What a busy week for goodbyes at the ARF house. Feather, our terrier mix, has found love with her new pack. The last two “Girl Scout” kitties, Fire and Spit are snuggled in their new cattery with their forever human. And Reily, our German shepherd mix, wagged and talked her way right into her new forever hearts. Teddy Cooper, the Pomeranian will enjoy his new digs on Friday.

That leaves Blackjack, our one-year-old, male tux a bit lonely. Still loving to play, he is looking for a home with other four-leggeds — felines preferred; however, Blackjack is OK with canines, too. Blackjack minds his manners, he is not vocal, and lives to play hide and seek.

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 rest areas in between, loves food, but most of all she likes to just flash those great eyes and make you fall in love. Unlike a diva, Nellie is willing to share her forever home with other four-leggeds. She is sure someone has a space for her and her pillow.

This cute little guy’s name is Lucky. Neglected, matted and barely able to see, this young male is in the arms of an angel. Soon he will be available for adoption.

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 Rosie Beagle. To sponsor the column, call Shane Fender at the Town Crier, 659-2145.