Dogs

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 […]

Today is National Dog Day

The adoptable dogs of A.R.F. would like to wish you HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY! Below are some of the sweet doggos and puppers we have available for adoption. Can you make their day even better by adopting them? Head over to our online adoption application to take one of these beauties home today.

Featured Pet: Vila

Vila, oh Vila. We don’t know why Vila is still with us – she is a sweet girl who loves car rides and running and jumping. She gets anxious at events, so she doesn’t get the visibility she deserves. Vila is an 11-12 month old housebroken female chocolate lab.  She would prefer to be the only […]

In Memory of Peter

In loving memory of A.R.F. graduate, Peter. Peter only had a year in his forever home. He passed suddenly from complications from herniated disc surgery. Peter was loved when he was an A.R.F. foster dog and was absolutely adored by his forever family. Our deepest condolences to Peter’s doggo brother Fritz and his humans, who […]

PSA: It is Dog Farting Awareness Day

You’re welcome. If you have a dog, celebrate the day by contemplating if your dog is farting too much or not. If you think they are, take some steps to try to lessen their farting. Make sure they aren’t breathing too heavily while they are eating, and check with a veterinarian about giving them a […]

Let’s Get Guinness Walking Again

UPDATE 6/15/19: Guinness was adopted! His treatment was successful and his new family looks forward to many walks with him. Meet Guinness. He’s had a hard life, including a painful broken leg that hasn’t healed right.  We are raising funds through GoFundMe to pay for Guinness’s surgery, future physical therapy, and possible future surgeries to […]