Make your birthday wish come true. If your biggest wish is for a dog, then ARF is the place to be. And that’s just how Bailey, the yellow Lab wiggled into her forever home. She became the best birthday present ever for her new human. Paws up to you.

And if your wish is for the feline crowd, ARF has new kittens!

Elsie and Tawny

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.

Betty Boop

Betty Boop is a young chug, pug-Chihuahua mix. She comes with her own faux fur wardrobe and a pink crate. Yep, its pink. Small enough for your arm or a purse, she wants to be near you through your daily ventures and sleep close in the nite. An absolute dream on the leash, potty trained, and not vocal. If you seem to be missing that special someone, Betty could be it. She is good with other dogs, not the feline crowd. Yes, I am looking at you! Because I think I want to do my happy dance and jump right into your purse.


Need a couple lumps of sugar for your teacup? Well Charlie Brown and Chip are teacup Chihuahuas and have all the sugar you need.

Charlie Brown

Snuggle them in your arms or in your purse, walk on the leash to the coffee shoppe, 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.


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 Patti Berg. To sponsor the column, call Shane Fender at the Town Crier, 659-2145.