Dogs

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 […]

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

UPDATE 2/28/20: After more than a year of being available, Vila (now Violet) finally found her forever home! Happy tails all around. 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 […]

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 […]