People Rescuing Animals...Animals Rescuing People.®
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) is an award-winning, nationally recognized leader for its unique mission of "People Rescuing Animals…Animals Rescuing People.®" Founded in 1991, ARF has rescued more than 42,000 cats and dogs and expanded its national outreach and education programs. ARF elevates pets in our society, enhances connections, and transforms the bond between people and animals.
Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, ARF is a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supported by donors in all 50 states and internationally, receiving no government funding. In 2019, ARF earned the highest possible rating – four stars – from Charity Navigator for the 12th consecutive year. Only one percent of charities reach this milestone, and ARF is proud that 85 cents of every dollar goes directly to its programs.
Open • Driven • Educator's spirit
Save lives • Inspire learning • Connect hearts
2890 Mitchell Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Virtual Adoption Hours
Wed - Sat: Noon - 5 pm
Sun: Noon - 4 pm
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
ARF needs your help to save more lives! Together we can make a difference.
ARF is a 501(c)(3).
Our tax ID is 68-0240341.
ARF has received Charity Navigator's highest 4-star rating for 12 years running.