The Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization founded in 1985 in San Jose, California.
NARF is dedicated to protecting the dogs and cats in our community. We strive to eliminate animal overpopulation through spay and neuter programs and public education. Our volunteers rescue and shelter cats and dogs in need and provide medical care while waiting to find their forever homes. Living at the foster homes allows us to give adopters a more complete background about their personality, in addition to how they get along with children and other animals. We are a NO KILL animal rescue organization.
A question we get often is “Are you affiliated with NIKE, the shoe company?” No. We are not affiliated in any way with Nike, Inc. For the touching story of how we got our name, visit our History page.
NARF is dedicated to protecting dogs and cats. We strive to eliminate animal overpopulation through spay and neuter programs and public education. Our volunteers rescue and shelter cats and dogs in need. We provide medical care and locate quality, permanent homes for these animals.