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Thank you so much for looking into ways you can get involved in our cause.  If you don’t see anything that seems to be a good fit for you and have another idea please email us at, we’d love to hear your idea!

Our biggest limiting factors to helping more animals are always fundraising (do we have the money to provide what this animal needs?) and fosters (do we have a safe shelter for this animal?).  If you can support us monetarily please visit our donate page to contribute.  And if you have a fundraising idea we should here please don’t hesitate to email us.

Foster Care

ARF-Aruba is always looking to expand our network of dedicated fosters, foster families are such a huge part of helping a street animal transition to life with a home. We especially need fosters in Aruba and in some instances in the US. There is no financial obligation to any ARF fosters.

As a foster we ask that you:

  • Provide a loving and disciplined home.
  • Bring the animal to their necessary veterinary appointments that can be scheduled at your convenience.
  • Keep ARF up to date on the progress of the animal including any concerns or behavioral issues you observe. But especially the good stuff, too.
  • Initiate the training for housebreaking, walking on a leash and basic commands.
  • Commit to keeping the animal until a forever home is secured.

ARF’s commitment to you in this process is that we will:

  • Pay for every penny of any expense the animal incurs.
  • As each situation requires we provide food, toys, crates, pee pads, an exercise pen, medications, etc to create the best environment for the animal.
  • Actively pursue a forever family for the animal.
  • Stay in regular communication with you regarding the animal.
  • Be forever thankful for your time, energy and love.

If you hold a special place in your heart for these animals in need and would like to foster an animal, please contact us with the subject line FOSTER.



Many of our adoptions are to forever homes in the US, however an animal cannot fly on a commercial airline alone, they need to be accompanied by a human.  The responsibility of a transporter is simply to be that human accompanying the animal to their forever home.  If you have ever flown with your own pets, it is exactly the same process.  There is no financial obligation to any ARF transporters.

As a transporter we ask that you:

  • Arrive at the airport at the predetermined time to allow ample time for the check-in, immigration and customs process at the Aruba airport.
  • Comply with all airline regulations as they are presented to you.

ARF’s commitment to you in this process is that we will:

  • Pay for all expenses relating to the transport of the animal.
  • Be at the airport with the animal at the predetermined time.
  • Ensure the animal has all necessary vaccinations, health certificates and is clean and ready for travel.
  • Provide an airline approved carrier and all other accessories necessary for travel.
  • Assist you through the check-in process as needed.

A few points to know:

  • Puppies, kittens and cats under 20 pounds (including the weight of the carrier) travel in cabin with you as a carry on.
  • American Airlines is the only airline that will transport adult dogs off of Aruba at this time.
  • For adult dog transport the airline requires that the temperature be below 85 degrees. This will be verified by the airline during the check in process.

If you can be a transporter please email us with TRANSPORTER in the subject line and let us know your travel dates and times, your final destination airport including any layover information and the airline.

Dog Walking

A walk on the beach in the hotel area with an adopt me vest on is a great way to help train, socialize and exercise the animal as well as provide immediate exposure to people who may not know they are ready to adopt.


Depending on the timing of your trip you may be able to get hands on during an event we have planned.

Please email us with the subject line VOLUNTEER if you’re heading our way and want to help out in either of these ways.


Amazon Wish List

We are always in need of certain supplies.  Some we don’t have access to in Aruba, others are just very cost prohibitive to purchase here.  We try to keep our Amazon wish list up to date so you can easily select the items that you want to donate that also match our immediate needs.  Check it out by clicking the button below.

Amazon Smile

Go ahead, fill up that shopping cart.  For every purchase made through the Amazon Smile program a small percentage will be donated to us.  Simply to go to select Animal Relief Foundation Aruba as your charity of choice and remember to shop through the link to ensure we receive your contributions.

Good Search and Good Shop

Find yourself perusing the world wide web and online shopping?  You can use Good Search/Good Shop to provide us with a small contribution every time you search and shop.  Visit to learn more and to select Animal Relief Foundation Aruba as your charity of choice.

Workplace Charity Matching

Many organizations will match charitable contributions you make directly out of your paycheck.  Please inquire with the human resources department at your employer to find out if they participate in this type of program.  And let us know if they do so we can spread the word.

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