A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation in Wheaton, IL was formed from humble beginnings 36 years ago, and A.R.F. President Ann Persenaire has been volunteering here for 25 of those amazing years. Ann’s leadership, enthusiasm, and expertise has helped A.R.F. grow our outreach, our recognition, our volunteer base, and most importantly, the number of pets rescued year after […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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?
Kara was a pregnant homeless mama dog and was picked up as a stray in rural Kentucky. Read about how A.R.F. volunteer Carol helped her give birth by emergency C-section.
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 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.
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 […]