Welcome to ARF

Our current headquarters opened in 2003. The 50,500 square foot campus is located in the heart of the East San Francisco Bay Area at 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, California 94598.

Our beautiful adoption and community center is a park-like setting where people of all ages can enjoy positive interactions with animals. In addition to our adoption and animal care center, our headquarters includes a learning center for humane education, state-of-art veterinary facilities, training pavilion, the Pets and Vets Center serving Veterans, an honor wall in our public park, and Lou Russa’s Boutique that sells pet supplies to support lifesaving programs.

Directions

 From Highway 680 via Treat Blvd

Head eastbound on Treat Blvd. towards Concord.

Turn right onto Oak Grove Rd.

Turn right onto Mitchell Dr.

Take your first right into the ARF driveway.

From Highway 680 via Ygnacio Valley Rd

Head Eastbound on Ygnacio Valley Rd towards Concord.

Turn left onto Oak Grove Road and stay in the left lane.

Turn left onto Mitchell Dr.

Take your first right into the ARF driveway.

Animal Emergency? Please Read

Contact Animal Control or Emergency Vet Hospital

ARF is not able to provide emergency services. If an animal is having a medical emergency, please call your veterinarian or an emergency vet hospital for immediate assistance. 

As a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, ARF does not have jurisdiction to investigate or prosecute cases of animal abuse or neglect. To report a suspected case of animal abuse or another animal emergency, please contact your local animal services department. For most of Contra Costa County, please contact Contra Costa County Animal Services at (925) 608-8400. For Antioch, California residents, please contact Antioch Animal Services at (925) 779-6989.

Facility Rentals

Looking for a place to hold your next social or business gathering? ARF has a variety of spaces available for rent to the general public. Whether you’re looking to train, teach, brainstorm, or socialize, consider renting space at ARF’s campus. Rentals are available when facilities are not scheduled for ARF programs or events.

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