Hurray for Buddy who went for a long hike and finally returned home to his worried humans.

Paws up to Jake, the Anatolian shepherd found just wandering in Idyllwild. He is now in a trial home.

And it was love at first sight for Betty Boop, the chug, and her loving human.

Elsie and Tawny

Miracles never cease to happen at the ARF house. Just when Daisy came in looking for a home, her foster appeared with a promise of maybe a forever home.


It’s the burrito babies! Sisters Elsie and Tawny are young deerhead Chihuahuas found abandoned. Tearfully, they watched their humans simply walk away. Thank you to the compassionate human that helped them find their safe home at ARF. They would love to be adopted together.

Yes, I am looking at you! Because I think I want to do my happy dance and jump right into your purse.

Charlie Brown

Need a couple lumps of sugar for your teacup? Well Charlie Brown and Chip are teacup Chihuahuas and have all the sugar you need. Snuggle them in your arms or in your purse, walk on the leash to the coffee shop, and watch their magic as they win everyones heart. The best performance is at mealtime when Charlie dances and twirls for his food, as he has practiced for so long to perfection.


Part of the Anza Gang Rescue, Charlie is good with other canines and felines. Come to ARF to visit him, but beware. He will dance his way right into your heart (and purse). And Chip, even tho a bit shy, will fit right in with your pack and your heart.



Winston is looking for forever home that understands his breed and will love him forever. Exercise is key, as he enjoys walks several times a day. He enjoys human companionship and is tolerant of other canines. Winston will tolerate felines or canines. Many of you will recognize Winston as one of the mayoral candidates.


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 Rosie and the Circle View gang. To sponsor the column, call Shane Fender at the Town Crier, 659-2145.