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

December 10


News Briefs

AARF Launches Instagram account!

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We have a Instagram account! Please check it out and follow us. On Instagram, search for: “AARF Anguilla”.

This new account is our Instagram to share news, fun photos and other tidbits.

We have another Instagram acount, aarf_adoption that is ONLY used to show pets that are availble for adoption. We show this feed on this page and on our “Available for Adoption” page.Please follow that one for up to date information on pets you can adopt. (And remember,if you are visiting Anguilla, you can come the shelter and adopt and we’ll hlep you take your pet home on the plane with you!

In summary, our two Instagram accounts are:

  • small graphic containing the word newsAARF Instagram page with news and other posts: AARF Anguilla
  • Available Pets at the shelter that are up for adoption: aarf_adoption


At Our 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.

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NEW!! Photos of Available Pets are now on Instagram

We recently have created a new Instagram account dedicated solely to showing AARF pets up for adoption.

Photos posted there may be newer than those appearing on this page. Please click on the above graphic or see:

AARF’s Instagram page (aarf_adoption)

Here is a test of showing our Instagram adoption page. If you click on an image, you should see a link to our aarf_adoption page on Instagram.

Visiting Anguilla and Want to Adopt a Pet to Take Home with You?

It’s very easy to do — and hundreds have done so over the years. Check out just a few of the many adopted Anguillian dogs and cats; they can be seen in the Facebook group named Anguillian Pet Owners:

AARF will happily assist any visitors to Anguilla wanting to adopt one of our shelter pets and take him or her home with them! And it is very easy to do some simple paperwork and then take your pet home with you! We will guide you through the process.

Visit our shelter to see and play with our available pets. (The hours are on this page in the right hand column.)

Take a loving part of Anguilla home with you!

Dogs and puppies at the shelter:

  • Please see our Instagram feed just above

Kittens and cats at the shelter:

  • Please see our Instagram feed just above

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 News Items

  • Second Chances Needs Donations

    Please save your gently used clothing, housewares and fully working electronics, because the store is reopening on June 5th. You could bring the donations to the store, or to our rebuilt drop box at the Catholic Church in The Valley.

    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 some that you don’t want them any more? We’ll happily take them!
    • Electronics in working order, including any charging bricks or cables needed to use the electronics.
    • Suitcases

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


About AARF

Information in a Nutshell

Shelter Hours of Operation

AARF hours:

  • 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. Our hours are shorter to allow for cleaning and feeding.

Contact info

Phone numbers:

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

Email (This is in a graphic for security):

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Directions to AARF

The AARF adoption center and rescue shelter is in the Morlens building. Click on the image or here for a a map and directions. See above for hours.

Map to AARF and Morlens

Social Media

Facebook pages: Aarf Anguilla and Anguillian Pet Owners group.

One way, low volume email list: AARFUpdate. (Sign up required; follow the link.)

AARF Information

Map of the Caribbean showing location of Anguilla

Anguilla is where?


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.

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.