Bloke Provides Love and Security Both Inside and Outside
“We all need [the] affection of a dog; dogs have been with humans for over 30,000 years. And I’ve now learned with Bloke and the Pets and Vets program that dogs can even become the custodians of our mental health.” …
What is the Canine Good Citizen™ Test?
The Ten Items on the Test Here is a preview of the ten items the CGC Test includes. Handlers are welcome to use praise and encouragement and may also pet their dog between exercises. However, food, treats, and toys are …
Paws Press — Winter 2022
Here at ARF, we’re surrounded by superheroes every day — from the Veterans we serve, to our Pet Hug Pack® therapy animals, to our incredible volunteers and staff, all the way to the newly-adopted pet who helps a grieving family heal.
KTVU: ARF Pets and Vets
KTVU’s Brooks Jarosz spoke with Erin Thompson, Marketing Manager at the Animal Rescue Foundation, about how our Pets and Vets program is saving both animal lives and Veteran lives.
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 …
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 …
Bark at the Park
Bark at the Park combines America’s pastime with man’s best friend! Bring Your Dog to a Ballgame 2023 Bark at the Park Events Bark at the Park tickets can be purchased through team websites and ticket offices. Cal Bears Bark …
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.
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.