Ways to Get Involved

Workplace Giving

Making donations through payroll contributions is an easy and efficient way to save lives.


Encourage teamwork and engagement in your community by volunteering.

Tours and Presentations

 Schedule a behind-the-scenes tour or request an ARF representative to visit your company to discuss workplace involvement.

Benefits of Partnering With ARF

  • Companies benefit from association with a national, high-profile, non-controversial, and prestigious non-profit organization.
  • ARF’s programs serve a variety of community interests that will appeal to customers, clients, and employees. 
  • Increase company exposure in print and broadcast media, signage, web, and event program acknowledgment. 
  • Show community support for children, seniors, veterans, and people in disadvantaged circumstances all with the common goal of bringing people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives.
  • ARF events provide excellent opportunities to show customer, client, and employee appreciation.
  • Monetary service and product donations are tax deductible.

Sponsor an Event

Maximize your brand exposure at one of ARF’s signature events, such as Animals on Broadway, a free, pet-friendly community festival, or Wine & Whiskers, a showcase of local restaurants, wineries and breweries. Bring your party people to an ARF Yappy Hour and much more!

Alternatively, sponsor an ARF adoption event! Your company will be featured as your donation waives adoption fees for all available animals for a day, a weekend, or a whole week! Inquire about adoption sponsorship.

Host a Benefit Event

No one knows the corporate culture better than your employees. Planning a benefit event allows your company the freedom to reflect that culture and directly support animals and people in need. Learn more about hosting a fundraiser to benefit the animals, or submit an event inquiry today.

Promote Saving Lives

Spreading the word about our lifesaving mission can be as easy as a mention in your corporate publications. Many companies like Safeway, Men’s Wearhouse, and Chevron have used employee newsletters to highlight adoptable animals, upcoming events, or our unique programs like humane education school programs and the Pet Hug Pack®, our therapy animal program.

Encourage Employee Involvement

The community service of employees enriches not only your staff, but also appeals to discerning customers. AT&T, PG&E, and Macy’s make it easy for employees to become involved in the community by conducting United Way Employee Giving Campaigns, which are held on-site and give employees a chance to discover first-hand about volunteer and donation opportunities. Our team can visit your workplace and assist your company in setting up a charitable campaign.

Contact us about opportunities for employee engagement.

Our Partnerships

We greatly benefit from the ongoing generosity of our corporate and foundation partners. Their support of life-changing programs for animals and people enables us to save more lives every day.

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim joins us in our unwavering commitment to show compassion and love to every animal. As a proud partner, they provide donations of NexGard® (afoxolaner), HEARTGARD® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) and FRONTLINE® Brand Products to care for the incredible animals we serve.

Central Garden & Pet

Central Garden & Pet

Central Garden & Pet – leading innovator, marketer, and producer of quality branded pet and garden products – is the sponsor of mobile adoptions including our mobile outreach vehicle, taking adoptable pets into the community.

Maddie's Fund. #ThankstoMaddie

Maddie’s Fund®

Maddie’s Fund is a family foundation created in 1994 by Workday® co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. Maddie’s Fund is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, investing its resources to create a no-kill nation where every dog and cat is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat. Pet guardians in need can access resources via our Pet Safety Net program, #ThanksToMaddie.

Purina. Your Pet, Our Passion.

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company provides essential support by donating pet food and litter for ARF’s shelter guests and pet food to support our FoodShare program for low-income residents in Contra Costa County, California to help keep pets well-cared for at home with their families and out of shelters. It’s also the title sponsor for the Nestlé Purina Training Pavilion and sponsored critical research for ARF’s All Ears Reading® program.

Friends by Pet Food Express

Pet Food Express

Pet Food Express partners with more than 100 non-profit animal rescue and shelter organizations, regularly donating more than $1 million a year. Shoppers may use ARF’s Friends by Pet Food Express link to have 4% donated to ARF.

PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities is committed to making the world a better place for pets and all who love them. PetSmart Charities provides grant funding to support ARF and other organizations that advocate and care for the well-being of all pets and their families. Their grants and efforts help our team improve access to affordable veterinary care, and support families in times of crisis with access to food, shelter, and disaster relief. 

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