The Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation of Winston-Salem is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that rescues and re-homes abandoned, abused and surrendered cats and dogs in the greater Winston-Salem area by providing safety and security through veterinary care and foster homes until they are adopted.

Thank you for helping to transform the lives of the cats and dogs through your support.

AARF is an IRS-designated 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. Tax ID: #56-1932722

How to Donate

  • Mail a check to:
    AARF, 311 Harvey Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

  • Donate securely online with PayPal:


Other Ways to Donate


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Just simply select AARF as your charitable organization. 


No matter how big or small your donation may be, it is truly appreciated. We make it simple by allowing you to order from our Amazon Wish List and have it delivered right to our shelter.


For every new customer purchase through, Chewy will donate $20 to Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation.


Fill out the online donation forms at


Need a last minute gift? Donate a Kuranda ShelterBed to AARF in the name of a loved one.

A Kuranda ShelterBed is a gift that will last for years. You can help numerous needy animals sleep better, reducing their stress and increasing their chance for adoption!  These high quality beds are comfortable, easy to sterilize and Made in the USA.

To donate a bed, visit our wishlist.  Select “Add a Tribute Card” at checkout and Kuranda will send a card to your special someone with your personal message and donation details.   

Planned Giving

Where there is a will, there is a way

You’ve devoted your life to loving and caring for animals. You can now consider a gift that will sustain AARF’s life-saving mission and help generations of animals long after you are gone.

Gifts through your Will or Living Trust

A gift to Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation (AARF) through your will or living trust is a powerful statement of your support for our mission to rescue cats and dogs. Below you will find sample language that you can share with your Attorney or Estate Planner. Simply include this language in your estate document and you can be assured that you played a major role in the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of needy animals.

“I give to AARF of Winston-Salem, Inc Federal I.D. #56-1932722, 311 Harvey St., Winston-Salem, NC 27103, (the sum of $_____) [OR]____% of the residue of my estate/trust), to be used for its general purposes.”

Gifts through Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designations

Naming AARF as the beneficiary of all or a portion of your retirement plan is a simple way to help our needy animals. Simply designate AARF as beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of an IRA, (401 (k), 403(b), Keogh account or other qualified retirement plan. Upon your death, the designated portion of the unused balance in your account will be transferred to AARF.  

When a retirement account is left to a charity, the organization does not pay the income tax (or, if applicable, estate taxes) that might otherwise be due if left to an individual beneficiary. Making a gift requires merely completing a change of beneficiary form, which may be obtained from a plan administrator. Here is the information you need to name AARF as your beneficiary:

Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation, Inc.
311 Harvey St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Tax ID #56-1932722

Nothing in the Planned Giving section of this site should be construed as legal advice. Certain tax laws may have changed. Please contact your attorney or financial adviser to help you decide what is best for your personal situation