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October 2017

ARF Graduates First Class of Pets for Vets Service Dogs
Pets for Vets Graduation  
   
In an emotional celebration attended by family and friends, eight U.S. military veterans and their ARF- rescued dogs received diplomas of training completion and congressional commendations for service-animal training. All completed a year of training classes with their dogs under the guidance of ARF Pets for Vets Trainer and Army veteran Danny Kimbrell and supervision of Program Manager Merritt Rollins. Read more...
ARF’s New Pre-K Youth Program: Animal Tales
10.17 Animal Tales  
   
An animal shelter can be magical place of education, inspiration, and fun! For a young child, it can also instill a lifelong passion for animal welfare. Join ARF on the third Thursday of every month at 9 am for Animal Tales! This new, free, drop-in program for caregivers with children Pre-K and younger is led by experienced and caring volunteers dedicated to creating a new generation of animal lovers. Children can expect free play in our Learning Center, animal storybook time, and interaction with a furry four-legged member of ARF’s Pet Hug Pack®. The next Animal Tales program will be on Thursday, October 19. See you and your tiny tot there!
Online Foster Orientation Now Available!
Online Foster  
   
Ever considered fostering, but couldn’t make an orientation session? Problem solved! ARF now offers online fostering orientations. Fosters provide an essential step on the path to forever homes. Often, puppies and kittens aren’t old enough for adoption, or an animal needs a calm environment to recover from medical treatments. In fact, more than 40 percent of ARF dogs and almost half ARF cats spend more than a week in foster care. Fostering provides long-term love with short-term commitment. ARF provides all training, supplies, and medical care. And now, with online orientation, it’s even easier for you to share your loving home. Learn more here.
A Not-So-Spooky Day at ARF's Howl-O-Ween
10.17 Howl  
   
What’s better than a kid-friendly day of fun at ARF? Join us on Sunday, October 29 from 2 - 4 pm for one of our most popular annual youth events: Howl-O-Ween! Celebrate the holiday at ARF’s annual FREE Halloween party at the shelter. Children under 14 and their parents enjoy playing ghoulish games, making witchy crafts, and getting to know ARF’s furry four-legged friends. Costumes, both animal-themed and otherwise, are enthusiastically encouraged! No registration necessary. Parental supervision is required, and no pets, please!

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Rocky Adoption Photo 2
Rocky, evacuated from Hurricane Irma, was our 37,000th Adoption! 

Beverly Hills Hotel
Don't miss Wine & Whiskers Beverly Hills on October 15. Reserve a spot today.

Shred Day
Out with the old, in with the new! Shred Day is October 21!

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Young ARF-ers can't miss Veterans Day Camp on 11/10!

10.17 Milos
Milos is a 13-week-old bundle of fun! View all adoptable pets at ARF.

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