Reya’s Happy Ending

It’s been over a month since we adopted Reya and she is doing wonderful! She is more than we could have ever expected and has settled into our home awesome (with a few hiccups along the way). Reya loves the dog park so much she leads us there on walks. Her second favourite place is […]


2018 Calendar Contest

It’s that time of year again! We are looking for four cats and eight dogs to grace the pages of the 2018 ARF Calendar. We know that all ARFers are special, but tell us what makes your ARF cat or dog special to you, and he or she just might make it into the next ARF […]


Sadie’s Happy Ending

Matthew & I have had our hearts stolen by one amazing dog. When we first met Sadie at Pet Smart Days, she was very timid and nervous, and for some reason no one wanted to say hi to her. Matthew & I love all dogs, so we went over to her and quietly waited until […]

CALGARY SUN PHOTO  Pat Salt try's to give her pooch Vada (4 yrs) some help crossing the deep snow as she has no problem with her new snow shoes near their home in NE Calgary

Vada’s Happy Ending

Vada was a prime example of a mutt; not a dog you’d expect most families to seek out. He was a handsome guy, with long, shaggy fur, and a matted, slobbery beard, but his write-up on the ARF website was ‘less than desirable’ at a first glance. Vada had been found on a reserve, running […]


ARF Feature Volunteer

  Paula McWilliam is one of our most dedicated foster parents, having fostered dozens of litters of kittens since 2013. She is always willing to take on large litters, nervous kittens, and pregnant or nursing mom’s and their babies. Paula and her family spend countless hours socializing, cleaning, feeding, and teaching young kittens how to […]


You Can Be A Hero!

And it’s so easy – just open your home to an adult dog in need. Winter is upon us, and with it comes an influx of dogs needing emergency placement in our program. We are receiving calls almost every other day for placement of adult dogs. Our classification of “adult” is anywhere from 6 months to […]


ARF Feature Volunteer

There isn’t a lot that Aneil Rajaram doesn’t do for ARF. As a volunteer, he is one of our most committed team members. He’s often the face of our organization at our events, but does so much more beyond that. He’s helped with the Walk n’ Wag organizing committee, was key in us getting to […]

ARF Volunteer July 2016 Jim Theresa-1

ARF Feature Volunteer

Meet Jim, Theresa and their dogs, Holly and Storm! Jim and Theresa started volunteering with ARF on January 29, 2014 as a foster home and have fostered 52 dogs. Since then, they have expanded their areas of expertise to being a holding area, which consists of fostering under-age puppies with or without their moms and […]


Opie’s (Topper) Happy Ending

I wanted to send in a happy ending story after such a cool coincidence happened last week at the dog park! My husband and I are newlyweds, and we wanted to adopt a dog after moving from Ontario to help us build our home here in Calgary.  We fell in love with Opie as soon […]

Willow's First Bath

Willow’s Happy Ending

Willow is our 4th rescue dog and our second from ARF.  Our family met Willow at a time when we were mourning the loss of our previous rescue dog, and so we like to think she rescued us and stole our hearts! She was not even posted on your website yet; her foster family had her […]


Koda’s Story

I was a foster for ARF dogs from 2011 to 2013; on March 24, 2012, I adopted Koda, a 6 year-old shepherd cross, after a few months with no interest from the public. Since he was badly abused by his original owner, it took a year to remove his fear of people and aggression toward […]


Kairo’s Happy Ending

Kairo has brought such an incredible amount of joy to our lives. His perky attitude puts everyone around him in a positive mood, and his handsome good looks help his case that much more! He is a smart pooch and a very quick learner as well! He has learned to sit, come here, lie down, […]

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