We adopted Addison (now Lacey) and Audrey (now Bella) on June 5. I picked them up from ARF in Walnut Creek on June 5th. They were born on April 5. They were very sweet right from the start and watched me all the way on the ride home. 

They loved their home right from the start. Exploring, running, sleeping, playing, purring, and loving to be held and petted. Both have had very good appetites and have doubled in size already. Their follow-up at VCA Encina in WC, recommended by ARF, went very well. ARF is my favorite animal adoption place.

All my counselors were very kind and helpful. ARF has an equal love of animals and people. Making my connections with them always a pleasant experience. I had contacted several animal agencies and they were not as friendly, on top of things, nor helpful and in the end, it was ARF who came through! I recommend them highly! They will be my go-to whenever I am looking for a pet. Even during the coronavirus-you were very organized in virtual adoption, in animal pick up and follow up! Thank you, ARF! You are doing a great work for animals and people!

– Robin

“Thank you, ARF! You are doing a great work for animals and people!”

Robin, 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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