Adoption Fairs

Saturdays: 12-4pm (cats)

Saturdays: 12-3pm (dogs)

Mondays: 12-4pm (cats only)

Tuesdays: 12-6pm (cats only)

Wednesdays: 12-6pm (cats only)

Fridays: 12-6pm (cats only)

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday adoption fairs are limited sessions.


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Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation
311 Harvey Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
336-768-PETS (7387)



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


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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 or dog, 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 so that when find your perfect match, they can go with you that day!  You will never be sorry for adopting!  



 An AARF Benefit 
Friday, June 9, 2017
6 PM to 9 PM
The Barn at Reynolda
106 Reynolda Rd Winston-Salem, NC


Fosters needed before Kitten Season!!!



 Hello. My name is Sam. I'm 1 week old. My eyes are not open yet but they are trying. I can be fostered by someone else in 5 weeks. Keep me in mind for your lap.   I can be adopted in about 8 weeks so don't let me get discovered by someone else!


Kris Dolloff will be heading up an Orientation program for new fosters for Newborn Kittens through Adult Cats.  AARF is in need of more fosters so that we may rescue and rehome more kittens.  Without foster familys there is no AARF.  Please consider fostering even if it is only 1 litter of kittens.  It really does bring joy and a sense of accomplishment to the fosters.  Knowing you have had a tiny part in saving a furry life is an amazing feeling.  Seeing the faces of the new Furbaby Moms and Dads and Children is what makes all the dirty liter boxes and trips to vet check night all worthwhile!  

The first Orientation class will be held Monday, March 6th at 7PM at AARF House.  311 Harvey Street  Winston-Salem, NC . There will be additional classes on Tuesday, March 21st at 7PM at AARF House also.  

For any additional information please email either Kris at  or  You can also call AARF directly at 336-768-7387 for fostering information at any time.









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!!!!


Are you looking for the Perfect Fluffy Companion?  We have just what you need!  Cats and Kittens to make you realize what real Love is. To comfort you when you are sad and pounce with joy when you are happy.   We have several Cats and Kittens at  PetSmart on Hanes Mall Blvd and on Hanes Mill Road.  Here is a sampling of who is there:


Jasper is a young neutered male cat who appears from the scar on his forehead to have had a hard time of it before finding AARF. He told an AARF volunteer that he loves to be petted and will purr for pets. He's sweet and friendly but still a bit shy with strangers.
Jasper is current on shots, is negative for FIV/FeLV, and has been neutered. Approximate DOB early 2016. He is awaiting his forever home at PetSmart on Hanes Mill Road right NOW!.



Snookie is approximately 2 yeard old and has been a wonderful mother of five. She sheltered her babies in a drain. Thankfully, all were safely rescued. After her hard work as a dedicated mother, feeding, cleaning and caring for her babies she deserves a kind and loving forever home. She loves lots of attention and is good for someone who is home more often than not. She will be a loving companion for her new owner(s)! She waiting at PetSmart on Hanes Mall Blvd to be YOUR very special fluffy girl!



Triad Over 40’s Social Club





Triad Over 40's Social Club came by today with donations of dog and cat food. AARF was chosen for this year’s donations for the animal rescue lovers portion of their annual giving campaign. All the dogs and cats are jumping with joy and thanks over the goodies that they received!

Thank you so very much Triad Over 40's Social Club for your donations and support!




Despite the hard work of shelters and rescues everywhere, it is estimated that millions of dogs and cats enter America’s shelters each year, and more than half of them will never leave. While great progress has been made, accurate and comprehensive nation-wide data does not exist. It’s precisely this data that will guide good decision-making, and help us save thousands of sheltered animals’ lives. The numbers really do count..

Data drives the decisions that can help save companion animals’ lives and prevent homelessness. Fortunately, many shelters, AARF included since January 2016, already collect and report important data. But the time has come for all shelters to collect and report critical data on a national level. AARF is proud to have joined the Shelters and Rescues that are reporting to Shelter Animals Count!



 January 2017 Adoptions



From January 1 through January 31, 2017 AARF had 23 Cats adopted 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!





Kittens, Cats and.......

 CUTENESS by the OODLES in our  



Fetured Cats and Kittens for the week of February 21 - February 28, 2017.  We will try to feature new furbabies every week for your adopting pleasure! 


Meet Chloe


Adult Female Dilute Calico

 DOB  2006 

This little girl with the sweet face was found wandering around a local neighborhood. Thin and eager for attention, Chloe was quite chatty as she tried to convince someone to make a place in their home for her. Since coming to AARF, her talking has continued. Could it be that she is calling out for YOU? Chloe has the lovely muted colors of a dilute calico and she's quite a beauty. She craves affection and has an interesting way of tilting her head to the side, as if she is listening to every word that's spoken to her. Be wary...she's quite a charmer and might just steal your heart! Contact her Foster TODAY at or 336-830-3407. Or you can contact AARF at 336-768-7387. 


 Meet Millie



Young Female DSH Gray and White Precious


Millie is a ball of fun and has a super personality! She is a small kitty but
will wrestle with the big ones. She is such a sweet girl. She has turned
into a lap kitty and loves to be loved!! Millie is up to date on her vaccinations
and spayed. Contact this darling's Foster at
 Or contact AARF at   336-768-7387



Meet Adam


Young Male -DSH Black and White Tuxedo

DOB-July 26, 2016

Adam loves to run and play with his brothers, chase toy mice and balls around the house. He's very sweet and loves to be held. DOB: 7/26/2016. Contact Adam's Foster at or 336-413-9525 for more information. Or  contact AARF @ 336-768-7387!




Meet Page


Young Female - DSH Black and White Tuxedo

Date of Birth:  May, 2016

Page is a sweet little girl. Full of personality and energy.  She loves to play and gets along great with her siblings and also her other foster mates. When Page was born her back legs were weak causing them to be unsteady but this has not slowed her down one bit!! And her legs are getting stronger every day. She has swag! Page is current on vaccinations. You better hurry and contact her Foster Mom at before someone else beats you to her! Or you can contact AARF at 336-768-7387.


Meet Lena


Senior Female DLH Black Darling



Lena is 12 years old and quite a darling lady. Lena is a little bit of an exotic longhaired female who enjoys very much having her head rubbed. She will just purr and purr to express her enjoyment. She is hoping to find a nice comfy home to snuggle up with someone. She would make a good companion for someone wanting a sweet companion kitty. If you would like to meet Lena, you can meet her at Dynasty furniture at 1590 Peters Creek Parkway, Contact foster at or 336-830-3407.  You can also contact AARF @ 336-768-7387

We ARE going to find this precious Lady a home of her very own.  If you know of someone that is looking for the cat that will be forever in their debt for rescuing her, this baby is for you!  Email and we can get you together with Lena and make both your lives so much happier!





The Love of One Small Kitten




 There was once a family that was struggling to find contentment between their two cats. Both kitties were loved and ingrained in the family but did not particularly love each other. They co-existed but more was wanted by their parents. Oscar and house mate grumbled and complained with each other and caused John and Rob to be sad that their furkids weren’t happy with each other. As luck, would have it, John found Luke Keuchly on AARF’s pet finder site and fell in love with this tiny grey bundle. Luke was a liter of 4 named after the Carolina Panthers. He was the biggest of the liter and just what this family was looking for.


It was almost love at first sight. Luke was a little shy and being quiet and calm because of that. John was beginning to second guess himself because he wanted a kitten to play and be fun for his household. With some reassurance that the real Luke would surface when he was all nestled into his new home and feeling secure, John adopted his new little bundle and headed off to introduce the rest of the family to this soon to be the cuddle-backer of the house.

Luke got home and took a couple of days to come out and begin showing his happy and playful personality but when he did, it was perfect! Luke became Greyson and in a short time made friends with the other cats. “He is the sweetest, nicest kitten I have ever seen. He has completely changed our house around. He and the other male cat, Oscar are best friends now.” Greyson was becoming the glue to hold John’s house together with love and playfulness. Sometimes all it takes is a little bundle of love and sweetness to put smiles on human faces and purrs in the hearts of other feline kids in a home. “He is absolutely perfect. He couldn’t be a better cat!” End of adoption success story and beginning of The Love of One Small Kitten- family mender!






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