Chevy’s Happy Ending

We recently adopted Simone, and renamed her Chevy. She immediately loved her new name and it only took her 30 minutes to feel at home with us. She loves to cuddle and is always on our heels and by our side. She is very smart and easy to train. She’s loving all the neighbourhood dogs […]

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Zuke’s Happy Ending

We adopted Zuke (formerly known as Blue) just under a week ago and he’s already become a huge part of our family. Zuke has a silly, yet loving personality, and has proven to be incredibly smart for only being 4 months old. He loves to show how much he loves you with his tail wag […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Obie’s Happy Ending

Not long after my husband and I got married, I wanted to adopt a dog. I went to Pet Smart on a Saturday “just to look”, but once I laid eyes on Obie, I fell in love. We had a cuddle and played in the store, and I came home declaring I had found the […]

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Monty’s Happy Ending

It has been just over a year since we adopted Monty from your organization and what a ride it’s been in that time! Monty has doubled in size and more than doubled in weight since we got him and is now somewhere between 65 & 70lbs and about 2ft high at the shoulder. He’s such a happy little […]

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