Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation (AARF)

My husband and I had been contemplating getting a puppy for some time. When I got an email from the Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation (AARF) filled with pictures of beautiful puppies that needed a home, we knew the time was right.

The mission statement for AARF is to ‘Promote the welfare of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens on Anguilla.’ I have been getting the newsletter for some time and they appear to be doing a great job of fulfilling their mission. Nash and I knew that we wanted to adopt directly from the shelter.

The very same day we drove to the Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation (AARF) Shelter. We were pleasantly greeted by the staff and volunteers there. Once it was ascertained that we wanted to adopt a puppy, we were escorted to the location where the puppies were boarded. Two friendly volunteers were at hand to help us. It was fortunate, they were there because there were so many adorable and friendly puppies to choose from. The volunteers introduced us to each puppy and if there was a connection we were able to hold and play with the puppies.

We liked quite a few but we could only take one. We finally decided on Ra who is male puppy and an Anguillian long dog. He is so adorable. Don’t you agree?

Nash and I have been bonding with Ra who we have renamed Vision and he is already becoming more comfortable with us. We are excited about this addition to our family unit. Thanks to the AARF for making our first family pet adoption experience so easy.

Things you should know about the Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation (AARF):

  • Non-profit
  • It is easy for visitors to adopt an Anguillian Pet and take him/her back home


  • You should adopt from AARF, because you’ll be getting a new pet that has been examined for health and adoptability and treated by the vets before being put up for adoption. She will be getting food, water and care from the adoption center and volunteers will socialize her as much as possible.
  • Most importantly, you’ll be saving an animal that was surrendered or otherwise not wanted.
  • As a bonus, your new pet will come with initial vaccinations, treatments and a medical history. If leaving Anguilla, AARF and Morlens can help with needed paperwork for your home country — and more.

For more information on adopting a pet from the Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation visit

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