• Paws Press — January 2023

    Paws Press — January 2023

    Need a new purpose in the new year? Make a resolution that you’ll be motivated to keep all year long: Change lives by fostering rescue Need a new purpose in the new year? Make a resolution that you’ll be motivated to keep all year long: Change lives by fostering rescue dogs who are being considered for service dog training in ARF’s Pets and Vets …

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  • 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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  • Paws Press — December 2022

    Paws Press — December 2022

    Even at only a couple of months old, animals can be inspirational. That’s certainly the case with a litter of sick Golden Retriever puppies …

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  • Paws Press — Winter 2022

    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.

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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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  • Paws Press — November 2022

    Paws Press — November 2022

    Originally found as a stray wandering the streets just outside of Chico, CA, Moss arrived at our facility with a persistent cough…

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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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  • Paws Press — September 2022

    Paws Press — September 2022

    On a cold, gloomy day in California’s Central Valley, an animal control officer responded to a gruesome situation: a small, bloody dog …

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  • Paws Press — August 2022

    Paws Press — August 2022

    Originally found as a stray wandering the streets just outside of Chico, CA, Moss arrived at our facility with a persistent cough…

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