Shady’s Happy Ending

Piper (4756F) has been renamed Shady and is now enjoying her days lounging and playing with toys! She is full of energy and loves people. She will often find the closest human friend and cuddle up as close as she can. She loves going for doggie playtime and chewing on her toys. Oh, and treats, […]


Loki’s Happy Ending

It’s been 11 months since we adopted Loki. He has been the most amazing, fun and energetic addition to our family. He’s incredibly smart and likes to cuddle…well, he decides when he likes to cuddle. Loki went from a 12 lb pup when we first got him, to a 70 lb pup almost a year later. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Tucker’s Happy Ending

We adopted Tucker about a month ago now and we absolutely love having him as part of our family! Tucker LOVES his spot on the couch where he can look out the window all day, and also loves head scratches, belly rubs, going for walks and meeting new people. Everyone he meets is always amazed at […]

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