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

 

Feb 11

ARFanage adoption

11am - 3pm @ the ARFanage

 

Feb 18

ARFanage adoption

11am - 3pm @ the ARFanage

 

Petsmart West Mobile

Adoption Event

11am - 2pm

 

Feb 25

ARFanage adoption

11am - 3pm @ the ARFanage

 

Petsmart (by Whole Foods)

Adoption Event

11am - 2pm

 

 

 

 

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Volunteer FAQ

 

I want to volunteer. How do I get started?

 

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

 

Can I bring my dog to ARF when I volunteer?

 

How do I sign up to become a foster?

 

Adoption FAQ

 

How much is your adoption fee?

 

Why am I asked to submit an application before I've even met the pet I'm interested in?

 

Are all your dogs spayed or neutered?

 

How do I return a dog previously adopted from ARF?

 

What are your requirements for adopting an animal?

 

General

 

Does ARF provide heartworm treatment for a dog I am fostering through your organization?

 

Is ARF 'no kill'?

 

What is the difference between ARF and the City/County shelters?

 

Is ARF non profit?

 

Where does your money come from?

 

What are your hours operation?

 

How can I donate?

 

Does ARF have any paid employees?

 

Do you offer dog training?

 

Does ARF have a veterinarian on staff?

 

My ARF foster is sick. Can I take him to my vet?

 

What is the best way to get in touch with you?

 

What is 'kennel duty'?

 

Helping Animals in Need

 

Where do your animals come from?

 

I know of a suspected case of animal cruelty. Can ARF help?

 

Help, I found a dog! What do I do?

 

What is a courtesy listing?

 

 

I want to volunteer. How do I get started?

 

Visit our volunteer information page here and then fill out a volunteer application. Our volunteer coordinator

will be in touch shortly to schedule your orientation, then you’ll be ready to start helping the cats and dogs of ARF.

 

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

 

We accept volunteers of all ages but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Check out our Youth

and Teen Volunteer page for more information on these volunteer opportunities.

 

Can I bring my dog to ARF when I volunteer?

 

Your personal animal(s) cannot accompany you to ARF’s facility, but fostering a dog is a great

way to bring home a play mate for your pet! Also, after you begin volunteering at ARF, we allow many of our

dogs to go on outings to your house, to the dog park or many other fun places.

 

How do I sign up to become a foster?

 

It’s as easy as filling out a foster application here.

 

How much is your adoption fee?

 

Dogs are $95, cats are $70. All animals are up to date on vaccinations, spayed or neutered and microchipped. You will also receive a packet with valuable coupons for local pet stores, vets and more.

 

Why am I asked to submit an application before I've even met the pet I'm interested in?

 

Our application contains valuable information about your home and type of pet you are interested in. This

information helps us ensure the pet you are interested in is the perfect match for you and your family. ARF

prides itself in thorough temperament testing and really understanding the personality of each dog and cat

under our care. We want to ensure that the pet you are interested in will fit with your children, other pets, fence

(or lack thereof), activity level, etc. If the pet you are interested in doesn’t seem like a good fit, our adoption

counselors will work with you to find the perfect match.

 

Are all your dogs spayed or neutered?

 

Yes! ARF believes that spay and neutering of all pets is the only way to effectively control animal population

and put an end to the thousands of homeless dogs and cats in our community.

 

How do I return a dog previously adopted from ARF?

 

Please send an email to Info@AnimalRescueMobile.org and we will be in touch shortly to make

arrangements. If you are having issues with a dog you have adopted from us, ARF has an experienced team

to help guide you through many common problems so that you can successfully keep your pet in your home

instead of returning him. 

 

What are your requirements for adopting an animal?

 

We have a screening process that will allow us to work with you on finding the perfect fit for your family.  

We require all current pets in your household to be spayed or neutered and up to date on all healthcare

needs.

 

Does ARF provide heartworm treatment for a dog that I am fostering through your organization?

 

Yes.  ARF is happy to provide most everything you need to keep your foster healthy and happy until

their ‘forever’ home is found!

 

Is ARF "no kill"?

 

Yes.  ARF advocates on behalf of all individual animals about the humanity of sterilization, not euthanasia,

as an effective solution to reproduction and unnecessary breeding.

 

What is the difference between ARF and the City/County shelters?

 

The City of Mobile and Mobile County Animal Shelters are municipal animal control agencies run by our

local government and funded with our tax dollars.  Municipal shelters are typically "open-access" meaning

they are forced to accept any animal brought to them.  

 

ARF, on the other hand, is a private, non-profit agency with "limited-access".  This means that, unlike our city

and county run shelters, we are able to decide which animals we can and cannot take.

Click here to learn more about the different kinds of shelters and animal control agencies:  

 

Is ARF non-profit?

 

Yes, ARF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  All donations are tax deductible.

 

Where does your money come from?

 

ARF relies solely on donations from the public and grants from other charitable organizations.

 

What are your hours operation?

 

We are open from 12pm-3pm on weekdays, 11am- 3pm on Saturday and by appointment. Please contact

Info@AnimalRescueMobile.org for more information.

 

How can I donate?

 

You can donate through the PayPal links throughout our website, by check or in person during our hours of

operation. Make checks payable to: Animal Rescue Foundation.  Checks can be mailed to 6140 Rangeline

Rd. Theodore, AL 36582

 

Does ARF have any paid employees?

 

No.  ARF is 100% all volunteer even down to its Board of Directors.

 

Do you offer dog training?

 

Not as a paid service.  However, we will be happy to work with you on integrating your newly adopted (or

fostered) dog into your household.  We have a top knotch team of behaviorists who make it their mission to

learn all they can about doggy behavior.

 

Does ARF have a veterinarian on staff?

 

Yes.  Dr. Carrie Beers of On the Spot Vet Care is ARF’s ‘on staff’ vet.  She is a very loyal volunteer and devotes much of her time to our rescue efforts.

 

My ARF foster is sick. Can I take him to my vet?

 

No.  You should email Foster@AnimalRescueMobile.org. with any medical concerns.  ARF has a fully

functional in-house clinic and most matters can be resolved easily with a visit to the ARFanage.  If you have

a medical emergency, our Foster Team will direct you to one of the clinics we work with and where we enjoy

discounts as a non-profit agency.

 

What is the best way to get in touch with you?

 

The best way to contact us is always email.  Our general email address is Info@AnimalRescueMobile.org.  

 

What is 'kennel duty'?

 

This is one of the most hands-on positions we have.  At the ARFanage, you will assist with letting the dogs

outside, cleaning their kennels and replenishing food and water. Dogs are let out in groups (predetermined

by their behavior and temperament) into each of the three yards at our facility.  There are two shifts available

for the Kennel Crew:  morning and evening shifts. Each shift takes approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete.  

In addition to the morning and evening crew, we are also in need of help to let dogs outside during the midday. This shift’s responsibility consists mainly of giving the dogs some outside time to run and play. Cleaning

and feeding is minimal. The ARFanage is home to approximately 20 cats also.  We have three different cat

rooms and are always in need of help in this area as well.

 

Where do your animals come from?

 

Our animals at ARF are strays, surrendered by their owners to ARF or overflow from the local city and

county shelters.

 

I know of a suspected case of animal cruelty. Can ARF help?

 

ARF doesn’t have the jurisdiction or the authority to intervene legally.  For cases within the city limits, call (251) 208-2800 and for county addresses, call (251) 574-3647.

 

Help, I found a dog! What do I do?  Can I bring him to ARF?

 

ARF has an endless waiting list of urgent animals awaiting rescue.  If you find a stray animal and live in the city limits, please take it to the City of Mobile Animal Shelter. If the animal does not have an owner and you would like for ARF to help, please email info@AnimalRescueMobile.org for more info.  

 

What is a courtesy listing?

 

ARF can help you rehome animals by listing them on www.Petfinder.com as a Courtesy Listing.  The animal must be spayed or neutered and up to date on all age appropriate vaccinations.  Petfinder is, by far, any rescue group’s biggest resource in finding homes for our animals.  Please email Info@AnimalRescueMobile.org to request a courtesy listing or to learn more about the process.