Saving Lives, Making Friends
We receive no federal or municipal funding; we’re supported solely through adoptions, fundraisers and donations from generous supporters.
Adopt from ARF
As an adopter of a rescue pet from ARF, you’re giving a homeless animal the second chance at happiness they deserve.
New Shelter Fund
Help ARF save more homeless animals with a new, larger shelter facility. We’re 75% of the way to our goal.
Make a Difference
You can make a difference in the lives of homeless, neglected and abandoned animals! Donate to ARF’s animals today.
Berea Animal Rescue Friends is a no-time-limit animal shelter, in operation since 1987, which rescues stray and homeless companion animals, provides medical care, spay/neuter, vaccinations and housing, and prepares animals for adoption into loving homes.
Our 300-plus volunteers and small staff work tirelessly to place over 1,000 animals into forever homes each year to give them the chance at happiness they deserve.
New Shelter Update
We’re almost there! Only $800,000 needs to be raised to complete build ARF’s new shelter facility. Site preparation on our 16 acres of beautiful land in Columbia Township is underway and FMD Architects is readying construction bid packages. Your help is still needed to make our new shelter a reality!
Perfect Memorial for Your Loved One
Now available – Paver Bricks are a perfect and lasting way to support the new shelter fund and memorialize your family name or loved one. We’re now taking orders for these custom-imprinted pavers, which will be displayed in a special area at our new facility for all to see.
ARF About Town — Join ARF at Upcoming Events
Look for Berea ARF at these upcoming events. Get updates on our New Shelter fund and meet some of our furry friends available for adoption.
Berea Rib Burn-off: May 24-27 , Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
Strongsville Duck Race & Kids Fest: Saturday, June 1, The Chalet in the Metroparks, 11:00 – 3:00. Purchase Ducks for the race and support ARF! Get your ducks and more info here.
Berea Historical Society Ice Cream Social: Thursday, July 4, 118 E. Bridge Street, 1:00-4:00 pm Contact ArfDevelopmentDirector@gmail.