ARF(animal rescue foundtaion)

★★★★☆
  • 2890 Mitchell Drive

    Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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  • 925-256-1273

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  • Animal Shelters

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Pets & Animals
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My husband and I were looking for a life long companion for our spoiled cattle dog and thought ARF would be a great place to adopt our new dog from. After endless searching I came across a dog at ARF that seemed to fit our family's needs. The facility was warm and welcoming and we were very impressed by the staff and and overall feeling of the place. We were told the dog we were interested in had been exposed to kennel cough but had not showed any symptoms in the ten days that she had been there. The counselor who was helping us seemed knowledgeable and we trusted her when she assured us that this dog probably wouldn't even come down with the virus and that cats could not contact kennel cough (we also have two indoor cats and inquired about them contracting the virus). So we agreed to a meet and greet and ended up taking her home that night. That's when the nightmare began...our new little girl coughed all night and in fact did have kennel cough. After three visits to the vet and two rounds of antibiotics she is still coughing and her vet bills are no longer covered in the two week ARF contract. On top of that our cattle dog also came down with kennel cough 2 weeks later and despite the information the counselor told us cats CAN get Kennel cough and now my cat has it too. It's just a matter of time before my other cat comes down with it as well. After hundreds of dollars in vet bills and endless tears we still can't seem to get this virus out our house, things got so bad we even considered finding her a new home. We adopted our dog on April 16, 2009 and are still paying for vet bills to try and get her healthy as well as our two other pets who got sick from her. This whole experience has been an absolute nightmare for our family. ARF should not be adopting out dogs that they know may be contagious. The counselor at ARF should never have recommended a meet and greet after I told her that my dog had not been vaccinated against Bordetella. She was the expert and My husband and I trusted her judgement and in-turn ended up with a houseful of sick pets and huge vet bills. So although I love what ARF does for these animals I think they also need to think about the families that they are adopting to and give accurate information and just be honest... it would have saved us a lot of heartache.

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My husband and I were looking for a life long companion for our spoiled cattle dog and thought ARF would be a great place to adopt our new dog from. After endless searching I came across a dog at ARF that seemed to fit our family's needs. The facility was warm and welcoming and we were very impressed by the staff and and overall feeling of the place. We were told the dog we were interested in had been exposed to kennel cough but had not showed any symptoms in the ten days that she had been there. The counselor who was helping us seemed knowledgeable and we trusted her when she assured us that this dog probably wouldn't even come down with the virus and that cats could not contact kennel cough (we also have two indoor cats and inquired about them contracting the virus). So we agreed to a meet and greet and ended up taking her home that night. That's when the nightmare began...our new little girl coughed all night and in fact did have kennel cough. After three visits to the vet and two rounds of antibiotics she is still coughing and her vet bills are no longer covered in the two week ARF contract. On top of that our cattle dog also came down with kennel cough 2 weeks later and despite the information the counselor told us cats CAN get Kennel cough and now my cat has it too. It's just a matter of time before my other cat comes down with it as well. After hundreds of dollars in vet bills and endless tears we still can't seem to get this virus out our house, things got so bad we even considered finding her a new home. We adopted our dog on April 16, 2009 and are still paying for vet bills to try and get her healthy as well as our two other pets who got sick from her. This whole experience has been an absolute nightmare for our family. ARF should not be adopting out dogs that they know may be contagious. The counselor at ARF should never have recommended a meet and greet after I told her that my dog had not been vaccinated against Bordetella. She was the expert and My husband and I trusted her judgement and in-turn ended up with a houseful of sick pets and huge vet bills. So although I love what ARF does for these animals I think they also need to think about the families that they are adopting to and give accurate information and just be honest... it would have saved us a lot of heartache.

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The people that work there are very knowledgeable and friendly. The facility is very clean and organized. Great place to adopt animals. The animals are very well taken care of. The prospective owners have to fill out a form about work hours, yard, and what kind of environment you have for a pet. They seem to screen pretty carefully to match up the right pets with the right people. They also have obedience classes on site too.

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The people that work there are very knowledgeable and friendly. The facility is very clean and organized. Great place to adopt animals. The animals are very well taken care of. The prospective owners have to fill out a form about work hours, yard, and what kind of environment you have for a pet. They seem to screen pretty carefully to match up the right pets with the right people. They also have obedience classes on site too.

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This is a great place to enjoy the experience that animals have to offer. It's so great that they not only rescue animals from shelters, but they also have education for owners and allow people to volunteer their time for the love of animals. My only *slight* gripe is that they stick to small and medium dogs (we had a large one) and they need rescuing, too.

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This is a great place to enjoy the experience that animals have to offer. It's so great that they not only rescue animals from shelters, but they also have education for owners and allow people to volunteer their time for the love of animals. My only *slight* gripe is that they stick to small and medium dogs (we had a large one) and they need rescuing, too.

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I haven't adopted an animal from ARF, but I've taken a dog behavior class from them that was wonderfull. I know that they also have many programs in the community to help people and animals. The invest a lot into the animals in the community. Their adoption center is a great place to pick out a pet too, much nicer than trying to get to know an animal in a tiny cage.

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I haven't adopted an animal from ARF, but I've taken a dog behavior class from them that was wonderfull. I know that they also have many programs in the community to help people and animals. The invest a lot into the animals in the community. Their adoption center is a great place to pick out a pet too, much nicer than trying to get to know an animal in a tiny cage.

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Everyone is saying the same thing about ARF. And it is true. I love ARF as they have done so much for people and animals alike. The volunteers are great. You can volunteer there, and you can also donate money. Currently they have raised over twelve million dollars for their shelter and they hope to keep it going strong. ARF is such a good place!!

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Everyone is saying the same thing about ARF. And it is true. I love ARF as they have done so much for people and animals alike. The volunteers are great. You can volunteer there, and you can also donate money. Currently they have raised over twelve million dollars for their shelter and they hope to keep it going strong. ARF is such a good place!!

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I have gotten 2 dogs from ARF and have taken 2 of the training classes. If my house wasn't so full already, I'd be there every weekend!

Only $200 for a dog adoption fee, which includes a basic training class, spay/neutering, and shots!

What an amazing organization!

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I have gotten 2 dogs from ARF and have taken 2 of the training classes. If my house wasn't so full already, I'd be there every weekend!

Only $200 for a dog adoption fee, which includes a basic training class, spay/neutering, and shots!

What an amazing organization!

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ARF is a good place to check if you are interested in adopting rescue cats or small dogs, both of which they have a lot of. They have a beautiful brand new building, as well as a gift shop and spay/neutering service. ARF also offers some great puppy and dog behavior classes as well.

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ARF is a good place to check if you are interested in adopting rescue cats or small dogs, both of which they have a lot of. They have a beautiful brand new building, as well as a gift shop and spay/neutering service. ARF also offers some great puppy and dog behavior classes as well.

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This is a wonderful place. They rescue, save, and nurture sick animals back to health. Lots of people can volunteer here too. They also accept donations to help more animals. Many people come to help out with the animals like walking the dog, feeding the cats, and sometimes even talking to the birds. You get a nice t-shirt and the knowing that you did something nice for the animals.

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This is a wonderful place. They rescue, save, and nurture sick animals back to health. Lots of people can volunteer here too. They also accept donations to help more animals. Many people come to help out with the animals like walking the dog, feeding the cats, and sometimes even talking to the birds. You get a nice t-shirt and the knowing that you did something nice for the animals.

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This is a wonderful place...They save animals that are about to be put to sleep in shelters or animals that have been found on the streets. Young children can take lessons to learn about animals and how to take care of them or how to act around them. They also give the animals companions if they need them and, in the futer, they'll be given a home. GOOOOOOOOOOOO ARF!!!!!

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★★★★★

This is a wonderful place...They save animals that are about to be put to sleep in shelters or animals that have been found on the streets. Young children can take lessons to learn about animals and how to take care of them or how to act around them. They also give the animals companions if they need them and, in the futer, they'll be given a home. GOOOOOOOOOOOO ARF!!!!!

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An animal rescue foundation. Founded by Tony LaRussa,the ARF team rescue animals and give them the neccessasry treatment and vet care as well as shelter, then get them ready for adoption. Part time volunteers work there helping out with first the basics, then move on to more advanced work like working with dogs. A great place to get a companion! Save a pet, adopt from a shelter.

PROS: Great people, rescuing animals and giving them homes.
CONS: absolutely none

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★★★★★

An animal rescue foundation. Founded by Tony LaRussa,the ARF team rescue animals and give them the neccessasry treatment and vet care as well as shelter, then get them ready for adoption. Part time volunteers work there helping out with first the basics, then move on to more advanced work like working with dogs. A great place to get a companion! Save a pet, adopt from a shelter.

PROS: Great people, rescuing animals and giving them homes.
CONS: absolutely none

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