All About AARFAARF stands for Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation. We are a Richmond, Virginia, non-profit, all volunteer organization founded in May of 1993. We help hundreds of dogs each year to find loving homes.Dogs come to us through a variety of situations. Some are found on highways or in neighborhoods, some are relinquished by their owners who can no longer care for them, but most of our dogs are strays. AARF tries to prevent these dogs from ending up homeless or in euthanizing shelters. It is our goal to provide a service of matching good loving dogs with people who want to provide a good loving home.Until the time of adoption, the dogs stay in our foster homes or safehouses. We sometimes have to place dogs in a kennel because we have no available foster home. Our volunteers take a dog into their home and care for them until a permanent home is found. Medical expenses are taken care of by AARF. We also make a commitment to the health of the dogs by making sure that they are all up-to-date on their shots, receive any extra treatment needed and provide for the spaying or neutering of the dog. Our safehouse volunteers provide a vital service in our organization.