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Golden Retriever Puppies Defy the Odds

Even at only a couple of months old, animals can be inspirational. That’s certainly the case with a litter of sick Golden Retriever puppies who recently arrived at ARF. Lethargic and underweight, these pups were in critical need of immediate medical attention. One puppy had already perished, and a second was too sick and succumbed to her illness within a few hours of arrival. But we were determined! 

Our clinic team quarantined the siblings, administered subcutaneous fluids to address their dehydration, and rushed into action with emergency testing. Extensive testing found signs of coccidia, a parasite that lives in a dog’s intestine. It is extremely serious for dogs — especially for vulnerable puppies. We knew we had to act fast.  

Many coccidia treatments cause the infection to die out over the course of a few weeks. But these puppies were already in dire condition, as the disease had been untreated for too long. Time was not on our side. A specialty medication was administered to provide faster relief. After a month of treatment in volunteer foster homes, the puppies were healthy enough for adoption. All of these inspirational cuties quickly found loving homes.

Dogs and cats come to ARF not only looking for a home but also in need of lifesaving treatment. Your gift today saves animals who need immediate medical attention and a second chance at a thriving future.

Join Us for Yappy Hour on December 8

Join us on Thursday, December 8 at 6 pm for Yappy Hour this holiday season. Unwind after work over cold drinks, smiling faces, and the company of furry, new friends. Doesn’t that sound paw-sitively amazing?

The Yappy Hour festivities include delicious food and drinks, animal-themed trivia, fun games, photo ops with Santa Paws, and a festive ugly sweater contest. Plus, attendees get a chance to support all of the wonderful animals at ARF.

More Updates

Impact Report

We’re sharing what you helped us accomplish last year! The annual impact report provides a snapshot of achievements made to advance our mission of People Rescuing Animals … Animals Rescuing People®. Thank you for your continued support!

Subaru Share the Love®

Our friends at Diablo Subaru selected ARF again as their hometown charity for their Subaru Share the Love® event! For every car sold until January 3, they’ll make a charitable gift when you select ARF as your charity of choice.

Shop Pet Supplies and Gifts at ARF 

At Lou Russa’s Boutique, located in ARF’s adoption center, you can support lifesaving programs for animals and people! Discover calendars, apparel, pet toys, and more! Explore all the ways you can help ARF while you find gifts for everyone on your list.

Give to Animals While You Shop Online

If shopping on Amazon this holiday season, add Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation as your AmazonSmile charity of choice to save lives. Shop Pet Food Express using our link, and 4% of your purchase will be donated to ARF. You can also give gifts directly to dogs and cats in need when you donate items on our wish list.

Adopt Tetra

Tetra is a charming, 1½-year-old cat with blue eyes like the ocean. She would love to give you cute head boops. Meet all of our adoptable animals.