• ARF is Joybound!

    ARF is Joybound!

    For more than 30 years, Animal Rescue Foundation supporters like you have made it possible to save the lives of thousands of cats and dogs and unite them with loving families. Together, we’ve formed and supported almost 50,000 life-changing bonds …

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  • Puppy Training & Socialization Classes

    Puppy Training & Socialization Classes

    Puppy Kindergarten Come and learn how your puppy thinks, along with crucial foundational skills (including potty training, not jumping on people, the importance of the crate, and basic obedience!) and how to create a good routine for your pup so …

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  • Recent Adoptions – Week of February 19

    Recent Adoptions – Week of February 19

    Last week was another incredible week of pet adoptions! Thank you to everyone who adopted a new best friend. Adopters are invited to stay involved with ARF through events, programs, and more!

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  • ABC7 News: Bay Area animal rescue adoption event steals people’s hearts with help from adorable puppies

    ABC7 News: Bay Area animal rescue adoption event steals people’s hearts with help from adorable puppies

    A huge adoption event in Walnut Creek gave people the chance to give some pups a fur-ever home WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) — A huge adoption event gave people the chance to give some pups a forever home in Walnut Creek …

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  • Canine Good Citizen™ Classes

    Canine Good Citizen™ Classes

    Prerequisites: Prior basic obedience class is required Upcoming Canine Good Citizen Classes Before your first class (or even before signing up), please view our training policies. These policies are design not only for your and your pet’s safety, but to ensure classes …

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  • Basic Obedience Classes

    Basic Obedience Classes

    Upcoming Basic Obedience Sessions Before your first class (or even before signing up), please view our training policies. These policies are design not only for your and your pet’s safety, but to ensure classes run smoothly and effectively. Remember, both for …

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  • Reactive Rover Classes

    Reactive Rover Classes

    Upcoming Reactive Rover Sessions Before your first class (or even before signing up), please view our training policies. These policies are design not only for your and your pet’s safety, but to ensure classes run smoothly and effectively. Remember, both for …

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  • Recent Adoptions – Week of February 12

    Recent Adoptions – Week of February 12

    Last week was another incredible week of pet adoptions! Thank you to everyone who adopted a new best friend. Adopters are invited to stay involved with ARF through events, programs, and more!

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  • On Valentine’s Day, We Are Joybound

    On Valentine’s Day, We Are Joybound

    By Susan Lee Vick, CEO of Joybound People & Pets Roses and chocolate may be commercial symbols of love on Valentine’s Day – but for me, every day, it’s the wag of my dog’s tail or a cat’s thunderous purr …

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  • Will You Be Mine? Animal Rescue Foundation is now Joybound

    Will You Be Mine? Animal Rescue Foundation is now Joybound

    Beloved animal rescue organization celebrates the human-animal bond this Valentine’s Day and beyond; also hosting community adopt-a-thon Feb. 17 WALNUT CREEK, CA, February 14, 2024 – After 32 years as the Animal Rescue Foundation, one of Contra Costa County’s longest-serving …

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  • Recent Adoptions – Week of January 29

    Recent Adoptions – Week of January 29

    Last week was another incredible week of pet adoptions! Thank you to everyone who adopted a new best friend. Adopters are invited to stay involved with through events, programs, and more!

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  • Unleash the LOVE Adopt-a-thon & Celebration

    Unleash the LOVE Adopt-a-thon & Celebration

    Thank you to everyone who made our Unleash the LOVE Adopt-a-thon & Celebration an incredible success! Saturday, February 17 • 11 am-3 pm Joybound People & Pets • Walnut Creek, CA Our Community Solutions team will even be offering free …

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