For almost 15 years, Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends has worked to create a world where every pet matters. We strive to help homeless pets find homes and help pets stay with their families for their whole lives. 

Every person can play a part in creating a world where every pet matters. Find your place and join the team!

Featured Pet

AARF's Volunteer of the Month is Elinor Reid Hightower. Reid transports AARF dogs, socializes our cats, and assists at almost every adoption day. AARFStravaganza is our biggest fundraiser of the year and Reid was a valuable participant. Reid started volunteering with us a year ago when she attended our Cat Movie Nights. The reason she volunteers is to have fun with the animals and make a difference. This also helps her relieve stress from college. Thanks to Reid for all of her hard work! 

Our Mission


We are creating a world where every pet matters.

The mission of Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends, Inc. is to end pet overpopulation. We strive to accomplish our mission through three main objectives.

Featured Event

Volunteer of the month

October 24 -- save the date! It's time for the Stone Mountain Village Pet Fest!  

Meet Vegas the awesome cat! He is single and lovin' it!  This big guy has a lot of love to give, but wants to give it all to a new family of two-legged members.