Update on Rocky
doing Great!!!!. We go for walks and he has even dropped a few pounds.
When he gets a new toy he really gets excited. He has made himself at
home here. He gets to run around outside and enjoy the fresh air. He
has been blessing to us. Thanks
Mickey Goes Home!
Bacon & Maggie’s Story
We adopted both of our dogs from ARF, and they have become such special
blessings to us. Maggie is our shepherd mix that we adopted 4 years ago.
She is a sweet, happy protector who loves her people (but she’s
definitely a daddy’s girl). Bacon is our beagle
mix that we adopted just over a year ago. He’s a big cuddler (mommy’s
boy) and has a great nose for mischief and bones.
We are so grateful for our two pups that have brought so much joy to our lives! We love ARF and the work that they do. They will always be our go-to to adopt and add more dogs to our home in the future. Thank you, ARF!
In December of 2019, our family decided to take a trip out to ARF where we then adopted a puppy. Not expecting the addition of a puppy to our family, we were a little skeptical of bringing her home, but upon our first interaction we knew we had to have her. Autumn, formerly Lollipup, was shy when we first brought her home, but that is not the case anymore! At 6 months old, Autumn has all the energy you could expect from a puppy. She chases the cats around the house, attacks bed sheets, and loves to try and shred tissues. She also LOVES to meet new people and go on long walks at the park. She is still a little intimidated by the bigger dogs, but that doesn’t stop her! Autumn is truly a great decision for our family and has added so much love and joy to our lives. We can’t thank ARF enough for taking care of her, we wouldn’t trade her for the world! Janette, Kyra, Weston, and Autumn.
Yesterday, Friday, March 20, our home was blessed with a new addition: Dachshund/Chihuahua mix: Diego. My older dog might still be a little upset with me, but he has welcomed his new baby brother. (OK, endured might be a better word choice.)
adopted Maverick (FKA Lance) from ARF 3 months ago. We surprised our 7
year old with him at the bus stop that day and that will probably
forever be the best surprise I’ll ever give. He was so happy he was
crying tears of joy.We lost our 16 year old beagle,
Henry in 2018 and he has been asking for a puppy ever since. Henry left
behind his 10 year old brother, Murphy. Murphy was mopey and lazy ever
since so we knew he needed some motivation to move.Maverick
is sweet, cuddling, playful, and keeps Murphy moving which was our
goal. He’s a handful like any other puppy but we are working on that! Thanks
to ARF for making the process easy and giving us the opportunity to
give this pup his forever home. The process at other shelters/rescues is
extreme and we applied at a couple different places only to find out
the puppies were already adopted by the time they looked at our app…we
were getting discouraged until we found Maverick at ARF.Thanks
again and you don’t have to worry about Mav getting the love and
attention he deserves because he is definitely already a spoiled little
Diesel and Eva’s Stories
We have 4 dogs, these are the only two from ARF. Eva was known as Lanie, we got her a year ago. She is the brat of the family in a dog family of older dogs. They all baby her, groom her, and let her get away with everything. We got Diesel about 7 years ago to be a friend to our other dog, a Westie named Lucy who was our baby we got from ARF years earlier. They became besties. Lucy died two years ago during a dental procedure. Diesel is still having a hard time with it. He has pancreatitis, epilepsy, and dry eye but remains a trooper through it all. He’s a mommy’s boy. We wouldn’t trade them for the world.
My husband and I adopted Finnegan a little over two years ago from ARF. He was the only black pup in his litter. We wanted to add to our family because our dog Mya was really lonely and needed a playmate. She enjoyed her new little brother. Now he is twice her size but just as loving. He is the biggest cuddle monster who loves socks and will drool until you share your snack. Finn has added so much joy and love to our lives over the past two years. Thank you ARF.
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