Events

Note: out of an abundance of caution and consideration of the health of our adopters and volunteers we cancelled our in-person adoption events until further notice. We are continuing to do cat and dog adoptions during this time. Please see our COVID-19 update for more information.

Meet our fabulous adoptable dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens in person at any of the below adoption events in the greater Chicago and DuPage County area. You can get a jump start on your dog or cat adoption by completing our online adoption application before the event. 

If you are pre-approved to adopt a pet, adoptions can take place at these events or at the Wheaton or Darien PetSmart Adoption Centers at a mutually-agreed upon time.

Sep
20
New Volunteer Orientation
Sunday 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Join A.R.F. on our life-saving mission to save homeless dogs and cats. This one-hour new volunteer orientation gives you an overview of what A.R.F. represents, how you can help save lives, and introduces you to our fabulous volunteers. Dog and cat fosters will have an additional session afterwords covering foster-specific topics. 

Before attending this session, please fill out a volunteer interest form and a coordinator will be in touch with location details. 

Nov
01
New Volunteer Orientation
Sunday 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Join A.R.F. on our life-saving mission to save homeless dogs and cats. This one-hour new volunteer orientation gives you an overview of what A.R.F. represents, how we help save lives, and introduces you to our fabulous volunteers. Dog and cat fosters will have an additional session afterwords covering foster-specific topics. 

Before attending this session, please fill out a volunteer interest form at https://www.arf-il.org/volunteer/volunteer-interest-form/ and a coordinator will be in touch with location details.