• 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

    “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

    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

    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!

    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

    Safely Celebrate Independence Day Fireworks Never take your pet to a firework display, and never leave them in a hot car while you enjoy the festivities. Animals can succumb to heat stroke faster than you realize. During the firework display, …

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  • 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)

    What is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)? How is FIV Spread? FIV is spread between cats by bite wounds and blood transfusions. Unless your FIV kitty bites another cat, the virus cannot spread. FIV can never be spread casually. Casual includes …

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  • 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

    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

    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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    Adoption Return Policy

    ARF takes great care to match dogs and cats with just the right family so they can remain in their new homes for life. Sometimes, despite best efforts and intentions, the match isn’t ideal or life circumstances prevent the pet staying in the home. ARF is here to support you through the difficult decision to return your pet to ARF when it just doesn’t work out.

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