Our Renewed Vision for Life-Saving and Adoption

ARF’s CEO Scott Howe with Mogli, adopted in 2021.

Dear Friends,

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) has been helping homeless and abandoned animals since 1974. Over the last 46 years, tens of thousands of cats and dogs have received compassion, food, shelter, medical care, training, and ultimately their forever homes with new families through the committed efforts of our staff and volunteers.

As we approach our 50th anniversary, we are excited to embark on Forever Home, our renewed vision dedicated to our animals, people, and community. This ambitious 4-year effort will transform ARF by making critical investments in our buildings and strengthening ARF’s endowment and reserve funds, which allow us to say “yes” when we receive a call for help.

Join us as we build a Forever Home for ARF!


Forever Home will bring critical improvements to ARF’s campus and ensure that ARF can continue to provide excellent and compassionate care for our animals for generations to come.

With construction expected to begin in June 2021, this project will transform all of the spaces where ARF’s animals live as well as the public spaces visited by our adopters and volunteers.

The Richard Wells McCabe Welcome Center

ARF’s adopters will be greeted in a spacious, redesigned, light filled lobby. The space will feature retail, meet and greet rooms, and new homes for small dogs and puppies. Additionally, ARF’s catteries and kitten room will be completely renovated and include custom built features for climbing, perching, and play. The HVAC systems throughout the entire facility have been custom designed for the health and comfort of animals and people.

A New Kennel for ARF’s Dogs

Our dogs will move into a new 7,000 square foot kennel building constructed with high quality materials and a nitrogen-reducing waste treatment system. The building will include 40 individual kennels along with flexible rooms for dogs with special needs, meet-and-greet rooms for adopters, and new outdoor exercise areas. A sophisticated HVAC system will cool, heat, and dehumidify the air, as well as treat it for pathogens.

The William P. Rayner Training Center

A new 8,400 square foot year round training center will be built on site to accommodate year-round training, socialization, and enrichment for ARF’s dogs and to increase our capacity to provide classes for the public and ARF’s adopters in any weather, any time of year.

This spacious facility will include a viewing area, outdoor play yard, and an environmentally-conscious waste system.

To learn more on how you can join us in building a Forever Home for ARF, contact Kristina Curatolo at kristina@arfhamptons.org.

See photos from ARF’s Groundbreaking event on May 28, 2021.