At ARF Hamptons This Month

October 2020

COSMOS: It’s hard to believe that this handsome, friendly fella was found living on the streets earlier this summer by an Operation Cat volunteer. Cosmo is just one year old and is FIV+, but don’t let that frighten you. FIV+ cats can live full, healthy lives. FIV is also only contagious among cats and is difficult to transmit. With some TLC, Cosmo can live a long life, but it is recommended that he be an only cat in the household or live with another FIV+ feline. Give this guy a chance and you can grow old together. (Photo #64)

ROMEO: Two-year-old Romeo recently came to ARF with the help of Georgia Transport Allies, our new rescue partner working with rural shelters in Georgia. He’s a spunky dog with lot of energy. Although he has not had any formal training, he seems very eager to learn. He can be a bit selective with his canine friends and is not fond of cats. Due to his excitable nature, we are recommending an adult home or a home with older children. With the proper guidance and training, Romeo is going to be a loving and fun companion. (photo by Will Yennie)

For more information contact or call 631-537-0400 x203.

All ARF animals are vet checked, spayed/neutered, microchipped and up to date on all vaccines.
To view all of our adoptable animals, visit:

NYS Registered Shelter/Rescue #RR035

The ARF Adoption Center is open by appointment and adoptions are now conducted by appointment only. Please start the process by completing an application online. At this time, the shelter remains closed to the public. Thank you for helping us keep our staff and animals safe and healthy.


The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) announces that its annual “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk presented by Chaser and The Corcoran Group will be a VIRTUAL walk this year due to COVID-19. The event, now in its 27th year, will still be a fun, family outing that is intended to promote responsible dog ownership and awareness of ARF while raising important funds for the cats and dogs.
Take a walk with your dog to the ocean – or anywhere – and back, on any day from Saturday, October 3 to Sunday, October 11. You can walk whenever it is convenient – you just need to walk in support of ARF. Dog walkers can register at The registration fee is $30, and children 10 and under can register for just $10. Event tee shirts are included with registration and should be worn while walking.

This year’s tee shirt once again features artwork by designer ISAAC MIZRAHI and will be manufactured by event sponsor Chaser. Tee shirts will be mailed to participants in advance or participants can picked them up at a drive through station at the ARF Adoption Center in East Hampton on Saturday, October 3, between 10 AM and 1 PM.

It is easy to raise money and collect pledges by going to Set up your own personal fundraising page or join a team. The prizes for top fundraisers include: a summer share for the 2021 season at Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett, an 8” x 10” acrylic portrait of your pet by artist Ellen Silverberg, and a photo shoot with Dee McMeekan of dee is for dogs.

Prizes will also be awarded to the most spirited participants. Being that the event is virtual this year, walkers will be asked to post photos and videos of their walk while wearing their event tee shirt on social media and tag @arfhamptons. Those who show the most enthusiasm and creativity when they walk between October 3 to October 11, and tag @arfhamptons #ARFpride #ARFDogWalk, will be in the running for great gifts from local businesses.

This year’s presenting sponsors are Chaser and The Corcoran Group. Supporting sponsors include Lexus of Southampton and Mercedes Benz of Southampton.

Founded in 1974, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is one of the leading animal welfare organization on Long Island. Each year we take in over 1,000 cats and dogs and provide food, exercise, a warm place to sleep and excellent veterinary care in our state-of-the-art Adoption Center. Since inception ARF has found homes for over 29,000 dogs and cats. ARF is dedicated to finding loving homes for our precious pets not only to improve their lives but also the lives of the families who adopt them. The ARF Adoption Center is located at 124 Daniels Hole Road in East Hampton, next to the East Hampton Airport.

Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc.
124 Daniels Hole Road, PO Box 2616, East Hampton, NY 11937


Please join ARF in helping families in need in our community by donating unopened bags of cat and dog food (both wet and dry) and treats.
ONE DAY ONLY: Saturday, October 17, 2020 from Noon to 3 PM
Drop off at the ARF Adoption Center: 124 Daniels Hole Road, East Hampton

Only pet food will be accepted – please no towels and bedding. Social distancing will be observed, and we request visitors to ARF wear masks when dropping off food.


ARF will be helping families in need in our community by distributing cat and dog food (both wet and dry) and treats.
Saturday, October 24, 2020 from Noon to 3 PM
Pick up at the ARF Adoption Center: 124 Daniels Hole Road, East Hampton, NY

Social distancing will be observed, and we request visitors to ARF wear masks when picking up food. Please stay in your car.