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Your Cat is Talking, are You Listening?

Your teenage cat may not roll her eyes at you, but rest assured she has ways of telling you that you are annoying. Understanding cat talk is crucial to the relationship bond between a cat and a human. Just like humans, cats communicate with vocalization and body language. “Meow” is a broad all-purpose word. It […]

Give Back - Giving Tuesday

Give a little, save a dog or cat’s life – #givingTuesday

Today is #givingTuesday, a day where we set aside busy holiday activities and focus on ways we can make the world be a better place. A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation believes that everybody has the power to make the world a better place for hundreds of homeless dogs and cats every year. For these abandoned pets, a […]

Winners of Glen Ellyn Pet Costume Parade!

We had a great time at the Glen Ellyn Halloween Festival this Saturday, October 26. We had a huge turnout for our pet costume contest, and we’re proud to share the winners with the world. Best in Show/Best Owner/Pet Lookalike, Maverick and his Mooing Family! Best Child/Pet Combo: Barney and the cast from Toy Story! […]

Join A.R.F. at the Glen Ellyn Halloween Festival – October 26

Join A.R.F. as we get our treat on at the Glen Ellyn Halloween Festival on Saturday, October 26. Costume parade (pets and humans!) at 9:45, live entertainment, and a pet costume contest judged by our own A.R.F. volunteers (and trust us, we know good pet costumes!). Dogs available for adoption will be in attendance. Proceeds […]

Subaru Loves Pets and We Love Subaru

We had a delightful paw-ty at Grand Subaru at Subaru Loves Pets event on Saturday, October 12. We had four dog adoptions – congratulations to Hoss, Loki, Hector, and Billie Boy on finding them forever homes! A big thank you to Sean Carney State Farm for donating a trunkload full of pet food and supplies […]

16 Reasons Why Black Cats are Awesome

Some people see black pets and shy away from adopting them. The black cats of A.R.F. would like to tell you why they they are great with this top 16 list of why black cats are awesome. We’ve featured 16 black adoptable pets over the last 16 days on Facebook. Here is the full list […]

We Remember #rememberMeThursday

We Remember Them

Today is #RememberMeThursday where we remember and honor the spirits of the more than 2.7 million orphan shelter pets that lose their lives every year.

Happy PetSmart National Adoption Weekend!

This weekend was the fall PetSmart National Adoption Weekend. We placed an amazing 11 cats and 10 dogs! Thank you to all who visited us at the Wheaton and Darien PetSmarts during our events. We couldn’t have found these loving homes without your support.

Fleece Blankets from Comfort for Critters

If you’ve adopted a pet from A.R.F., you know that every animal is sent home with a snuggley fleece blanket. When our dogs and cats are adopted, their blanket goes with them, providing something familiar as they adjust to their “forever family.” Those blankets are hand-made by the volunteers at Comfort for Critters, an organization […]