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Have you ever wondered why AARF and it's volunteers do what they do?   



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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!  



 We would like to thank Foothills Brewing from the bottom of our furry little hearts for the fundraiser that has been a wonderful success! Their goal was to raise $1000 and that is exactly what they did! Let's all go raise a glass or two to celibrate!












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Sandy Mayberry & Rebecca Kennedy with AARF stopped by this chilly afternoon to showcase Michaela the kitty cat plus Andrew & Lloyd the adorable pups. For more information please call or visit AARF.





 AARF gets many requests to help with Rehoming a pet. Adopt-A-Pet has a great place to help with rehoming dogs and cats. Please share this site with anyone looking for a new home for a pet they can no longer keep.












February 26th will be AARF's next Pet of the Week...Who will become a star this month???????

















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





Year to date:
Cats: 598
Dogs: 284
Total: 882

December 1, 2017 through December 31,2017 AARF had adoptions of:

  70 Cats and 23 Dogs

November 1, 2017 through November 30,2017 AARF had adoptions of:

  55 Cats and 24 Dogs

October 1, 2017 through October 31,2017 AARF had adoptions of:

 41 Cats and 21 Dogs

September 1, 2017 through September 30,2017 AARF had adoptions of:

 56 Cats and 18 Dogs

August 1, 2017 through August 31,2017 AARF had adoptions of:

  64 Cats and 20 Dogs

July 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017 AARF had adoptions of:

  55 Cats and 17 Dogs

June1, 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!





 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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Donate to the Party 4 Paws Initiative which raises funds for Medical Expenses

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Party 4 Paws Sponsors - 2018

 Hoots & Hounds Sponsors


  • Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Co.
  • Lowes Foods
  • Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital
  • The Porch
  • Krankies Coffee
  • House of Rodan


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