Caring for our Dogs

AARF of Richmond, Virginia

AARF is an acronym that stands for Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation. We are a Richmond, Virginia based, non-profit, all volunteer, non-euthanizing organization founded in May of 1993. Our goal is to rescue orphaned animals and place them in loving homes. Find out more about us. . Meet our board members,

Hospice Care Home Needed

Missy is desperately seeking a home for hospice care in the Richmond area. She is 14 years old and very sweet, and we're running out of options for her. She is looking for a quiet place to live. She is house broken, loves walks, and is pretty healthy.

AARF takes care of her food and medical needs. You only need to love her for the time she has left. Missy prefers a home with a fenced yard and no little ones. Dogs are ok if they are not in her face.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Missy

Kroger Card Helps AARF

Please register your Kroger Card at www.kroger.com/communityrewards .
Select Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation, Inc 1722 Westwood Ave Richmond Va, 23227

Once you have registered, every time you shop at Krogers and scan your card, you donate to AARF and help dogs in need of a home.

New Winter Dog Stand Hours: Noon to 3:00 PM

Because of the cold weather, we are changing our Dog Stand Hours on Saturdays at PetsMart at Libbie and Broad to begin at noon for the benefit of our volunteers and dogs.


There are so many dogs that would cherish a loving home. AARF tries to find fulfilling and suitable matches for all foster animals. We only adopt in the Richmond, Va and surrounding areas.

We have an adoption application that may be picked up at our adoption stand. Our adoption/donation fee is $175 per dog due at the time of the delivery of the dog to your home.

Adoption Process Adoptable Dogs Fostering Program

Recent Rescues

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Thanks Fort Lee for Volunteering at the Celtic Festival

Thanks for a great time: Pasta 4 PUPS Fundraiser and AUCTION Oct. 18

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Thanks to Jessica Beath Clinic for their sponsorship and promise to MATCH any other Sponsor up to $1000

Thanks to Afton Chemical Corporation, Holiday Barn and Business Research Group : SPONSORS!


Meet Ripley (Sugar babies - 2012) : Our Guest of Honor - From Puppy Living in Car to Search and Rescue
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Thanks to Fort Lee for Volunteering

Thank you to Fort Lee's Charlie Company 16 for helping out with the AARF dogs today (10/4/14). We enjoyed your company (and so did the dogs!). We wish you well in the future.


Nutsy Visits Dog Stand

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Links to Help AARF

AARF Events

On-line Donations

More Dogs

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