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Phone: 917-903-6518
P.O. Box 930272
Rockaway Beach
New York 11693

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Target demographics: people and animals

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help stuff bags, pick up garbage around the park, assist with events, help host outreach events, and much more

Geographic areas served: Rockaways, NY

Programs: Improving and maintaining Freeway Dog Park
Advocating for more pet friendly spaces
Promoting responsible pet ownership
Providing people and their pets with fun social activities that promote better fitness
Providing assistance to pets in need

ARF-ARF provides a healthy resource to foster the fitness and social growth of dogs and their owners. This group serves pet owners and potential pet owners in the Rockaways. ARF-ARF views Rockaway Freeway Dog Park as a community project, in partnership with the City of New York and the Department of Parks, designed to satisfy the needs of dog owners and non-dog owners alike. ARF-ARF acts as a steward of this park, further developing and improving it as a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the park’s rules and restrictions. This group also works for increased leashed and off-leash recreation opportunities for responsible dog owners, guardians, and for their companions.
2010 Queens Outstanding Partnership Award (Partnerships for Parks)
2011 Community Groundbreaker Award (Citizens Committee for NYC)
2011 "Best of Outdoors" Dog Park (Curbed NY)
Rescued 14 turtles, 1 Russian tortoise, 1 dog, 1 cat, and brought 20 pet meals to Rockaway residents immediately after Sandy; also worked with rescues and residents to coordinate efforts; also distributed dozens of pet supplies to pet owners during the Holidays
Received Recovery Grant from Partnerships for Parks in 2013
Held 20 successful pet owner events to date

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ARF ARF is the community changing organization. They bring together dog owners and make the community more friendly. Not only we people become friendly and share our dog experiences, but also help our dogs to socialize, play and eventually make their life happier. I hope ARF ARF could gather ... more »
Arf-Arf was the pre-eminent boots on the ground animal rescue group assisting residents in the Rockaways and Broad Channel directly after Hurricane Sandy. Their representatives are professional, polite and most of all, extremely sensitive to the emotional bonds between owners and their pets. They ... more »
ARF-ARF is a friendly and dedicated group of community members who encourage responsible dog ownership and socialization. ARF-ARF is committed to a more pet friendly community and encourages socialization for dogs, as well as their owners. While ARF-ARF's main mission is to steward the Rockaway ... more »
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