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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 […]

IL Animal Rescue Van

Transport Van Donations Needed

Help needed! Illinois Animal Rescue had a van breakdown full of A.R.F. adoptable pets. Can you make a small donation to help them get a new van? Donate through the Facebook post below. A.R.F. rescues cats and dogs from high-kill shelters in the Midwest and brings them up to the Chicago area where there are more homes […]

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 […]

A.R.F.’s COVID-19 Procedures

Due to the current coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, out of an abundance of caution and following direction from the CDC and the IL Department of Public Health we have decided to suspend adoption events until further notice. The health of our volunteers and adopters comes first during this time of need. We will continue to do adoptions […]

Colby A Life-Changing Pup

Colby, a Life-Changing Pup

We received the following message from David saying how much his adoption of Colby (now Levy) has changed his life. These sorts of stories warm our hearts and are the reason we put some much love into our work. We love hearing updates from our adopters! If you would like to share your story, please […]

Shop pawTree for pet food and support ARF!

Support A.R.F. While You Shop – pawTree

We are pleased to announce a new rescue supporter and a way to support A.R.F. while you shop for your pets. For every purchase of high quality cat and dog food you make from Jordyn Hargreaves, independent pawTrees petPro, she will donate 10% of the profits back to A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation. pawTree sells veterinarian and […]

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 […]

Announcing New Board Member – Sandra Pattison

A.R.F. is proud to announce a few changes to our board leadership with an eye toward our projected growth in 2020 and beyond. We are sad to announce that Kimberly Myers will be stepping down from the A.R.F. board to pursue personal projects, but will provide continue to provide us with outstanding legal counsel and […]