Dogs

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 […]

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.

Adopt a Pet Holiday Gift Guide

A.R.F.’s 2020 Ultimate Pet Gift Guide

Want to show the pets and pet owners in your life some love this holiday season? Check out the A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation’s 2020 Ultimate Pet Gift Guide! This list has been curated by our amazing A.R.F. foster parents, so you know these are products that cats and dogs really love–for any budget! You can even […]

How to Reduce Separation Anxiety in Your Dog

So you’ve adopted a dog during quarantine, and given them lots of love and attention while working from home. But what happens when you have to go back to the office? To your dog, it might seem like you are disappearing forever. Your dog might be fine being alone for long stretches of the day. […]

Pupdate! Malibu: “We Absolutely Adore Her”

Malibu, now Minnie, was adopted in early February by her new forever mom, Ali. Ali shared the following kind words with us: It’s been 4 months since my fiancé and I adopted Malibu, now known as Minnie. I’m happy to report that she is thriving in her new home! We absolutely adore her and feel […]

RIP Murphy German Shepherd

RIP Our Murphy

When a rescue is adopted, they become a member of the family. And when they pass, it’s hard. But when A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation hears from a family about the passing of a rescue they adopted from us, we get to hear about how much our furry friend was loved, how much they flourished in their […]

Volunteer’s Favorite Dog Treats Recipe

Written for A.R.F. by volunteer Liz Based on the lack of availability of flour and yeast, in local stores, people are baking while they’re spending more time at home. Why not make some yummy dog treats for our best friends. They are usually healthier, tastier, and cheaper! Yummy treats can be very helpful when working […]

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 […]