"Grow old with me. The best is yet to be."
                                                                                                                                  ~ Robert Browning

About Us

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Kentucky Animal Relief Fund (KARF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2001, is a small network of volunteers committed to the rescue and care of homeless senior dogs. Overlooked and undervalued, seniors stand little to no chance of adoption and are left to face illness, loneliness, confusion, and eventual death at the most vulnerable time in their lives. All dogs rescued by our organization receive veterinary care deemed necessary for health and quality of life.

Our goal is to maximize quality of life and to place every reasonably healthy, adoptable dog in a screened and approved permanent home. Unadopted dogs remain in the care of KARF for the remainder of their lives.

In an effort to help as many homeless seniors as we can, we also network with other reputable rescue groups. This may include circulating information about a senior in need, taking a senior dog from a local shelter, providing temporary foster care and taking care of any immediate veterinary needs, making transportation arrangements, or providing financial assistance for veterinary care.

Our work is based on the simple belief that all senior dogs are worthy of compassion, love, and a life free from pain and suffering.