What To Expect When You Adopt!

When you adopt from Adopt A Rescued Friend, Inc, your new pet will have had a health check and have seen the vet at least 2 times. We provide age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter (as required by law), Microchip, Rabies vaccination and are free from parasites. This is all included in your adoption fee.
Puppies under 6 months old, may not be spay or neutered, but we will cover that cost for you at one of our approved veterinarians.

So, you and your family have agreed to add a new family member to your home! Congratulations! Have you researched the breed type? Not all dogs are alike.

Different breeds, have different needs – luckily, since we foster in our homes, we have a really good idea what our foster dogs are like, what they need, how they respond to new environments, if they have special requirements to be successful, etc. Our foster family can answer your questions and help guide you to the perfect pet for your family.

First step is to fill out an application below, Select the dog you are most interested in. Our group of volunteers will review your application and perform their magic. We do contact your landlord if you rent. We also talk to your Veterinarian to make sure that the other dogs in your home are healthy and that the dog/puppy you are interested in would be a good fit.

Next! You will receive a call, or an email from someone on our team to discuss your application. If all goes well, then you will talk to the foster and set up an appointment to meet your dog/puppy. If everyone in your family and the foster family are in agreement, then the adoption can go forward. And you take your new friend home with you!
Congratulations – almost there!

We subscribe to the rule of 3!

What You Might Need When You Take Them Home.

Please be prepared to make the transition go smoothly. Check out our Resource list.


Help us to continue our efforts to foster dogs safely. Maybe your Fido loves to explore on his own - in case he forgets to invite you, outfit him with a tryfi.com GPS collar. If he were to escape, as soon as he leaves the safe zone you’ve set around your home, you will be alerted so that you can track his whereabouts. You’ll also be able to see how many steps per day Fido takes to ensure he gets the right amount of exercise. Tryfi does wonders for the rescue community and helps us ensure none of the dogs in our care are always safe and easy to locate!

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Ways To Help

There are many ways to help Adopt A Rescued Friend. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; therefore, monetary and in-kind donations are tax-deductible following Federal and State laws.

Be A Foster

The more foster homes we have, the more dogs we can save. We cover all necessary veterinary costs, provide a crate, leash, collar, tag, food dishes, and toys if needed. You provide shelter, food, and love. Complete a Foster/Volunteer Application today, or email us at [email protected] to learn more about fostering for Adopt A Rescued Friend
Transport Assistance
We always need help transporting dogs from foster homes to veterinary appointments.
Also safe transport to our out of state adopters. If you’re traveling and have a little extra room in your car and your heart, please consider adding a canine passenger.

Be A Sponsor

Can’t foster or adopt, but one of our dogs catches your eye or pulls on your heartstrings? Be a sponsor! For more information, contact us at [email protected]
Other Ideas or Ways to Help
If you have ideas or suggestions, please contact us at [email protected]
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Donate Something From Our Wish List

We have an ongoing need for supplies to help our dogs. Contact us if you can supply any of these items:

• Wire Crates (Medium/Large are most needed)
• Puppy and Dog Food
• Dog Beds, Blankets, and Crate Pads
• Dog Toys (Kong products, Tennis Balls, HuggleHounds)
• Puppy Pads
• Medical & Cleaning Supplies

Check out our Amazon Wish list   (AARFhouston)