Being a responsible pet owner is much more than just providing adequate water, food and shelter for your pet. Domestic pets are completely dependent on their owners for their well being. ARF - IL is dedicated to ensuring our adopters and our communities are or become responsible pet owners. We are using this page to post important article about being a responsible pet owner so you can reference them as you need them throughout the long life of your pet. We will continue to update this page with relevant information.