By Mimi and Hooch

Leonardo is almost 2 years old. Always open to new friendships, Leonardo will bravely welcome any four-legged that walks through the door — be it canine, or feline. He knows no enemies, as he makes sure all the new orphans at ARF are accepted and safe. A sleek short haired grey, Leonardo, along with his siblings, lost his mom shortly after birth. One by one, his brothers were all adopted. He chose to pass it on, as Mr. Mom to Dawn and Dusk, who also lost their mom and were living under a house. Leonard is a one of a kind furry friend who is at his best consoling and loving other cats and dogs.

All dressed up in his tux, Blackjack is a young male tuxedo. Calm, house trained, and good with other felines, and canines. Blackjack still has a little kitty in him when it comes to playtime, and enough maturity to know the rules.

Reily’s bags are packed, bones included, and she is ready to go. A true hikers dream, Reily has great energy on the trail, and on a leash. Hide and seek is her favorite game whether it’s a rock or her favorite toy. Reily’s focus comes naturally, and everything else she learns is just gravy. In the bowl, that is.

Duke is a senior chow chow with a heart that will beat just for your friendship. Unconditional love at its truest, Duke just needs a loving home with you as his human partner. Nights are his favorite, as he lays near the fire, or even better, at your feet, knowing that you will be at his side in the morning.

ARF has many cats and dogs available for adoption or fostering. Go to www.idyllwildarf.org 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 on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call for appointment on any other day at (951)659- 1122. E-mail and donation opportunities are at www.idyllwildarf.org or e-mail [email protected].

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