Just in time for Christmas, our little Lima Bean, aka Mini Cooper, has wiggled and smiled his way right into a forever home with a new pack and loving family. Paws up to you Coop. We will always love you.

Dear Santa Claws,


Little Juliet has her Christmas wish to find her perfect home complete with an endless bowl of food, and a basket filled with her favorite toys. She is under a year old and full of the puppy play, so an energetic and patient family is a must. Juliet is a doxie/Chihuahua mix who will bring you endless laughter through the New Year.



Ernie and Wilson thought they could have a wish for every toe they have, and since they are polydactyls, that’s a lot of wishes, Santa. They are 8-month-old brothers. Ernie has a surprise too. He is polydactyl on all four paws. Wilson is a bit shyer than brother Ernie, so we are working on socialization. They are still playful kittens with the cattery crowd. They wish for a home that will love them and all of their toes. And lots of canned food!


Tommy thinks all this Christmas stuff is for the birds. And that’s exactly what his wish is to Santa. He would like his own outdoor cattery so he could nap in the sun, with one eye open always checking out the birds. He is a large male, about 3 years old. He’s very mellow with other felines and gentle with humans

We have several adult cats in our cattery, too. And a couple of kittens.

ARF has many cats and dogs available for adoption or fostering. Go to www.arfidyllwild.weebly.com and click on Petfinder. There is also a link for Facebook.

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.

This week, Creature Corner is sponsored in Memory of Smoochy. To sponsor the column, call Lisa Streeter at the Town Crier, 951-659-2145.