• 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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  • Bruno Helps His Veteran Handler, Both Night and Day

    Bruno Helps His Veteran Handler, Both Night and Day

    “I was sleeping at 64% efficiency before I had Bruno. By the end of the six weeks with Bruno, I improved to 99%.” John, Pets and Vets Veteran To submit your ARF-adopted pet’s story and photos, fill out our online …

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  • Impact Report 2021-2022

    Impact Report 2021-2022

    Dear Friends, What can you do in just 365 days? At ARF, we expanded 1,517 families through adoption of precious shelter dogs and cats. We dried numerous tears helping pet guardians in need overcome obstacles to keep beloved pets by …

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  • Bark at the Park

    Bark at the Park

    Thank you to everyone who brought their dog to a baseball game this year for Bark at the Park. We’ll have information available soon about our 2023 Bark at the Park schedule! Bring Your Dog to a Ballgame 2022 Bark …

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  • Baki: A Big Service Dog with a Big Heart

    Baki: A Big Service Dog with a Big Heart

    Lavonte, a U.S. Army Veteran, knew how much a service animal would help him, “I wanted to start training right away. I was ready and needed it.” Lavonte did considerable online research, and our Pets and Vets program wasn’t the …

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  • Paws Press — Summer 2022

    Paws Press — Summer 2022

    Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” It’s almost as if the quote was written with ARF, and all its accomplishments of the past 31 years, in mind.

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  • Lucy Provides Hope and Healing

    Lucy Provides Hope and Healing

    Military Veterans Ruth and her husband, Bryan, were no strangers to our animal rescue foundation; in fact they had adopted two dogs from us previously.

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  • Pippa Finds Her Calling — as a Service Dog

    Pippa Finds Her Calling — as a Service Dog

    Pippa, a 1-year-old bulldog mix, won over ARF’s rescue team at first sight during a recent trip to a partner shelter in California’s Central Valley.

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  • Richie’s Journey From Homeless to Service

    Richie’s Journey From Homeless to Service

    “We go everywhere. He’s my road dog. He literally goes everywhere I go.” Donald, Pets and Vets Veteran To submit your ARF-adopted pet’s story and photos, fill out our online submission form.

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  • Koda’s Journey From Shelter To Service

    Koda’s Journey From Shelter To Service

    During the pandemic, Koda, a 2-year-old pit bull terrier mix, was surrendered to a municipal shelter by his family…

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  • Purina Dog Chow’s “Service Dog Salute” to Support Veterans (PR Newswire)

    Purina Dog Chow’s “Service Dog Salute” to Support Veterans (PR Newswire)

    Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones and Purina Dog Chow follow some of our Pets and Vets in training. Their goal is to bring awareness of an unmet need for Veterans and increase the amount of Veterans that have access …

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  • Petco Foundation Invests $50,000 in Lifesaving Work

    Petco Foundation Invests $50,000 in Lifesaving Work

    Petco Foundation Grant of $50,000 Will Extend Efforts to Save Lives Through Saving Both Ends of the Leash® Campaign We’re excited to announced that we have been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its Pets and …

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