to provide medical care for the animals in the AARF program and those that come to AARF for rescue and adoption. All dogs attending the event need to have proof of vaccines and will have to remain on leash.




Bone Appetit -- October 13

Area Restaurants went to the dogs (and cats)!

What an easy and convenient way to help AARF! We ate out with family and friends at participating restaurants and AARF received a portion of sales to aid homeless and helpless animals in our area. We'll give you an update when we know what the proceeds are.  'Til then, please thank the participating restaurants:

B.L.L. Rotisserie Factory - 380 Knollwood Street, Suite A
Burke Street Pizza – 1140 Burke Street
Burke Street Pizza – 3352 Robinhood Road
Camel City BBQ Factory – 701 Liberty Street
Dewey’s Bakery/ Blue Ridge Ice Creams – 262 S. Stratford Road
Dewey’s Bakery/Blue Ridge Ice Creams – 2876 Reynolda Road
Diamondback Grill – 751 N. Avalon Road
Downtown Diamondback – 101 N. Cherry Street (lunch only)
Mellow Mushroom – 314 West Fourth Street
Pig-n-Out Barbecue – 6489 Shallowford Road, Lewisville
Plaza Restaurant – 806 NC Hwy 66 South, Ste D., Kernersville
Quiet Pint Tavern – 1420 West First Street
Ryan’s Restaurant – 719 Coliseum Drive
Stratford Station Grill – 828 S. Stratford Road
Twin City Diner – 1425 West First Street
West End Café – 926 West 4th Street
West End Coffeehouse - 390 N. Broad Street

AARF House Backyard Upgrade

Special thanks to Brandon Wilkerson and More Time For You commercial and residential property maintenance for our huge backyard improvements. After a sewage disaster in the AARF house backyard, Brandon stepped up and installed sod and slate stepping stones -- donating all his time. Brandon does a great job and can be reached at or 336-413-2327.  Check out more pictures on our Facebook page.

Blue Genes at the Elks Lodge, August 15 -- great success!

The Winston Salem Elks Lodge #449 presented AARF representatives with a check following a fundraiser at the lodge at 2585 Griffith Road.  Guests on August 15th heard the Blue Genes and bid on items at a silent auction. Thanks go out to all the volunteers who organized the event, the Blue Genes, and members of the Elks Lodge #449.



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!

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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