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
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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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Nova’s Happy Ending

We adopted Nova a the beginning of November and she has made a great addition to the family. We have another dog and they get along very well. She is a great little girl, she loves her walks, chew toys and tennis balls! She likes to talk a lot, her moans and yawns are too […]

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Chai’s Happy Ending

We adopted Chai in September 2015. She is 5 months old now, healthy and growing. Vet says she will be approx 60lbs. She is spoiled with lots of toys and treats. Chai is a sweet and very friendly puppy. She loves going for her walks twice a day and loves being outside. She will love […]

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Foster Home Open House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 3, 2015 Foster Home Recruitment Open House Find out what it’s like to foster with ARF and how you can get involved. Calgary, AB: The Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) of Alberta, announced today that they will host their first foster home recruitment open house in order to reach a wider audience […]

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