Virtual Adoption Program

Can’t adopt? Join the ARF Guardian Program and you can “virtually” adopt a senior or special needs pet at the shelter.

When you become a Guardian for a senior or special needs animal from ARF, you are creating a unique bond. We understand that not everyone can adopt all the animals we have available here at ARF; that’s why becoming a guardian for that special animal whose story touched your life is a popular alternative to adoption. The bond formed through this virtual adoption program is one that keeps you connected to the progress of your special friend and gives you the rare opportunity to witness their growth over time.

The ARF Guardian Program helps provide for the work of ARF at the shelter. By virtually adopting an animal with a monthly donation, you will be providing for its food, shelter, toys, blankets and care by our staff workers while he or she is in ARF’s care. You can visit the shelter anytime during regular open hours to say hello to your chosen pet, or send him or her toys. When your sponsored pet finds a forever home and leaves the shelter, you may opt-out of the program or choose a new pet to virtually adopt at the shelter, because there is always someone here who needs you.


You can “adopt” as many as you like; or “adopt” one as a gift or a tribute in honor or memory of a loved one! We’ll e-mail you their downloadable photo and story – and our great appreciation for your support. Become an ARF Guardian today!

Below is our senior or special needs pets in the ARF Guardian Program. Choose one and follow the link to join the program today!