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.


Location & Hours

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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Welcome to AARF!


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 at the bottom of this page and then check out PetFinder for your perfect match! Dogs are here and Cats are here.  You can be preapproved so that when you come and visit AARF to take home your new family member, they can go with you that day!  You will never be sorry for adopting!



Kittens, Cats and.......

 CUTENESS by the OODLES in our  



Fetured Cats and Kittens for the week of October 16, 2016.  We will try to feature new furbabies every week for your adopting pleasure! 

Meet Dora


Adult Female DSH/Grey Tabby

She was first spotted by a teller at a local bank. Dora and her sister Dottie were small kittens, playing in the drive-through lane. Concerned for their safety, the teller contacted AARF and the pair of sisters found their way to safety. For a long time they were very scared of and unsure of the people who were caring for them. They have gotten more accumstomed to receiving love, though at times they still will run when you try to pet them. Dora is quite a beauty with her silver gray fur and black stripes. Her sweet face with those big eyes must be seen in person to truly appreciate. Despite her shyness around people, this little girl is quite the "spitfire". She races and romps with the other kitties in her foster home, but her favorite playmate is her sister Dottie. These 2 girls need to find a forever home together. Contact her Foster: for more information:  Or contact AARF at   336-768-7387

Meet Josh


Baby Male DLH Orange and White

 I’m the big brother of my litter, with the confidence to prove it. I’m a good natured sweetie: I can be very affectionate, if you can get me to slow down long enough! I’m a long-haired orange tabby like my mom, and I’m going to be gorgeous grown up cat. Favorite stunt: Ambushing my litter mates. Favorite toy: Nothing like a good old-fashioned ball! Born on May 11, 2016, I ended up at Animal Control until the foster folks at AARF rescued me from what could’ve been my untimely end. After a shaky start, I’m ready for my forever home. Contact Foster: AARF/Stacy Holley ( or AARF at 336-768-7387!

Meet Sable

Senior Female Chocolate Burmese/DSH mix (Special Needs )

Sable is a beautiful chocolate Burmese/DSH mix. The light undercoat is apparent in her pictures. She was abandoned at the AARF house, but is a happy and friendly girl with lots of love. She is very outgoing and talkative. She's looking for a home with people who will adore her.    She is "Special Needs" but don't let that scare you off because she will give you so much "Special Love" in return it will be more than worth the extra care she needs.   Sable is hyperthyroid and needs thyroid medication for the rest of her life in order to maintain her weight. Sable is spayed, current on shots and FIV/FELV negative. 

Contact AARF at 336-768-7387 for more information on this beautiful senior lady!


Meet Archie



Young (aprox 1 yr) Male DSH Tabby

I don't like to brag, but I am a handsome boy about a year old. I always want to be where you are so I hope you don't want to be alone either! Loud noises scare me so I want to be right on your lap during thunderstorms. I am very playful & like to chase after toys. I get grumpy and scared when I have to go to adoption fairs so please don't let my hissing put you off if you come see me at AARF. I get along well with the other cats in my foster home (now that I know them)--we snooze and play together all the time. I also love treats--my foster mom says that my sister Josie & I are Pounceaholics. I am the sweetest boy you can imagine if you give me a chance!
Contact my Foster at or AARF at 336-768-7387

Breaking News & Events

Monday, October 24, 2016 at 2PM
 Calling all Animal Lovers …actually all we need are people with a heart and good old fashioned common sense!
We have a serious problem in Forsyth county concerning the tethering of dogs. On Monday, October 24 at 2PM the commissioners will be voting on this ordinance. You all KNOW that those that are against doing anything about this issue will be out in force. Those that simply want to NOT rock the boat, not cost any more money and don’t care about the life and well-being of our totally innocent and trusting four legged friends. All of us that love animals and have compassion for them MUST come out and show support of this tethering ban. If the commissioners only see those in favor of turning a blind eye to this terrible practice, they will not pass this ordinance. Our Forsyth dogs will continue to pay the price for our lack of support. Do you want that on your conscious? If not then please, please help by making our commissioners see the GOOD people of this county making a stand for what is right and good. Our canines ALWAYS support their humans. It’s now our turn to show them that their humans support and love also.

Monday, October 24, 2016 at 2PM at 201 N. Chestnut Street Winston-Salem, NC (at the end of second street) Parking is available down Second Street and on Chestnut Street. Be there and support our best friends!


This precious boy is coming into AARF's program. He is heartworm positive along with being starved and chained. Please, please share this poster until the person(s) responsible for this horror are found and brought to justice!
Also you all know that this will not be a cheap rescue. If you can help with his vetting please do. You can donate this page and all gifts are tax deductible. Can you find it in your heart to help this boy and others that are in need?

10/16/16  Check out his progress! Peter is putting on the pounds in his new foster home! What a difference 6 days of good food, medical attention and lots of love make!  He is quite cooperative with his feeding "therapy"!


Re-Mark your calenders for November 19th..... Hawgs for Paws has been rescheduled due to the incoming storm.  Everyone stay safe and make plans to join us on November 19th!
 ...and join Smokin Harley Davidson for a ride as they help raise money for A.A.R.F. (Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation) on November 19th with the Hawgs for Paws. Everyone that signs up to ride that day will receive an entry for a chance to win a get away for two to the Hard Rock Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic compliments of Hard Rock Resorts, A Way To Go Travel and 93.1 The Wolf. t will be given away that day. All proceeds go to AARF

Thank everyone that participated in our annual Bone Appetit! All restaurants and all folks that went out to eat at a participating restaurant are so very appreciated! AARF couldn't do it without all of you!! 

Area Restaurants went to the Dogs
(and Cats)…is style

Participating Restaurants...thank you all!!!!! 
B.L.L. Rotisserie Factory - 380 Knollwood Street, Suite A
Coppola’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant – 3512 Yadkinville Road
Downtown Deli and Café – One West Fourth Street, Suite 175
East Coast Wings & Grill – 4880 Country Club Road
East Coast Wings & Grill – 2533 Lewisville Clemmons Road
George's Pizza Bar & Grill 2505 North Main Street   High Point
Kimono Japanese Restaurant – 4910 Old Country Club Road
Mellow Mushroom – 314 West Fourth Street
Pig-n-Out Barbecue – 6489 Shallowford Road, Lewisville
Ryan’s Restaurant – 719 Coliseum Drive
Stratford Station Grill – 828 S. Stratford Road
Sweet Frog Hanes Commons Shopping Center 1023 Hanes Mall Blvd.