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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]