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Our Featured Rincon, PR Partner:

ARF of Rincon, Inc.

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.

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ARF of Rincon, Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization serving the town of Rincon, Puerto Rico. It is not a shelter nor a veterinarian clinic. It is a rescue organization that provides vital services: low-cost spay/neuter voucher program, rescue/adoption program, registration program and education program. It collaborates with regional veterinarian to provide the medical services. It also serves as liaison to pet owners, veterinarians and the municipality of Rincon.

About Our Rescue Group:

ARF is an animal welfare organization that services the town of Rincon, Puerto Rico that began 14 years ago in the face of a sad incident. It was started by a handfull of devoted volunteers that would rescue and find homes for dogs and cats. Since then, it has evolved to focus on eradicating animal overpopulation. Hence, its year-round low-cost spay/neuter voucher program. It also hosts special one-day Health Day community events where a regional vet administers vaccinations while ARF volunteers schedule spay/neuter appointments. In 2010, ARF services over 730 dogs and cats!

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PO Box 592 Rincon, PR 00677

Come Meet our Pets:

ARF is not a shelter. If you are interested in meeting one of ARF's adoptable dogs or cats, simply call ARF at 787-823-7167 for an appointment. To view the animals available for adoption, visit facebook at Animal Rescue Foundation of Ricon @ Also, ARF showcases adoptable dogs and cats at the PetSmart Retail store located in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The ARF office is located in the public beach of Ricon. Its office hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00am-1:00pm.

Our Adoption Process:

ARF is not a shelter nor does it have foster homes. Animal rescuers that contact ARF are asked to temporarily foster the animals. Whiles fostered animals are recuperating from the immunization and spay/neuter process, the foster family is re socializing, nurturing and providing affection. In the adoption program, ARF pays 100% for immunization, deworming, medicines for deworming and earmites. It also pays 100% for spaying/neutering. ARF places pictures/bio of each adoptable animal in various resources: facebook, poster, and in a local publication. It also showcases these animals at the PetSmart Retail store in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Postential adopting families are screened and must pass an evaluation process to ensure they have the means, facilities and capacity to maintain a new pet. ARF charges a small adoption fee of $25.

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.