Frosty Graduates from ARF’s Beginner Pawsitive Reinforcement Class

Donna Cox, a dedicated volunteer of Animal Resource Foundation (ARF) took a special interest in one of ARF’s dogs, Frosty. Frosty is a special dog that has been a long time resident of ARF, as he is fearful of meeting new people, especially men. Donna decided to enroll Frosty in one of ARF’s beginner dog training classes in hopes of relieving him of his fears by teaching him to think for himself in a positive way and making him realize that meeting new people can be very rewarding. Donna said, “It gives me great pleasure to watch a fearful dog transform into a more confident, trusting animal.” “Exposing him to the things that frighten him most, using a positive, gentle training approach, makes all the difference in the world.”

Frosty has improved tremendously so Donna has moved to the next special dog of ARF, Borden. He also is fearful of new people. Donna not only is taking Borden to ARF’s training class for the next 6 weeks, she is also fostering him.

Volunteers are critical to the well being of the animals under the care of ARF. Socializing, training, dog walkers, cat cuddlers, fostering and outreach are just some of the important jobs done by our volunteers. The success of the adoption program is but a reflection of the ever-increasing dedication and enthusiasm our volunteers contribute.

ARF is a non-profit 501c3 organization that is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of animals. In 2008, ARF has rescued and assisted in the adoption of over 275 family pets and sponsored a number of community awareness programs. The public is always welcome to come and socialize with our animals.

ARF survives solely on donations. Donations can be sent to ARF, P.O. Box 396, Chester, MD 21619. ARF’s adoption center is located at 61 Piney Narrows Road in the old factory outlet mall at the Narrows. For more information, please call 410-643-8700 or email or visit our website