“Hello! We just wanted to send some holiday cheer your way. We adopted Strawberry Surfrider back in 2018 and renamed him Gus! He now has a little sister Lena as well. He is the best dog we could have ever asked for! He is always so polite, loves being around people, and he’s learning to socialize with other dogs. His favorite things to do are sunbathe and nap (typically in his sister’s bed). My partner and I recently got engaged and we were lucky enough to have both our rescue pups with us! Thank you for all you do to rescue animals, our family wouldn’t be complete without Gus.

– Pacific

“Thank you for all you do to rescue animals, our family wouldn’t be complete without Gus.”

Pacific, 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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