Eat at Chili’s June 12th & 26th – Support A.A.R.F.!

Chili’s proudly supports A.A.R.F.! (All About Rescue and Fixin)

With each flyer presented on A.A.R.F Night, Chili’s will donate 10% of the sales you bring in to your organization. Let us do the cooking and support A.A.R.F. at the same time!

A.A.R.F Nights are Sundays – June the 12th and 26th from 4pm to 10pm. Bring the whole family!

Only at:
Chili’s Cookeville
1428 Interstate Dr
Cookeville, TN

We look forward to seeing you here.  Please download and print off this flyer! Click here to download Cookeville Chili’s – A.A.R.F. Nights flyer!

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California Musician Continues to Make A Difference…

In Loving Memory of Dave Romero: December 11,1967 - October 15, 2010

The sudden passing of San Francisco Bay Area based guitarist and animal lover, Dave Romero, from a brain aneurism was a tragic loss.  As gifted and talented as he was loved by all, his gentle, caring nature was none more evident than in his unbounded compassion for animals, especially those sick, injured or in need of a forever home.

Friends and the local music community were quick to assemble fund raising and benefit concerts in an effort to offset the cost of a memorial as well as charitable contributions toward the animal causes that Dave so believed in.  AARF has received a gift of $1,500.00 from these proceeds to honor the legacy of Dave’s commitment to the welfare and well-being of ALL animals.

Dave Romero’s loving spirit lives on in the hearts of all who have been touched by his life…  both two and four legged.

A.A.R.F. is so grateful to be able to help so many animals in Dave’s memory! This has helped sponsor multiple emergency surgeries, much needed supplies and more for the pets in our care.

Public Service Announcement – Don’t Be A Dogfather

The Humane Society Spay Neuter Clinic announces – “Don’t Be A Dogfather” special with an offer you can’t refuse.  From May 17 through July 1st for $25 your male dog will receive neuter, rabies vaccine and supplemental pain medication.  Community animals only, please (no rescues).  These slots will fill very quickly so call 931-372-2728 for an appointment or more information.

Scentsy Wickless Candles – Fundraiser for A.A.R.F.

Peggy Long, Scentsy Independent Consultant: Lets help A.A.R.F. raise money for their animals!

Scentsy Wickless Candles are flameless, smokeless, lead free & soot free. They can be used almost anywhere pet facilities, offices, public buildings, assisted living facilities or private homes. You can walk away from your warmer, leave it on 24/7 & never have to worry about a fire danger. The only thing released into the air is the fragrance & the wax does not evaporate. Scentsy wax is heated just to the melting point so you a love one or a pet can touch the wax & not get burnt! All our products are non toxic & safe !!!!

Over 80 long lasting fragrances to choose from starting at only $5.00 Our collection of warmers are beautiful & come in 3 different sizes starting at $20.00/$30.00(Small Plug In, Mid & Full Size)
Many designs & themes to chose from. All of our warmers are hand painted. will donate 15% of each sale made from the catalog to this organization & for every PAWS warmer sold will donate 20% from the sale of that warmer to this organization. Simply go to click on the organization you are helping and shop. Then the donation will go to this organization to help those animals in need. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Cumberland County, TN Animal Shelter Needs Your Help

We have a major crisis happening here in Cumberland County, TN and have about 48 hours to react. The shelter is closed on Wednesdays but we will help coordinate rescue pulls.

The Cumberland County Animal Shelter employees are all out due to injury and / or illness. The shelter is understaffed and depending on volunteers.

The County is coming in to take control and have determined that there are too many dogs and will euthanize nearly 50% of what is currently there.  According to the volunteer coordinator, 75% of the 100 plus animals there are adoptable.

This shelter receives very little traffic and until recently very little support.

We have 48 hours to save the lives of 50 dogs…and we need help.  If you would kindly forward to anyone who can assist, these animals would be forever grateful.  As we all know, this is no one’s fault but the irresponsible pet owners… and the county is just looking out for the safety and wellbeing of all of the volunteers now.  We are in the process of working on an adoption center for this county to have a place to transfer these animals in the future.

Cumberland County Animal Control Shelter
East Lane, Crossville, TN
Hours 10am-2pm (Closed Wednesday – but volunteers working)

Thank you for any/all support you can provide.

Jennifer Farley

Algood Middle School Class Gets Grant to help A.A.R.F.!

Melody Smith, Social Studies teacher at Algood Middle School, coordinated a service learning grant to use towards helping homeless animals right here in the Upper Cumberland.  Melody and a group of 6th grade students arrived today at Petco and purchased $500 worth of merchandise to help A.A.R.F. efforts to house, feed and rehabilitate homeless animals.  While Melody and A.A.R.F. director, Jennifer Farley shopped for supplies, the young students volunteered their time socializing, walking and playing with the dogs currently available for adoption.  The girls also created a beautiful poster board for A.A.R.F. to use at events.  A.A.R.F. Thanks Melody and the students for thinking of A.A.R.F. and the homeless animals.

Purchases include new pet huts, cat litter, cat food, much needed medications, puppy pens, beds, etc.  All supplies were purchased here locally at PETCO!

Pictured from left to right, Jennifer Farley-A.A.R.F., Anita Jesser-PETCO, Linda Randall-A.A.R.F., Mikaela Scantland-Student, Abigail Brown-Student, Melody Smith-Teacher, and Calista Boyd-Student.  Linda is holding Muffin.  Abigail is holding Sam.  Calista is holding Shadow on a leash.    Next photo – some of the girls enjoy playing with the dogs at PETCO!

Get your pet’s photo with Santa!

Join AARF at Cookeville PETCO on Saturday December 18th from 1-4pm for a fun photo with Santa for your pet. Photos will be $10 and all proceeds will go to A.A.R.F.! We’ll also have pet gift baskets available (AN $85 VALUE) for $25 with a photo included in the package. A.A.R.F. needs your help more than ever this holiday season, and what better way to support AARF than with an adorable photo of your pet with Santa! We’ll be there from 1-4 on Saturday – Come see us!!

Our Wishlist

If you would like to donate any of these items, please call 931-260-8018 (voicemail only) or email to make arrangements for us to pick them up. Items can be dropped off at the Cookeville PETCO store in the A.A.R.F. Donation Bin.

  • MONEY: No amount is too small to purchase vaccines, food, medical supplies, dewormers, flea treatments, cleaning supplies, vet bills & more…
  • VOLUNTEERS: We always need volunteers to help with Adoption Events and other duties.
  • Foster homes: Fostering a dog or cat in your home allows us to save more lives. All supplies are provided for your fostered pets. We need your help to save more lives!
  • Dog & Cat food: Both dry and canned food needed for cats, dogs, kittens & pups
  • Kitten & Puppy milk replacer: For bottle feeding kittens and puppies
  • Wire dog crates: For our rescued dogs & puppies.
  • Wire cat condos: For our rescued cats & kittens
  • Clumping cat litter: Any kind of clumping cat litter
  • Fresh step litter paw points: Donate your “Paw Points” codes
  • Cleaning supplies: Bleach, laundry detergent, paper towel, gloves
  • Bedding: Clean new or used blankets, towels, sheets, rugs (frayed/stains ok!) Used, clean waterproof bed pads (used in nursing homes, hospitals, etc.)
  • Office Supplies: Printer paper, 74/75 HP ink cartridges, labels, postage, copies
  • Dog & cat supplies: Collars, leashes, food bowls, plastic carriers, cat trees, toys

Meet Raider, Puppy Abandoned at PETCO

This is Raider (Formerly known as Nutters) who was abandoned at PETCO on Monday October 4. Luckily we were able to find a foster home for him and he’s safe! We wouldn’t be able to help without our wonderful foster volunteers and donor.

This sweet puppy has a sad past, but a great future ahead of him. We got an urgent call from the Cookeville PETCO store; bright and early one Monday morning, someone had driven up and dropped off this puppy in front of the store. They drove off, leaving the puppy (in a tiny cat carrier) with a note. ‘I’m a lab / chihuahua mix. My family had to move and couldn’t take me. Please find me a good home.’ Of course we had to take him in… he’s been treated for fleas, ticks and worms and will soon be neutered and up to date on shots. His foster mom says he’s a snuggle bug! The whole first day he was in foster care, he whined and looked for his family who had left him. Now he’s adjusting well to foster care, knows how to Sit and also appears to be house trained. He would be best with a family who is home a lot, as he prefers to hang out with people. He’s about 4 and a half months old and will be ready to go home with you soon.

Please click here to donate for Raider’s veterinary care: