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Adopt A Rescued Friend, Inc

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community


PO Box 62736Houston, TX 77205 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our Mission at Adopt A Rescued Friend, Inc. (AARF) is to rescue, rehabilitate and match companion animals with families who are ready for a lifetime commitment. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 group that fosters in our homes and depend solely upon donations from the public and grants for support. All our board members and fosters are volunteers and the only compensation we receive is the knowledge that we are making a difference.


We are a non-profit, all volunteer, no-kill rescue that started in 2008. We recently received our 501(c)3. We have rescued and placed over 1,200 dogs and puppies in forever homes. We currently have over 60 dogs and puppies in our program. We foster the dogs in our own homes and do not have a physical shelter. This allows us to keep our overhead down and to get to know the dogs on a one-to-one basis. This allows us to match the dog to the best family.


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by Rhonda B. (August 17, 2016)
AARF was the 1st group I fostered for & THE WORST! The director, Cindy Fitzgerald, has a track record of drama with her fosters (I'm in contact with several) & the list steadily grows. I left AARF & then fostered for other groups who have all (at least 6 others) been fabulous! The most recent incident with AARF involves a dog named Buddy. Amanda Wade fostered Buddy for AARF & they raised over $1,000 for his medical care but Cindy never approved his necessary vet appointments (for bacterial infection in throat). Amanda tried for 2+ months to get approval for & finally persuaded Cindy to sign Buddy over to her so she could get the care he needed. But the funds raised specifically for Buddy were not transferred with him. His condition worsened during the time Amanda was waiting for AARF to step up with approval/money and now Amanda is being harassed by Cindy for speaking out. Cindy is trying to get Buddy back although Buddy is legally Amanda's, signed over by AARF.

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