ARF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Here at ARF, we have a wonderful medical team and we don't shy away from dogs who need some TLC. Here are some of our current ARFans that need a little extra care. Consider donating to our medical fund to help us treat these dogs and the many more in our care who need to see the vet!
Heartworm disease is extrememly prevalent in our area. Heartworms are spread to dogs by mosquitoes, and we all know about the mosquitoes here! Heartworm disease is easily preventable but sadly, many of our dogs weren't given this simply, monthly treatment. Instead, they need an expensive and long treatment to cure them of their heartworms. Read more about the details of heartworm disease here.
Even after generous discounts from the vet, heartworm treatment costs $250- 300 per pet. More importantly, each dog needs a foster home for 6-8 weeks. Dogs undergoing treatment need a calm, quite place to rest and our shelter just isn't the right environment.
All the dogs below need both a foster home and the financial support to undergo heartworm treatment. Can you donate? Do you have room in your home to foster a dog through this life saving treatment and get them ready for adoption?
Honey and her companion Marshmellow (now adopted) were found living as strays near a local industrial area. A kind man came to their aid after they walked right up to his car and asked ARF for help to find them loving homes. HONEY loves people and attention. She is a friendly, outgoing girl and gets along well with most other dogs and is cat friendly.
Let's heal Honey's heart!
Donate to Honey's Heartworm Fund or sign up to Foster her through treatment!
CHOPPIE is lovable, kissable, and just downright wonderful! He is terrific with all people and friendly with strangers. He also enjoys meeting the children that visit the ARFanage. CHOPPIE is completely leash, crate, and house trained. He has even been trained to jog beside a bike. He rarely ever barks and is a calm, laid back guy.
CHOPPIE is approximately three years old (as of Jan. 2014) and weighs about fifty-three pounds. He would do best as an only dog. Sound like the best secondhand present you could ever give yourself? He really is!
Want to foster Choppie ? Or please donate to his heartworm fund!
For no fault of their own, Forrest Gump and his companion Darlin were recently returned/surrendered to ARF because their owner could no longer care for them. He is very friendly and approaches happily with tail wagging and wants to sit right next to you. He loves to be petted, and will happily “shake” any time you ask him to – especially if a treat is involved! Forrest is generally a laid back dog and is content just to “hang out” in the air conditioning or outside when the weather is good. Forrest loves cats, and he gets along well with most other dogs. Most of all, he is glad to have his best friend Darlin to keep him company.
Please donate to Forrest's Heartworm Fund.
OASIS is crossing her paws, hoping you'll come meet her! She's a beautiful girl, sweet and patient. Oasis is a very friendly and social dog. She is a people oriented girl, loves attention and wants to love everyone! She craves attention and just ask any volunteer--gives the best hugs! She likes to play and is good with big and small dogs and tiny puppies. She is also great with kids and cats. She will climb right on your lap and sit like she's only 10 pounds! Oasis is a medium to high energy dog and would be a wonderful companion for an active family. Oasis is the sweetest girl ever and she will make the perfect family pet. She is daydreaming right now about her forever family!
Help Oasis treat her heartworms.
MING wags her whole body, not just her tail. If you want someone who will always be happy and wagging when you come home at the end of the day, MING is the dog for the job. MING can be a bit shy, but is super friendly once she warms up. Once you have met with her approval, you will be greeted with a whole body wag from then on out. MING likes to snuggle and stay close to you. She also enjoys walks and play time. She does well with other dogs.
MING is approximately three years old (as of Dec. 2013) and weighs about forty-seven pounds.
Donate to Ming's heartworm fund or sign up to foster her through treatment or beyond!
KELLY loves playtime! KELLY is a female Boston Terrier mix and is about two and a half years old (as of Jan. 2014). She weighs about thirty-four pounds and is a medium size dog. She is a friendly, happy and playful dog. She prefers a home without kids, but other dogs would be wonderful. KELLY plays well with larger doggies.
Sign up to Foster Kelly through her treatment or donate to the Heartworm Fund!