• ABC7 News: Dogs, Cats Rescued from Overwhelmed Maui Shelters up for Adoption Across Bay Area

    ABC7 News: Dogs, Cats Rescued from Overwhelmed Maui Shelters up for Adoption Across Bay Area

    KGO’s Lena Howland visited the Animal Rescue Foundation to discuss the plane of adoptable animals flown into the Bay Area from Maui Humane Society.

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  • The Animal Rescue Foundation Announces Wandering Wine & Whiskers Fall Fundraiser

    The Animal Rescue Foundation Announces Wandering Wine & Whiskers Fall Fundraiser

    Featuring Live Music, Animal Visits, Silent Auction and a New Immersive Experience WALNUT CREEK, CA, August 15, 2023 – The Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) of Walnut Creek will host its annual fundraiser to benefit the organization’s lifesaving programs. This year, …

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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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  • Nanci’s Legacy of Love

    Nanci’s Legacy of Love

    There are many ways to make an impact on this world. As lifelong animal-lover Nanci Viera put it, “I have always wanted to do great things, but since I can’t sing, act, dance, or be a lawyer, I have had …

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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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  • 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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  • ARF’s Beloved Animals on Broadway Festival Returns on Sunday, May 7 

    ARF’s Beloved Animals on Broadway Festival Returns on Sunday, May 7 

    Annual Pet Walk and Festival to Honor Local Journalist Joan Morris and Veterinarian Jason Dombrosky, DVM for their Continued Contributions to Animal Welfare WALNUT CREEK, California – Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) announced today that  its 23rd annual Animals on Broadway …

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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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