Fresh in the News (see further down this column for more):
- Available for Adoption at our Shelter (more)
- Available for Adoption in New Jersey: Island Puppy Rescue (more) has 3 Anguilla dogs as of Oct. 18th.
- Available for Adoption in Connecticut: The Animal Experts (more) has Hazelnut, an Anguillian puppy as of November 06.
- New temporary Vet hours (more)
- Alert: Sint Maarten is coming out with new Pet Importation Rules that will affect any pet coming into or leaving Anguilla (more)
- Puppy Transport to the USA needed (more)
- Older News (more)
Available for Adoption at our Shelter:
Lovely kittens, puppies and dogs are here and ready for forever homes. Those at the top have been in the shelter the longest; the ones listed last are the newest comers.
And, in the New Jersey area, Island Puppy Rescue has puppies of ours that were transported by helpful AARF friends. See thumbnails and links to the IPR web site below.
Also in the USA (Southern Connecticut), see a new rescue partner: The Animal Experts. Elena has already found home for kittens and puppies, and has a puppy ready for adoption. See thumbnail and links to her web site and Facebook pages below.
Dogs and puppies at the shelter:
- Kitkat — black and brown female puppy,about 3 months old
- Violet — brown female, about 6 months; she has a very nice disposition
- Dove — female puppy, 7 weeks old
- Reese — female puppy, 7 weeks old
- Flake — black and white puppy
Kittens and cats:
- Tommy — Ginger cat, a year old and a REALLY nice cat, lap cat. INDOOR cat.
Thumbnails lead to larger and/or more images and information!
Note: For larger images and more information, click on any thumbnail image that has a visible border or go directly to our Available page.
Other Rescue Sites with Anguilla Puppies and Kittens
The Animal Experts in Southern Connecticut
Are you in the Connecticut? Elena, with the Animal Experts,in southern CT is a new rescue partner and has already found forever homes for two kittens and a puppy. Currently she has:
Island Puppy Rescue in New Jersey
Are you in the New Jersey area?
Island Puppy Rescue often has Anguilla (or other island) puppies in foster care. In fact, we anticipate that that IPR will have Anguillian puppies several times a year. We will broadcast on this web site, our email list and Facebook when pets are available for adoption.
As of this writing, IPR has these very nice AXA doggies:
Go to Island Puppy Rescue for full descriptions and adoption information.
New Vet Hours with additional emergency numbers
At the moment the vet is available:
- Monday–Wednesday from 9:30 until 1:30 pm
- Friday 9:30–1:30pm
- Saturday from 9:30am–12:30pm.
During those hours call the office main number: (264) 581–4600.
The vet is off island on Thursday.
For an emergency during off hours, call this Sint Maarten number:
- 1 721 587 1838
- 1 721 587 2838
- 1 721 559 0755
St. Maarten is implementing new pet importation regulations. A microchip (ISO highly recommended!) will be needed to bring a pet into Anguilla via St. Maarten.
Are you bringing a pet into Anguilla or St. Maarten/Martin?Does your pet have a microchip?
St. Maarten is implementing new pet importation regulations. In fact, we have heard they will implement their new rules in the near future. We will have updates as needed and are still trying to get the full details. Some short details:
- (New) you need a granted permission form from Sint Maarten. It must be emailed in. Important: this form details many different vaccinations, tests and other requirements that have to be certified by your North America vet (mostly on the NA health certificate)
- (New) your pet needs a microchip (ISO preferred)
- A Health Certificate filled out to convey compliance with the Sint Maarten requirements
- (As before when coming to Anguilla) you need a granted permission form from the Anguilla Government (Department of Agriculture)
- (As before) you need a rabies certificate if applicable
For now what we know is on this temporary page.
The shelter has loads of kittens and puppies: transport to N. America needed
We desperately need offers of puppy and kitten transport for those heading from Anguilla to the USA and Canada! Puppies and kittens need to get to adopters in Boston, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Hartford, Rhode Island or Toronto where we have AARF friends wafting to put them up for adoption.
If you are traveling to those areas and can help us save a puppy or kitten by taking one or more in the plane with you you'll save a precious little life and make some family very happy,
It’s very easy and we will guide you through the process! For one thing, the pet expenses will be covered by AARF. We’ll provide a carrier, the paperwork pet chow and more. All you have to do is make a reservation to include the kitten or puppy with your reservation locator, and then save a life by taking the little one onto the plane with you. You’ll be met at the other end by one of our rescuers.
Older News Items
- Puppy Transport to selected East Coast cities needed Puppy transport expenses will be paid; you just take them with you! Get the details below.
- We always need newspapers! Puppies do what puppies do and they do it a lot. We should call them poopies… If you have newspapers that you can donate, just drop them off at the shelter during any open hours. Thank you.
- We have donated soft pet carriers, but need couriers to bring them from Boston (details)
- Got usable crates? We'd love them! (more)
- We also have a need for metal food and water bowls that can be easily sterilized (preferably stainless steel with no rubber or plastic parts). Best are the ones that aren’t easily tipped over by exuberant puppies.
- Volunteers always welcome and highly appreciated!(details)
- Our position on the dolphinarium (below)
Puppy Transporters Needed to take to Boston, JFK, Newark or Philadelphia
Not ready to adopt and take a loving bit of Anguilla home, but heading back from Anguilla to JFK, Newark, Boston, Philly, Baltimore or nearby destinations?
If so, we have puppies who need a lift — their expenses are paid and you would be saving a life!
People who have taken our puppies and kittens along with them in the past all say how much they enjoyed it. The pets are always the center of attention at the airline gates and on the plane and are good travelers.
Call us at the shelter (264.476.2731) or send email to our general email account for details. Spread the word!
Donated Carriers Need Couriers froM Boston Area
Are you coming to Anguilla? Would you be willing to bring some donated soft pet carriers to us?
We have a donor in Boston who has generously offered us several soft pet carriers. Since shipping to Anguilla is quite expensive, we are hoping to find some travelers willing to bring us the carriers. Our donor will mail them to you in the States. You don–t have to do anything except get them in the mail and bring one or two down to us!
If you can bring one or two or more, we would be very grateful.
These carriers will be used for international adoptions of our shelter puppies and kittens. If you can help, send us an email at our main email address. Let us know how many you can bring.
pet carriers and crates needed
Do you have usable pet carriers/crates you don’t need any more? AARF has a crate rental program (for the plastic ones), which is very useful for people who don’t have their own carriers and need one to transport their newly adopted puppy or bring in their kitten for follow up vaccinations.
Somehow these rental crates tend to disappear and we don’t have many right now. If you have an older but still usable carrier that you no longer need, please consider donating it to AARF; we could definitely use it.
Volunteers Wanted! From time to time we have a need for volunteers to drive animals to and from the clinic for surgery or other medical treatment.
Not all animals’ people have their own transportation, so we are looking for volunteers to help them and us.
Volunteers can borrow crates from the shelter if needed, pick up the animal at home and transport her to the clinic and/or transport her home again when she is done at the vet’s.
If you are interested in helping, please either send an email to our General email account or call the shelter at 476.2731. The shelter phone is only staffed when a volunteer is on duty, but it has voicemail. So leave a message if we’re not there and we’ll get back to you.
We have been asked about the dolphinarium at Blowing Point. Here is our position on the issue.
Welcome to AARF
The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation (AARF) is a non–profit organization dedicated to the welfare of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens on the Caribbean island of Anguilla.
Founded in September 2000, we are 100% unpaid and 100% volunteer–driven with an adoption center and rescue shelter located within Anguilla’s only veterinary clinic.
Anguilla is a very small island which lies about 140 miles east of Puerto Rico. It’s very small — only 16 miles long by 3 miles wide. The land area is about 35 square miles, or about 91 km2. (If you want to learn more about Anguilla, here are a few pointers to more bits of information.)
The population is about 14,000 and the ratio of pets to those owners wanting pets is very high. Most people who want a pet have one, but there are many animals available.
And what great dogs and cats we have! Because of mixing over time, our dogs and cats are smart, have excellent personalities and are great looking too. They are in such great demand that dozens each year are adopted by visitors, and once their friends meet out about them, by their friends.
AARF History and Quick Tour
We have a short 3 minute video that shows our shelter. Links to various sizes and formats are lower down on this page in this column.
Our history is summarized in an article covering our our ten year anniversary (we turned 10 in 2010).
Promote the welfare of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens on Anguilla.
We work to accomplish that mission via several activities and programs. Specifically, we:
- Maintain an adoption center and rescue shelter that takes in unwanted animals.
- Provide for adoptions of healthy animals at a reasonable cost.
- Socialize incoming animals to make them adoptable.
- Educate the public in the humane treatment and care of animals. In particular, we have an education program that visits school children with a classroom presentation runs several times a year and publish articles in the nation’s newspaper and tourist literature.
- Attempt to reduce the population of unwanted animals through education and by providing spay and neuter surgery to new adopters and with targeted Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR) programs. We provide for need–based spays and neuters on a case by case basis.
More About AARF
We are an established non–profit corporation and have a subsidiary corporation in Florida (the Anguilla Animal Rescue Corporation or AARC) that has been granted U.S. 501(c)(3) status.
We receive no funding from any official source; 100% of our budget comes from donations, fundraisers and the sale of a small amount of merchandise. Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) minutes talk about our finances and accomplishments. Our most current one is here.
If you would like to help, please see our How to Help page.
We have a PayPal account linked to AARC to make it easy to donate (and allowing for tax deduction) to AARF.
Click on the graphic on the navigation bar on this and many of our main pages. It’ll lead to our revamped “How to Help AARF” page. Thanks very much in advance to for wanting to help AARF.
Contact us if you have any questions or comments.
Also, please join our low–volume, one–way announce aarfupdate email list, which provides up to the minute information about happenings. We also have a two–way forum on Facebook for everyone to post news and items of interest.
We Have a Video!
We have a short video that describes us and shows our shelter. See it in various sizes (smallest to largest):
- Mobile (480 x 720), 7.5 MB
- High Quality (640 x 360), 17.4 MB
- High Definition (1280 x 720), 53 MB
- Huge (1920 x 1080), 68.7 MB
- Or see it on Vimeo
The video was generously done for us by Encyclomedia while they were here on Anguilla filming another project.
Web Site Notes
Click on images with a thick gray border (such as the one around Sandy the dog above) for an enlargement or for more information.