About Animal Rescue Foundation

About ARF

ARF is a Federal 501 (c) (3) non profit, 100% volunteer, NO KILL animal shelter and organization founded in 1986.

We house and care for cats and dogs in need of a second chance or more time to find just the right home. The volunteers are here because of their love for animals.

ARF Beacon is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our facility is 100% volunteer and 100% of all donations go to the care of our animals.

New York State Shelter/Rescue Registration Number: RR164

When you come to adopt, we are the brick building with the light blue painted doors. We have BOTH dogs and cats available for adoption.

ARF Alumni

Some shelters label certain animals as “unadoptable” because they haven’t had the perfect health, upbringing or socializing.

At ARF we know all they need is a lot of love, patience and time.

As you read the stories below, you will see that these animals have become the greatest pets their humans could ever ask for.

Pilots n Paws

Pilots and plane owners volunteer their time, planes, and gas to transport shelter animals in need of rescue from point A to point B.

These VERY generous pilots are our personal heroes.

They go that extra mile and some have even traveled in between thunderstorms, and on holidays risking their lives in order to save even ONE dog from being euthanized.

Want to share your experience? We would love to hear from you!