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.

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

ARF is currently closed to the public, but we plan to offer Open Hours to the public very soon.

We are currently conducting adoptions by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment to visit a dog, please contact, or call 440-234-2034.
To schedule an appointment to visit a cat, please contact or call 440-223-1275.


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.

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.

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.

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 nearly 1,000 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, cat food and kitty litter on a weekly basis to families in need. More details.

Thank You to Our Partners!