I lost my sister on Christmas day in 2018, seven months later my sweet cockapoo passed away. So much pain and sorrow, it was difficult to see the joy in tomorrow. ARF posted pictures of puppies on their website. I knew when I saw her my heart filled with delight. We named her Pearl after my sister who passed, now I know the sorrow wouldn’t last. Every day I’m reminded how special animals can be, to help us through those difficult times it seems. Thank you ARF for rescuing our four-legged friends, you’re truly a legacy that will never end.

– Rebecca

“Every day I’m reminded how special animals can be..”

Rebecca, ARF Adopter

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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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