By Mimi & Hooch

The dog days of summer are almost over, so come on over to ARF to get your dog!

Blake, now known as Tigger, is springing for joy. Once abandoned, alone and unkempt, this little Chihuahua has found his forever pack, and he fits right in. Paws up to you Tigger!

Gus, the Rottweiler, is ready for a shake and a walk, playtime in the water and some rest time in the shade. Or, start your day with Duke, the strawberry blond chow chow. A young senior, Duke is always eager and willing as long as it includes his human.

Reily prefers the ride in the car — windows down, of course. She is a young German shepherd mix, full of energy. Always ready to go for the walk, she is very good on the leash. Reily would prefer an energetic, balanced home as she is still learning commands.
Annie, our Chihuahua/min pin mix, and Bobby, the applehead Chihuahua, are small but mighty. Both enjoy playtime in the yard, naps under the tree and, of course, treats.
Twiggy is a young tabby with eyes for only you. Her owner passed away, and she needs her own home again, and a human’s love to mend her broken heart. “Where are those gentle hands that I was so familiar with,” she asks. Please help Twiggy find love again.

It’s the diva of the cattery, Isabella the calico. Her tri-colored coat of fur will dazzle you as she lays quietly in your lap as if to say, “Yes, you can pet me.” A typical “only child,” she prefers to stay that way.

ARF has several cats and dogs available for adoption or fostering. Go to, check our new website, and click on Petfinder. All pets are spayed, neutered, and current on shots. For more information on our adoptable pets, subscribe to our monthly newsletter via email. ARF is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call for appointment on any other day at (951) 659-1122 or email [email protected].

Creature corner is sponsored this week by Rosie Beagle. To sponsor the column, call Shane Fender at the Town Crier, 659-2145.