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July 2012

Military & Veteran Pet Adoption Program - Semper Fido!

A Summer TailThe VA hospital was quiet and the lights dimmed in most of the rooms as ARF Pet Hug Pack therapy dog Hudson quietly started his rounds. After slowly surveying a particular room, Hudson, and his handler, Pat, approached a young man lying in a hospital bed with a bandaged head. Hearing the sound of dog nails clicking on the floor, the soldier looked over and fixed his eyes on Hudson. Cautiously gesturing the dog over, the soldier gently stroked Hudson’s soft fur. His eyes brightened and his body relaxed; a small smile formed on his lips and he began to speak about his childhood Beagle and how much he missed her. Hudson sat quietly, relishing the attention and doing what he does best, healing wounds with love. Read more…

Pet Hug Pack Celebrates Ten Years of Joy & Hope

Pet Hug PackJoin ARF’s Pet Hug Pack and bring the magical power of pets to people in need. For ten years Pet Hug Pack, ARF’s visiting pet program, has brought joy and hope to adults and children through animal-assisted activities by visiting hospitals, libraries, schools, and adult-care facilities throughout Contra Costa County. Be a part of this amazing program and help ARF grow our reach in the Tri-Valley and East Contra Costa County areas. For more information on how to join the Pet Hug Pack please email

ARF Is The Land Of The Free During Cat Independence Days!

Cat Independence DaysUnited we stand against homeless cats! ARF cats are being liberated from their adoption fees. July 5th through 22nd, all of ARF’s spectacular adult cats (6 months of age and older) go home with no adoption fee. They’ve earned their stripes and are ready for a starring role with their forever family!

Standard adoption criteria apply. Check out Pierre, Camilla, and Nocturne, and let freedom ring!

Become a Link in the Circle of Compassion

Circle of CompassionLeave a lasting legacy of hope and kindness when you remember ARF in your estate planning. Join the Circle of Compassion and receive the satisfaction of knowing your generosity will improve the lives of countless animals and people for years to come. Your personal commitment will ensure that ARF continues to expand and grow innovative programs celebrating the special bond between companion animals and the people who love them. Learn more today.

Happy Tails: Kosi

KosiMom Amanda fills us in on Kosi’s easy breezy life: “Kosi is SO SMART! And a real comedian! Since I brought her into my life we have had many adventures, and every day I love her more. She learned to sit and lay down in ONE day! What a GEM! Life is good for Miss Kosi. She likes to interact with new dogs, splash and play in water holes, and practice her walking on and off leash. She is destined for doggy greatness!” Watch Kosi’s video and smile all day!

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4th of July Pet Safety
Tips for keeping your pet safe during America’s birthday

“Estate Planning: Do You Know What Is Essential?”
Free seminar; presented by Sarah Nix, attorney-at-law
July 24, 2012

Maddie's Fund
Thank you Maddie’s Fund®!

119 ARF dogs and cats found loving new homes during the 2012 Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon.

I just can’t wait to be king of your heart. Bring me home and I’ll give you the royal treatment!
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