By Mimi & Hooch

Two found dogs this week are missing their human families. One is a Pomeranian and a the other is a possible Burmese/mountain dog mix. Call ARF to identify at (951) 659-1122.

The good news is that Sparky, the dalmation mix, was reunited with his owner after a few days venturing alone. Mr. Digby, our recently adopted Chihuahua, was so glad to see his mom after getting loose from the car following a traffic collision and spending the night in the forest alone. Paws up to you Mr. Digby and Sparky for your bravery.

Introducing the new “diva” of the cattery. Tara is a 5-year-old female white Maine coon with a calico tail and ears. Her gorgeous fur will amaze you as she poses and purrs, welcoming your friendly attention. She is good with other cats, but not sure about the canines. She will keep someone warm this winter as she wraps herself in a loving lap.

Missy is a young Australian shepherd/pit mix with a heart of gold. Abandoned and left alone to starve, Missy lives in the moment and has put the past behind her wagging tail. She loves the wind in her face, chew bones, and she will love you! With one blue eye and one brown, Missy will be sure to capture someone’s heart. Missy has already learned to fetch, return and release. Give her an “A” in puppy school.

Riley loves to ride in the car, windows down, of course. She is a young German shepherd mix, full of energy. She is always ready to go for a walk, too, and is very good on the leash. Reily would prefer an energetic, balanced home as she is still learning commands.

ARF has several cats and dogs available for adoption or fostering. Go to and click on Petfinder. All pets are spayed, neutered and current on shots. 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. Email and donation opportunities are at or email [email protected].

Creature corner is sponsored this week by in memory of Jake — “Grandma’s Boy.” To sponsor the column, call Shane Fender at the Town Crier, 659-2145.