Our Story & Mission
Once upon a time, there was a woman named Liz Stegmeir. She knew she had a calling in life to dedicate herself to rescuing animals and to one day fulfill her dream of running her own rescue. She had the experience, having successfully managed the canine rescue at Circle L Ranch for 9 years until their canine division closed it’s doors. She had the support from past staff and volunteers and there was a desperate need in the Prescott community for a new rescue.
Shortly after, with the generous donation of 10 acres and the support of her Circle L team and past volunteers, her dream came true and a new rescue was established - AARF Animal Rescue & Sanctuary. AARF offers adoption, rescue and sanctuary to dogs and cats in need.
Work began on this amazing 10 acre property with barn and fenced pastures, a “tiny” house, and a beautiful view, to transition to a dog and cat rescue/sanctuary. Located in Poland Junction near Mayer, we are your “neighbors”. Our mission is simple. Rescue one by one...Until there are none..
Fundraising, Donations and Volunteers, as well as public awareness and support are critical to continuing our mission. Donations both monetary and of materials will insure the success of this dream. Please call 928.925.7219 for more information. We welcome visitors (with notice, by appointment). You may share the journey with us at aarfanimalrescue@ gmail.com or on our Facebook page.