By Mimi and Hooch

Happy New Year from the many four-leggeds, and two, at the ARF house.

If our pets could talk, what New Year’s resolution do you think they would have?

Riley promises to stay by your side. She is a young female German shepherd mix, full of energy. All four paws are ready to go for the walk, as she is very good on the leash. Riley would prefer an energetic, balanced home as she is still learning commands. With pride, she wears her pack, always eager for a hike.

Missy, the young Aussie mix promises to exercise and play. She 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.

Mrs. Magu
Mrs. Magu vows to keep you warm every day of the year. Only three years old, she is content to cuddle and snuggle, and is positive that she will find her forever home soon, complete with a window seat, and you.

Blackjack, our tuxedo teen, promises to keep you laughing in your new year with his daily antics. Dressed for the holiday, he has lately taken on the chores of Mr. Mom, watching over the five “girl scout” kitties. Who, by the way, are eager for their new homes too.

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 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.