We welcome specific questions. Due to high volume of applications, we may not be able to respond immediately. Your patience is appreciated.
If an animal is on our website, it is still available but might have other applicants. If you find yourself interested in one of our animals, it is in your best interest to submit an application immediately. Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but does get you a head start with the adoption approval process.
We do not schedule meetings until you have an approved application.
As an all-volunteer, foster home based organization, ARF does not have a facility where applicants can visit our animals. The majority of our dogs and cats are brought to adoption events by our volunteers. We invite everyone to come to our events, but we must give priority to pre-approved applicants.
Billie Joe and Lady Gaga: two great cats that need one great home.Would you consider giving these siblings a forever home? They are both black and white DSH, five years old, up to date on all vaccinations, neutered and spayed, respectively, very social, and playful. They are two of four kittens born to a rescued stray mother cat who was adopted long ago. Born at the foster mom's home, they are good with kids of all ages and dogs but no other cats please. Please contact foster mom Mara at 630/212-6834 with any questions, or to set up a visit with Billie Joe and Lady Gaga at the Wheaton Petsmart during an ARF cat adoption event. Standard ARF adoption-application screening and approval required, but adoption fee is only 130.00 for the pair. Please consider these two great adult cats for your family.
If you’re invited to meet an animal, plan to arrive on time or early,
as we cannot hold animals.
All household members must be present at time of adoption, including dogs.
We appreciate your cooperation.
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NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter! Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures, on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.