By Mimi and Hooch

Come on over to ARF to celebrate because October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. Our dogs and cats will be wagging tails and purring tunes all month to help you find the perfect pet.

For every dog adoption, we will include dog treats and a CD from Cesar Milan, the renowned dog whisperer, with tips for a new pet in your pack.

With every cat adoption, we will include a “get started” package, including cat toys, litter and cat food. Always included, of course, is the forever love you receive from your 4-legged friend.

Paws up to Missy, our Aussie/pit mix for finding her forever home. Along with a high five to Lilly, the husky/shepherd mix, who has captured the hearts of her new human angels.

Available soon, Hunnie Bunnie, the chiweenie.

Can you make Annie fall for you? Capable of trust and love, she is wondering who will be the lucky person to enjoy her snuggles in the cold days ahead. Annie is good with other dogs and cats, and absolutely loves sweaters. She is a min pin/Chihuahua mix, about 1-1⁄2 years old.

Tara’s fur is as white as the snow, with a little touch of fall color. About 5 years old, she is a white Maine coon mix with calico tail and ears. Aware of her beauty, Tara welcomes your touch. A true diva, she is sure dogs are only good for drooling, but will accept other felines if she has to. Tara is declawed.

ARF has many cats and dogs available for adoption or foster. Cali, Polly and Granite wonder why they are still orphans. All good cats, each with a distinct personality, they will be purr-fect pets for winter and forever.

So, come visit ARF and find your companion. And, as the sun goes down each evening in the cold days ahead, you will wonder how you ever lived without your pet.

ARF is open 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. All pets are spayed, neutered, and current on shots. Email and donation opportunities are at or email [email protected].

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