• Hot Weather Pet Tips

    Hot Weather Pet Tips

    Keep Cool When Temperatures Soar Test the ground with the back of your hand.If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for paws. When going for a walk or letting your pet enjoy some outdoor time, a good rule …

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  • What Happens After Foster Animals Return to ARF?

    What Happens After Foster Animals Return to ARF?

    Clinic Department Before going up for adoption, the shelter guest needs to be spayed/neutered, have any other surgery that may be necessary to do in a shelter setting, be microchipped (if not already done), ears checked, clip their nails, and …

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  • Starting a Rescue Organization

    Starting a Rescue Organization

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – margaret Mead Big Picture Questions In the beginning, rescuers should stick to smaller, manageable tasks. Understanding that …

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  • General Tips for Taking Great Animal Photos

    General Tips for Taking Great Animal Photos

    So you want to try to take some gorgeous photos of your pet? We can help! Every dog and cat has a photogenic side and we can assist you in finding it. If this helps you get some great shots, …

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  • Dogs and KONG® Toys

    Dogs and KONG® Toys

    KONG rubber toys play an important role in the wellbeing of dogs. The process of licking a stuffed KONG to take the food out is soothing, mentally stimulating, satisfies a natural need, and is also fun! It makes dogs feel …

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  • Take Your KONG® and Stuff it!

    Take Your KONG® and Stuff it!

    A KONG is a nontoxic, dishwasher-safe, enrichment toy with a hollow center. By filling this hollow center with food, you can use KONGs as a useful enrichment tool for your dog. They’ll have to work to get food to come …

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  • Fourth of July Pet Safety

    Fourth of July Pet Safety

    Safely Celebrate Independence Day Fireworks The sound of fireworks can be scary for many animals! If you can hear fireworks from your home, try to keep your pets inside in a quiet, cool, well-ventilated room with a radio or TV …

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  • All About Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

    All About Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

    What is Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)? How is FeLV Spread? FeLV is spread by close contact with other cats. The primary mode of infection is through saliva—mutual grooming, fighting, and (rarely) sharing dishes can transmit infection. An infected mother cat …

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  • All About Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

    All About Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

    FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus is in the same family of viruses as FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). They are both retroviruses. But the subfamily of FIV is different: It is a lentivirus (or “slow virus”). The other familiar lentivirus to all of us is HIV, which causes AIDS in humans. So, humans are not alone in having a virus that affects the immune system.

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  • Don’t Be a Kitten-Napper

    Don’t Be a Kitten-Napper

    Community cats — sometimes referred to as feral cats or strays — are free-roaming cats without an owner. They may or may not be social with humans, but they are often well-adapted to their surroundings and either find a food …

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  • Facility Rentals

    Facility Rentals

    Did you know parts of our facility are available for rental? We’ve hosted a myriad of gatherings, including business events, family get-togethers, canine birthday celebrations, and even a wedding! Our beautiful campus is family-oriented in a park-like setting where people …

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  • Rehoming Your Pet

    Rehoming Your Pet

    Note: ARF focuses rescue efforts on at-risk animals in overcrowded or under-resourced municipal shelters, and does not accept pet surrenders by the public. Sometimes, unfortunate circumstances arise and you are unable to continue caring for your pet: loss of employment, lack …

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