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,

Pasta 4 PUPS Fundraiser and AUCTION Saturday Oct. 18 from 5:30 - 10PM

Enjoy a pasta bar with choice of marinara/vegetarian or meat sauce, bread, full salad bar, ice tea, soda or water and dessert bar and help save a life.

  • Includes 1 wine/beer ticket.
  • Live entertainment, Silent/Live Auctions and Door Prizes
  • Tickets available! Seating is limited.
    • $20/ person, $35/ couple
    • At the Door: $25/ person
  • Purchase your tickets at an AARF adoption stand or securely via Paypal at
  • Additional sponsors, auction items and donations are encouraged!
  • For more information, email:
  • All proceeds benefit the Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation
  • AARF is a Non Profit 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Click here to see location and print a flyer.

Upcoming Events

If you are interested in volunteering at one of these events, email Subject :VolunteerOpportunities

  • Pasta 4 Pups and AUCTION Oct.18, Tuckahoe Moose Lodge Click here for details!!
  • Celtic Festival Weekend October 25, 26

Please come out and support AARF's fund-raising Efforts.

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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

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Links to Help AARF

AARF Events

On-line Donations

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