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Welcome to Animal Rescue Foundation!

Rehoming over 4,000 animals a year through volunteer adoption and foster care programs

Thank you for your support!

You make a difference!

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Who We Are

Animal Rescue Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity dedicated to reducing euthanasia of adoptable pets through foster care and shelter adoption programs, helping to bring a quality life to all abandoned, abused and neglected animals in Tucson. ARF provides support to the community through our hotline and adoption events, providing information and referrals on the following:

  • Adopting a pet

  • Spay/neuter

  • Vaccinations and animal care

  • Training and community resources

ARF works in collaboration with Pima Animal Care Center to facilitate adoptions of homeless and abandoned animals. Through this partnership, ARF:

  • Provides adoption services at PACC on weekdays and on Saturdays and Sundays maintaining adoption hours when the facility would otherwise be closed.

  • Organizes and conducts off site adoption days for PACC animals.

  • Rescues animals at risk of euthanasia because of overcrowding and places them into volunteer foster homes until permanent homes can be found.

ARF facilitates the rescue of more than 4,000 homeless, abused and abandoned pets each year. Through the assistance of volunteers and financial supporters, we are able to continue our mission and rescue Tucson's homeless pets - providing them with loving care while they await their forever home.

ARF is always looking for people who have time to volunteer. We require assistance in the following areas:

  • Facilitate adoptions at local adoption centers.

  • Transport pets to and from adoption centers.

  • Assist with adoptions at Pima Animal Care Center.

  • Care for pets while they await adoption.

  • Professional assistance in web or graphic design, accounting, fundraising and volunteer management.

Adopting a Pet

Our pets can be visited by appointment .

Adoption prices are as follows:

  • Adult cats and kittens: $85.00 or through our special Catpatibles program, 2 cats can be adopted that are housed at the same foster home for a reduced price.

  • Adult dogs: $90.00

  • Specialty breed dogs and puppies under 3 months: $100.00

All ARF pets are adopted with current vaccinations and are spayed/neutered, microchipped and if over 3 months, are rabies vaccinated and licensed. All of these services are included in the adoption fee. In addition, each adopter is presented with training resources and a free veterinary visit at a participating veterinarian.

All adoptions are subject to application approval. Renters must provide written documentation in their lease or from their landlord stating they are allowed to house the pet they wish to adopt and have paid any security deposits prior to adoption.

Click here to see our pets who found their forever homes!

Adoption Hours

Information on Adoption days will be posted soon!

Special Events

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Our Partnership with Pima Animal Care Center

In addition to fostering under-age and at-risk pets from Pima Animal Care Center (PACC), ARF's unique partnership enables us to facilitate adoptions at the shelter seven days a week. ARF volunteers place over 4,000 animals a year from Pima Animal Care Center.

To adopt a pet from Pima Animal Care Center, please visit during the following hours:

Pima Animal Care Adoption Hours
4000 N. Silverbell Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Weekends: 10:00 am -5:00 pm

Volunteer With Us

There are many great opportunities available to those whom wish to volunteer. We are always looking for assistance at adoption centers, including Pima Animal Care Center. At the adoption center, you will have the rewarding experience of helping an ARF pet find their perfect home. For more information about volunteering, contact us:

Call: 520.319.9292

Fax 520.303.9292

Or, stop in and visit us at Pima Animal Care Center and we will be happy to give you an application for volunteering.

Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age.

Become a Foster Parent

Our pet fosters provide an incredible service. As a foster parent, you will provide an immediate home for a pet in need of care. ARF is a 100% foster care organization so the number of animals we pull from PACC is only limited by the number of loving foster homes we have. You truly save a life! ARF provides all resources for the foster pet such as medical and veterinary care, food and supplies. When the pet is available for adoption, it will be showcased at our adoption sites.

For information about fostering, call 520.319.9292 direct or email us at

Contact Us

For Information About a Specific Pet, Adoption Hours or Volunteering:

Call: 520.319.9292
Please understand our phone line is managed solely by volunteers
so we ask your patience as it may take up to 72 hours for us to get back to you.

For Information About Becoming a Foster Parent:

Call: 520.319.9292
Please understand our phone line is managed solely by volunteers
so we ask your patience as it may take up to 72 hours for us to get back to you.

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Our Mailing Address is: 5425 E. Broadway #225, Tucson, AZ 85711

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