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,

Celtic Festival Oct. 25 and Oct. 26

We will NOT be at PetsMart this week-end. Please email to see if a particular dog will be at the Celtic Festival.

Live to Serve

AARF went live on on 10/20/2014. Go on and buy a voucher to support our dogs. Some very nice dinners, sports, desserts and other items are available. Live To Serve is active for 30 days and AARF would love to raise $1000 to help with medical, feedings and saving more dogs.

2014 2nd Annual Food Drive at Pet Supplies Plus Midlothian

Please Join Pet Supplies Plus Midlothian for our 2nd Annual canned food drive for homeless or needy cats and dogs in the Metro Richmond area.
Click to see location and Rescue Groups that will benefit from your donations.

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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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 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

Salem's Facebook Page!

Become a facebook friend of AARF on AARF Virginia and follow AARF Twitter


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