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Who Let the Dogs Out - ARF!

NEW YORK, NY -- The art world went to the dogs as over 100 collectors and their cultured canine companions attended the opening reception for the exhibition of Dogs in Art® including The Sporting Art Collection of James W. Smith. The fun-filled event on February 8, 2019 was co-hosted with ARF – Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc.

Among the canine guests in attendance were adorable pooches available for adoption from ARF. A black and white border collie mix, Basil was rescued from a shelter in South Carolina, where ARF has a longstanding commitment. Happily, Basil was adopted the day following the event! Windsor is an 11-year-old beagle mix surrendered to ARF after the death of his owner. At ARF, Windsor was diagnosed with a tumor in his front leg, which was removed to spare him pain. He is a gentle soul who deserves a cozy home for his golden years.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, ARF provides rescued dogs and cats with medical care and sanctuary until loving homes can be found. Since 1974, ARF has saved over 27,000 animals, and ARF’s Op-Cat program has spayed/neutered over 21,000 community cats. For information on ARF, visit

Portrait of specialist Shani Toledano
Vice President / Associate Director of Paintings / Director of Modern & Post-War Art
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