posted by Michel on Feb 9

Support AARRC by spreading the word about our PET HOTEL service or let your beloved pet stay with us!polaroid_overlap

Conveniently located at 70km from Caticlan/Boracay and only 10 minutes away from Kalibo International Airport

Click here for more details

posted by admin on Feb 4

Come and spend the day with our dogs and cats for some unequaled petting of those beautiful native animals.

We’re open EVERY day for regular visitors between 10:00 – 15:00.

If you’d like to join our dog walks on the beach, the morning shift starts at 06:00 and the afternoon shift leaves around 15:30. Please contact Jenie Mae on +639155985755 or Angie on +639072236800 if you’d like to join the walks.


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posted by admin on Feb 3




You can now stay at our rescue center for as long as you like. VERY affordable at only PHP850/night, breakfast and interaction with the animals included! Meet the dogs and cats, walk the disabled dogs in wheelchairs to the beach, play with the dogs in the sea, pet our cats, feed the kittens and puppies. In other words, PRICELESS smiles from our loving animals.

If you’d like a break, for a small fee we can take you (as well as a few of the dogs) in the AARRC pickup to beautiful spots that only very few tourists have discovered. We’re only 10 minutes from Kalibo International Airport and we’ll pick you up or take you there.


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posted by Michel on Nov 11

Friends, with the recent super-typhoon raging over the Philippines, we are GRATEFUL that the AARRC staff and animals are unharmed and damage is limited. But we would like to HELP our immediate neighbours in Kalibo and villagers in my wife’s town SEBASTE, ANTIQUE to rebuild their homes.

I’m pledging EUR 100 … Please join me:

Beneficiary: M.J.L van der Kleij
ING Bank
Bijlmerplein 888
1102 MG Amsterdam

Please mark your donation “Philippines”. Thank you very much!

p.s. Those of you that know me personally will already know that ALL donations go DIRECT to the people, NONE of it will be used for ourselves. I will post the results right here. That’s a promise!

posted by Michel on Jul 13

Would you like to sponsor one of our animals? Or perhaps even adopt one (if you live in Aklan, Phiippines)? Visit our adoption and sponsor web site

Thank you for helping our animals!

Adoption and Sponsor web site

posted by Michel on Jul 13

As you may have noticed, keeping a web site up to date is distracting greatly from our animal recue activities. However, you can find us on Facebook, right here:

Please come over and LIKE our page.

posted by Michel on Oct 6

Shame, shame, shame on me.  I was away in Hong Kong for work and could find absolutely no time to update our web site. I did find time to visit our shelter in Kalibo 3 times though. And I volunteered for the EXCELLENT Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR), most notably at their kennels in Tai Po, but also the centre for smaller dogs in Ap Lei Chau.

To make up for lost time, I prepared the first ever AARRC Newsletter, something we had wanted to do for a long time but never got around to.

AARRC Newsletter October 2012

posted by Michel on Mar 29

These are our new arrivals the first few months of 2012:

  • Happy, a very young puppy found by Matt and Angela from Canada in Boracay
  • Shakira, a 1 year old female suffering from canine distemper, found by Moien Legaspi
  • Blacky, a young dog and brother of Gracia who is already with us, surrendered by our neighbour
  • David, an older dog that is suffering from lymphoma and epilepsy and badly in need of a home for the few years he has left, surrendered by Joan and Beth
  • Jude, a puppy and only survivor of a litter of 3, surrendered by our painter
  • Pulis, Major, Queenie, Laurie and Tagpi were all found by our relatives and Moien

They may not look so good now, but some have shown really good improvement already and we will do everything to make them feel better and perhaps even find new homes for them! Thank you everybody and welcome to these precious and needy souls!!!


New arrivals early 2012

posted by Michel on Mar 21

Although one of these fabulous dogs, Jessica, was already adopted last year, three more were adopted just a few months ago. Ino, Urbanz and Oprah found a home close to one another and their guardians tell us they are all doing very well. I’m HAPPY!!!

posted by Michel on Feb 15

These lovely cats can be sponsored for as little as EUR 5 or US$ 5 per month. Just make an automated monthly payment stating the name of the cat of your choice. See the side bar on the right for instructions.

The AARRC cats awaiting your sponsorship

Mozart: I was one of the first cats here and I arrived from Manila where I was living on the streets in M.H. del Pilar in Malate for those of you that know the area. I’m the sweetest cat you’ll ever find but if you want to kiss me I will try to give you a love bite in your nose hahahaha

Pola: My friend Dayang-Dayang and I were rescued in Manila by the lovely people of CARA and we were brought here so that we could enjoy the provincial country life and give our CARA friends a bit more space. I’m SUPER friendly and I love climbing in our tree.

Frodo: Well you won’t find many local boys like me around here, especially a handsome one like me! I grew up in these parts and was picked up from the street. Now I really enjoy being with my friends because I’m very social.

Bora: Oh? Not so many locals? Well, I’m from the beautiful holiday island of Boracay and that happens to be in the same province as Kalibo, where we live now. I was living in a 3 star hotel when I was very young but they didn’t let us stay in the rooms. Why not???

Mitch: Haaaa! Speaking of local boy. I was the first kitten to be raised here at AARRC. I’m CRAZY about that dog treat “Frolic” and when I smell someone giving it to the doggies, I climb in the fence and ask for it.

Frosty: I’m from Manila too where some idiot ran over my front leg so that I can’t use that any more. However, I’m a gentleman of age now and despite my front leg, I can still clim and jump. Oh, and I just LOVE those “Frolic” too!

Beethoven: I used to live at the airport but when the AARRC people did a spay/neuter project there, they discovered that I was way too sweet to just be wandering around again. So hopefully I will find a new home.

Dayang: Pola already told you where we were from. We are both really gentle cats and we like to climb our tree and rest. We are both very social and like the other cats here. Everybody is so nice!

Flower: I had kittens just after I was found in the streets. I’m from Kalibo so I’m definitely a local beauty. I was named after the head of a meerkat family on television programme called The Meerkat Manor. Probably because I’m a real survivor and still a very nice personality.
[Sponsor: Linda Saueressig]

Nanay: Did you know that my name means “mother” in Tagalog? In this picture I can be seen with my kittens that I got just after I arrived here at AARRC. They have a home now but I’m still with AARRC. Because I was a streetcat living at the airport, I’m still a little shy, but I wouldn’t hurt a fly.