AARF Dogs to Adopt


Dog of the Month - Copper

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Adoption Fee: $186

Adoption Area: Richmond and touching counties

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I am Scully. Scully is a pretty strawberry blond hound dog named after the X-files character by the nice couple who found her. Scully was found starving and homeless in a rural area near the highway. Her foster thinks she must have been a mommy hunting dog, since she has had a litter before. She is still no more than middle age in years, and personality-wise she is still quite a puppy.

She is a perfect medium size at 35 to 40 pounds. Her tail wags in big circles, shaking her whole body. She is always happy to see you, even after she had her spay and had to deal with stitches and a cone! Her attitude is always full of joy and love, and she loves other dogs and kids. She really deserves to be a central part of a loving family. Since she is a hound dog, she may chase kitties. She does howl on occasion but no excessive barking.

She is usually quiet but playful ( not shy). Her foster has a doggie door and fenced in yard that she really loves.

If you're interested in adopting or meeting me, please email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Scully.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Child Friendly
  • Female
  • Medium/Large
  • Breed: ~Hound Mix DOB: ~2012
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Pssst... I am Copper. I'm whispering because I'm incredibly shy and scared. I came from a place where over 60 other dogs were chained up. I was in a kennel with a friend. I was lucky though. I heard a lot of my brothers and sisters had heartworms, skin infections, tick diseases, and are very shy and scared like me. I'm starting to feel better though! I love my foster sisters. They want to play so badly. I do too, but I am so shy and not sure what to do. I like my foster parents. I wag my tail when they come around. I let them pet me. I come out of my crate on my own now. I like to come join them in the dog bed in the living room. It's really comfy! It sure beats that barrel! I'm very unsure of people, but other dogs comfort me.

I would need someone who would be very knowledgable on how to work with me. I'm between 4-5 years old, healthy, and love to wag my tail as you talk to me and pet me. I love songs too! I don't even judge your singing. If you think you have what it takes....you can contact AARF. Maybe you can give me the home I was meant to have. Not a barrel with a hole in it.

If you're interested in adopting or meeting me, please email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Copper.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly (prefer a home with another dog)
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Beagle/Lab Mix DOB: ~2011
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Hi, my name is Bo. I was rescued from a local pound. I can be shy but I am very loving and sweet.

I live with cats and do fine with them. I love toys. I am now walking with a harness with my foster mom and I am improving every day.

If you're interested in adopting or meeting me, please email aarfva@comcast.net Subject : Bo.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Cat and Dog Friendly
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Lab Mix
  • DOB: ~2011
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Hi, my name is Lucy. I am a sweet Pitbull X. I was mistreated and left to have my babies in a cat carrier. I was starved, but found and brought to a shelter.

My puppies were born and found homes at the shelter. AARF took me in and found me a foster home. I live with another dog, but I am being very bossy to him.

I'm not sure about cats, but it's best I not be around them. I haven't been treated well or socialized, I would do best with some training. My life didn't start out too great, but every deserves a second chance. Would you like to give me that second chance?

If you're interested in adopting or meeting me, please email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Lucy.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Pitbull Mix
  • Adult
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Hi, my name is Angus. Angus is extremely well mannered, very charming, loves people, NEVER barks, walks well on leash and loves meeting new dogs. He is laid back and low maintenance. His bad habits are using you as a chair and hogging the bed at night. He's never lived with another dog but may do ok with a female. Older kids, no cats.

Angus has kidney disease but his values have stabilized. He is on a special diet and takes blood pressure medication. He is otherwise healthy and happy and shows no symptoms. We anticipate he has many more years left.

If you're interested in adopting or meeting me, please email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Angus.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Older Children and Female Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Medium/Large
  • Breed: ~Lab/Collie Mix
  • DOB: 4/2009
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Hi, my name is Sayler. Do you want a therapy dog??? Here is what my foster mom has to say about me.

Sayler is a 8 yr old hound mix. He weighs 45 lbs. He is a happy-go-lucky, laid back boy who is a joy to have around.

He walks well on a leash and enjoys a couple of strolls a day with his person. He is very affectionate and playful but settles quickly when it is time for a nap. He gets along great with other dogs and children.

His foster Mom thinks he would make a great therapy dog.

If you're interested in adopting or meeting me, please email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Sayler.

  • Child and Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Medium/Large
  • Breed: ~Hound Mix
  • DOB: ~2007
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Hello folks, my name is AJ It has been a long hard road of recovery, I am 6 years old. but I am now ready to find a new, loving home. One that will take care of me and treat me like a family member.

I am great with other dogs, kids and cats.I am a snuggly boy who loves to crawl under the covers to sleep at night!! I am learning to play with toys and I am totally house broken and know how to go in and out a doggie door to potty. I do have the hound howl, so apartment life might not be the best situation for me.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : AJ

  • Cat, Child and Dog Friendly
  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Foster Home Needed
  • ~Hound
  • Male
  • DOB: ~2009
  • Size: Medium/Large
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Hello, my name is Dozer.

Dozer is a very sweet boy. He loves to play with and be close to his "parents." He loves going on walks. Unless a cat or another dog is nearby, he almost never pulls on the leash. He also LOVES going for car rides. He is very good on car rides as well.

Dozer also gets along well with most other dogs. He does like to guard... which depending on the situation, can be a good or a bad thing.

He is shy for the first few days until gets to know you, then he is incredibly loving. He becomes very attuned to your moods too. He will try to crawl up into your lap or try to jump into bed with you, though he is pretty good about getting down when you tell him no or off.

He thinks he is a 30lb lap dog! He is very food and treat oriented but not aggressive at all with food. He knows to sit and wait until being told "ok." He also does the same when going on leash for a walk. He does know sit, lay down, off and wait. He prefers a quieter home with no kids.

If you would like more info on this boy, please contact aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Dozer.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Prefers quieter home without children
  • Male
  • Breed: Shepherd Mix
  • DOB: 2/2009
  • Large
dog

Hi, my name is Jackie .

Jackie, our sweet 10 year old Katrina survivor, is back with Aarf. Her mom had to move into assisted living but she couldn't take Jackie with her. Jackie is extremely sweet and gentle. She gets along with (gentle, nice) dogs and cats.

She loves everyone and is always happy to meet new people. She is laid back but still loves to go on walks. She is looking for a home with a fenced yard, mostly for sunning but occasionally for zoomies.

For more information, please email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Jackie

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Cat Friendly
  • DOB: ~2004
  • Female
  • Breed: Beagle Mix
  • Size: Medium
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Hi I am Blair . I am very smart and very loyal to my owner. I am great in the house - I am very house-trained and I don't chew anything.

I am good with other dogs and great with cats. I love giving kisses, playing wiy other dogs, and snuggling with you (especially in bed :) . I am crate trained and know some basic commands. I come when called, and can sit. I can get very excited, especially when you come home because I've missed you so much, and would do best with experienced dog owners.

I am looking for a confident owner who will be in charge- I actually walk well on my daily walks but probably shouldn't go to a lot of new places! I'm relatively comfortable using a gentle leader, though, which really helped my foster mom with walks. I love people, and am very loyal. I'm protective too- I will always alert you if someone I don't know is at the house.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@comcast.net Subject : Blair

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Cat Friendly
  • Prefer home without children
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed:~Shepherd/Black Lab Mix
  • DOB: ~10/2008
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Hi there my name is Buddy Lee. and my mom and I were saved from a junk yard. I am very smart and a quick learner.

I know several commands and I am quick to let outsiders know someone is in the house. I can be very protective.

To help me , contact aarfva@hotmail.com Subject: Buddy Lee

  • Fenced Yard Preferred
  • DOB: ~4/2005
  • Breed: Retriever Mix
  • Dog Companion Preferred

 

 

 

dog Hi there my name is Sandy and I was rescued from a Junk Yard in Lee County. AARF is taking good care of me and now I am very healthy!! I am scared right now, but in time I will trust you, so please give me a chance!!

I love to lay on the bed and be near you. I know what you mean when you tell me to 'stay near me' when it is just the two of us outside. I am a social butterfly with most people.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Sandy

  • Fenced Yard Preferred
  • DOB: ~4/2003
  • Breed: Retriever Mix

 

 

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Hi, I am Jasper.I was rescued from a local pound. I am very skittish. I have not had a good life.

I am great with other dogs though. What I need now is a stable, patient home that has another dog or two. I need someone to give me time to come out of my shell. I am a small, quiet beagle who would be appreciative of any kindness shown to me.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Jasper

  • Fenced Yard needed
  • Dog Friendly (Doggie Playmate preferred)
  • Male
  • Breed: Beagle Mix
  • Size: Medium
dog Yep, my name is Sweet Pea because the people that know me, know just how sweet I am. I love people a lot and I'm good with kids. I have the perfect energy level, not too much and not too little. Outside, I like to play and run around. Inside, I like to cuddle with you and sleep in your lap. I have excellent manners in a house. I like all dogs big and small. My human friends say I need the tiniest bit of leash manners, but other than that, I am a pretty good girl.

For more information, contact Janet at 804 746-1709 or email wkdwitch@msn.com Subject:SweetPea.

  • Dog Friendly
  • DOB: ~10/2006
  • Tall (6' or higher) Fence Needed
  • Foster Home Needed

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Hi, my name is Sammie. I was recently rescued from a local pound (4/2016) and I have now been neutered. The pound thought I was around 2 years old but like all labs I am still puppy like in my attitude. I love my play toys, especially carrying around any balls that I can find. I think I missed them in the pound.

I am a big goofy boy with long legs. I am skinny but my foster parents are putting weight on me. I live with dogs and cats. My foster home thinks being an only dog would be fine with me as long as you like to throw stuff for me to fetch.

If you're interested in adopting or meeting me, please email aarfva@comcast.net Subject : Sammie.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Cat Friendly
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: Lab
  • DOB: ~2014
dog dog

Hi, my name is Mylene (Adoption Pending). Mylene is a 2 year old girl who loves people and does great with dogs both big and small. She is losing her home through no fault of her own. She knows some commands and is well behaved. She likes to cuddle with you when you are sitting and will lean against you when you are standing.

She is playful and active and would love to find a home with a fenced yard (another dog is a plus!).

If you're interested in adopting or meeting me, please email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Mylene.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Child Friendly
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed: Doberman Pinscher
  • DOB: 12/2013
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Hi, my name is Oreo (Adpoption Pending). Oreo is a 2 year old Border Collie who is very alert and full of energy. She is a goofy, happy girl and loves to play with other dogs. She loves people/kids, but bonds closely to the ones she knows best. She knows some commands, will do anything for treats, is good in the house, and has lived with a family gerbil but has not been exposed to cats.

She is looking for a home with a secure fenced yard and another dog (or an active person). Aarf prefers an adopter experienced with Border Collies or the herding/working breeds.

If you're interested in adopting or meeting me, please email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Oreo.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Child Friendly
  • Border Collie Experience Needed
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • DOB: 8/2014
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Hi, my name is Brusier. I was recently rescued from a local pound. My foster daddy thinks I am the sweetest boy.

I live with cats and do fine with them. I am very shy and it took me awhile to come inside but I am using the doggie door now. I am the sweetest boy ever and need a patient family to grow with me.

I have started walking on a harness with my foster dad. Although I don't like it when he puts on me, I am doing very well walking. My foster home thinks I would be fine as an only dog or with my pound mate, Bo. :)

If you're interested in adopting or meeting me, please email aarfva@comcast.net Subject : Brusier.

  • 6'Fenced Yard Needed
  • Cat and Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Lab/Golden Mix
  • DOB: ~2015
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Hi, my name is Furiosa and Iím a fun-loving, snuggly 9-month-old pit bull. I love my two dog brothers at my foster home, and we play together all day. But as soon as my foster mom sits down, I am ready to relax and snuggle as long as possible.

I am also doing well with the two cats in my foster home, though still working on not following them everywhere. But I am just curious and would never dream of hurting them -in fact, I find them kind of scary!

I am adjusting to life in a home, though some of the noises still make me bark. I'm getting more relaxed everyday, and Mom says I am one smart cookie! I've already learned to sit (for a treat of course!). In fact, I'll do pretty much anything for a treat.

So if youíre looking for a happy, energetic, lap dog, I am the one for you. A good walk or a trip to the dog park is just about right to wear me out and make me ready to snuggle. I cannot wait to find my forever home!

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com.net Subject : Furiosa

  • Foster Hmoe Needed
  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Cat Exposure
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Pitbull Mix
  • DOB: ~8/2015
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Hi, I am Monte. I love to play with my foster sister. I love to sometimes howl and bark at her. I am smart and probably will do well in a training class. I am energetic and love to run around in the backyard.

I would do better in a home without young children because I don't like to have my collar pulled too much. I live with cats and although I like to chase them sometimes when they run, I do well with them.

I can be food agressive. My foster home is working with me on that. They hand feed me and don't let me go into a crate with food, bones or anything else I might guard. I really need someone that is patient, trains me and doesn't force me to do things. I am a good dog but sometimes I get a little stubborn.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@comcast.net Subject : Monte

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Cat Exposure
  • No young children
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Shepherd Mix
  • DOB: ~4/2015
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Hi I am Bandit and I am part of the litter (Frank, Jesse and Lilly). I like playing with both cats and dogs.

I love everyone and I like being by your side when you are watching TV or sleeping. I do need a fenced yard.

For more information, contact aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Bandit

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog, Cat, Child Friendly
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Breed: ~Lab/Collie/Terrier Mix
  • DOB: ~3/2015
dog

Hi I am Andy. I am a very active young boy. I love to play and bark with my other foster buddies. We play chase in the back yard and have a ball. I need room to run. I can help dig holes if someone starts it for me.

I have a great appetite and love when it is feeding time. I am house trained but my foster home has a doggy door so it may take me a while to learn a house that does not have a doggy door. But I learn fast so I donít think I will have a problem learning a new home.

I am looking for my forever home. Are you the one for me??

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Andy

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: Hound Mix
  • DOB: ~2012
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Hi, I am Rosie . I am a shy but very lovable and loyal dog. I love to play and I am goofy. I am great in the house and I do know my basic commands.

I'm gentle with children and good with most dogs my own size, although a little dominant with dogs. I am very protective of my family so I need a quite introduction to strangers.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Rosie

  • Tall Fenced Yard needed
  • Dogs - likes most dogs her own size
  • Child Friendly
  • Female
  • DOB: 3/2012
  • Breed: ~ Mastiff/Bloodhound Mix
  • Size: Large

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Hi, I'm Homer . I am reddish/brown with black saddle. I am very energetic. I love most every dog. I love squeaky toys and balls and will try to get your attention to play tug-a-war with me. I also love to play fetch and to go on hikes and to swim. Watch out for mud puddles 'cause I like them too! I am crate trained and sleep there at nights and when I'm left alone. I am house trained!

I'm being trained not jump on people as they walk in the door (I can't help it, I'm just so excited to see you!) I've been also working on leash training and I've gotten much better than I was. I would not suggest young kids until I'm more trained because of all my energy and my tendency to jump on them, though I love them very very much.

I am just a happy, young dog who is looking for my forever home.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@gmail.com Subject : Homer

  • Dog Friendly
  • Tall Fenced Yard needed
  • Male
  • Breed: ~Coonhound Mix
  • DOB: ~5/2012
  • Size: Large
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Hi, my name is Sally.AARF rescued me from a local pound. My friends call me Silly Sally because I am so much fun to be around. I am house and crate trained.

I am looking for a home that already had a dog. My K9 friends give me great comfort and make me feel secure.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Sally

  • Fenced Yard needed (5' or higher) (no electric fences)
  • Dog Friendly (Doggie Playmate Preferred)
  • Female
  • DOB: ~1/2012
  • Breed: ~Beagle/Shepherd Mix
  • Size: Medium/Large

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Hi! I'm Pippa (Adoption Pending)! I'm a 5 year old Boston Terrier Mix. I'm a nervous and shy girl who has some requests. If you want to hear them, keep reading!

I get along with cats, but they can drive me nuts! I want to play with them! If they run away, I chase them and bark! I can sometimes have accidents if you do not pay attention to my cues. I will pace a lot.

My foster mommy says I'm super sweet! I can be a snuggle bug..whatever that is. I like to give kisses. The kid in the house thinks I'm cool too! I like him a lot. He's the only one I roll over for belly rubs. So if you think you can handle my requests, maybe we can be pals!

Love,
Pippa

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : pippa

  • Dog Friendly (small dogs only) (needs a playmate)
  • Female
  • Medium/Small
  • Breed: Boston Terrier Mix
  • DOB: ~2010
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Hi! My name is Hiro (Adoption Pending)! I am an eight year old male Japanese Chin Shitzu mix. My birthday was December 26th!

I get along with all animals and children. Unfortunately, my family can no longer keep me because they are moving.

I am a laid back and sweet guy looking for my last forever home. I am up to date on my medical, crate trained and would love to be your best friend!

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Hiro

  • Dog, Cat Friendly
  • Male
  • Not totally house-trained
  • Small
  • Breed: Japanese Chin Shitzu Mix
  • DOB: 12/26/2007
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Hi, I'm Buster Brown. I am a beagle in every sense of the word. I love it outside where I can run and play and watch for the neighborhood squirrels that like to tease me by running up and down the fence. I am a beagle so I love to bark. I didnít hunt the way I was suppose to but I hunt the way I want. I am a funny boy, I like to lay on my back and just roll and roll or even get in the pool in the summer. Beagles arenít suppose to like water!! I play with the other fosters and we have fun dragging things out of our foster mom's house.

I am a shy boy. I am realizing that all people arenít mean to dogs and I can trust them to pet me, although you have to do it slowly and be patient with me.

Children really scare me, all that screaming and teasing the do. I am scared of men because they are the ones that mistreated me.

I have come a long way and will let my foster mom play with me some, but I still need time, understanding and love. I know with time I could be your forever dog and love you to death.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : BusterBrown

  • Fenced Yard needed
  • Dog Friendly - needs a doggie playmate.
  • Male
  • Breed: Beagle Mix
  • DOB: ~5/2011
  • Size: Small/Medium
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Hi I am Woodrow . Woody for short. I am a little beagle boy with a great big beagle bark. I love it outside and love to play. I am just coming out of the month rehab period for heartworm treatment. I am doing great and should be heartworm negative in January when I am tested next.

I had bad teeth and they had to take them all out. I have some periodontal disease to my jaw so I have to be very careful not to hit my jaw or mouth on things. It can break my jaw and then I will be in trouble.

I have to be very careful around children and other dogs. So that is why I canít go to a house with children and maybe only one other small dog. (No dog at all would be best)

I am a sweet boy and love to sit beside you and let you love me. I would love to be the only dog, but if necessary, I can share you with another. I am quiet except when I hear something to bark at. I make a good watchdog even if I am a little boy.

I had a buddy with me when we were picked up, Wilson, but he got adopted and now it is my turn.

For more information, contact aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Woodrow

  • No Small Children
  • Male
  • Small
  • Breed: Beagle
  • DOB: ~2010

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Hi I am Roscoe and here is my story:

Roscoe just turned 4 years old, registered in Hanover County, not neutered, current rabies (5/18/2016). No shot/worming record, suffered a dog attack when a puppy of about 8/10 weeks, had x-rays/surgery on shoulder (not sure which shoulder) April 2012 at which time he did fine. He then weighed 7.94 pounds. He appears to be very healthy. Roscoe is very social, loving, great with people (no one a stranger) not aggressive, great with our grandson of 12, but, has not been around other kids to date. As far as how he is with other animals, I have witnessed him wanting to play with a cat that came into the yard, but, the cat was so frightened by Roscoe, he just froze. Roscoe on the other hand only wanted to play and when the favor was not returned, he decided to run off and play with his ball. He has interacted with other neighbor dogs which are in pens, but, I have not witnessed him with them in an open setting.

Roscoe is so confined at this point. He does not get the exercise, attention or care he really deserves. His owner was an invalid and could not take care of him. The owner has since passed away. The owner's son feeds/waters him once a day, but, does not interact with him as is needed.

When I am able to visit, I take my grandson to play and exercise with him. He is so relieved to be able to run and play outside and spend quality time with someone.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Roscoe

  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Pitbull Mix
  • DOB: ~2002
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Hi we are Smoke and GirlyGirl! Our father passed away in Aug and we have been trying to find a home. We are mixed Labs and we are 7 years old. All of our shots are up to date. We are staying with our Step-Mom right now, but she has to find us a home soon. Her Landlord has said we have to go.

We listen good and are well behaved. We love to ride in a car and we were raised with cats...so we can play nice with them as well.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : SmokeGG

  • Dog, Cat Friendly
  • Male/Female
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Lab Mix
  • DOB: ~2008
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Hi I am Vega!

My mom can't keep me any more. I am healthy and I am very friendly. I love everyone and meeting new people.

I am such a sweet and special dog, my mom wants to find me a safe and loving home.

For more information, contact Cherise at jamiesoncl@mymail.vcu.ed Subject : Vega or call 804-318-0820

  • People Friendly
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Pit Bull Mix
  • DOB: ~2007

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