Organization Information
Animal Rescue Force P.O. Box 418  •  East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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Be sure to check our Pet List on Friday night to see descriptions and pictures of the pets that are available at our adoption centers on Saturday and Sunday.

Who We Are

Animal Rescue Force is a private, non-profit 501c3 organization established in 1974 to find responsible homes for dogs and cats and to encourage all dog and cat owners to spay and neuter their pets. We are not funded by the town or government and rely on donations and fund raising events run by volunteers as means of support. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Tax ID #51-0137896.

Now you can make a secure, tax deductible, credit card donation using the GiveDirect link above.  Just click on the GiveDirect image above.  You will be sent to an online form from GiveDirect.  From there, just fill in the form with your credit card information and the amount that you want to donate to help homless pets find their forever homes.  You will receive a confirmation email for your records and our heartfelt thanks for your generous gift.

Animal Rescue Force has three adoption centers, one at Petco, 1029 US Hwy 1, Edison, NJ 08837, in the Home Depot Shopping Center, open Sat & Sun, 11 to 4:30, one at the Englishtown Auction, 90 Wilson Rd, Englishtown NJ 07726, open Sat & Sun, 9 to 2:30, and one at Petsmart, 300 State Rte 18, East Brunswick NJ 08816. in Midstate Mall.

Our Services
If you need a home for your pet call ARF during the week at 732-257-7559, and you will learn about our procedure.  You can also call ARF if you are having a problem with your pet and need advice or if you need low-cost spay/neuter information.

Upcoming Events
  • April 26, 2014 – Tricky Tray
  • May 25, 2014 – Super 50/50 Raffle
  • August 4, 2014 – Middlesex County Fair
  • October 2014 – Metuchen Fair
  • October 2014 – Jamesburg Fall Festival
  • December 2014 – Pet Photos with Santa

On June 1 and 2, 2013, Animal Rescue Force was invited to take part in the first regional Maddie's Fund Weekend. Maddie was a beloved Miniature Schnauzer whose love inspired her caregivers to start a charitable foundation in her name. Their mission is to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. During the Weekend, Animal Rescue Force offered completely free adoptions to the public, still with the standard screening procedures in place. Then Maddie's Fund generously paid ARF for each adoption. It was like getting a grant, but we had to work for it, and Maddie's Fund helped us achieve 61 grand total adoptions that weekend.

We found homes for 37 cats and 24 dogs--27 of which needed some kind of medical attention. Twelve pets were senior pets. We were given $52,000 by Maddie's Fund, $14,000 of which we spent on the medical needs of the animals that were adopted. The rest of the grant from Maddie's Fund went toward medical costs for other pets adopted later in the year--for surgeries, hospitalizations, parasites, spays/neuters.

We thank Maddie's Fund for their wonderful help, and look forward to again being invited to take place in the free adoption weekend next summer.


Thank you to all the volunteers for their dedication and efforts in finding the animals homes.  Most of 2014 is planned out and we continue to need your help.  If you would like to volunteer at any of our events, please contact the office at, or call 732-257-7559, Monday-Friday, 9-4.

Would you like to donate your car to Animal Rescue Force?  ARF is working with the Vehicle Donation Center to raise funds.   If you would like to go directly to the vehicle donation form, click here.  If you would like more information about the Vehicle Donation Center, please follow the link above or call:
We would like to thank Our Friends at Edgebrook Animal Hospital,
        777 Helmetta Blvd,
        East Brunswick, NJ 08816,
Petsmart provides professional dog training services at 300 Route 18, East Brunswick at 732-651-0700.
Petco provides professional Dog training services at 1029 US Hwy 1, Edison NJ 08837, 732-516-0330.
Visit our friends at Pampered Paws for pet grooming, 41 Jackson St, South River NJ 08882, 732-254-5400.

Animal Rescue Force
P.O. Box 418
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 732-257-7559