Captain Quiet

January 19, 2010

Meet Captain Quiet:

Captain Quiet possesses the long-legged gracefulness of a Greyhound and the gentle, intelligent and adaptability of a Lab which makes him an ideal dog. As is true of both breeds, Captain LOVES to exercise and will need a fenced-in yard or dog park to run and/or daily walks.

This sweet guy came in to ARF’s Adoption Center with his two siblings, Peaceful and Commander Calm (“CC”), who were recently adopted. Captain is about 8 months old of puppy playfulness.

Please stop by and spend time playing with Captain Quiet and discover for yourself what a very special fella he really is.

Captain Quiet is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.



January 13, 2010

Meet Buddy.

Meet Buddy:

If dogs could actually smile when you walk into a room, that would be our Buddy when he greets us each morning from the kennel.

Buddy and his sister Carly were found alone, wandering streets in search of food and shelter before being rescued. Carly has since been adopted and now it’s Buddy’s turn. Sweet and gentle, fun and playful are all words that can describe this great guy. How about a running buddy or a game of throwing and retrieving tennis balls at the dog park? Or, perhaps a loving nuzzle after a long day at work or school? Come meet Buddy – he’s waiting for you.

Buddy is a bit shy so he would do best in a home with another dog and requires a fenced in yard.

Buddy is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

If you are interested in Buddy, please call ARF at 410-643-8700 or drop by the center, now open 7 days per week.


January 12, 2010

Meet Dolly

Meet Dolly:

Dolly came to ARF with her five kittens (Kiki, Blu, and Callie are still at ARF with us).  Dolly is a very special young mama who not only mothered her own kittens but accepted and mothered an orphaned kitten called Casper. With a smooth, soft tortie coat and bright golden eyes Dolly is truly a center favorite. When I come in on Friday mornings, Dolly will come to greet me with her silent meow.  I would pick her up to say hello, and she instantly begins to purr.  She has a gentle, calm personality and does quite well interacting with other cats/kittens and dogs/puppies. Her needs are few: a warm, safe and affectionate home.

If you would like to meet lovely Dolly, please call the ARF center at 410-643-8700 or drop by the center, now open 7 days per week.

Dolly is spayed, up-to-date on shots, micro-chipped and FeLV/FIV (-)

An Update on Bubba

January 11, 2010

Reintroduce yourself to Bubba:

Bubba is still at the shelter.  His personality is still the same, and he’s still looking for his forever home.  I have had the privilege of watching him grow up since last July.  He is a wonderful boy and would do great in any type of home.  He loves to play with all the other cats, and does a great job of playing with and entertaining the younger kittens.

Here are some update shots of Bubba.  He is becoming a very handsome young man!


January 8, 2010

Meet Blu.

Meet Blu:

Blu has a gorgeous medium gray coat, is approximately 16 weeks old, and ready for his own home! Blu’s mother is Dolly and out of all of Dolly’s kittens Blu is probably the most outgoing and adventurous – a wonderful play companion.  He has really come out of his shell.  He loves to run around the shelter and play with his siblings and the other cats of the shelter.  He gets along well with both the volunteers and the other cats.

If you are interested in Blu or his siblings, please call ARF at 410-643-8700 or drop by the center, now open 7 days per week.

Blu is up-to-date on shots, FeLV/FIV (-), micro-chipped and neutered.

Blu came to ARF with his mom, Dolly, and 5 siblings. Here he is with Callie, Onyx, and Kiki.

Have Plans for This Weekend? Now You Do.

December 5, 2009

Bubba is resting up for his big weekend, are you?

If you’re in the DC, MD, VA (or even DE) area, you should drive to Chester, MD this weekend.

ARF is holding their 2nd annual Holiday Bazaar this Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm.  Here are some things you can look forward to:

Photo’s with Santa – Saturday and Sunday.  You and your animals can get their pictures taken with Santa.  Photos are $15.  And for an extra $5, ARF will email the photo to you.  This is the perfect idea if you are thinking of sending out these pictures as holiday cards (ed note: Which we are still thinking of doing, by the way).

Representatives from –

  • Cookie Lee Jewelry
  • Mary Kay
  • Pampered Chef
  • Chesapeake Bracelets
  • Avon
  • Discovery Toys
  • Celebrating Home
  • Tastefully Simple
  • Tupperware
  • Arbonne
  • Scentsy Wickless Candles
  • Let’s Do Tea
  • Homemade crafts
  • And more!

You can also get door prizes, food, beverages, baked goods, and a cake wheel.

In perfect time for your holiday shopping, ARF’s Holiday Bazaar can help you get most of your shopping done (which will be my goal) and also help a great cause because all proceeds go to ARF.

Where is the bazaar?

ARF’s Holiday Bazaar is in the same shopping center as our adoption center: 61 Piney Narrows Road, Chester, MD. The photos with Santa and the Holiday Bazaar will be in rooms 7 and 8.

Buddy knows that the weather is bad today, but he's ready for it. Brave the weather and come hang out with Buddy this weekend!

Do you still need gifts for the pets in your family? While on Kent Island, be sure to stop by Bev’s Grooming and Pet Supplies today, December 5th from now until 5pm.  Bev’s has been kind enough to donate 10% of all their sales today to ARF.  They are located at 2010 Marion Quimby Drive, Stevensville, MD.

Please see our Contact Us page for directions to the adoption center, which will take you right to Photos with Santa and our Holiday Bazaar.  Hope to see you there!

Get Your 2010 Calendars!

November 13, 2009

ARF Calendar

Need a calendar for 2010? Need an idea for a stocking stuffer? Pick up our 2010 Raffle Calendar.

Why do you call it a “Raffle Calendar”?

Funny you should ask.

The ABC’s of the Raffle Calendar

Only 1000 calendars will be sold. Each calendar costs $10.

Every day of the year has a dollar value assigned to it. If your name is drawn for that particular day, you will win the dollar amount assigned to that day.

In general, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays are worth $10 each (that pays for the calendar!) If your name is drawn on a Friday, you win $25 (that’s two calendars and an extra $5!). Holidays have higher prize amounts ranging from $50 – $100. The calendar shows each day with its corresponding prize amount.

Drawings are held monthly, not daily.  The third Monday of every month, names will be drawn for every day of that month. The first drawing is Monday, January 18th. On that day, there will be 31 names drawn – one for each day in the month of January.

After a name is drawn and recorded, it is put back in the “hat” available to be drawn again, including the very next pick.

A notice will be sent to the winners along with a check for the prize associated with each day. It is therefore very important to legibly complete each ticket stub with your name and full address. Income taxes are the responsibility of the winners.

There are 365 chances to win on calendars sold and turned in before January 18th.

All proceeds from the calendar to go our spay and neuter program.

The important part:

To purchase raffle calendars, please stop in or call the adoption center at (410) 643-8700 or email

Tell them you got the info from ARF’s blog!

Every time a calendar is purchased, Diva smiles:


Someone bought a calendar.