About AARF

Animal Allies Rescue Foundation

Creating happy tails since 2012.

Animal Allies Rescue Foundation, Inc. (AARF) is an all volunteer run, foster based 501(c)(3) non-profit based in the Baltimore region, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of abandoned, abused, homeless, and senior cats and dogs. AARF was founded in 2012 by Arika Pevenstein and Sallyann Jennings in response to the overwhelming need for additional public education about the importance of adoption, animal protection and the animal crises not only in Baltimore, but across the country. 

AARF provides a critical pathway for high-need cases, including those that may require costly medical procedures or rehabilitation.  By operating exclusively through a network of foster homes, AARF provides personalized care that supports recovery and reveals each animal’s unique personality and needs, enabling us to effectively match them with well-screened, ideal forever homes. 

AARF’s alliances with rescue organizations, shelters, veterinary and training professionals, combined with our passionate AARF fosters and volunteers empower our mission to create AARFily Ever Afters – one animal at a time.

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