Exactly one year ago today, my husband and I adopted Buck. We have always had multiple dogs, but when we got Buck, we had one Great Dane who had cancer. My husband and I could never have a dog-less household, so we were preparing for the inevitable. Buck has been the MOST AMAZING DOG! From the moment we brought him home, he has been so affectionate, loving, and fun. You described him as Mr. Personality on your website and that was completely accurate! He saved us during the loss of our other dog, I don’t know what we would have done without him.

Please know that he is living his best life. He goes on three walks a day to different locations around town. He loves the car and is a great passenger. When not out and about, you can find him sprawled across our couch or bed. He gets a special dog bakery treat each night that he receives after his last walk of the day which he always looks forward to. Please know he is loved, cared for, and cherished. We don’t know what we would have done if this very special dog had not come into our lives. He had been at ARF for four months before we brought him home and a shelter in Texas prior to that. It was like he waited for us! We are so thankful for him and for ARF for bringing us together.

– Mia

“We don’t know what we would have done if this very special dog had not come into our lives.”

Mia, ARF ADopter

More New Beginnings

Additional updates on ARF alumni

  • Adoption Update – Wrigley

    “We got Wrigley from ARF on 6/22/18. My father-in-law just passed away 5 days earlier on Father’s Day. We had been looking for a dog. I randomly got online to look at ARF website and then randomly Word with Friends Word of the day popped up on my phone, it was CANINE!!!…”

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  • Adoption Update – Honey (formerly Virginia)

    “This story was so random but so perfect all at once. It was an early morning and my mom was on her iPad looking on Facebook and whatnot, and all of a sudden she said ARF has puppies!! We had to be at ARF right away because it was a first come first serve process…”

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  • Adoption Update – Panna (formerly Missoula)

    “Panna was found on the streets of Stockton, CA. She was plucked from the shelter by the wonderful folks at ARF. My husband spotted her ears on the adoption page and sent me her photo…”

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