Animal Refuge Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$74,906 raised by 134 donors

100% complete

$75,000 Goal

ARFhouse is a care-for-life, no-kill sanctuary in rural Grayson County, and is home to 327 dogs. We accept abused and abandoned dogs and immediately have them vaccinated and spayed/neutered and placed into our adoption program. Our organization routinely assists animals whose owners are unable to pay for the altering of their animals, particularly elderly people who are on fixed incomes. ARFhouse will also provide financial assistance for any stray animal found that requires emergency medical attention. The major goal is to relieve suffering and to provide comfort and contentment to any dog that crosses our threshold. The puppy "side" of our mission is to accept puppies that we receive word about or that are left at our "doorstep" (as many are). We partner with a puppy rescue in Brighton, Colorado and puppies receive vaccines and are spayed/neutered. We transport them to Colorado, and as of April 14 2020, we have taken 85 puppies to Lifeline. This is an important part of our "mission" since it prevents so many more unwanted animals from being born.

Our Needs

Our veterinary costs have skyrocketed in the past year. We exceed our planned budget 3 out of 5 months. Many dogs that are in our care are older and some have serious health conditions that require frequent trips to the Vet and daily medications. Spay/neuter costs are on the rise. Many dogs left in our care are Heartworm positive and that treatment is also costly .

Giving Activity


ARFhouse is dedicated to improving the lives of animals through rescue & rehabilitation, spay/neuter and placing animals into homes with loving guardians.


Dry Dog Food

-Purina One

-Purina Dog Chow

Canned Dog Food

-Pedigree Canned Dog Food (Chopped)

Nexgard/Nexgard Spectra


Simparica/Simparica TRIO

Water Hoses

Water Buckets (10QT - 12 QT)

Equity Statement

ARFhouse recognizes that our diverse community of supporters is what makes our work possible. Together with our staff, volunteers and board of directors, we create a culture of kindness and inclusion where all voices and perspectives are celebrated.

We are committed to:

• Making our services accessible and inclusive to all without judgment

• Recruiting a diverse staff that reflects the populations we serve

• Creating a workplace culture where different perspectives are respected

• Ensuring a safe workplace without discrimination and harassment due to race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, etc.

Organization Data


Organization name

Animal Refuge Foundation

Tax id (EIN)




Animals, Community Improvement

Operating Budget

$250,000 - $499,999

Counties Served



3377 Spalding Dr
Sherman, TX 75092



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