By Mimi & Hooch

Merry Christmas to all the four-legged creatures from the ARF orphans. A special paws up to Lola, our Chihuahua, who gave a wink and a squeak, and won the hearts of two angels.


Bazell, Grog, and Charlie were all reunited this week after going on adventures. And Buddha/Bubba the cat, finally came home to a much worried human.



We tearfully say goodbye to Chloe, as her memory will always be in our heart.

Sugar and Spice are everything nice! Brothers of the Girl Scout litter, these little furballs will bring years of laughter. Come to ARF and

scoop up some kitty love of your own.

Rudi, Spit and Fire are the sisters and brother of Sugar and Spice, Spit being the male. All siblings are healthy, adventurous, soft and purring, and so ready for their Christmas home.


Sky, the brave mama of these babies, gave a lick and a purr goodbye, and was on her way to rest and relaxation in her new humans lap. Good job Sky.


Chevy, the young male purrs just like a Chevy engine. Ready for play, this teen has his motor running at the break of dawn. Orange eyes aglow, he still likes his naps too.

Missy, the young Aussie mix has been busy learning new commands. Her focus is superb, her memory is sharp, and her energy is high. Missy loves the leash, the car, and any exercise that involves a toy or treats, of course. Abandoned in her home, alone, and unsure of her future, Missy has forgotten all that and moved on. Good with four-leggeds and two-leggeds, she will capture the hearts of many.

ARF has many 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 on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ARF will be closed Sunday Christmas Day. Call for appointment on any other day at (951)659-1122. Email and donation opportunities are at or e-mail [email protected].

Creature corner is sponsored this week in loving memory of Mort & Harry. To sponsor the column, call Shane Fender at the Town Crier, 659-2145.