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Welcome to ARF

Opened in 2003 on a prominent corner in the Shadelands Business Park in Walnut Creek, California, ARF’s 37,700 square foot campus is located in the heart of the East San Francisco Bay Area. ARF's beautiful animal shelter and community center is a park-like, family-oriented place where people of all ages can enjoy positive interactions with animals.

Welcome to ARF

Opened in 2003 on a prominent corner in the Shadelands Business Park in Walnut Creek, California, ARF’s 37,700 square foot campus is located in the heart of the East San Francisco Bay Area. ARF's beautiful animal shelter and community center is a park-like, family-oriented place where people of all ages can enjoy positive interactions with animals.

Virginia Pitchford Main Entry

Opened in 2003 on a prominent corner in the Shadelands Business Park in Walnut Creek, California, ARF’s 37,700 square foot campus is located in the heart of the East San Francisco Bay Area. ARF's beautiful animal shelter and community center is a park-like, family-oriented place where people of all ages can enjoy positive interactions with animals.

Lesher Foundation Multi-Use Hall

Opened in 2003 on a prominent corner in the Shadelands Business Park in Walnut Creek, California, ARF’s 37,700 square foot campus is located in the heart of the East San Francisco Bay Area. ARF's beautiful animal shelter and community center is a park-like, family-oriented place where people of all ages can enjoy positive interactions with animals.

Lesher Foundation Multi-Use Hall

Opened in 2003 on a prominent corner in the Shadelands Business Park in Walnut Creek, California, ARF’s 37,700 square foot campus is located in the heart of the East San Francisco Bay Area. ARF's beautiful animal shelter and community center is a park-like, family-oriented place where people of all ages can enjoy positive interactions with animals.

Lou Russa's Boutique

Opened in 2003 on a prominent corner in the Shadelands Business Park in Walnut Creek, California, ARF’s 37,700 square foot campus is located in the heart of the East San Francisco Bay Area. ARF's beautiful animal shelter and community center is a park-like, family-oriented place where people of all ages can enjoy positive interactions with animals.

Maddie's Animal Care Center

Opened in 2003 on a prominent corner in the Shadelands Business Park in Walnut Creek, California, ARF’s 37,700 square foot campus is located in the heart of the East San Francisco Bay Area. ARF's beautiful animal shelter and community center is a park-like, family-oriented place where people of all ages can enjoy positive interactions with animals.

Maddie's Animal Care Center

Opened in 2003 on a prominent corner in the Shadelands Business Park in Walnut Creek, California, ARF’s 37,700 square foot campus is located in the heart of the East San Francisco Bay Area. ARF's beautiful animal shelter and community center is a park-like, family-oriented place where people of all ages can enjoy positive interactions with animals.

Learning Center

Opened in 2003 on a prominent corner in the Shadelands Business Park in Walnut Creek, California, ARF’s 37,700 square foot campus is located in the heart of the East San Francisco Bay Area. ARF's beautiful animal shelter and community center is a park-like, family-oriented place where people of all ages can enjoy positive interactions with animals.

Learning Center

Opened in 2003 on a prominent corner in the Shadelands Business Park in Walnut Creek, California, ARF’s 37,700 square foot campus is located in the heart of the East San Francisco Bay Area. ARF's beautiful animal shelter and community center is a park-like, family-oriented place where people of all ages can enjoy positive interactions with animals.

Lynn & Dolores McCoskey Spay/Neuter Clinic

Opened in 2003 on a prominent corner in the Shadelands Business Park in Walnut Creek, California, ARF’s 37,700 square foot campus is located in the heart of the East San Francisco Bay Area. ARF's beautiful animal shelter and community center is a park-like, family-oriented place where people of all ages can enjoy positive interactions with animals.

Lynn & Dolores McCoskey Spay/Neuter Clinic

Opened in 2003 on a prominent corner in the Shadelands Business Park in Walnut Creek, California, ARF’s 37,700 square foot campus is located in the heart of the East San Francisco Bay Area. ARF's beautiful animal shelter and community center is a park-like, family-oriented place where people of all ages can enjoy positive interactions with animals.

Nestle Purina Dog Training Pavilion

Opened in 2003 on a prominent corner in the Shadelands Business Park in Walnut Creek, California, ARF’s 37,700 square foot campus is located in the heart of the East San Francisco Bay Area. ARF's beautiful animal shelter and community center is a park-like, family-oriented place where people of all ages can enjoy positive interactions with animals.

  • Virginia Pitchford Main Entry 

    Visitors to our facility arrive in the warm, welcoming main entry including a donor wall honoring leading contributors to ARF's capital campaign.

  • Lesher Foundation Multi-Use Hall 

    ARF’s multi-use hall hosts adoptions, school tours, community gatherings, events, and more.

  • Lou Russa's Boutique

    Located in the heart of ARF’s adoption center, Lou Russa’s Boutique sells pet supplies, gifts, and more to support ARF's programs.

  • Maddie's Animal Care Center

    Animals relax in a homelike setting, preparing them for adoption and encouraging adopters to envision a pet in their home.

  • Lynn & Dolores McCoskey Spay/Neuter Clinic 

    With state-of-the-art veterinary technology, ARF's clinic controls overpopulation through spay and neuter and provides critical care for shelter animals.

  • Learning Center

    ARF’s interactive museum teaches children in the skills they need to understand and care for animals with a junior vet clinic, pet supply shop, and stage for teaching and interacting with animals.

  • Nestle Purina Dog Training Pavilion 

    The home of ARF U, where courses led by talented training professionals help guardians train for a lifetime of happiness with their dogs.

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2890 Mitchell Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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