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In Memory - Lucy the Goose

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. In 2006, my wife spotted the listing for […]

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 Midwest and transport them north to DuPage County, where we receive them, check them for immediate medical […]

Pet Safety and Legal Marijuana – What you Need to Know

Happy new year! Marijuana is now officially legal for recreational use in Illinois. People are lined up at dispensaries to bring home pot in its various forms. But while humans are imbibing, how can you keep your pet safe around marijuana products? Marijuana (Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica) has over 80 different cannabinoids present, but […]

12 Days of Catmas - Adopt a Cat

12 Days of Catmas

The holidays are here, and that means those special to us are on our shopping lists. Some of the adoptable cats of A.R.F. would like to remind you of what the 12 days of Catmas means to them. Can you help find them a home for the holidays? Share to help these cats be adopted […]

Your Cat is Talking, are You Listening?

Your teenage cat may not roll her eyes at you, but rest assured she has ways of telling you that you are annoying. Understanding cat talk is crucial to the relationship bond between a cat and a human. Just like humans, cats communicate with vocalization and body language. “Meow” is a broad all-purpose word. It […]

Give Back - Giving Tuesday

Give a little, save a dog or cat’s life – #givingTuesday

Today is #givingTuesday, a day where we set aside busy holiday activities and focus on ways we can make the world be a better place. A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation believes that everybody has the power to make the world a better place for hundreds of homeless dogs and cats every year. For these abandoned pets, a […]

Winners of Glen Ellyn Pet Costume Parade!

We had a great time at the Glen Ellyn Halloween Festival this Saturday, October 26. We had a huge turnout for our pet costume contest, and we’re proud to share the winners with the world. Best in Show/Best Owner/Pet Lookalike, Maverick and his Mooing Family! Best Child/Pet Combo: Barney and the cast from Toy Story! […]

Join A.R.F. at the Glen Ellyn Halloween Festival – October 26

Join A.R.F. as we get our treat on at the Glen Ellyn Halloween Festival on Saturday, October 26. Costume parade (pets and humans!) at 9:45, live entertainment, and a pet costume contest judged by our own A.R.F. volunteers (and trust us, we know good pet costumes!). Dogs available for adoption will be in attendance. Proceeds […]

Subaru Loves Pets and We Love Subaru

We had a delightful paw-ty at Grand Subaru at Subaru Loves Pets event on Saturday, October 12. We had four dog adoptions – congratulations to Hoss, Loki, Hector, and Billie Boy on finding them forever homes! A big thank you to Sean Carney State Farm for donating a trunkload full of pet food and supplies […]