3377 Spalding Rd., Sherman, TX 75092
Who We Are
ARFhouse is a sanctuary for abandoned and abused dogs; we are their advocates, and if space is available, we accept any dog who doesn't have a home. At any time, we house and care for 350 dogs, which is what space allows. We spay or neuter all the dogs who arrive, and provide them with medical attention they need. The next step is re-homing the dogs, which takes time and effort. Many dogs will stay at ARFhouse for life, but we want those who can find love and care in a home environment to have the best chance to do so.
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Adopt a Dog
The ARFhouse Adoption Program allows some of the ARFhouse animals to be available for adoption to suitable owners. Since those animals which are not adopted will stay at ARFhouse for life, ARFhouse works hard at insuring that a prospective owner has the level of commitment necessary to properly care for a dog.
Gunnar (to the left) is one of our adoptable dogs awaiting their new home. Visit our Available Dogs Page to meet all of his friends.
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The Be-A-Pal Program lets you sponsor the dog of your choice at ARFhouse. The dogs in our "Be-A-Pal" program are a combination of dogs that may not be suitable for a family environment, have special health needs that require frequent attention, or are residents of our Senior Sanctuary. For $20 a month we will send you periodic photos of the dog you choose to sponsor. Through your support and ARFhouse's caring volunteers, these dogs are given a second chance at a good life.
Click HERE to see how you can help these very special dogs.
Candace, shown on the right, is a member of our Be-A-Pal program
You can read more about Candace on our Be-A-Pal page.
For more information on these programs, please email email@example.com
Entrance to ARFhouse is guarded by these tough guys.
Our senior dogs would thank MERRICK PETCARE PRODUCTS if they could. We want to recognize and thank them. We've visited their facility in Hereford, TX three times this year for donated pallets of their great canned products. Our senior dogs, which number about 150, expect some soft food daily in their diet. Some, who have a limited number of teeth (or none), must have canned food. MERRICK makes the best canned pet food available, and we're fortunate to have these good friends who care about the work we're doing and make their products available to us any time we ask!
"Juliette", "Tango" and "Bravo" were found in a cardboard box at the side of the road. They were emaciated and starving with plenty of parasites. In only 2 weeks of care, they had put on weight and they were ready for their forever homes, which all three found the weekend of December 6th.
You couldn't find a sweeter dog than Gunnar. Our best guess is he is a boxer/hound mix, but we aren't sure. What we are sure of is how sweet, smart, well mannered and adorable he is. Gunnar is approximately 8 years old and weighs 70 pounds.
Learn more about Gunnar
on our Available Dogs page
An Arial view of our Property
VEHICLE DONATION PROGRAM
Do you have a vehicle (including car, truck, van, SUV, RV), boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, jet ski, heavy equipment, farm equipment, tractor (working or not) you would like to donate to a good cause, and receive a tax break for yourself?
ARFhouse will receive 80% of the proceeds from the sale and we will even arrange the pick up. Your donation will directly benefit the animals of ARFhouse.
Please consider donating an unused vehicle to this very worthwhile program!
You can find out more information about this program by clicking HERE.
The Liz O'Brien Adoption Center Open House
Join us on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. to celebrate the grand opening of our brand new 2400 square foot animal adoption center. We will be serving refreshments and providing tours of this wonderful new facility. This is an exciting time for us and we hope to not only improve the lives of all our four legged friends who pass through our doors, but also provide our human friends with a comfortable, welcoming environment in which to interact with their new pet. Please drop in and celebrate with us!
We are offering memorial bricks to people in honor of a loved one, pet or for an individual. We are placing bricks in pathways around the adoption center, as well as around flower gardens on the property. Your personal message will be a permanent tribute and will remain forever in the place you designate and help the rescued animals in our care. We will have an order form available soon on our website. You will also be able to place an order for a memorial brick at the time of our adoption center open house.
Gabriella Elizabeth Mejia is a Chicago based artist who has generously offered to donate 10% of the cost of any artwork that is requested by a supporter of ARFhouse. Gabriella works in a variety of mediums, using vibrant and dark colors to contrast values. Her website states: "I work meticulously adding the right amount of detail and patterns to engage the viewer by sending them on a journey within the artwork and the synergy of the different patterns and mediums create an overall unity that intrigues the viewer. In doing so, I tap into my emotions. It allows me to self develop, understand, love, and transform my thoughts and feelings. In essence I get to learn more about myself, my struggles, fears, joys and fulfillments by releasing them onto an empty white canvas.
As I achieve this, my goal is to inspire and also subtlety transform the viewer. When people see my paintings I wish for them to see the beauty of what is in front of them because in essence that is a reflection of their inner beauty. I want to invoke in them a feeling of wonderment, hope, because in this world where many people go through similar experiences, we tend to feel all alone in it. It is with this beautiful visual communication that I remind the viewer, we are all in this together."
Visit her website to learn more information and to contact her: http://gabrielamejia.com
ARFHouse T-Shirts for Sale!
The cost is only $15.00 with free shipping
Available sizes: Adult Large, Medium & Small; Youth Large & Medium
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European Cycle Sports Raffle to Benefit ARFhouse
This is "Lola" with Joey, getting their photo with Santa on December 12th. More than $3,000 in raffle tickets were sold for chances to win a Ural Solo Motorcycle. Dr. Poineal, a long time supporter, won the drawing. He promises a photo of himself with their dog on the bike.
Thanks to Carl Diehl, owner of European Cycle Sports in Plano, Texas, for all the hard work he and his wife and staff did to make this a good day for the animals.