Ever wonder what happens to a warm friendly orange tabby that is abandoned at a rescue’s back door in the middle of winter? She finds warmth and shelter with ARF, and surprise! She has a litter of kittens.


Mama Sunkist, Sunny for short, is the proud mama of four beautiful babies, a little over a week old. It’s too soon to tell who is what yet, but we have a calico, a muted calico, an orange tabby like mama and a chocolate brown tabby.
Carly and Sadie

The first litter of the spring season will be ready for visitors in about three weeks. What better way to welcome the season of new growth, than with a new life.

Momma Pepper, Carly and Sadie, and Jezabelle, are all still available.


Twist open an Oreo cookie, and the best part is in the middle. So it is with Oreo, our Boston terrier-Chihuahua mix. He has a warm chocolate exterior, mixed with a little bit of shyness when it comes to unfamiliar faces. But bring some patience to the table and eventually you can twist open this Oreo, too, and enjoy the middle.

Only then can you taste the true sweetness and hold his heart in your hands. Once in your arms, he’ll hang on for dear life. And when the food bowl arrives, Oreo does a little of his own twisting and twirling. He is currently attending Pawleytechnic Training School and is proud of his good report card. Just like the cookie, Oreo is worth the effort.


Shannon, Adora Rayne, and Mama Sandy are also available.

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