By Mimi and Hooch

Happy New Year from all of our ARF canines and felines to all of the four leggeds in our community. Paws up to Bonnie, the beagle/Dalmatian mix, who made a brief appearance at ARF only to be scooped up and carried away to her forever home.

Sadly, we say goodbye to Purdy, a female golden retriever, who will always be in our hearts.

And Lulu is back! A young lab/shep mix, she is good on the leash, learns commands quickly, and likes the canine crowd. Lulu prefers not to share her kingdom with felines. She was abandoned by her owner and is certain that another energetic, Frisbee throwing family will walk thru our doors and say “Let’s go home, Lulu.”

Sweetpea is an adult female Maine coon mix. Currently the ARF Diva, she loves a soft caress.

Always generous with her love for humans, Sweetpea wishes that you only have eyes for her. Come to ARF and fall in love.

Could you be looking for me? Twiggy is a female adult grey tabby, declawed and looking for you! She lost her loving human, and waits patiently for that special someone to take her home. Twiggy prefers her own castle, or to share one with another declawed feline.

Girl Scout kitties
And our furry “girl scout” kitties will bring giggles and warmth to your heart. Under mama Sky’s watchful eye, she has ensured they are lovable, playful, and ready for adoption. Only four left, so hurry in before they disappear.

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. 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 by the Herdy ARF Dogs. To sponsor the column, call Shane Fender at the Town Crier, 659-2145.