• Q&A with CEO Susan Lee Vick

    Q&A with CEO Susan Lee Vick

    Passing the torch at a place as passionate as ARF is always an exciting time! The future of our mission is in good hands with Susan Lee Vick, the new Chief Executive Officer, joining the team with a commitment to advancing the human-animal bond and eagerness to lead ARF into our next chapter.

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  • SF Examiner: ‘Petflation’ Leading to Surge in Animal Surrenders

    SF Examiner: ‘Petflation’ Leading to Surge in Animal Surrenders

    From Mandy Behbehani of the San Francisco Examiner: In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, the adoption team at Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek placed photos of nine puppies on its website. About a thousand …

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  • SJ Hockey Now: How Mushu Changed My Life

    SJ Hockey Now: How Mushu Changed My Life

    From Shen Peng of San Jose Hockey Now: Meet Mushu. This was Mushu before my wife Mulan and I adopted her in Feb. 2021. Given the name “Streamer” by Walnut Creek-based Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation – yes, that Tony La …

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  • ARF’s 2022 End of Year Video

    ARF’s 2022 End of Year Video

    Every December, we like to recap the past year at ARF in the form of a music video. 2022, your support made a world of difference for at-risk animals and pet guardians in need. This includes: Please enjoy some of …

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  • KTVU: ARF Pets and Vets

    KTVU: ARF Pets and Vets

    KTVU’s Brooks Jarosz spoke with Erin Thompson, Marketing Manager at Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, about how our Pets and Vets program is saving both animal lives and Veteran lives.

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  • New Program to Address Vet Tech Shortage

    New Program to Address Vet Tech Shortage

    New Pilot Program Launched to Address Veterinary Technician Shortage Thanks to Maddie’s Fund® Two Bay Area national animal welfare leaders, Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) and Maddie’s Fund®, marked National Vet Tech Week by announcing a partnership to …

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  • More Than 1,200 Animals per Year Saved

    More Than 1,200 Animals per Year Saved

    KTVU’s Heather Holmes spoke with Stephanie Chew, the development director of Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, about how the adoption agency is saving animal lives.

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  • Mel’s “Anti-birthday”

    Mel’s “Anti-birthday”

    Our very own Mel got some time in the spotlight with Juliette Goodrich of KPIX 5 CBS News! Just a few weeks shy of the one-year anniversary of her rescue, she was thrown an “anti-birthday” party to help her find …

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  • Paws Press — Winter 2021

    Paws Press — Winter 2021

    Enhancing the human-animal bond has always been an important piece to ARF’s mission: People Rescuing Animals … Animals Rescuing People®. The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) recently…

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  • ARF’s 2021 End of Year Video

    ARF’s 2021 End of Year Video

    To close out the year, we’d like to highlight the impact you had on ARF’s animals in 2021. This year’s accomplishments include: Here’s a look at some of the dogs and cats you’ve helped rescue and the milestones we achieved …

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  • President Signs the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act

    President Signs the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act

    The President signed the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act, which directs the VA to create a five-year pilot program pairing Veterans with canines training to be psychiatric service dogs.

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  • Paws Press — Fall 2021

    Paws Press — Fall 2021

    When California reopened on June 15, our team was thrilled to welcome the public back to our Walnut Creek headquarters. There are few things better than hearing children laugh at kittens’ antics or witnessing the joy…

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