• 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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  • 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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  • Paws Press — June 2022

    Paws Press — June 2022

    Sweet Mistletoe had a liver condition; a portosystemic shunt. Her liver couldn’t filter out toxins properly and was given a six-month life expectancy …

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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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  • Updates Regarding COVID-19 and ARF

    Updates Regarding COVID-19 and ARF

    Information on the status of our programs and services. Thank you for your continued interest and support of ARF.

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  • Paws Press — May 2022

    Paws Press — May 2022

    You’ve likely heard about our assistance programs and our mission to keep pets out of shelters and in the care of the families who love them…

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  • Paws Press — April 2022

    Paws Press — April 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 — March 2022

    Paws Press — March 2022

    Every month, the Paws Press eNewsletter provides updates on everything you need to know about the comings-and-goings at ARF. Sign up to receive inspiring animal stories, information about upcoming events, opportunities to help, and more!  Support the Most Vulnerable Lives …

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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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