• 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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  • PAWS for Veteran Therapy Act

    Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veteran Therapy Act (HR 4305) would fund a Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) pilot program for veterans with PTSD or other service-related mental health challenges to train and receive benefits of psychiatric service dogs.

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  • 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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  • Pets Displaced by Carr Fire Have Something to Tell You

    ABC7 introduces us to some of the homeless animals recently rescued from the Carr Fire in Northern California who will continue their journey of finding homes in the Bay Area with ARF.

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  • We Receive Dog and Cat Evacuees From Hurricane Irma’s Path

    Bay Area Rescues Receive Animal Evacuees From Hurricane Irma’s Path Dogs and Cats From Florida Rescue Will Soon Be Ready for Local Adoption We, along with partners from the East Bay SPCA and Berkeley Humane received a cross-country flight filled …

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