• 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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  • 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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  • After 65 Weeks, Kirk Finds a Home

    After 65 Weeks, Kirk Finds a Home

    The Morning Breeze on iHeart radio announces the celebration of Kirk, a 12-year-old pit bull mix who had a long stay of 65 weeks in our care. He finally finds his best friend and forever home after waiting more than …

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  • Bark at the Park Brings Dogs to MLB Games

    Bark at the Park Brings Dogs to MLB Games

    For more than 15 years, Central Garden & Pet has helped bring thousands of dogs and their families to MLB stadiums across the country for fun and charitable events called Bark at the Park.

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  • Adoptable, Senior Pup Celebrates 12th Birthday

    Adoptable, Senior Pup Celebrates 12th Birthday

    April 22, 2021 marked one year since our rescue team found Kirk, a senior pit bull mix in need of extensive medical treatment, at a municipal shelter. At the time, Kirk was estimated to be 11 years old, and it …

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  • Prepare Your Pet for Post-Pandemic Life Today

    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

    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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