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3377 Spalding Rd.,  Sherman, TX 75092

Come visit us the 2nd Saturday of each Month at the following location:

Cameron Crossing,
1751 N Central Expy.
McKinney, TX 75070

Come visit us the 4th Saturday of each Month
at the following location:

Prosper, Texas
1001 S. Preston Road
Prosper, Texas 75078
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Who We Are

ARFhouse is a sanctuary for abandoned and abused dogs; we are their advocates, and if space is available, we accept any dog who doesn't have a home. At any time, we house and care for 350 dogs, which is what space allows.  We spay or neuter all the dogs who arrive, and provide them with medical attention they need.  The next step is re-homing the dogs, which takes time and effort.  Many dogs will stay at ARFhouse for life, but we want those who can find love and care in a home environment to have the best chance to do so. 

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Adopt a Dog

The ARFhouse Adoption Program allows some of the ARFhouse animals to be available for adoption to suitable owners. Since those animals which are not adopted will stay at ARFhouse for life, ARFhouse works hard at insuring that a prospective owner has the level of commitment necessary to properly care for a dog.

Ranger Bob (to the left) is one of our adoptable dogs awaiting their new home.   Visit our Available Dogs Page to meet all of  his friends.
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Our Be a Pal Program allows you to virtually “adopt” the dog of your choice through a monetary donation of $20 per month, that is deducted automatically through PayPal. We will send you quarterly photos of the dog you choose to sponsor, as well as a written letter updating you on what’s been happening and what’s new with your Pal for that quarter.

Click HERE to see how you can help these very special dogs.
Rufus, shown on the left, is a member of our Be-A-Pal program
You can read more about Rufus by clicking HERE.

For more information on this program, please email martha@arfhouse.org
Entrance to ARFhouse is guarded by these tough guys. 
Check out this link to a success story about one of our dogs:


Our aging population of permanent residents consume approximately 150 cans of food per day in addition to their kibble.  And we naturally use canned food to administer medication to dogs.  So naturally a load of canned food disappears quickly at ARFhouse.  We contacted Mr. Merrick by e-mail recently and asked if his company might once again give us a load of canned product.  He promptly told his warehouse supervisor to assemble a semi truck load to take to Sherman.  We typically hire a trucking company to pick up the food in Hereford (370 miles away), and bring to our facility, but Mr. Merrick sent the truck and paid the shipping. We received 12 pallets of Merrick's grain free dry food, and 10 pallets of their canned goods. We are grateful to Mr. Merrick, Mike Lyons, and Dal Reid for making this happen and for supporting the dogs who deserve the best and are getting it!! There's no better food on the market.  We can never thank them enough!


In September 2018, we were contacted by a rescue out of Fort Worth. They had
rescued a dog who was run over by a car and broken his spine. He couldn't
move his back legs, so they set him up in a wheelchair for mobility. They were
unable to find an adoptive family for him because of his issues, so they decided
to seek out a sanctuary where Hank could live out the rest of his life in

If you watch the video below, you will see that we've kept true to our promise.

Hank is now part of the ARFhouse crew, running around the property with the
other dogs, wreaking havoc like he was always supposed to! Hank has taken up
with one of our employees who lives on site and could not be happier to be part
of a family. Stories like this remind us of why we do what we do.
A Heart-Warming
Rescue Story

Male • Pit Bull Mix
2  Years Old • 45 Lbs.

Hi there! I'm Oreo! The cool folks at ARFhouse rescued me from life on a chain. FYI: it's not cool to keep dogs on chains!! Anyway, now I am living my best life here at the sanctuary. I live in a large yard with a female playmate and I could not be happier! Well, that's not entirely true...I would love a family of my very own; maybe with another dog to play with, and I'd love to go on long walks! I am great with other dogs and I LOVE people!! I will make the most wonderful family member.

If you are interested in adopting Oreo, please fill out our online adoption application.
An Aerial view of our Property

ARFhouse was chosen by our local Sherman Lowe's to be the recipient this year of a project to upgrade our existing facility.  These Lowe's employees arrived, ready to tackle our existing Senior Building.  They power washed the inside of the building.  (We naturally put all the dogs outside in their outdoor runs.)  After getting everything cleaned they painted all the kennels.  They also brought new cabinets for storing food and tools.  They donated several gallons of paint for upgrading the cabin, which sits next door to the building.  We're so happy to report that our seniors now have nice clean "digs".
To give a gift to an animal lover who "has it all'; to honor a loved one who has passed; to give back in the name of a beloved pet who is gone but not forgotten, ARFhouse offers Memorial Donations that are featured in our quarterly newsletter. We also send a personalized card as a thank you to those who wish to honor that "Special Someone".    CLICK HERE TO DONATE.
We have just partnered with Paracord Pet Collars! 

Paracord Pet Collars (www.paracordpetcollars.com) custom makes dog & cat collars, dog leashes, leash couplers (walk 2 dogs on 1 leash), bracelets, and many other items out of a wide variety of Paracord.    They will be donating up to 10% of the net sale to our Organization for your purchase. (5% for 1 item ordered; 8% for 2 items ordered; or 10% for more than 2 items ordered).   All you have to do is enter
ARFHouse in the field that asks how you heard about Paracord Pet Collars when placing your order.

www.paracordpetcollars.com to check out all the varieties they have to offer and place your order.

Come visit us the 4th Saturday of each Month at the following location
from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm:

Prosper, Texas
1001 S. Preston Road
Prosper, Texas 75078

Come visit us the 2nd Saturday of each Month at the following location
from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm:

Cameron Crossing,
1751 N Central Expy.
McKinney, TX 75070