Cool Tips for a Hot Summer

As the dog days of summer approach and the temperature is on the rise be sure to keep these tips in mind to make sure your pet is safe while having fun in the sun:

Dog Training Classes Return

ARF Hamptons announces the return of our extremely popular and affordable dog training and socialization classes in the newly constructed William P. Rayner Training Center at the ARF Adoption Center. Inaugural classes include Puppy Preschool/Kindergarten, Dog Agility Enrichment, Doggie Mindfulness, … Continued

A Note From ARF’s New Executive Director

Dear Friends, What an incredible week! From the staff to the Board, to our essential volunteers, to the people working on the construction – everyone has been incredibly welcoming and supportive. It’s clear that each and every person here is … Continued

Pet Photo Contest

Calling all cute pets! ARF has teamed up with our friends at James Lane Post for the third annual Pet Photo Contest. The contest takes place on Instagram. Here is how to enter: Categories include: Most Photogenic, Cutest Outfit, ARF … Continued

ARF Announces New Executive Director

After a national, nine-month search, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons’ Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Kimberly J. Nichols will be joining the organization as CEO and Executive Director. Ms. Nichols will succeed ARF’s Scott Howe … Continued

In Memoriam: Sony Schotland

In 1974, Sony Schotland joined with Barbara Hotchkiss Posener and Dorothy Wahl to change the lives of homeless and abandoned animals in the Hamptons. They founded ARF, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. At that time, summer residents regularly … Continued

Kitten Season is Here!

Since 1974, ARF has spayed/neutered more than 35,000 cats through the Operation Cat Program. LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP IF YOU FIND KITTENS FOSTER A LITTER SUPPORT TRAP/NEUTER/RELEASE

Zach Siegel Joins Board of Directors

ARF is pleased to announce the appointment of Zach Siegel to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.   Mr. Siegel is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The One Nine Three Group (193), a boutique advisory firm that provides … Continued

NY State Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill Signed Into Law

For Immediate Release: 12/15/2022 GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL GOVERNOR HOCHUL SIGNS LEGISLATION TO END THE PUPPY MILL PIPELINE Legislation (S.1130/A.4283) Bans the Sale of Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits at Retail Pet Stores Allows Pet Stores to Charge Shelters Rent to Use … Continued