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Straylight Savings Time – Check your pets’ microchips

Spring is here, time to spring our clocks forward, change out smoke detector batteries, and work on spring cleaning chores. But there’s one more thing pet owners should do every spring – make sure you pet’s microchip is registered and up-to-date! More than 10 millions of pets are lost or stolen every year, and 1/3 […]

In the News: Comfort for Critters Makes Blankets for A.R.F.

Thank you Daily Herald for a lovely write-up of A.R.F. in this article about Comfort for Critters. Comfort for Critters makes many of the adoption blankets that are sent home with the cats and dogs adopted every year from A.R.F. Our board member, Kathy, talks about her experience working with Comfort for Critters and how […]

Animal Shelter Volunteering Webinar

Talking Fostering with Bolingbrook Events

We had the honor of being featured on Bolingbrook Events‘ monthly virtual adoption event series on February 27. A.R.F. foster Susan O. talks fostering, volunteering, and other ways you can help homeless pets while six delightful kittens play. Watch the 21 minute webinar replay below. More Information on Animal Shelter Volunteering with ARF-IL Foster with […]

Find Your Furry Valentine

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the ones you love, but it’s also a great time to open your heart to new love in the form of a rescue dog or cat that is ready to shower you with kisses and cuddles. Not only is adopting a furry friend good for your emotional health, […]

Prep for Adopting a Rescue Dog

How to Prep for Bringing Home a Rescue Dog

Adopting a rescue dog is a wonderful thing, but it certainly comes with its challenges. Neither the dog nor its new humans quite know what to expect from each other. Almost ten percent of adopted dogs get returned back to shelters, with a large percentage being returned within the first few months after adoption. The […]

A.R.F. in 2020

In the News: Naperville Sun Writes About A.R.F.’s 2020 Successes

2020 wasn’t all bad. In fact, for A.R.F. we adopted a record number of cats and dogs – more than 1,200. Naperville Magazine wrote a lovely article about our successes and how animal welfare groups like A.R.F. reached a new segment of volunteers with changes to work due to COVID. Read the full article: Furry […]

Pinot Cat Rescue Story

Pinot’s Story: from Scaredy Cat to Snuggly Cat

Pinot was surrendered to Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) on August 10, 2020. Her owner was hospitalized and would not be able to come home and care for her. Can you imagine having a comfortable life, and then all of a sudden being thrown into a completely foreign environment?

Annabelle Foster Puppy

Annabelle’s Story: Two Broken Legs to Couch Potato

Annabelle had a rough start in life – she was found with two broken legs on the side of the road in Chicago, and brought to Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC). However, the volunteers at CACC knew Annabelle was in rough shape and might not make it if she was left alone overnight. Learn how she overcame the odds.

Nesby Adopted Kitten Rescued from Animal Control

Nesby’s Story: Spunky Pirate Cat

Nesby was found as a stray four-week old kitten in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago with a terrible eye infection. Learn more about how A.R.F. nursed her back to heath and where she is today.