• 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

    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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  • 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

    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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  • After 65 Weeks, Kirk Finds a Home

    The Morning Breeze on iHeart radio announces the celebration of Kirk, a 12-year-old pit bull mix who had a long stay of 65 weeks in our care. He finally finds his best friend and forever home after waiting more than …

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  • Bark at the Park Brings Dogs to MLB Games

    For more than 15 years, Central Garden & Pet has helped bring thousands of dogs and their families to MLB stadiums across the country for fun and charitable events called Bark at the Park.

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  • Adoptable, Senior Pup Celebrates 12th Birthday

    April 22, 2021 marked one year since our rescue team found Kirk, a senior pit bull mix in need of extensive medical treatment, at a municipal shelter. At the time, Kirk was estimated to be 11 years old, and it …

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  • Prepare Your Pet for Post-Pandemic Life Today

    Life during the pandemic has required new routines and adjustments for everyone. Whether we’ve worked from home, avoided group gatherings, or put travel plans on hold, we’ve all spent more time at home this past year. With vaccinations extending to …

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  • Homeless Pets Evacuated From Wildfire’s Path

    We deployed September 9, 2020 for the second time in the past month to assist shelter animals impacted by raging wildfires. The two dozen dogs and cats were previously available at Fresno Humane Animal Services. Taking these animals into ARF’s …

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  • Shelters Expect Many Pets to be Given Up in Coming Year

    KCBS Radio interviewed Elena Bicker, ARF Executive Director, about bracing for a surge of pets as more people face economic hardships from the coronavirus. Although many people are fostering and adopting shelter animals at this time, Elena Bicker told KCBS …

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  • 30th Annual Stars to the Rescue to Benefit Homeless Animals

    Entertainers Line Up Virtually to Support 30th Annual Stars to the Rescue We once again bring a dynamic mix of talent with the 30th annual Stars to the Rescue, this time in an all-new virtual format. This year’s starstudded show …

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  • 2020 Hope Award Honoree

    We Honor the American Pet Products Association (APPA) for Saving Both Ends of the Leash® On January 18, 2020, we named the American Pet Products Association (APPA) as our most recent Hope Award recipient for the organization’s tireless work to …

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