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07 July 2016 ~ 1 Comment

Our 2nd Annual A.A.R.F. Fundraiser Was A Huge Success

Left to Right: Top Row: Rick Ames, Conner Lorre, Ricky Kendall, Shannon Boelter, Bud Leathers, Bottom Row: Donna Lucas, Dawniel Kendall and Star Amador

Left to Right: Top Row: Rick Ames, Conner Lorre, Ricky Kendall, Shannon Boelter, Bud Leathers, Bottom Row: Donna Lucas, Dawniel Kendall and Star Amador

Nearly 250 attendees showed their great generosity recently at the unique AARF Singing Impressionist Fundraiser, Lunch, Dinner, & Auction. The goal for the day was to raise enough donations to cover the expenses for 1 year of transports, thereby saving hundreds of dogs and cats from being euthanized. Due to the awesome crowd bidding “High & Often”, we reached our $10,000.00 goal. Visit the AARF Facebook page to see a full album of photos.

The wonderful meal was provided by Doug and Sarah Scarlett and their famous homemade dressing was a hit, so much we sold a bottle in our live auction. The entertainment for the night was provided by singing impressionist Conner Lorre from Atlanta. The crowd was in awe of his amazing talent as they danced to his astounding impressions of Neil Diamond, Steve Perry, and Barry Manilow, just to name a few. All in all, it was a fabulous night for the attendees and for our furry friends.

Thanks to those who helped advertise this event for free, allowing us to have a “sold out show”. Specifically we would like to thank Keith Walther of The Vista for 3 months of wonderful ads and First National Bank of TN for posting our event on their digital billboard for 2 weeks.

The Organizers of the event wish to thank all who attended, the many Sponsors, the numerous Businesses & Individuals who gave Auction Items, and our great Volunteers. Please support the following Pet loving Businesses who strongly supported this event: Cash Sponsors- East Tn. Dodge, Timeless Treasures & Gifts, Happy Hound Realty, Erika Wonn, Crossville Heating and Cooling, TASCO Color Group Cookeville, In Memory of Reese Cup, Bean, Smith & Burnett Attorneys, Sav Mart, Bed & Biscuit Kennel, Crossville Smiles, Home Instead Senior Care, Gwin Realty, Jim ParhamExit Rocky Top Realty, Fairfield Homes – Glade Realty, Rich & Sara Myslinski, Phil & Lynne Riley, Ned & Deb Giddens, Mayberry Home Furnishings, LaCosta FFG, Larry Trammel – State Farm, and Plateau Corvette Club; Auction/Product/Service Donations: Advanced Auto Parts, AMPS, Amy Swindle Hair Sensations, April Heavlin Ellusions, Auto Zone, Beef & Barrel, Bed & Biscuit, Best Friends Veterinary, Bev Pitts, Big Boys BBQ, Boone Harman, Brass Lantern, Brooks & Mae Wimberly, Butcher Block, Deb Birdsall/Caring Touch Massage, Carolyn Jones, Cat Fit Yoga, Chestnut Hill Winery, Chuckles, Companion Animal Clinic, Cookeville Antique Mall, Crawdaddy’s Grill, The Diner Grill, Dave & Lilly Beach/Arby’s, Donna Lucas, East TN Dodge, El Tappatio’s, Fairfield Beauty Shop, Flowers Bakery, Food City Crossville & FFG, Fortes, Frank & Diane Howard, Glade Café, Golden Chopstick’s, Gondola’s, Good Times Liquor, Elisa Burnett Hair Connection, Happy Hound Realty, Tracey Walther/Hey It’s Crochet, Janet Harman, Jan’s Liquor, J&R Automotive, JP’s Nascar Outlet, Jim Hill, Joshua’s Pet Treat Bakery, Julie Moorefield, Karen Kulinich, Kim Raby, La Costa FFG, La Costa Crossville, Landscape Solutions, Las Margaritas, Mega Bites, Northside Family Dentistry, One Tail at a Time, Peavine Wine & Liquor, PetSense, Pet Spa, Pet Supply World, Plateau Animal Hospital, Plateau Lanes, Plateau Outdoors, Polished Nail Bar, Rick Amador/Oakleys, Rocky Top 10 Cinema, Roger & Nancy Hardin, Ronnie Webb, Shadden Tire, Simonton’s, Spic-n-Span Cleaning, Southern Traditions, Tony Perry/Star Recording/Crossville News First, Staples, Stonehaus Winery, Sweet Effects, Time to Shine, Tony’s Place, Tractor Supply, Villa Pizza, Gifts from the Heart, and The Vista.

Also, our deepest thanks to our Core Organizers: Dawniel & Ricky Kendall (Leaders), Star Amador (Creator), Bud Leathers, Donna Lucas, Rick Ames, Kim & Dave Raby, Linda Perry, Julie Moorefield, Karen Lankford and to our Event Volunteers: Randi-Jo Covington, Anna Maria Fouad, Ann Cox, Dee Crooks, Betty Gates, Lindsey Waldrep, and Darrin & Trudi Stryker.

In summary, this was one unique, fun night providing much financial support to AARF ($10,000 net). Please continue to support A.A.R.F. through Donations, Foster Parenting, Volunteering, etc. www.aarf-tn.com. Thanks everyone!

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29 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

2nd Annual AARF Fundraising Event

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

Saturday, June 25 at 12 PM

At the Convention and Events Center of the Cumberlands
5429 Peavine Road
Crossville, TN 38571

AMAZING entertainment by Conner Lorre!

Phenomenal Food Catered by Scarlett Catering!

Silent Auction!

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT OUR ANIMAL RESCUE EFFORTS RIGHT HERE IN THE UPPER CUMBERLAND

For Tickets and more information, call RICK at 931-210-3606AARF Flyer 2016 (1)-page-001

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26 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Woofstock 2016

Mark your calendars! May 21st is the 3rd Annual Woofstock presented by Plateau Animal Hospital. This event will take place at the Cumberland Community Complex in Crossville, TN (1398 Livingston Road, Crossville). The day starts at 10AM with a Blessing of the Pets. Events include Parade of Breeds, Obedience Demonstration, and a Police K9 Demonstration! Contests include Best Woofstock 2016 FlyerDressed Pet, Longest Ear contest, Doggy Olympics, Peanut Butter Lickoff contest, Dunking for Hot Dogs, Best Shedder, Obedience Baseball and so much more! AARF will be there along with some of our other animal welfare friends. Lots of vendors and food – all benefiting a SUPERIOR cause The Ddoc Foundation who do a great job at supporting retired working dogs. Check out their tribute video below. VENDOR SPACE STILL AVAILABLE and PAH is still looking for donations of Silent Auction items to benefit this great cause. Want more information? Call Amber at 931-484-8060.

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29 October 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Adoption Event November 8th at Petco

Please come join us and meet our many dogs and cats for adoption at the Cookeville Petco store, 377 W Jackson St #11, Cookeville, TN 38501. We will be at Petco from 12-5pm on November 8th. Volunteers welcome!

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03 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Septem-purr Savings – Adult Cat Adoptions $50!

September 2014 Cat Promotion Flyer

Septem-purr Savings – Adult Cat Adoptions $50! It’s September, and our local shelters are still flooded with cats and kittens. Help us help them. For the month of September, you save on the Adoption fees for all adult cats 1 year of age and older. We, in turn, are able to save more lives. Visit http://aarf-tn.com/adopt/adoptable-cats/ to learn more about these amazing cats!

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05 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Pet of the Week for March 3rd-10th: Paintball!!

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Breed: Boston Terrier Mix
Age: 1-2 years
Weight: 25 pounds

Activity level: Paintball has a high energy level, so he is looking for a family who can give him lots of attention, exercise, and good old-fashioned playtime!

Temperament: Paintball is incredibly affectionate and friendly! He is very playful and always happy! He is such a sweet soul, and he adores being around his foster mom so much that he will even lay across her feet as she stands at the mirror to do her makeup! How adorable is that?

Good with kids?: YES! Paintball is so playful and energetic, he would make the perfect addition to a family with kids who are looking for a playmate!

Good with other pets?: YES! Paintball absolutely loves other dogs, and he is always playing with them! He is also great with cats.

Ideal family: Paintball’s ideal family would most definitely include kids and other dogs for him to play with so he will always have a playmate to help him get his energy out! He would also make a great companion for an energetic couple or anyone who could use a great running partner! (Paintball just loves to run!).

Ideal day: Paintball’s ideal day would include waking up energetically for a fun-filled morning walk, laying across your feet lovingly while you get ready for the day, playing with any and all kinds of stuffed animals absolutely as much as possible, gleefully chasing after all his new playmate friends (of both two-legged and four-legged varieties!), enjoying some training time while you teach him new tricks (which is the best way to keep an active dog’s mind busy to prevent destructive behaviors), and finally, once he is all worn out, cuddling up with the whole family for a lazy Saturday night movie!

Attention level required: Paintball has a high energy level, so he is going to need someone who is prepared to give him lots of attention! He will be fine at home while the family is off at work or school, but he should probably be crated under these circumstances until he can adjust to his new environment.

Housetrained?: Paintball is coming along on his housetraining, but he is not quite there yet! So he needs someone who will be patient with him. He has exhibited some marking behaviors when he enters a new environment, but his foster mom simply put doggie diaper on him for a few days, and the habit disappeared very quickly.

Space needed: Even though Paintball is small, he would enjoy a little extra space to run around in so as to get out all his cute little doggie energies!

Previous experience needed?: The only thing Paintball needs a little help with is housetraining, so he either needs someone who is experienced in this area, or who is willing to be patient while you both learn the ropes together!

The best thing about Paintball: Paintball’s foster parents say their favorite thing about Paintball is….EVERYTHING! He has such a loving personality, is incredibly cuddly, very intelligent, even-tempered, and has unparalleled amounts of sweetness! They say the cutest thing he does is try to “talk” back to people who are talking to him. And can we just mention….how handsome is he??? We absolutely adore this little fella, and we can’t wait to see his little stubby tail wagging as it accompanies him on his way to his new home! Just meet him once, and we know you will adore him, too! And this little sweetie was absolutely made to be adored.
To meet, inquire about, or fill out an adoption form for Paintball, please visit aarf-tn.com/. Paintball will also be available for a meet and greet at Petco in Cookeville on Saturday, March 9th, from 12-6!

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11 September 2012 ~ 3 Comments

Is your A.A.R.F. Dog a Star? We are looking for 12-14 dogs to star in a benefit calendar!

Get Fired Up Foods

Get Fired Up Foods

We are partnering with Get Fired Up Foods and Mustard Seed Ranch to produce a benefit calendar featuring dogs adopted from A.A.R.F. with children at Mustard Seed Ranch. Want your dog to be a star? [Updated 11-1-12: Thank you to everyone who entered! The calendar is now in production.]

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10 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

“AARF Week” at Blue Coast Burrito

AARF Fundraiser Weed at Blue Coast Burrito

AARF Fundraiser Weed at Blue Coast BurritoSunday, August 26th – Saturday, September 1st

Visit Blue Coast Burriot and just say we’re here for “AARF” when you order and they will donate 10% of your sale! Invite your friends, family, neighbors & strangers!
Every “All about Rescue” order helps! Eat with Blue Coast Burrito anytime during the week of
Sunday, August 26th – Saturday, September 1st at the Cookeville location and help support All About Rescue and Fixin’ Inc!

Download this flyer to put at your office, church or school!

Blue Coast Burrito
1010 S. Jefferson Ave – Cookeville
931-525-2583
Facebook.com/BlueCoastBurritoCookeville

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15 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Thank You Wyndham, Flowers and Volunteers

Wyndham Resorts, Flowers Bakery and many, many volunteers came out to support the Cumberland County Animal Shelter and AARF in one of the largest fundraisers this year!  Wyndham donated 4 trailer loads of furniture which was sold to the public at rock bottom prices in an attempt to raise funds for the homeless animals in our region.  Flowers Bakery donated snacks for sale at these events as well.  We raised over $3000 to help the animal shelter and homeless animals in Cumberland County over this 7 day event!  A BIG THANKS to all of the volunteers who came out to assist and support the shelter, and a BIG THANKS to all of you who came and purchased items for sale.

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14 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Cookeville PETCO Grand Reopening July 15-16-17

AARF PETCO Grand Opening

AARF PETCO Grand OpeningA.A.R.F. has a big adoption weekend planned! Please share with your friends on Facebook!

A.A.R.F. is excited to announce a full weekend of pet adoption activities July 15, 16 & 17 along with the Cookeville PETCO grand reopening events. The newly remodeled store features a new layout and a bright new look. In honor of PETCO’s National Adoption Weekend, A.A.R.F. will feature reduced adoption donations for dogs, cats, kittens and puppies. On Friday, A.A.R.F. invites you to come out to the “Feline Frenzy” Cat-Only Adoption Event from 12-6 PM. Cats and kittens will be looking for their perfect home, so come out and make a new friend.

Saturday’s events start out with the PETCO ribbon-cutting at 8:55. Doors open at 9AM and free professional pet photography will be offered for the first 30 PALS customers, so be sure to get there early! A.A.R.F. will have a “Canine Carnival” Adoption Event on Saturday from 9AM-6PM. We can help you find the perfect dog or puppy
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On Sunday, PETCO shoppers will receive a free PETCO tote bag, while supplies last. Free professional pet photography will again be offered for the first 30 PALS customers. A.A.R.F. will have “Mutt Madness” Adoption Event where you can meet loveable dogs of all shapes and sizes.

For more information, visit PETCO at 377 West Jackson St. Suite 11 in Cookeville, TN or call them at 931-526-8991. To learn more about A.A.R.F. and to see the dogs and cats for adoption, visit A.A.R.F.’s website at www.aarf-tn.com.

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