Events

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.

Feb
29
Adoption Event - PetSmart Natl Adoption Weekend - Cats & Dogs
Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
2153 75th Street
Darien, IL 60561
Mar
01
Adoption Event - PetSmart Natl Adoption Weekend - Cats
Sunday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
63 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60187
Mar
07
Adoption Event - Cats & Dogs
Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
63 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60187
Mar
14
Adoption Event - Cats
Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
2153 75th Street
Darien, IL 60561
Mar
14
Adoption Event - Dogs
Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
63 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60187
Mar
15
New Volunteer Orientation
Sunday 1:00 PM to 3:00 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. 

Mar
21
Adoption Event - Cats & Dogs
Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
63 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60187
Mar
28
Adoption Event - Cats & Dogs
Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
2153 75th Street
Darien, IL 60561
Mar
29
Wheaton Animal Hospital Spring Party - Cats & Dogs
Sunday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
266 Roosevelt Rd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Join us as we celebrate spring at Wheaton Animal Hospital's open house! We'll have adoptable dogs and cats, $5 photos with the Easter Bunny (proceeds benefit local animal rescues including A.R.F), light refreshments, product giveaways and raffles, and more! 

Apr
04
Adoption Event - Cats & Dogs
Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
63 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60187
Apr
04
Adoption Event - Cats
Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
2153 75th Street
Darien, IL 60561
Apr
18
Adoption Event - Cats
Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
2153 75th Street
Darien, IL 60561
Apr
18
Adoption Event - Cats & Dogs
Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
63 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60187
Apr
25
Adoption Event - Cats
Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
63 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60187
Apr
25
Adoption Event - Cats & Dogs
Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
2153 75th Street
Darien, IL 60561