• eNews Unleashed — July 2024

    eNews Unleashed — July 2024

    Our monthly eNewsletter provides updates on everything you need to know about the comings-and-goings at Joybound. Sign up to receive inspiring animal stories, information about upcoming events, opportunities to help, and more!  Welcome to Big Dog Summer Lightning & Robby: …

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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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  • Impact Report – FY22-23

    Impact Report – FY22-23

    Since joining ARF as CEO in December 2022, I have been in awe of this amazing organization’s energized and visionary efforts — made possible by supporters, volunteers, and partners like you — to enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them.

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  • Paws Press Magazine — Fall 2023

    Paws Press Magazine — Fall 2023

    As I write this update, we are coming to the end of a busy and eventful summer at ARF. More than 500 animals were adopted between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That’s 500 pets who are now living healthier and happier lives, and 500 families experiencing the love and joy that comes from having a…

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  • Paws Press — August 2023

    Paws Press — August 2023

    In photo form, Nacho and Dorito look like a regular (yet absolutely adorable) pair of orange kittens. But if you saw them in person, you’d notice something unmissable: with every step, the two kittens wobble, tumble, and stumble like they’re on a boat in a stormy sea – a sure sign of a neurological condition called cerebellar…

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  • Paws Press Magazine — Summer 2023

    Paws Press Magazine — Summer 2023

    Has it really been half a year since I joined ARF as CEO? These six months have flown by — as time will, it’s said, when you’re having fun. More than fun, these months have been among the most rewarding of my life. I bet every one of ARF’s devoted volunteers, supporters, friends, and staff,…

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  • Paws Press — July 2023

    Paws Press — July 2023

    Whether you have a new puppy in need of crucial socialization, a longtime pet who could use a refresher, a reactive dog who makes neighborhood walks difficult, or even a perfectly-behaved dog who is looking for a fun enrichment activity — our award-winning dog training classes have something for everyone!

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  • Paws Press — June 2023

    Paws Press — June 2023

    Time is a valuable thing — but even more so when you’re an animal at a crowded, municipal shelter. Amethyst and Jasper are a pair of young Shepherd mixes found as strays in California’s Central Valley and taken to one of our partner shelters.

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  • Paws Press — May 2023

    Paws Press — May 2023

    Time is a valuable thing — but even more so when you’re an animal at a crowded, municipal shelter. Amethyst and Jasper are a pair of young Shepherd mixes found as strays in California’s Central Valley and taken to one of our partner shelters.

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  • Paws Press — April 2023

    Paws Press — April 2023

    Join ARF and the Bay Area animal welfare community for our annual Animals on Broadway fundraiser. Sign up as an individual — or team up with friends, family, co-workers, etc. — to save lives. As a bonus to making a difference for dogs and cats, fundraisers win amazing prizes. $50 raised earns the ever-popular AOB bandana, the…

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  • Paws Press — March 2023

    Paws Press — March 2023

    Mammoth was found as a stray, our partner shelter didn’t hesitate to contact ARF’s rescue team for assistance. It was immediately clear the 6-month-old French Bulldog mix had a big personality and even bigger eyes! Mammoth’s playfulness was contagious, but as you can tell from his photos, he needed help.

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  • Paws Press — February 2023

    Paws Press — February 2023

    Cheddar, a playful, affectionate Chihuahua mix, was found as a stray with his siblings at only two months old. He arrived as a perfectly happy puppy. But one characteristic made him stand out from the litter: his shrunken and shriveled right eye.

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