Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) of Bartlesville was started by two individuals who were rescuing abandoned animals in our community. They wanted to make a difference in the lives of animals by taking care of them until new homes could be found. Others soon wanted to help and our membership has grown!
ARF has a dream of building a rescue/adoption sanctuary for abandoned animals. Those who are never adopted can live out a happy life with others of their own kind with food, water, shelter and love. This dream will become reality, as we have purchased 18 acres east of Bartlesville for our sanctuary. Now we are working on fundraising donations for construction and operations. How quickly this happens will be determined by the support of our communityin the form of donations and our ability to raise additional funds through grants.
ARF exists by donations from the public and private foundations. We do not receive assistance from the City, State or Federal Government.
ARF is helping bring reduced cost spay/neuter opportunities to Bartlesville. In 2016 ARF and WCSPCA began working together to provide spay/neuter clinics to those in the community in need. Call ARF 918-766-0991 to find out when the next available clinic is scheduled!
This is our most popular question! People tend to think that we are part of the Washington County SPCA (WCSPCA), but we are totally separate organizations at separate locations with one similar goal - helping animals in need. The WCSPCA is an animal shelter while ARF is an animal adoption and welfare organization. ARF's goals include providing care for animals in need, helping animals find good homes through adoption and educating the public on the importance of spay and neuter as the only solution to pet overpopulation.
We are all in this together! Both ARF and the WCSPCA benefit from the work done by each other! It is only through the reduction of animals born that we will we ever be able to reduce the number of animals that need help due to irresponsible pet owners.
ARF's new location is 399519 US Hwy 60 east of Bartlesville. We are located 1/2 mile east of Bison Rd on the south side of Hwy 60 - the first driveway on the south just after the highway changes to two lanes, which is adjacent to ARF Park (you can't miss 5 acres of fence!).
We are open Monday through Saturdays from 1:00pm - 4:00pm, or by appointment if someone would like to meet an animal considering adoption. We encourage you to stop by for a visit, learn about what we do and how you might be able to help us help those that are in need of our help. Volunteers are welcome! We have a volunteer application available!
Our current facility only houses free-roaming cats/kittens - they are not caged. Dogs are not currently housed at ARF's facility as our current location cannot accommodate dogs due to space limitations. Our rescue dogs are currently kept in foster homes. Our foster families are happy to meet with prospective adopters by appointment.