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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.

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. […]

ARF Headquarters Wheaton

Our Newest Family Member – A.R.F. Purchases New Facility in Wheaton

The Wheaton-based A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation operates primarily out of volunteer homes–until now, that is! A.R.F. is moving into their very first brick-and-mortar building, increasing operations with the help of their newly centralized headquarters. The 2,600-sq-ft facility at 531 Roosevelt Road was purchased by A.R.F. in March and move in is complete. They will use the […]

What is Cerebellar Hypoplasia? The Truth About Kittens with CH

Meet 12-week-old kittens Tsar, Tash, and Khiva, and slightly older Lucy–some of the latest fosters at A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation. These adorable adoptable kittens each have cerebellar hypoplasia, also known as “CH,” or “wobbly cat syndrome.” But don’t panic–cerebellar hypoplasia is not as scary as it sounds. Just keep in mind these four essential facts about […]

Biggest “Garage” Sale of the Year Fundraiser on July 17-18

Come out and get your deal on and help raise some money for A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation. This fundraiser features new items donated from a certain big box store, including items such as: housewares, kitchen appliances, furniture, electronics, toys, baby supplies, auto supplies, games, pet supplies for all furry friends, pet costumes, and more!

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 […]