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Your Love for Animals In Need Fuels a Decision

Zoey Sunshine was incredibly loved by her previous guardian, Martha, who would sing to her every day. But when Martha was diagnosed with stage IV cancer, she knew their time together was limited.

“My doctors have advised me to start making arrangements, so when my ‘time’ arrives, I will have prepared a place for my little dog daughter to be cared for and loved until placement can be found for her next forever home,” Martha wrote in a heartbreaking letter to our team. Martha trusted us with Zoey because she knew ARF supporters like you love animals, and her “dog daughter” would be loved too. Today you can save homeless animals looking for a second chance with a loving family.

After Martha passed away, her love continued to shine, because she had signed up for our Guardian Program and set up a trust fund to ensure the care and safety of her beloved Zoey. Zoey was an older dog with multiple existing health issues, including seizures, but that didn’t stop our team from ensuring her future was bright.

After 64 days of loving care in an ARF foster home and ongoing medical attention, Zoey found her perfect match. Zoey’s new family says, “She adapted quickly and has been an absolute delight. Indeed, I cannot imagine our home without her. I would encourage people to consider adopting a mature dog who still has a lot of love to share.” 

Supporters like you made it possible for Zoey Sunshine to find love again, while continuing to receive critical treatment. Your gift today will save lives and give more dogs and cats the care they need for their next chapter.

Sit, Stay, Smile Photo Contest

Voting has already started for the cutest pet in our annual photo contest! Join the fun and help us pick the winners to appear in the 2023 ARF calendar. Your photo entries and votes support saving homeless dogs and cats.

Every photo contestant will receive one copy of ARF’s aww-worthy 2023 calendar that features the 12 winners.

More Updates

Yappy Hour · August 18 

Unwind after work over cold drinks, smiling faces, and the company of furry, new friends. Doesn’t that sound paw-sitively amazing? Purchase your tickets today!

Volunteer Opportunities 

Would you like to be part of a lifesaving team? Share your passion and use your talents to help animals and pet guardians in need. The volunteer opportunities are endless — join us!

Guardian Program

Who will look after your beloved pet if something should happen to you? Learn about our Guardian Program and create peace of mind.

Adopt Kerr

Kerr is a handsome boy with big, kind eyes. He is an indoor-only kitty and would love to be a cuddly couch potato with you. View Kerr and other adoptable animals online, or meet them in person!