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NSAC Closed Saturday, Feb. 10

The Next Step Adoption Center will be closed this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, for our purse and shoe sale. We will be open Sunday, Feb. 11.

NSAC Closed for Father’s Day

The ARFP Next Step Adoption Center will be closed this Sunday, June 18, 2017, for Father’s Day.

Which means if you want to stop by this weekend to see the adorable puppies and kittens we have available for adoption, you need to do it tomorrow, Saturday June 17, from 11 am until 3 pm. We hope to see you then!

Join ARFP for the Human Race!

April 16, 2016 is the 22nd Annual Human Race, a 5k walk/run put on by the Greensboro Volunteer Center to help local charities raise money for their causes. ARFP volunteers have walked in the Human Race every year, since the very beginning — 21 years! And this year is no different.


We need more people to sign up to walk! So far we’ve got 10 people signed up to walk and raise money on behalf of ARFP. We’re hoping to get at least 25, but more would be even better!

This is an important fundraiser for us and goes a long way toward covering the medical bills for the homeless puppies and kittens in our program. Their adoption fees only cover a small portion of their medical costs, so we need fundraisers like the Human Race to help us keep saving homeless pets. Especially with puppy and kitten season just around the corner.

Check out ARFP’s Human Race page to learn more about registering to join us for this great fundraiser or to sponsor one of the walkers on our team.

NSAC Closed Easter Weekend

The Next Step Adoption Center will be closed this Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, 2016, so our volunteers can spend Easter weekend with their families. We will reopen Wednesday, March 30, 2016, from 5pm – 8pm.

Applications on the Husky/Lab Puppies

We have received an overwhelming amount of interest in the husky/lab litter of pups. We are currently screening applications and returning calls as quickly as we can so please be patient if you have already shown interest. At this time we have an abundance of interest in these pups so please consider looking at other puppies, both with ARFP and at other area rescues and shelters. Thank you for choosing to adopt!

ARFP Spring 2016 Purse Sale

Mark your calendars! Our Spring Purse & Shoe Sale will be held February 13, 2016, at Sedgefield Presbyterian Church on Wayne Road in Greensboro. We’re doing this fundraiser with Loving Pet Inn Adoptions, and it’s sure to be an event not to miss!

Spread the word that we are now collecting purses and shoes. They can be dropped off at 711 Milner Drive in Greensboro anytime. If the adoption center is closed, donations can be placed in the bins by the front door.

And be sure to let your friends, family, and co-workers know about the sale!

Next Step Adoption Center Closed Saturday February 13, 2016

The Next Step Adoption Center will be closed Saturday February 13, 2016 for ARFP’s spring purse sale!

The Next Step Adoption Center will reopen Sunday February 14, 2016 at 1PM.

Holiday Hours for December 2015

The final adoption fair of 2015 at the Next Step Adoption Center will be Saturday, December 19th from 11am to 3pm.

The Next Step Adoption Center will close at 3pm and not reopen until January 3rd, 2016 at 1pm.


Recycling Program Update

As of December 1, 2015, we will be ending most of our recycling program.

We will ALWAYS recycle used cell phones and used printer/toner cartridges. This has always been a good fundraiser and continues to be.

We will not continue to recycle most of the other things such as chip bags, make up, etc… This is a labor intense endeavor which has not turned out to be lucrative. We gave it a try, but it didn’t work out. Many, many thanks to Alicia Valenzuela McBirney for driving this fundraiser! What a wonderful mission, and we wish it was feasible to continue. Thank you to everyone that has participated. We will collect until December 1, 2015.

Helping Shelter Pets

Rescued from the shelter, and now safe in an ARFP foster home

Rescued from the shelter, and now safe in an ARFP foster home

Today, for the first time in 17 years, ARFP went into the Guilford County Animal Shelter knowing that we were going to give a dog her freedom. This little girl will never see the inside of a shelter again! YAY!

If we want to be able to help more shelter animals, in addition to the many that people call us needing help, we must raise some extra money. Pulling animals from shelters can be risky and expensive. We know even less about them than the others we take in, plus they have been exposed to whatever is in the shelter at that time.
Hence, an online fundraising site has been set up. Feel free to share so that we can help more babies escape the shelter.
It’s going to be great for the animals of Guilford County to be in better hands!!