My family and I have adopted several dogs from ARF and I have helped to place many dogs from this shelter. All of the dogs I have helped to place or adopted myself or adopted by my friends have been wonderful pets. They will take animals other shelters will not take. This shelter is a no-kill shelter that operates with no government money. It is funded strictly by donations and a bingo they run. I have placed dogs from them as far away as Chicago and everyone has been very pleased with their dogs. I would highly recommend you consider adopting from ARF.
3949 Colerain AveCincinnati, OH 45223
Po Box 1893Cincinnati, OH 45201
After reading some of these negative reviews. I definitely have to put my two cents in. I have bought two dogs from ARF and they have turned out to be amazing dogs. I plan on going back and getting a third. ARF has be nothing but good to me and my family, my parents have bought 5 dogs from ARF and they live a very happy life. I'm glad they don't have to do a ton of paper work to be able to adopt a dog. Because most of these other places want u to fill out a book of info, and on top of it u have to be put on a waiting list. ARF takes very good care of there animals and of the customers coming to adopt. I have never had a problem with ARF. I will alway adopt from ARF!!
I adopted Sampson in March after seeing hi on Fox19. He is a very friendly 2 yr old Great Perneese/Collie mix. He's a great dog but too big for me. I am looking to turn him back into the Amelia ARF. If anyone is interested in giving him a loving home, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I adopted a cat through Animal Rescue Fund, which was through a local Petsmart. Other than a kitty cold and dirty ears, the cat so far is in good health and is a healthy weight. She came spayed and with a Rabies vaccine.My concerns:1.) Paper work was not well documented. This cat is an adult and we (including our vet) could not determine what other vaccines she had based on the paperwork we were given. 2.) Her date for the feline leukemia test was listed as her actual date of birth - which is incorrect. The vet that did her spay could not locate this test in their records when I called. She thankfully tested negative at our vet. 3.) Our vet noticed that her vaccine paperwork from Animal Rescue Fund was for canines, not felines.4.) No one at Animal Rescue Fund could give me sufficient information about this cat's background when I called. They said her paperwork had been pulled and to call Petsmart. Petsmart had no information for me other than the minimal paperwork they had on file for her. Petsmart told me to call Animal Rescue Fund.5.) There was NO screening process from either Animal Fund Rescue or Petsmart. I told Petsmart what cat I wanted, they handed me a couple papers to fill out, and the cat was mine. There were no questions concerning other pets at home, claw vs. declaw, indoor vs. outdoor or even if I owned or rented my residence. I went through all of these questions at the county shelter with my other cats and could not take them home until my apartment complex verbally gave permission to the shelter.6.) There has been no follow-up from Animal Rescue Fund regarding the adoption. My county shelter did a couple follow-ups with our cats after we adopted them.What was good:1.) Although I could not get the information I wanted, everyone was pleasant over the phone.2.) Like I said, the cat ended up being in good health and a healthy weight.3.) For the cat, the adoption cost was an appropriate $75 fee.3.) Perfect or not, I commend anyone who saves animals and tries to find them a home.Bottom line, I chose the cat, not Animal Rescue Fund. I would not go through them or Petsmart again if I could help it. There is a lack of communication, information, and most importantly, they need to better understand who is adopting their animals. I should not have been allowed to walk out of Petsmart so easily with that cat. Screening is extra work up front, but could make all of the difference in ensuring a pet does not go to an abusive home and or show back up at a shelter.
After losing our 7 year old boxer to cancer we decided we wanted another one and the route we decided to adopt from a shelter rather than from a breeder. The lady that was at the front desk treated me as if I couldn't afford the high adoption "donation" of $350 and wouldn't help us to even meet the pet outside of the cage. She was very hateful and quite unfriendly. We ended up giving this puppy a home, but since the day we brought him home he has been sick. I called ARF to let them know we had been sold a very sick dog that almost died. I asked for the owner to call me that was on March 2nd, I have since called three more times with no answer. I feel that the quality of care is less than good for these poor animals in the month we have gotten the dog diagnosed he has gained 13lbs! I think that ARF should be responsible for this bill of almost $700 because they sold me a dog that was supposed to be healthy at a very high price. I could have bought three puppies at this point from breeders with a health guarantee.