• Joy Magazine – Summer 2024

    Joy Magazine – Summer 2024

    Inside This Issue From Our CEO Welcome to JOY — the first edition of Joybound’s magazine! As you’ll read, in February, the Animal Rescue Foundation became Joybound People & Pets. While our name has changed, our mission and vision have …

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  • eNews Unleashed — June 2024

    eNews Unleashed — June 2024

    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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  • Protected: Meet the Fleet

    Protected: Meet the Fleet

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  • Making the Human-Animal Bond Personal

    Making the Human-Animal Bond Personal

    My Journey with Joybound People & Pets Written by Vickie Eiges, Joybound’s Director of Corporate Partnerships Seven months ago, the concept of the human-animal bond was foreign to me. Sure, I’ve had pets throughout my life — a constant source …

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  • Foster Spotlight: Mie & Ember

    Foster Spotlight: Mie & Ember

    Since 2019, Joybound volunteer Mie has fostered 30 dogs. To her, fostering is a family affair along with the support of her dog-loving husband, Earl, and her resident Joybound-adopted dog: a 7-year-old, sweet Pit Bull Terrier mix named Momo. “In …

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  • Renowned Animal Behaviorist Dr. Wailani Sung Joins Joybound 

    Renowned Animal Behaviorist Dr. Wailani Sung Joins Joybound 

    Renowned Animal Behaviorist Dr. Wailani Sung Joins Joybound  Will head up Joybound People & Pets’ Training and Enrichment Program  WALNUT CREEK, CA, May 13, 2024 – Joybound People & Pets, formerly Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) is thrilled to welcome Dr. …

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  • ARF’s Animals on Broadway is Now Joybound Around Town on Broadway

    ARF’s Animals on Broadway is Now Joybound Around Town on Broadway

    The Beloved Annual Celebration of Pets and Their People is Back for its 24th Year  What: Joybound Around Town, formerly Animal Rescue Foundation’s (ARF’s) Animals on Broadway, is a community celebration of the special bond between pets and people, and the …

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  • Breaking New Ground for Good Jobs and Clean Pets 

    Breaking New Ground for Good Jobs and Clean Pets 

    Careers and clean dogs are the aim of the Engelstad Grooming Academy and Salon, which broke ground on March 4. Joybound CEO Susan Lee Vick was joined by Kris, Sean, and Erin Engelstad and Jane Fielden of the Engelstad Foundation, …

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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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  • 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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  • 2023 End of Year Video

    2023 End of Year Video

    Every December, we like to recap the past year in the form of a music video. 2023, your support made a world of difference for at-risk animals and pet guardians in need. This includes: Please enjoy some of the happy …

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