Get Involved

There are many ways you can make an impact. Adopt, Foster, Volunteer, or Donate. See what is right for you. We appreciate your interest.

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Looking for a new furry family member? Thank you for thinking about adopting from a rescue organization. Each adoption saves two lives: the one you adopt and the space you’ve opened up for another animal to be helped. You will be your new pet’s hero!



Providing a temporary home for a cat or dog is a gift that keeps on giving. Animals that are fostered become more adoptable because of all the love, care and attention they are given. This is where they learn to trust again. Opening your doors to a homeless pet is rewarding beyond words.

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AARF volunteers make a BIG DIFFERENCE. They are a remarkable community of knowledgeable, caring and dedicated group who welcome everyone who wants to pitch in. New faces are always appreciated. Please check out the many opportunities for you to contribute.




Friday, May 8, 2020
Location: The Millennium Center

Party 4 Paws, AARF’s largest annual fundraiser, is proud to announce we cleared almost $70,000! We achieved financial success and, just as importantly, raised awareness of AARF and its mission. This gala is dedicated solely to underwriting the substantial MEDICAL EXPENSES incurred in helping the ill and injured cats and dogs that AARF rescues. Funds raised from the event will ensure that AARF can continue to be a major rescue service in Forsyth County that treats any and all health situations. The benefit is every spring, but you can contribute year-round on our donate page. Our cats and dogs are always appreciative!


“AARF has been a tremendous organization to work with as a volunteer. They are responsive, helpful, resourceful, and approachable. Most importantly, they always put the animals’ well-being first. I’m so grateful to AARF for giving me an opportunity to help these beautiful creatures.”

Heather T., Foster parent