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General Operating Fund

It take a village to care for the homeless, abused and abandoned animals in our area, and we couldn’t do it without our volunteers and supporters. You donations to the ARF General Operating Fund goes directly to running the shelter on a day to day basis.



ARF Membership Packages are an easy, affordable way to support the homeless animals of ARF – and receive some great new Member Benefits in return.

For more information on membership and its benefits please click here.


Angel’s Fund

A special fund for injured, sick or special needs animals, your donation will go directly to help pay for medical expenses at the shelter.


Bernie’s Fund

Named in honor of Bernie, a black Lab mix who came to ARF timid and shy, most likely from verbal and physical abuse he endured before arriving at ARF’s front door. The Bernie Fund was set up to continue to rehabilitate animals with behavioral issues, knowing  the reward of unconditional love they can provide in our lives, just given the chance.


Donate Shelter Supply Items

Please drop item donations at the ARF Shelter [map it]:

Berea Animal Rescue Fund
390 Barrett Road
Berea, Ohio 44017
Items used daily at the shelter:
  • Paper towels
  • Puppy piddle pads
  • Canned Cat Food (Ground)
  • Cat Litter Deodorizer – 20 OZ boxes by Arm & Hammer
  • Cat & Dog Toys
  • Canned Dog Food
  • Large and medium size rawhide bones*
  • Scoopable Litter
  • Dog Crates: large and med sizes needed most
  • Clay Litter
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Latex Gloves
  • 30 gallon trash bags
  • 13 gallon kitchen bags
  • Dishwasher Detergent (Powder or Liquid)
  • Laundry Detergent (Powder or Liquid)
  • Bleach
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Exercise Gates/Play Areas
  • Plastic Swimming Pools
  • Extra Tall Gates
  • Crates of All Sizes
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Printer Paper
  • Postage Stamps
  • Gift Cards from Target, Walmart, PETCO, PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus, Office Max, or Staples
  • Laptop Computers

*Due to dietary and nutritional reasons, we cannot utilize other varied dog treats.


Vehicle Donations

Got a clunker?

Do you have a car, truck, boat, motorcycle, house trailer, or even lawn mower you’re not using or thinking of selling?
Why not donate it instead!

Your chartable donation makes a big difference to the animals of ARF.
Plus it’s tax deductible, fast & easy!

Whether it’s operating or not, we accept your donation.  ARF volunteer Dean Ollar of West Side Auto Brokers will even pick it up!

Call Dean at 216-408-777 or visit the Official ARF Car Donation Program On-Line to get all the details HERE

Dean, Cars for ARF


Wills, Bequests

ARF saves the lives of over 1,000 animals a year. Consider leaving a legacy so the little furry friends will have a safe place to go. Whether they are here for medical treatment, or just for temporary shelter before finding adopted permanent homes, your donation will help in so many ways.


Many families choose to designate ARF as the recipient of donations in lieu of flowers. Their hearts are with the animals

and their final request is for friends and relatives to support the four legged friends on their behalf.

Planned Giving

There are many ways you can be sure the animals of ARF will benefit from your generous donation. Include ARF as a beneficiary in your will. Make a gift of stock to ARF. Give ARF your paid-up life insurance policy. Designate ARF as the

beneficiary of your retirement plan. And many donors have left their homes to ARF in their wills. However you choose to support ARF, we suggest speaking with an attorney first to make sure your wishes are met.

If you would like more information on these programs, please contact us today


Corporate and Foundation Support

Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) is committed to advancing the organization’s mission to give loving care and companionship for as long as needed, provide shelter, food and medical necessities, seek quality homes through adoption programs, create public interest and awareness of animal rights and issues, and promote action and advocacy for all of the above.

For Corporations

Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) seeks opportunities to work with corporate partners that are interested in making philanthropic investments to advance the goals and missions of both organizations. Partnering with Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) offers additional community and animal related philanthropic exposure, generating goodwill and mutual benefits.

For Foundations

Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) seeks opportunities to work with national, regional and family foundations that are interested in making philanthropic investments toward shared goals. By supporting Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF), you help us to excel in ending animal abuse and homelessness in our community. Our commitment to the investment from foundations has helped Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) be recognized as one of the largest no-kill animal shelters in Cuyahoga County in northeastern Ohio.

For more information, contact:
Development Director
Berea Animal Rescue Friends
390 Barrett Road P.O. Box 544
Berea, OH 44017



Thank you for your generous support of the animals of ARF!

Disclaimer: Your monetary donation to ARF goes straight to work helping thousands of animals that come through the shelter every year. Monies donated to specific funds will be used for such funds, or ARF’s general operating fund.