The best news this week is that two Dachshunds who were lost in the winter storms came home. Sadie and Rutledge miraculously found their way out of the snow and ice to wander to a porch to ask for help. Paws up to you both for being such troopers. Also reunited was Buddy, the pit bull. And great breaking news: Rachel, the black female puppy has been adopted into a forever home. That leaves three puppies available. Get your applications in now.

Snowball is completely happy with her new home and with Spencer, her new forever pack mate.

When you need a warm furry tuxedo cat to warm your heart and your toes, Midnight is your man. Abandoned as his family walked away, he is friendly, playful, quiet, and only has eyes for you. Young enough to enjoy a little cat and mouse time, but mature enough to calmly cuddle and wait for you to love him. Be assured that when the clock strikes midnight, you’ll know where Midnight the cat is.

The word is out, there are puppies at ARF — three of them. One girl, two boys, and momma too. Introducing Sandy and her babies, Noah, Dillon, and Olivia, who were named in memory of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary and of three of the children who lost their lives too soon.

Sandy has her girlish figure back and is ready for a less hectic home, complete with other four-leggeds, canine or feline. And puppy love speaks for itself. Get it now while they are still young. Learning every day, these little furballs are already in puppy school. And they are ready for you to visit and fall in love. They have New Year’s Promises, too, to always stay faithful and by your side forever.

Also available is Oreo, our young male Boston terrier-Chihuahua mix who is known for his special twirling dance when his food bowl is visible.

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. to
4 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 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 Brent Skean. To sponsor the column, call Shane Fender at the Town Crier, 659-2145.