PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the statewide shelter-in-place order, all ARF Youth Programs are currently suspended. Please click here for the most up-to-date information.
ARF rescues animals…but it's a place for people, too! With its mission of People Rescuing Animals, Animals Rescuing People®, ARF stands out by offering award-winning youth programs, classes, and camps. At ARF, innovative and engaging humane education curriculum and volunteer opportunities provide children of all ages opportunities for learning about animals, self-discovery, and increased empathy, while building relationships with animals and new friends!
Fun, educational, award-winning themed camps for all grade levels
Birthday party packages for kids who love animals
ARF All-Stars® introduces compassion for animals and people through classroom programs and tours
ARF offers exciting afterschool programs for students in elementary through high school
Structured programs for scouts and youth organizations to learn about animals and complete projects for badges and awards
Pairing young readers with a Pet Hug Pack® therapy dog to help children develop literacy skills
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.