ACT Rescue & Foster Inc. (ARF)

ACT Rescue & Foster Inc. (ARF) is an incorporated association of people in Canberra (Australia) and the surrounding region who rescue dogs from euthanasia and foster them temporarily in our own homes for as long as it takes to find them loving, permanent homes.

ARF Mission Statement

ARF aims to save and improve the lives of dogs in the Canberra region, as well as in surrounding regions, including metropolitan and regional Sydney, by:

  • rescuing and re-homing as many unwanted dogs as possible
  • educating the community about responsible dog companionship
  • working with local pounds to help achieve, develop and implement minimum destruction policies and procedures, and
  • establishing and developing networks of communication for people involved in rescuing and re-homing dogs


Short Videos showing  foster carers and their fosters

ARF Video 1           ARF Video 2            ARF Video 3           ARF Video 4          ARF Video 5