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!
He has become a dog!! He runs and plays and his tail never quits! We love our gentle boy he loves his bed and his favorite part of the day is breakfast!
Walks are also one of his favorites. He has come to love car rides and runs to the car anytime we mention the word! We are so grateful for Mickey!
Remus lives and works at the Cincinnati Zoo. She lives with Kris the zoo’s baby cheetah. What a great job for an ARF rescue! Just click on the picture to see a short video about Remus and Kris. Remus was adopted as a companion dog for Kris when she was a young cub in August. The dog has kept Kris company and has taught the cheetah social lessons through play and engagement.
The pair will be featured in the first show of a new show on Disney+ called “It’s a Dog’s Life” streaming on May 15th.
13 Year Old BB Goes Home after being at ARF for 251 Days
Malibu aka Candy Goes Home
She was pretty timid after we left. Last night, she found her “howl” and today she has found her bark. She is doing well!
We adpoted Rusty from ARF in Ameila, OH April of 2010!!! He is the LOVE of our lives. He shares him home with Dixie, a Heinz 57, Carmall, Boxer/Pit Mix and 2 cats! THANK you for adopting him out to us…
We had zero history on him…not even an accurate age. He had been in two shelters that we know of. He still has some issues with shyness, but he is love…pure and total. I had a doberman for 13 years and he passed away after 3 years of diabetes and blindness…our other dog, Dixie lost interest in everything, even eating. I searched petfinder.com and went thru many, many bios…found him, hubby and I (and Dixie) went to see him and they did well together…Sometimes when I’m missing Thorn the dobie…all I have to do is look into Rusty’s face and say…it’s all good…
Good morning from the Perrys! I just wanted to update you on Snoopy (adopted May 2nd). He is so spoiled and we adore him! He loves cuddles and likes to streeeeeeetch out, even if it means kicking you out of your own bed. We are so happy he is a part of our family!
Roxie & Abi
Bernie Living the Dream
Bernie is doing well (we knew he would). He is working on the ‘sit’ and ‘come’ command and walking well on a leash.
Pumpkin & Karl Barx
Tyrion & Fern’s Story
Penny AKA One Cent
Bam Bam & Dixi’s Story
My two peas in a pod! Adopted Bam Bam in early 2019 and Dixi earlier this year 💕 they have a blast together! I call Bam Bam my big horse because he’s outgrown what we thought he would for his breed and he’s the sweetest guy 😍 Dixi is my feisty one and she’s a bit selfish at times but loves to cuddle with her daddies 😍 love them to pieces!!! ❤️
This is Midnight. We got him in December of 2017. He’s looking a little shaggy right now since all the groomers are closed but he’s a very good boy and is almost always within arm’s reach of me. He’s never met a sock or shoe that he didn’t want to eat, so we have to keep those up and out of reach.
Maverick & Ranger’s Stories
I NEVER thought it would be 6 months later! 2 puppies within a year? What was I thinking? I’m so glad you remembered and called! Having 2 puppy brothers growing up so close is the best! Forever thankful to ARF and all you do for the 4 foots!❤🐾❤
Lexi & Kensi’s Stories
Finn (previously known as Abe) adopted December 2017. He was born Nov. 1 2017. If anyone adopted one of his siblings, I’d love to see pictures!
I adopted Coco around 6 years ago from ARF. She is loving life with two other fur sisters and fur fosters siblings.
Opal…now Sandy…will be with us now for 5 weeks of her 14 weeks of life…true family dog with the friendliest personality! She was a surprise for her mom!
Jesse James’s Story
Our Luna we adopted her January of 2017. She is the sweetest baby. She gives the best hugs. Her quarantine life is so hard. She has 2 other fur siblings, and 3 human siblings that love her too.
Sky (formerly Samantha/Sammie)… adopted 08/18. She has come a LONG way (still terrified of woman and children she does not know), but is very much a part of the family and pack. ❤️
Our Gordy! We adopted him from ARF as a tiny pup in 2014. He has become a big brother to two little girls and we love him to pieces!
And this one is my baby girl, Chewie. The Tibetan Mauler. Eater or flowers, expert beggar and cuddler. Got her just a couple months after we got Midnight and we almost didn’t keep her because we were overwhelmed. So glad we came to our senses. I couldn’t imagine life without my little girl.
This is Sunny, formerly Penny, adopted at 4 months in September 2018 from ARF through PetSmart. Thank you! She came into our lives at just the right time.
It’s been seven years, but we’re still in love with our Annie girl…
We adopted her on Mother’s Day, 2013. Her ARF name was Katie (boxer mix).
Maggie & Coco’s Stories
We got our little Maggie from ARF 6-1/2 years ago, Koko 3-1/2 years ago. We absolutely love them, and they love going to the park! Our kitty, Iris, came to us after being dumped in our neighborhood as a tiny kitten! ❤️
Lacey has settled in nicely with our family!! She and our other Boston, Dexter, have become best buds!
He broke ground on his new house and will be a very spoiled dog! He had been with us for a month and had completely changed and such a well behaved dog!
Mataeo.. aka Jim we adopted him Oct 9, 2019!! He loves to be outside with the kids. He was around 12 weeks old when we got him! He is an Australia shepherd and great pyrennees mix.
This is Celine we kept her shelter name as she was used to it. She is the cat she is laying next to her foster brother a rescue as well. She has came a long way she didn’t like dogs and now her biggest protector is a dog
Holly Belle’s Story
Wilma just landed a wonderful home with the hopes of becoming a therapy dog. She walked across the country from Wyoming to Cincinnati with her previous owner. After arriving in Cincinnati the gentleman became ill and had to be hospitalized so he surrendered Wilma to ARF so she could find another home. Well, she found a great home! Wilma is a wonderful dog and will begin her 2nd life today. Have another wonderful life! As you can see she has made herself right at home.
Rickert & Riley’s Story
Hello, my name is Ryan Sutter and my family and I went to the
Amelia rescue shelter in January to adopt a dog and when we found the
one we wanted (Dakota) now named Rickert we picked him up and the dog in
the next area over looked over and they two dogs saw each other and
they started whining and it only took a couple seconds to realize they
was from the same litter and where brothers. So long story short we
ended up leaving there with two dogs that day, Montana now (Riley) &
They made the 40 minute drive home with out getting car sick and they
pretty much have had the run of house ever since. Our cat was rather
uncertain of them at first but they get along fine now providing we feed
all three at the same time..lol..
The dogs sleep in a bed with either my wife and I or with of my
daughters every night sometimes they switch in the middle of night of
course and they both hate alarm clocks. There favorite treat is a toss
up between steak bones and ribs… I think they are getting spoiled
because the Gravy train bacon treats use to excite them and now they
leave it on the floor and look at us like you expect me to eat that?
They think they own the couch and heaven forbid you ask or try to make
them move so you can sit down.. all you hear is that moan of being
inconvenienced and a yawn as they take there time moving. So its safe to
say they have a forever home. We still have some house training to do as
far using the restroom but its coming slowly but surely.
Ryan,Angie,Taylor,& Savannah Sutter….
I wanted to let you know about our new best friend. On March 4th, we adopted Selma who had been staying at the Milford Petsmart. What a wonderful decision that was! We are in love with her and her dainty ways, and believe she loves living with us, too. We gave her a new name, Millie, which we believe not only suits her, but is one she likes, too. I have attached a few photos of her in our house. I hope you will enjoy seeing how happy she is.
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.
We adopted Maverick (AKA 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 guy!
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 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