ARF was founded in 1971 as a non-profit, non-destroy shelter.  Since then, ARF has been staffed exclusively by volunteers.  Every animal taken into ARF has a safe place until forever home is found.  Unfortunately, ARF's shelter was damaged beyond repair by fire in in 2008. After much time and dedication by all of our volunteers and the public, ARF has raised enough money to build its own state-of-the-art shelter to help countless homeless pets.





The Mission Statement of Animal Rescue Foundation, when humanely and financially feasible is to:


  • Rescue, house, feed, clean and medicate stray, abandoned, injured, neglected and abused dogs, cats, puppies and kittens; spay and neuter when feasible (considering age and physical condition of the animal); rehabilitate the animals and find suitable, caring, permanent homes.

  • Be and remain a non-destroy organization, where animals accepted into the shelter by ARF will remain the sole responsibility of ARF.

  • Prevent cruelty to, and to promote the humane treatment of animals.

  • Assist individuals with challenges concerning animals.

  • Raise funds to support the work of the organization.

  • Guide the public in humane and proper care of animals.




Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm



Greg Sisson

    Our History    

  Our Mission  

Taylor Birtwistle
Kevin Clark
Vice President
Kathleen Johnson

  Adoption Hours  

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366 Main Street 

Terryville, CT  06786


Tel: 860.583.3089

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