Rachel and Dillon have found their forever homes. They are two of the four Christmas puppies at ARF. They will both grow up here in Idyllwild in the best of forever homes. Paws up to you.

And then there were two — that leaves Noah and Olivia. About 12 to 13 weeks old now, and full of puppy kisses and fun, they are in puppy school to learn not to jump, and are already paper-trained. No teaching needed for the love they will give you over all the years. These babies are forever in your life and your heart.


When you need a warm furry tuxedo cat to warm your heart and your toes, Midnite 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 Midnite the cat is.

Oreo is our black Chihuahua-Boston terrier mix. He is young and loves to twirl and dance when he knows you and when the food bowl arrives. He loves the sun, as you see. And he loves spending time with Mama Sandy, our Chihuahua. Sandy has raised her children, is getting her girly figure back, and always has a toy in her mouth when she greets you at the door. Both are good with other canines, a bit inquisitive about the feline world, and a bit shy with humans at first.
Oreo and Sandy

Momma Sandy has raised her kittens and actually is young enough to like to play. She is content to snuggle down in her warm bed, and absolutely loves to play in the water. She most likely has a bit of Bengal in her, but mostly is made of purring cat love. Good with all other felines, not so great with the canine world.

ARF has many cats and dogs available for adoption or fostering. Go to www.arfidyllwild.weebly.com 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 in memory of Barb’s Toby-Dog. To sponsor the column, call Shane Fender at the Town Crier, 659-2145.