This is the AARF logo, which shows shows three animals on a yellow life raft: a small black and white kitten, a larger brown dog with a collar (a symbol of good animal care practice) and a small black and white dog. Grey clouds suggest an urgent need to find good homes for these animals. The raft (floating on blue waves representing the Caribbean sea surrounding Anguilla) shows that these animals have protectors in AARF and its many supporters. Finally, the sun peeks out from behind the clouds, signifying hope for these deserving animals.

Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation

Anguilla, British West Indies

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Available for Adoption / News

September 02

News Briefs

We are still flooded with a LOT of puppies and kittens; so many have been surrendered recently. Please help us find great homes for them. If you are willing to transport to the USA, pelase send us an email. We are ready to work with our US partners who can take them and find homes for them in their areas!

At the Adoption Center/Shelter

Available for Adoption

Give a forever home to one of our great puppies, kittens, cats and dogs! They’re shown below in order of arrival; those at the top have been in the shelter the longest.

Dogs and puppies at the shelter:

  • Tiffany — female puppy.
  • Ursula — female puppy.
  • Uhuru — male puppy.
  • Umar — male puppy.
  • Vance — male puppy.
  • Vaughn — male puppy.
  • Vaus — male puppy.
  • Vernon — male kitten.
  • Vick — male puppy.
  • Vivia — female puppy.
  • Wendy — female puppy.
  • Willow — female puppy.

Kittens and cats at the shelter:

  • Pugly — female cat.
  • Vicky — female kitten.
  • Verne — male kitten.
  • Vladamir — male kitten.
  • Violet — male kitten.
  • Victor — male cat, 2 years old.

Note: For larger images and more information, click on any thumbnail image that has a thick visible border or go directly to our Available page.



















Other Rescue Sites

Other Rescue Sites with Anguilla Puppies and Kittens

Sometimes you don’t have to travel to Anguilla to adopt. Your new island dog, cat, kitten or puppy may be closer than you think!

In the New Jersey area, Island Puppy Rescue (IPR) often has puppies of ours that were transported by helpful AARF friends. Also in the USA (in Southern Connecticut), The Animal Experts takes dogs and cats and puts them up for adoption. And in the Chicago area, we have R&R Rescue, a new nonprofit run by Renee and Rosalie, former Anguilla residents.

R&R Rescue in Chicago

A Little R & R Animal Sanctuary in Chicago is run by Renee and Rosalie who lived in Anguilla and have a special fondness for Anguillian animals. They have a Facebook page as well as a web site.

The Animal Experts in Southern Connecticut

Are you in Connecticut? Elena, with The Animal Experts in southern Connecticut, is an AARF rescue partner. She finds forever homes for kittens as well as puppies.

Go to the Animal Experts web site or Facebook page for full descriptions and adoption information.

Island Puppy Rescue in New Jersey

In the New Jersey area, Island Puppy Rescue often has puppies in foster care.

Go to IPR’s web site or Facebook page for full descriptions and adoption information.


Other News Items

  • Another Free Puppy Wash and Vaccination Clinic

    Click for more photos

    We had a Puppy Wash and Vaccination event on Saturday, June 17th at the Saint James Medical School. See photos here.

    As part of the St. James students and Morlens Veterinary Clinic Community Outreach projects, the following were offered:

    • Free medicated shampoo and wash (to remove fleas and ticks) was performed by the students. AARF supplied the materials and the students provided the enthusiasm and volunteers!
    • Free vaccination clinic hosted by AARF. Eligible dogs or cats got a free vaccination and exam by Morlens vet, Dr. Goldson. Morlens staff was also on hand and threw themselves wholeheartedly into the event.
    • Education about spay/neuter, fleas, ticks and other parasites, proper pet care and other information was given out.
    • Hot dogs, drinks and snacks were sold by St. James students as a fundraiser for their student graduation ceremony.

    Over 40 dogs, one cat and a kitten arrived to be bathed and vaccinations and exams were given. Fabulous!


    The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation’s annual fundraising event for our latest shelter improvement project has just concluded and our list of winners can be found here. In the past, your donations to this fundraiser have allowed us to make several improvements at the shelter. As part of our past events, we:

    • Tiled our puppy room
    • Created several large kennels in the puppy room with 2 separate play areas
    • Created a large, enclosed cattery area for our cats and kittens with room to roam,climbing and play areas
    • Installed electricity and ceiling fans in both the cat and puppy areas
    • Repaired the surgery room window, installing a door and window to keep it cleaner and facilitating air conditioning
    • Completed an outside puppy play area that gives the puppies some fresh air and outside time. The puppies love it!

    And with this year's proceeds, we plan to build a separate entrance to the AARF Shelter area so that visitors and potential adopters do not have to pass through the surgery or treatment rooms at Morlens Veterinary clinic. This keeps those areas more sterile and private.

  • AGM Meeting

    The AARF Annual General meeting (Agenda) was held on Tuesday, March 28th at Roy’s Bayside Grill. The year's achievements were detailed and the new Executive team was voted in (all candidates on the proposed slate were confirmed).

  • Another Update about our wonderful rescue, May

    We have another heartwarming update about May, our amazing rescue. With lovely photos, one of May snoring upside down in a lap!

  • Shop all Year Long at Amazon Smile and Amazon donates to AARF

    Did you know that if you shop at Amazon’s special portal,, Amazon will donate to AARF at NO COST TO YOU!

    The way it works is you follow the link to You will be taken to a special page on Amazon that lets you shop in exactly the same way you normally shop at Amazon.

    Your log in account information, preferences, prices, offers ALL stay the same — in fact the entire shopping experience is identical. The only difference is that when you buy something, Amazon donates a small portion of its profit to AARF (or any charity you choose).

    In fact, you can bookmark this link and use it all year long. The very long number in the link represents AARF.

  • Happy December Update on our Amazing Dog May

    May will have her first Christmas in her new home. Update here (including her complete story, with photos).

  • Second Chances Open Tuesdays and Fridays

    Beginning in early December, Second Chances will be open days Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 until noon. The store will be closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

  • AARF is in the Washington Post!

    Click here to see just a few pets being transported

    Washington Post article

    The Washington Post has an article on volunteers transporting dogs and cats from other countries. The article lists several organizations that facilitate these transports. AARF is on the list, and in fact, is first on the list. This a an excellent article written by Andrea Sachs. Follow her link to see her other work, including another article about transporting.

    AARF has had a very successful transport program called Anguilla Puppy Express (which despite the name, includes kittens and cats) which has sent hundreds of Anguillian dogs and cats to the USA and Canada for adoption. In fact, we've sent over 70 internationally in 2016 alone (through October)!

    It’s all done via volunteers who take the pet from Anguilla, usually on a ferry to Sint Maarten (with some flights from Anguilla’s airport) and then on planes to North America — where other volunteers and rescue groups take over and find them forever homes. This saves otherwise unwanted pets and gives them fabulous homes.

    AARF pays for the airline fees and paperwork, and provides a full kit to take the pet on the journey. And it’s funded entirely through donations to our Puppy Express Fund. This makes it very easy for the transporting volunteers, who all not only love the experience, but very often want to repeat the experience!

    We have a few photos here (or click on the puppy photo on the right) and more on our US/Canada Adoption Photos page, and best of all, many are featured on a Facebook group called Anguillian Pet Owners, where you can see how they look today. Have a look!

  • AARF needs supplies

    If you are visiting us and want to help us, we have a need for:

    • Large dog collars
  • Delta Airlines Raises Minimum age for In–cabin Pets to 16 weeks

    August, 2016: Delta is officially the least pet friendly airline that flies between the USA and Sint Maarten (SXM). They’ve changed the minimum age for bringing a pet in the cabin to 16 weeks for international flights.

    That effectively means no AARF puppies will be able to travel with Delta, as the puppies are too large to fit in in–cabin carriers by that age. And of course, it excludes young kittens as well.

    If you plan to adopt or transport for AARF — or if you want to ado pta a young puppy or kitten from Anguilla, Delta is not going to fly for you.

    Read more here.

  • Second Chances Needs Donations

    Second Chances is looking for all kinds of donations, including:

    • Men’s clothing
    • Ultra Fine Sharpies
    • ball point pens
    • Curtains and other linens
    • Household items
    • Toys and games
    • DVDs in working condition. Have any you don’t want them any more? We’ll happily take them!
    • Suitcases

    To donate or find out more, please see our Second Chances page.

About AARF

Hours of Operation

AARF open hours are:

  • Mon: 10:00 am–12:30 pm and 3:30–5:30 pm
  • Tue: 10:00 am–12:30 pm and 3:30–5:30 pm
  • Wed: 10:00 am–12:30 pm and 3:30–5:30 pm
  • Thu: 10:00 am–12:30 pm ONLY (closed in the afternoon)
  • Fri: 10:00 am–12:30 pm and 3:30–5:30 pm
  • Sat: 10:00 am–1:00 pm

Morlens lists their open hours on their web site, but in general, opens at 8:30am M–F and 9am on Saturday.

Phone numbers:

  • AARF: (264) 476–2731
  • Morlens: (264) 497–4600 (office)
  • Morlens: (264) 581–4600 (after hours emergency)

Email for AARF:

graphic showing the aarfinfo email address

Second Chances Thrift Boutique is open:

  • Tue: 9:00 am–noon
  • Fri: 9:00 am–noon
  • Sat: 9:00 am–noon

(High season hours; subject to change.)

Quick link to more contact information.

Welcome to AARF

Map of the Caribbean showing location of Anguilla

Anguilla location


Sandy, AARF poster boy

The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation (AARF) is a non–profit organization dedicated to the welfare of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens on the Caribbean island of Anguilla.

Founded in September 2000, we are 100% unpaid and 100% volunteer–driven with an adoption center and rescue shelter (map) located within Anguilla’s only veterinary clinic.

Anguilla is a very small island which lies about 140 miles east of Puerto Rico. It’s very small — only 16 miles long by 3 miles wide. The land area is about 35 square miles, or about 91 km2. (If you want to learn more about Anguilla, here are a few pointers to more bits of information.)

The population is about 14,000 and the ratio of pets to those owners wanting pets is very high. Most people who want a pet have one, but there are many animals available.

And what great dogs and cats we have! Because of mixing over time, our dogs and cats are smart, have excellent personalities and are great looking too. They are in such great demand that dozens each year are adopted by visitors, and once their friends meet out about them, by their friends.

AARF History and Quick Tour

Founded in 2000, our history is summarized in an article covering our our ten year anniversary.

We have a short 3 minute video that shows our shelter. Links to various sizes and formats are lower down on this page in this column.

Mission Statement

Our mission:

Promote the welfare of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens on Anguilla.

Adoption Center and Rescue shelter

We work to accomplish that mission via several activities and programs. Specifically, we:

  • Maintain an adoption center and rescue shelter that takes in unwanted animals.
  • Provide for adoptions of healthy animals at a reasonable cost.
  • Socialize incoming animals to make them adoptable.
  • Educate the public in the humane treatment and care of animals. In particular, we have an education program that visits school children with a classroom presentation several times a year and we publish articles in the nation’s newspaper and tourist literature.
  • Attempt to reduce the population of unwanted animals through education and by providing spay and neuter surgery to new adopters and with targeted Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR) programs. We provide for need–based spays and neuters on a case by case basis. Our Spay and Neuter program is making a tangible difference: even repeat visitors have commented on the difference!

More About AARF

We are an established non–profit corporation and have a subsidiary corporation in Florida (the Anguilla Animal Rescue Corporation or AARC) that has been granted U.S. 501(c)(3) status.

We receive no funding at all from any source; 100% of our budget comes from donations, fundraisers and the sale of a small amount of merchandise. Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) minutes talk about our finances and accomplishments. Our AGM minutes can be found here.

If you would like to help, please see our How to Help page.

PayPal logo We have a PayPal account linked to AARC to make it easy to donate (and allowing for tax deduction) to AARF.

Click on the graphic on the navigation bar on this and many of our main pages. It’ll lead to our revamped “How to Help AARF” page. Thanks very much in advance to for wanting to help AARF.

Contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Also, please join our low–volume, one–way announce aarfupdate email list, which provides up to the minute information about happenings. We also have a two–way forum on Facebook for everyone to post news and items of interest.

We Have a Video!

We have a short 3 minute video that describes us and shows our shelter. See it in various sizes (smallest to largest):

The video was generously done for us by Encyclomedia while they were here on Anguilla filming another project.

Web Site Notes

Click on images with a thick gray border (such as the one around Sandy the dog above) for an enlargement or for more information.