ARF dog rescue depends on your support. Will you consider a monthly reoccurring donation?



Thank you!!!

Support ARF

  • Collars (X-small - Med)
  • Leashes
  • Dog Shampoo
  • Frontline Flea/Tick Drops
  • Poop Scoop/Rake Sets
  • Plain White Printer Paper
  • Manilla Folders
  • Two-Pocket Portfolio Folders
  • Legal Sized Envelopes
  • Stamps (Letter and Postcard)
  • Black Sharpies
As a volunteer-based, non-profit organization that receives no government funding, ARF relies entirely on the support of friends in the community to sustain its operations and programs. We encourage you to join us! Some of the ways you can help are listed below, but don't hesitate to contact us about other opportunities.

Financial Donations
As a volunteer run, tax exempt 501(c)3 organization, we rely heavily on the kindness and generosity of animal lovers near and far to help us do our work. Financial gifts are the lifeblood of our program. We'll happily give you a donation receipt for your contribution. To make a donation on-line, please click on the donate button on any page to send a secure online donation
. To send a donation through the mail, please send it to our facility address: 4545 E. Dakota Ave., Fresno, CA 93726.

Donate Items

We are happy to accept items for donation, either new or gently used. We use many things on a daily basis and can always use more. Below are some examples of our everyday items. Or you can visit our Amazon Wishlist through the link on the right. If you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to Animal Rescue of Fresno.

  • Newspaper                                
  • Towels and Rags                     
  • Canned Dog Food
  • Dish Soap                               
  • Hand Soap                             
  • Hand Sanitizer                      
  • Dog Crates                    
  • Blankets                               
  • Dog Toys
  • HE Liquid Laundry Soap                    
  • Dryer Sheets                           

Volunteer at the Facility
Our facility houses more than 50 dogs which takes quite a bit of work to meet all of their daily needs. ARF relies on volunteers to operate and maintain the facility. Send an email to for more information about volunteering.

Sponsor-A-Dog Program
Many of our rescued dogs need special care, such as surgeries or other extensive medical treatment. Others just don't seem to "sell" themselves well at adoptions - even the sweetest dogs can go unnoticed by potential adopters, simply because they are shy or too "average" looking. Or maybe you have fallen in love with a dog that you saw on our adoption page or at our facility, but you are unable to bring an animal into your home right now.

For all of these reasons, we have created the Sponsor-A-Dog Program, which allows you to donate money to help a specific dog at ARF. Click the Donate button on any page and in the memo section let us know who you'd like to Sponsor.  You will receive a Picture in the mail and you will receive updates via email on the status of your sponsored dog.

Helping at Adoption Events
Being at Adoption Events to hold dogs, talk to and help potential adopters; give information and just generally make sure people are taken care of and things run as efficiently and smoothly as possible.

Walking and Socializing ARF Dogs
Taking time with individual rescue dogs who are at the ARF facility, to walk, train, socialize; and get to know them.

Fundraising and Donations
Finding ways to raise funds; helping with annual ARF Open House event; contacting businesses to donate items for auctions; contacting pet stores etc. for donations of dog food, supplies etc.

Other Volunteer Opportunities
- Staff booths at events
- Maintenance at the ARF facility
- Do promo work, like putting up flyers for rescue in various locations
- Contact local newspapers about free ads or running stories on our dogs
- Anything you have experience with that could contribute to our effort