ARF rescues animals…but it’s a place for people, too! With its mission of People Rescuing Animals, Animals Rescuing People®, ARF stands out by offering award-winning youth programs, classes, and camps. At ARF, innovative and engaging humane education curriculum and volunteer opportunities provide children of all ages opportunities for learning about animals, self-discovery, and increased empathy, while building relationships with animals and new friends!
Fun, educational, award-winning themed camps for all grade levels
Birthday party packages for kids who love animals
Monthly, free, drop-in program for caregivers with children Pre-K and younger.
Structured programs for scouts and youth organizations to learn about animals and complete projects for badges and awards
Paring young readers with a Pet Hug Pack™ therapy dog to help children develop literacy skills
ARF All-Stars® introduces compassion for animals and people through classroom programs and tours
ARF's youth volunteers make important contributions to animals and people while volunteering independently of their parents
2890 Mitchell Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Wed - Thurs: Noon - 6 pm
Fri: Noon - 7 pm
Sat - Sun: Noon - 6 pm
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
ARF needs your help to save more lives! Together we can make a difference.
ARF has received Charity Navigator's highest 4-star rating for 10 years running.