• Q&A with CEO Susan Lee Vick

    Q&A with CEO Susan Lee Vick

    Passing the torch at a place as passionate as ARF is always an exciting time! The future of our mission is in good hands with Susan Lee Vick, the new Chief Executive Officer, joining the team with a commitment to advancing the human-animal bond and eagerness to lead ARF into our next chapter.

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  • Updates Regarding COVID-19 and ARF

    Updates Regarding COVID-19 and ARF

    Information on the status of our programs and services. Thank you for your continued interest and support of ARF.

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  • Recent Adoptions – Week of January 25

    Recent Adoptions – Week of January 25

    This week, 35 cats and dogs found loving homes! Thank you to everyone who adopted a new best friend. Adopters are invited to stay involved through events, programs, and more!

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  • Recent Adoptions – Week of January 18

    Recent Adoptions – Week of January 18

    This week, 30 cats and dogs found loving homes! Thank you to everyone who adopted a new best friend. Adopters are invited to stay involved through events, programs, and more!

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  • ARF Dog Training Policies

    ARF Dog Training Policies

    Attendance The first class of Basic Manners, Small Dog Manners, Puppy Manners, Canine Good Citizen Prep, and Wallflowers series is an orientation without dogs. The orientation is an important class filled with all the information you will need succeed in …

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  • What is the Canine Good Citizen™ Test?

    What is the Canine Good Citizen™ Test?

    The Ten Items on the Test Here is a preview of the ten items the CGC Test includes. Handlers are welcome to use praise and encouragement and may also pet their dog between exercises. However, food, treats, and toys are …

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  • Paws Press — January 2023

    Paws Press — January 2023

    Need a new purpose in the new year? Make a resolution that you’ll be motivated to keep all year long: Change lives by fostering rescue Need a new purpose in the new year? Make a resolution that you’ll be motivated to keep all year long: Change lives by fostering rescue dogs who are being considered for service dog training in ARF’s Pets and Vets …

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  • Recent Adoptions – Week of January 11

    Recent Adoptions – Week of January 11

    This week, 29 cats and dogs found loving homes! Thank you to everyone who adopted a new best friend. Adopters are invited to stay involved through events, programs, and more!

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  • Recent Adoptions – Week of January 4

    Recent Adoptions – Week of January 4

    This week, 44 cats and dogs found loving homes! Thank you to everyone who adopted a new best friend. Adopters are invited to stay involved through events, programs, and more!

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  • Pet Food Resources

    Pet Food Resources

    The following organizations offer free or low-cost pet food. The requirements for assistance vary, so please review the requirements for each individually. These businesses/programs were aggregated as a courtesy and are neither endorsed, nor guaranteed, by Tony La Russa’s Animal …

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  • Recent Adoptions – Week of December 28

    Recent Adoptions – Week of December 28

    This week, 34 cats and dogs found loving homes! Thank you to everyone who adopted a new best friend. Adopters are invited to stay involved through events, programs, and more!

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  • SF Examiner: ‘Petflation’ Leading to Surge in Animal Surrenders

    SF Examiner: ‘Petflation’ Leading to Surge in Animal Surrenders

    From Mandy Behbehani of the San Francisco Examiner: In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, the adoption team at Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek placed photos of nine puppies on its website. About a thousand …

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  • SJ Hockey Now: How Mushu Changed My Life

    SJ Hockey Now: How Mushu Changed My Life

    From Shen Peng of San Jose Hockey Now: Meet Mushu. This was Mushu before my wife Mulan and I adopted her in Feb. 2021. Given the name “Streamer” by Walnut Creek-based Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation – yes, that Tony La …

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