• Help Vets with PTSD Get Life-Saving Service Dogs (NextAvenue.org)

    Help Vets with PTSD Get Life-Saving Service Dogs (NextAvenue.org)

    PBS’s NextAvenue.org published an article about the growing number of opportunities nationwide for Veterans to receive psychiatric service dogs for the service-related trauma. Among the programs featured was Joybound’s Shelter to Service program! Our CEO Susan Lee Vick and longtime, …

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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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  • 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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  • The Animal Rescue Foundation Announces New Initiative to Expand Transformative Pets and Vets Program

    The Animal Rescue Foundation Announces New Initiative to Expand Transformative Pets and Vets Program

    A New Service Foster Dog Program Will Improve Access and Expedite Training for Veterans Seeking Psychiatric Service Dogs WALNUT CREEK, CA, November 1, 2023 – In response to the success and transformative results of the organization’s Pets and Vets program, …

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  • Passing the Torch

    Passing the Torch

    A Conversation Between ARF’s New CEO Susan Lee Vick and Former Executive Director Elena Bicker ELENA BICKER: Time flies. It feels like just yesterday I was attending an ARF event and somebody said, “Hey, we need volunteers — especially fosters.” …

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  • Award-Winning Animal Rescue Organization Embarks on Exciting New Chapter

    Award-Winning Animal Rescue Organization Embarks on Exciting New Chapter

    After more than three decades of successful partnership, the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) announced today that the organization and Tony La Russa have agreed to part ways

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  • Q&A with CEO Susan Lee Vick

    Q&A with CEO Susan Lee Vick

    Passing the torch at a place as passionate as ARF is always an exciting time! The future of our mission is in good hands with Susan Lee Vick, the new Chief Executive Officer, joining the team with a commitment to advancing the human-animal bond and eagerness to lead ARF into our next chapter.

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  • ARF’s 2022 End of Year Video

    ARF’s 2022 End of Year Video

    Every December, we like to recap the past year at ARF in the form of a music video. 2022, your support made a world of difference for at-risk animals and pet guardians in need. This includes: Please enjoy some of …

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  • KTVU: ARF Pets and Vets

    KTVU: ARF Pets and Vets

    KTVU’s Brooks Jarosz spoke with Erin Thompson, Marketing Manager at the Animal Rescue Foundation, about how our Pets and Vets program is saving both animal lives and Veteran lives.

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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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