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ARF’s People Connect programs foster the unequaled human/animal bond. Through classes, hands-on activities, interactive educational programs and play, people and pets enrich each others’ lives. ARF’s People Connect programs provide an opportunity for individuals of all ages to experience the unfailing friendship and magic of animals.


Added Touch Program   All Ears Reading®

The Added Touch Program is a customized program for visitors from assisted living facilities. ARF staff will work with each participating facility to provide. Learn More


Reading with animals is a great way for children to improve their reading skills. To celebrate the unique bond children and pets share, Target®, Nestle Purina PetCare Company and ARF have partnered to create All Ears Reading®â€¦ Learn More

Pet Hug Pack   Pet Loss Support Group

ARF's therapy animal team provides animal assisted activities for patients in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and more. Reading assistance dogs and humane education assistants play a major role in this program. Learn More


Presented by Hospice of the East Bay and ARF. In a nurturing small group, you are encouraged to process natural feelings of grief resulting from the loss of a beloved animal companion. Learn More

ARF Rescue Patrol   Youth Programs

Children can help both people and animals by joining Evie, Bingo, Zippy and the ARF Rescue Patrol®! Learn More


ARF offers a variety of humane education programs that enhance respect and compassion for animals. Learn More


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