Animal Rescue of Fresno
Animal Rescue of Fresno (ARF) was established in 1998 by a group of community members in Fresno, CA that wanted to do something about the high number of homeless dogs that were dying because no one gave them a chance to find their forever home.
ARF began its operations out of a small facility on Belmont Ave and Highway 99. ARF moved to its current location on Dakota Ave. in 2005. From its humble beginnings, ARF has grown quickly, so that more and more dogs each year can be rescued and adopted out to loving forever homes.
ARF is run solely by dedicated, hard-working volunteers. ARF's dogs are housed at the facility located on Dakota or in one of ARF's foster homes.
An adoption fee of $175.00 is requested for all dogs. This fee helps us to provide the necessary medical care and other needs for the dogs while in our care. All ARF dogs are altered (spayed/neutered), current on shots (including rabies), microchipped, heartworm tested, and to our knowledge, in good health before they are adopted out. We are all volunteers and as such receive no monetary compensation for our work with the dogs. Since ARF typically spends more than $175 for each dog in our care, the adoption fee is used to help defray costs for the rescue and care of the dogs that are not covered by private donations.