A.R.V.S.S. is an all volunteer run non-profit organization - 501(c)3


ARVSS is located in the Madison (WI) area.


All of our dogs are kept in loving foster homes where they are taught social skills and the wonders of life in a safe and secure home.


We do not have a physical location or facility.


We operate fully out of our homes.


There are no paid employees, just dedicated and caring volunteers.

ARVSS is making a difference in so many lives...


to view all our adoptable dogs

Check our Petfinder Page

for upcoming Meet & Greet dates

and other ARVSS events!

Saving Lives... One Animal at a Time...




You've discovered one of our animals online (or perhaps in person) and have made the choice to adopt!


Please click on the link below. You will be taken to an adoption form. Take your time and fill out the form completely.


Once received - we have volunteers who will check your references and following our guide lines, make the decision if you have been accepted or not. Be patient, this takes time!



All applications will be processed in a timely fashion. Things get hung up if we have to wait for your references or vet to return our calls. There are also times when we may want to contact you to clarify information on your application. Be sure you leave us a number where you can be easily contacted and check your email.


Also note: Your application might not be the only one we have for a particular animal. Applications are processed carefully in order to find the forever home for our dogs. We reserve the right to deny any application without explanation.


Keep an open mind (and heart) when looking at our dogs and puppies! We do hold "Meet & Greet" events if you'd like to meet the puppies before making your decision. Once your application has been approved, you will be notified to set up a meeting!


Adoption fees: $300.00 - $400.00 (prices listed on individual Petfinder listings)


click here for an ADOPTION APPLICATION




Do you have some extra time and room in your heart to foster for us? We are always looking for good homes to give our dogs and puppies a safe place to land in our rescue while we assess their health and behavior.


Our foster families provide all the comfort these animals deserve as we search for their forever home. ARVSS will provide all the food, crate, vet care while the dog is in your home!


Open your hearts and doors to a foster animal! You can make a difference! Please email us to learn more about joining us to save lives - one animal at a time!


Click here for a  FOSTER APPLICATION


We are always looking for people to help at our Meet and Greets and other events, help with transports, in-takes, fundraising, and for temporary foster homes... email: wi.arvssweb@yahoo.com


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PO BOX 925    SUN PRAIRIE WI 53590


DLN# 1705327058016  EMPLOYER ID# 20-4578779


A.R.V.S.S is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, a publicly supported organization.  Thank you for your contribution!  Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.




Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

BISSELL Partners for Pets program