In 2009, my son, Aaron, was celebrating his 15th birthday. His gift was a trip to ARF to adopt a puppy. After a lot of thought and decision making, Aaron decided upon this little black lab cutie that he named “Molly”. Ten years later, the boy is now a man and the puppy is now a senior dog – but the love has not dimmed. Adoption means forever, not just for a while! Molly and Aaron look forward to more years as family!
This is my buddy Jenny. Jenny was 2 years old when I rescued her. She was a feral puppy in Felicity for the first 6 months of her life until ARF was able to rescue her from under a shed. She then spent 1 and a half years at the ARF shelter cowering in the back of her shelter afraid of everyone. It only took one night at my house to figure out that sleeping on the bed with her head on my pillow was a pretty great place to be! She is the most athletic dog I’ve ever had and loves to chase her frisbee. It took a lot of time and patience for her to come out of her shell and to get her to trust me but she slowly came around and is a wonderful loving dog. Thanks to ARF for rescuing her and being patient with her. Jenny & Kathy
We adopted Max Saturday. We could not have asked for a better dog. He
has brought nothing but joy to me, my wife and two kids. I still cannot
believe we were able to adopt such a wonderful dog. He is settling in to
his new home. He loves to play tug-o-war and
chase the ball. We can’t thank ARF for making our family complete.
Thanks again!! Mark, Andrea, Ian, Amanda and Max
We rescued Flash from ARF in December of 2018. He was known as Yancy. Flash is truly the best dog! He is fun and loving and playful. He knows no stranger! His favorite toys are socks and ropes. He loves his sloth blanket so much that he sleeps with it every night. Flash has brought nothing but joy into our lives. He makes us laugh every day and nothing beats coming home from work to a dog loving on you! We truly don’t know what we would do without Flash! Here he is the day we adopted him versus today where we included him in our engagement pictures!
Thank you ARF!!!
Allison, Corbin, and Flash
GusGus & Roscoe
Our family has rescued 2 dogs from ARF, GusGus and Roscoe. They are living their best lives with their other rescued fur siblings, Dixie, Lucy, and Chewy. GussGuss is the Shihtzu and Roscoe is the Yorkie mix. They are the sweetest puppies.
I adopted Rascal in the fall of 2018 after he was at ARF for 7 months. He would sit by his run door and wag his tail and look up at everyone that walked by trying to get their attention by but no one got him out to look at him. I was in and out of the shelter several times throughout the summer and kept noticing how nice he was. At the end of the summer I took him home. His name fits his personality. He passed his Level 1 Obedience Class at Queen City Dog Training Club (I think we may have been socially promoted). Not long after that, he passed the TDI test to become a registered therapy dog. He now visits Locust Corner Elementary School where the kindergartners read to him once a week to improve their reading skills. He also visits nursing homes and has visited several relatives in local hospitals. He is a great dog! Thank you ARF for taking such good care of him while he was with you. Kathy & Rascal
I adopted Jellybean from ARF in 2016. I was looking for a new buddy to add to my pack. She fit right in and became a real snuggler right off the bat. She passed her TDI Therapy Registration last year and gets very excited about her visits to a local nursing home where she makes the ladies smile. She is so gentle when she interacts with the residents. Here she is with her sporting her rain gear during one visit. The ladies at the facility love her and look forward to her visits. We belong to a local dog training club and she loves to go play with her sister and friends chasing frisbees and balls. She went from a stray in Adams County to a wonderful friend and therapy dog via ARF! Thank you ARF.
Pat & Jellybean