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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Chelsea Saunders ARF Vol June 2016

ARF Feature Volunteer

  Meet Chelsea! Chelsea is an amazing foster parent and volunteer who is always willing to help in anyway that she can, from transport, to events, to fostering special needs cats. Chelsea has fostered several special needs cats, such as Flash/Dribbles; large litters of kittens; and is always there to help in an emergency fostering […]

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ARF Feature Volunteer

Our featured volunteer this month is a three-generation family. Meet mom Lisa, daughter Makayla, and “Bobba” Marty, pictured here with their own ARF dogs; Chloe and Hershey. Hershey started out as a foster pup, but he turned into a “forever foster” when it was discovered that he had a heart condition that made any surgery, […]

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2017 Calendar Contest – Winners!

Thank you to all who submitted their ARFers for the 2017 calendar and to all of our members who took the time to vote.  We are pleased to announce the winners… Meet the furry faces that will grace the pages of our 2017 Calendar, and watch for the calendar when it’s released this fall. If […]

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Koa’s Happy Ending

We adopted Koa (previously Harper) in the summer of 2012 at 9 months old. Today he is 4.5 years old and is a happy, healthy and very loyal dog that is about to become a big brother to twin girls!  Koa has been apart of the family since day 1. He loves to run and […]

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