Max is the first mayor of Idyllwild and wishes a happy 4th of July to all. Paws up to you Max, and to your cabinet members.


See a Penny, pick it up. Which is exactly what someone did with this little girl. Penny Lane is a 3-year-old terrier mix who was found wandering in the desert for who knows how long. She has passed the vet test, feline and canine test. After grooming her 3-inch dreadlocks, bathing and spaying, she has found new energy to be in your arms. She loves to ride in the car or be in your lap. Just one visit and you will fall in love with Penny.



This is Spencer, looking out the door for his favorite human. Abandoned for what reason? Not a barker, good with other dogs and cats, and he knows basic commands. Great on the leash, potty trained and handsome. Spencer is a poodle mix that will show you unconditional love. Come by ARF and walk Spencer and fall in love.


Are you ready to play? I am! My name is Molly II, too that is. Because I always want to go too, wherever it is you are going. I want to play too, with whoever wants to throw the ball to me. And the walk? I want to go too! Let’s even run.


Molly II is a young Jack Russell/basenji mix, looking for an energetic young home to match. She is learning basic commands, and doing well at that. Good with other 4-leggeds, large or small, and OK with the feline crowd as well. She can use a doggy door, and is crate trained. All she needs is you and a leash.


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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Call (951) 659-1122 or email [email protected] for appointment on any other day.

Creature corner is sponsored this week by Eileen Roberts in memory of her three four-legged friends, Rosie, Robin and Quatay, who passed away while living in Idyllwild. To sponsor the column, call Shane Fender at the Town Crier, 659-2145.