Saving Lives, Making Friends

Berea ARF is a no-time-limit animal rescue providing shelter, love and care for stray and homeless animals for as long as it takes to place them into forever homes.

Berea ARF is a no-time-limit animal rescue

We receive no federal or municipal funding; we’re supported solely through adoptions, fundraisers and donations from generous supporters.

ARF is currently offering open hours Tuesday-Friday from 3:30-6:30 pm and Saturdays & Sundays 1-4pm. 


We are still conducting adoptions for cats by appointment during non-open hours. To schedule an appointment to visit a cat, please contact

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.

View Adoptable Animals

Get Involved – Foster a Dog or Cat

Become a short-term foster to a dog or cat that needs a little extra TLC while they wait for their forever home. Learn more about this gratifying opportunity

Foster Programs

Donate to ARF

Your support allows us to continue our lifesaving mission. Donations go directly toward food, medical supplies and our daily operating expenses. Learn more here.

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Mission Statement

Provide compassionate, quality care for companion animals in need with no time limit on placement into forever  homes.

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 1,300 animals into forever homes each year to give them the chance at happiness they deserve.

ARF Pet Food Pantry

ARF is committed to helping families and pets stay together, and we wholeheartedly believe that no family or individual should feel the need to surrender their pet because of temporary financial hardship.

Our Pet Pantry is here to support members of our surrounding communities who need assistance in providing food for their pets. As our supplies of donated food allow, we offer wet and dry dog food and cat food on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month to families in need. More details.

It’s almost Pawgust! Join Paws for a Cause to help the animals!

Get ready for Paws for a Cause — the biggest fundraiser of the year to support ARF’s homeless and neglected animals! Start your own team and let your friends, family and co-workers share in your passion for ARF and rescue animals. You can also donate to this important cause, and attend our Pasta, Pours and Paws event.  There are so many ways to get involved – get started today!

Memorial Paver Bricks Available

Paver Bricks are a thoughtful and lasting way to support our shelter and memorialize your family name
or loved one.

We’re currently taking orders for these custom-imprinted pavers, which are displayed in a beautiful patio in front of the building for all to see.

Thank You to Our Partners!

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Berea ARF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We rely solely on private contributions, grants and grass roots fundraising to continue our mission.

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