Pay attention in class and what do you get? Adopted! Just ask Buster Brown, our adorable boxer-mix puppy. Clicker training was easy. Add to that a few wags and puppy kisses and off he went to his forever loving home. Tears of joy, Buster!

Paws up to Herk, the golden Lab for showing us how its done. He had his foster wrapped around his paw with the first wag. He knew he was home from the start.


Woof, woof! I’m Emma and I can’t wait to go home with you. No stranger to loss, this 1-1⁄2-year-old Lab mix has had to pack her bones more than once. But that won’t stop her tail from wagging at the sight of you. Shy at first, she warms up soon to enjoy a belly rub. Emma would love to throw the suitcase away and find a forever and ever home.

Abandoned in the ARF yard, Nellie is our sweetheart papillon mix. She’s had her diva day at the groomers, so get that pretty pillow ready for this pretty girl. She’ll sing for her supper, and then snuggle in for a good nap. Nellie likes a slow walk, with rests in between and loves food, but most of all she likes to just flash those great eyes and make you fall in love.

Girl Scout Kitties Spit & Fire
Only two kitties left from the Girl Scout litter! True love for a lifetime is waiting for you at ARF. Spit and Fire will bring laughter and warmth to your heart.

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 email [email protected].

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