Mama Bear

World, meet Mama Bear.

We pulled Mama from Wayne County Animal Control last March, very heavily pregnant and all but abandoned by her owners. She gave birth to twelve puppies a couple of weeks later. Unfortunately, three of her babies did not survive...eight of her remaining puppies have been adopted, leaving just Mama and her daughter Spero searching for families of their own.

Mama Bear is about 4-5 years old, and weighs about 65lbs. She's a good girl, housebroken and crate trained. Rides well in the car, and walks pretty well on the leash. Mama doesn't care for other dogs, and will need to be the only dog in the home. She's not a high energy dog, and we think she would be a good match for someone who also enjoys the simple life; a nice walk around the neighborhood in the morning, followed by a nap on the couch. Sounds nice and relaxing right? Mama certainly thinks so!


Cooper was picked up as a stray during the COVID pandemic. It was believed that he had a home and he left that home to visit the neighbors female who was in heat. Cooper is the most well mannered and already house trained dog that we had ever met on the streets.

However, after several weeks his owner or original home was never found. We were bummed to know that there wasn't anyone looking for our sweet Cooper.

Cooper then became a member of ARF, where he received a temporary home, vetting, and plenty of love until his new family can be found.

Cooper is now ready to go to his new home. Ideally he would like to be a couch potato, but he is really smart and would do well as a study buddy for an at home learning student, he enjoys playtime, but enjoys naptime much more.

He would also enjoy traveling or hanging out with a young adult or couple, he does really well on car rides and has the best manners when meeting strangers both human and canine/feline.

He is quite the character and will fill your home with plenty of fun and laughs and Cooper manages to warm every heart he comes in contact with.

Can you be Cooper's forever family?


Betty, a 6-8 year old Lab mix weighing about 35 lbs, was found chained to a tree at the home of a deceased individual. ARF was called in to help. We took 6 large breed dogs, Betty included, into our system. Betty was severely injured as she had been attacked by a loose dog. Her head and neck were swollen twice normal size and she had several large gaping wounds. After 9 days at the veterinary hospital (bill of about $1000) and a month of treatment in her foster home her injuries have healed. She may always have a few tale-tale scars. When she was able to walk we discovered, through x-rays, she has degenerative joint disease. That said, she is a sweet, loving little girl! She does well with the other dogs in her foster home. She still enjoys toys, cuddles, and the company of other dogs who are not extremely active. We hope an individual who is looking for a great companion will offer Betty the perfect home to call her own during her sunset years! Betty is house trained, spayed, micro chipped and up to date on vaccinations. Her adoption fee may be negotiable to the right home