• Adoptable, Senior Pup Celebrates 12th Birthday

    Adoptable, Senior Pup Celebrates 12th Birthday

    April 22, 2021 marked one year since our rescue team found Kirk, a senior pit bull mix in need of extensive medical treatment, at a municipal shelter. At the time, Kirk was estimated to be 11 years old, and it …

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  • Prepare Your Pet for Post-Pandemic Life Today

    Prepare Your Pet for Post-Pandemic Life Today

    Life during the pandemic has required new routines and adjustments for everyone. Whether we’ve worked from home, avoided group gatherings, or put travel plans on hold, we’ve all spent more time at home this past year. With vaccinations extending to …

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  • Homeless Pets Evacuated From Wildfire’s Path

    Homeless Pets Evacuated From Wildfire’s Path

    We deployed September 9, 2020 for the second time in the past month to assist shelter animals impacted by raging wildfires. The two dozen dogs and cats were previously available at Fresno Humane Animal Services. Taking these animals into ARF’s …

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  • Shelters Expect Many Pets to be Given Up in Coming Year

    Shelters Expect Many Pets to be Given Up in Coming Year

    KCBS Radio interviewed Elena Bicker, ARF Executive Director, about bracing for a surge of pets as more people face economic hardships from the coronavirus. Although many people are fostering and adopting shelter animals at this time, Elena Bicker told KCBS …

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  • PAWS for Veteran Therapy Act

    PAWS for Veteran Therapy Act

    Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veteran Therapy Act (HR 4305) would fund a Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) pilot program for veterans with PTSD or other service-related mental health challenges to train and receive benefits of psychiatric service dogs.

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  • Petco Foundation Invests $50,000 in Lifesaving Work

    Petco Foundation Invests $50,000 in Lifesaving Work

    Petco Foundation Grant of $50,000 Will Extend Efforts to Save Lives Through Saving Both Ends of the Leash® Campaign We’re excited to announced that we have been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its Pets and …

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  • Pets Displaced by Carr Fire Have Something to Tell You

    Pets Displaced by Carr Fire Have Something to Tell You

    ABC7 introduces us to some of the homeless animals recently rescued from the Carr Fire in Northern California who will continue their journey of finding homes in the Bay Area with ARF.

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  • Evacuees Received From Hurricane Irma

    Evacuees Received From Hurricane Irma

    Bay Area Rescues Receive Animal Evacuees From Hurricane Irma’s Path Dogs and Cats From Florida Rescue Will Soon Be Ready for Local Adoption We, along with partners from the East Bay SPCA and Berkeley Humane received a cross-country flight filled …

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