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August 2013

A Place to Call Home

MonsoonThe gorgeous Border Collie mix stretched and yawned at the sunlight streaming into her condo. Although her back legs were limp and couldn’t bear much weight, she hopped to the window, excited to glimpse a familiar volunteer with leash in-hand. Monsoon is just one of thousands of dogs and cats who have been given a brand new start since our shelter opened ten years ago. Walking down the rows of furry faces, it’s difficult to imagine that each was a nameless stray just hours from being euthanized at a high-kill shelter…before we rescued them. Read more...


ARF Awards Dinner - Saturday, September 14

ARF Awards Dinner We’re rolling out the red carpet to honor those who make ARF's dreams a reality at the second annual ARF Awards Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. This year’s recipients include former ASPCA® CEO Ed Sayres, the Virginia Pitchford Foundation, Safeway, Inc., and volunteers Barry and Janelle Clark. Join Elaine and Tony La Russa for this unforgettable evening featuring a cocktail reception, gourmet vegetarian dinner, and silent auction! Make your reservation today by contacting Judy Bentley at 925.296.3154 or


Calling All Party Animals!

Birthday Parties Give your child what they’re really wishing for - an ARF birthday party! Our birthday parties recently won top honors from Diablo Magazine and are fun for animal-lovers ages 4-12. Your guest of honor and their friends will receive a tour, an engaging educational program, a visit from a Pet Hug Pack member, and fun favors including lifelike plush pets. Parties are available on weekdays and weekends, so book your child's special day and let ARF plan the party! 


New Beginnings: Scout

New Beginnings: ScoutScout’s (formerly Gidget at ARF) new guardian can’t believe someone ever let her go. “Whoever lost this little girl or tossed her out lost a sweetheart!” she exclaims. The pretty orange tabby loves to follow her human around the house like a dog, watch birds and squirrels through the office window, and spend her nights sleeping with-and sometimes on-her guardian. In fact, on her first night at home, Scout escaped from her own room in the middle of the night to sneak into bed for a snuggle. “I love her so much! We are very happy together here.” Read more adoption stories...

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