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Berea Animal Rescue Fund

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

390 Barrett Road
Berea, OH 44017

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Berea Animal Rescue Fund serves the greater Cleveland, Ohio area and surrounding counties.

About Our Shelter:

Berea Animal Rescue Fund “ARF” began in 1987 as a small group of animal lovers started a ‘grassroots’ movement, recognizing the desperate housing and healthcare needs of homeless animals. Their efforts began in the southwest suburban Cleveland area, transforming a family’s garage into an animal "shelter."

The ARF movement grew when the city of Berea provided us a small building, utility costs included. In return, ARF would always have a cage open for the city’s stray animals. Now, after 20 years of service and thousands of success stories later ARF continues to save lives and make friends. ARF is operated in large part by a group of very dedicated volunteers who give their time and endless love to the shelter's furry residents.

Our next big goal is to position ourselves into a roomier facility…a more spacious home to the area's unwanted and abandoned animals. We believe no pet should be euthanized or left behind because lack of such a place. Our facility is overcrowded and outdated by today’s animal welfare standards. ONLY, through the generous support of the community and the dedication of our volunteers, can we make this dream a reality.

2007 was record breaking for ARF with both animals served and operating costs. Much help is needed!

The Berea Animal Rescue Fund “ARF” operates as a No Time Limit Shelter.
We are a 501(c) 3 Non Profit.

ARF's mission statement.... For the betterment of the lives of stray and abandoned animals, Berea’s Animal Rescue Fund, Inc. promises to:

Give loving care and companionship for as long as needed;
Provide shelter, food and medical necessities;
Seek quality homes through adoption programs;
Create public interest and awareness of animal rights and issues; and
Promote action and advocacy for all of the above.

Come Meet our Pets:

Monday-Friday:
3:30-5pm & 6:30-8pm

Saturday & Sunday:
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Berea ARF
390 Barrett Road
Berea, Ohio 44017

Our Adoption Process:

General Adoption Requirements:

• Must be 18 years of age or older
• Must have valid ID with current address
• Must provide landlord's name and phone number (or copy of current lease)
• All members of the household should be present
• You must understand that Berea Animal Rescue must approve your adoption application

If you do not find the right animal on your first visit to our shelter, please return another day when new animals will be available for adoption. We include as much information as we know about an animal on their information card. We are here to help make a wonderful new addition to your family, but we cannot always guarantee you an adoption. We cannot hold an animal or take a deposit.

Dog Adoption Information: Each dog at ARF is assigned an adoption consultant who reviews all applications, arranges for a home visit, and facilitates the adoption process for that dog.

Fees:
• Dogs - (7 months to 6 years) - $150.00
• Small Breed Dogs - (25lbs. or less, under 7 years) - $200.00
• Senior Dogs - (7 years and up) - $85.00
• Puppies (through 6 months)- $200.00

Included in fee:
• General Veterinarian Checkup
• Heartworm Test
• Spay / Neuter
• Basic Vaccination
• Rabies Vaccination
• Worming
• Microchip
• Free Basic Training DVD

Cat Adoption Information

• Senior cats (7 years and older): $50.00
• Cats, six months and up - $60.00
• Cats (declawed) - $75.00
• Kittens - $75.00
• Cardboard carriers available - $5.00

Included in fee:
• Immunodeficiency Virus & Leukemia Test
• Spay / Neuter
• Basic Vaccination
• Rabies Vaccination
• Worming
• Free Basic Training DVD

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.