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ARF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit

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Animal Rescue Foundation

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ARF is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to rescuing homeless dogs and cats in Mobile! Be a part of this lifesaving effort!

Mission Statement

ARF is a non-profit, adoption guarantee animal shelter serving the Greater Mobile area. We believe every life matters. Our mission is to rescue homeless and abandoned dogs and cats from overcrowded animal shelters and provide the care they need, until we can place them in permanent, loving homes. Through outreach and education, we advocate for animals in our community and are committed to bringing about a time when there are no more homeless pets. We have been serving the community since 1995.

"ARF has a great staff, and I am so glad that Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union could play a small role in helping facilitate the needs of the animals that you all have taken in. "      Kassie Irby

Animal Rescue Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in December 1995 and dedicated to promoting the welfare and humane treatment of animals; through rescue, fostering and placement. Adoptable cats and dogs awaiting a permanent, loving, family are placed in our foster center, hence its name - the ARFanage.


We operate solely from donations. Adoption donations are $150 for dogs, $100 for cats. All pets placed for adoption have been socialized, evaluated and seen by a vet. All are micro chipped, up to date on shots, up to date on heartworm preventative and spayed/neutered before placement.


We practice non-lethal population control, including early-age spay/neuter.  ARF advocates on behalf of all individual animals about the humanity of sterilization, not euthanasia, as an effective solution to reproduction and unnecessary breeding. Over time, their numbers can be effectively reduced and their lives improved.


We care for all animals, regardless of age, breed, illness or disability, and believe these precious souls are to be given the respect of any other God-created life. Please join us in our mission to provide an animal-loving community, where pets are at home, not home-less!


So what are you waiting for? Have a seat, kick off your shoes and explore our site. Who knows, you might just find your next best friend.


Board of Directors


Alison Rellinger, President

Stacey Yawn, Vice President

Natalie Cumbaa, Secretary

Courtney Barnes

Trevor Denham

Joan Tant


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"The girls and I enjoyed the tour so much and we were very impressed with your facility. We are very happy to know that dogs and cats have such a nice and loving environment to go to when they are in need.  Again, thank you so much!!! " 

Earon Serra -Student Council at Hankins Middle School