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December 2017   
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President's Message
Hello ARV Supporters and Volunteers,

The Holiday Season is fast approaching.  Best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a New Year of peace and happiness.  Celebrate the Season!  We have much to be thankful for. We have helped many animals in need this year thanks to your support.
Hawk had severe injuries; two broken legs (fractured tibia on one and fractured knee on the second), and lacerations on his chest, ear, and one of his legs, and a collapsed lung. He had his needed surgery and completely healed.  Happily he has been adopted!
Bubbles had her femur head broken off.  Her injury was simpler to repair than Hawk’s and therefore quicker to heal.   She was immediately able to use her leg with an occasional limp. Happily she has been adopted!
Disney was rescued from the shelter after presumably getting hit by a car which fractured her tail and both her right and left pelvic bones. She had her needed surgery. She is still looking for her forever home!  Click on her name for photos and her bio.
Prinze, a 14 year old Shepherd mix, was a stray picked up by the shelter.  He was a gentle soul with many old age health issues.  He had hip dysplasia, knee and elbow issues, poor hearing and eyesight, and hypothyroid.  We wanted to give him a home to live out the rest of his life in with a comfortable bed and warm house.  Sadly, Prinze has crossed the rainbow bridge.
Princess - While at the shelter rescuing Prinze, they approached us about Princess.  They told us her heartbreaking story.  She came in to the shelter with rat poisoning and survived, then contracted parvo and survived.  They adopted her out, and then was in a car accident with her adopters. Her adopters sadly dumped her.  Back at the shelter, they felt Princess’s shattered leg needed to be amputated.  We had her surgery and saved her leg! She is still looking for her forever home! Click on her name for photos and her bio.
Skittles and her 4 pups, Snickers, Razzle, Taffy, and Tootsie, were rescued from the shelter as strays.  The pups were only 3 weeks old.  Happily, all have been adopted!
Dasher, Bell, and Cindy Lou Who – all 3 girls were picked up as strays on the same street and all were pregnant.  They have all had their puppies and will be up for adoption soon.
New Mommas
I could go on and on about our wonderful saves.  We pride ourselves in saving those in most need, those that don't show well in the shelter, and those that just need a second chance.
There are many ways to help support us.  Please visit our webpage for the many options, click here.  Also, with the holidays around the corner, here’s another easy way to support us.  If you shop online, use the search engine,, to find the perfect gift.  Please remember to designate Animal Rescue Volunteers first before searching and buying.  Once you found that perfect gift, use for your online purchases.  We get a donation for your searches and a percentage of your purchases.  Also, if you purchase an item from Amazon, please visit for your purchase and designate Animal Rescue Volunteers. We will get a portion of your purchase.
As we come to the end of 2017, we are so very grateful for everyone’s support.  We have many animals that have found their forever homes.  We can save more with your continued help.  Please help network our animals.  Get your friends and family to like us on our Facebook page and share share share our postings.  Also, have them sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Instagram @arvsimi.  The more who know about our wonderful animals, the more we can save. 
We always need monetary donations to continue to provide for these animals.   You still have time to make a tax-deductible donation for the 2017 tax year.  Click on the donate button below. We have medical expenses, such as spaying and neutering and daily health care. Plus, we rescue medical dogs from the shelter, for example Disney and Princess with fractures requiring surgery. Thank you to all of our generous supporters and volunteers who help make this all possible. 
We are always in need of fosters.  We cannot save more lives without fosters.  Being a foster is very rewarding, knowing that you are saving a life.  Some of you feel you will fall in love, yes you will.  But the reward outweighs this fear.  There are so many dogs who need our help.  Please consider fostering.  You see the wonderful home they are adopted too and then you can save another dog in need.  It is an amazing feeling.  If you feel you can open your home to an animal and want to foster, please contact me.  We provide the food and pay for the medical expenses.  We ask you to provide a loving home and drop them off and pick them up on our adoption days.
Thanks again to everyone for your support and let’s make 2018 the best year ever for our furry friends!
A little smile, A word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near, A little gift from one held dear, Best wishes for the coming year!
Staci O’Connell
ARV President

Pet of the Month
Bambi was born approx 2015. She was rescued pregnant from the shelter. After being in there for a month, she had her puppies 2 days after we rescued her. She had her 5 babies, Faline, Bunny, Thumper, Prince, and Flower. She is very sweet and loves to be next to you. She loves belly rubs and snuggling on the couch.
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Coming January 2018
Cook's Night Out
Coming January 2018
This is our fundraiser that helps support our group. You will receive reminders when we are having our cook's night out.  So take the night off cooking and help earn us some money.  We are in the planning stages for our January's cook's night out.  Have a place you would like us to go to? Email us at
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Success Story
By Sue (Foster)
Faith was rescued from the shelter on Christmas Eve, 2015. She was very fearful.  We suspected she was expecting puppies but she would not allow us to get near her.  A few days later we spotted another dog at the shelter who looked just like her.  They were both picked up in the same area, so we knew they must be related.  We rescued the second one and named her Hope.  We determined by her age, that she must be Faith’s Momma.  We soon learned she was also expecting pups.  They were so glad to see each other, but were so fearful of people that I could not even touch them.

Shortly thereafter, they both delivered their pups. Faith was an excellent Momma, but did not want me touching her babies.  I had to do my daily weigh-ins of the pups when she was outside.  Slowly, she started to accept me and once her puppies were adopted, she was given the honor of sleeping in my bed.  Her attitude and fear completely disappeared with me, but she still feared other people and would bark at everyone at our adoption events.  I had a feeling that she would be my permanent foster because she did not show well at adoptions and she would need a very patient family that would give her time to adjust.

Well, we miraculously found that family.  It was the same family that adopted her puppy, Joseph, last year.  She adjusted quickly in her new home by simply following Joseph.  If he went outside, so did she.  If he got in bed, so did she.  She still barks occasionally, but she adores her new family.  I am so happy she got this once in a lifetime opportunity.
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Dog Adoption Locations
Dog Adoption in Simi Valley
Every Saturday
 (except for holiday weekends) 
11 am to 3 PM at R & R Pet Lifestyle and Supply
2780 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, Click here for map
Dog Adoption in Thousand Oaks

1st Sunday of every month
(except for holiday weekends) noon to 3 pm
Unleashed by Petco,

475 East Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, Click here for map

Please email in advance to confirm
a particular pet will be at the adoption event.
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