Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

Roger Caras

YOU can make a difference by adopting your next pet from AARF, a shelter, or another rescue organization. Every animal adopted means two lives saved.

View our adoptable dogs and cats awaiting a second chance at a happy life. If you are ready to adopt, please complete our adoption application!

I would like to adopt a dog  I would like to adopt a cat

We’ll be in touch within a few days, and the adoption process typically takes about a week
. We appreciate your patience, as we are an entirely volunteer-run organization.

If you are not sure which AARFie is right for you, complete an application anyway. Our adoption coordinators will work with you to help find you your purr-rect furever match!

Our adoption package includes all routine vetting, rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations, FelV/FIV testing (kitties), deworming, spay/neuter surgery, heartworm testing, monthly heartworm prevention, micro-chipping, boarding and transportation costs if applicable, along with an offer for 30 days of free 24PetWatch pet insurance.

  • Young Dogs (up to 3 years): $350*
  • Mature Dogs (4-7 years): $300*
  • Senior Dogs (over 8 years): $150*
  • Young Cats (up to 5 years): $150*
  • Mature & Senior Cats (over 5 years): $100*
  • Senior Cats (over 10 years): $50*
  • Designer & Purebred Animals: $450 and up*
  • Special-Needs: Determined on a case-by-case basis

Any two animals adopted together qualify for a special discount of $50 off the TOTAL package cost

Meet our adoptable dogs in Baltimore! Meet our adoptable cats in Baltimore!

If you would like to learn more about one of our animals, please email us.

*There is a $35 dollar returned check fee for any check returned for insufficient funds.