A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3), no-kill humane society based in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Our family of volunteers is dedicated to rescuing, fostering, and caring for homeless dogs and orphan cats while we find them their forever homes. We promote spay/neuter programs to help reduce pet overpopulation and work within communities throughout Illinois to assist and educate the public about responsible pet ownership.

We conduct cat and dog adoption events primarily in DuPage County, IL including Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove, Darien, Lombard, and Naperville.

News and Events

In Memory - Lucy

We recently got an email from an A.R.F. adopter. We'd like to share it because it is a sweet story that reminds us why we do this - to share the love of pets with the world like Lucy did for her family. Get your tissues ready....[more]

Saving 21 Dogs from a Puppy Mill in Missouri

One of the ways that A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation saves lives is that we rescue pets from outside Northern Illinois where demand for adoptions is lower. We have volunteers that pick up pets from downstate Illinois or the lower...[more]