AARF Dogs to Adopt


Dog of the Month - Franklin

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Dog Stand Hours: 12 - 3 PM

Petsmart - 5515 W Broad Street

Adoption Fee: $186

Adoption Area: Richmond and touching counties

Pet Friendly Rental

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Hi, my name is Toby. Current living conditions: My owners passed away and I am still living in the home and being taken care of every day but not always getting the attention and exercise I need and deserve. I very much enjoy playing, going on walks, treats and my sleep!

Where I came from: I was adopted out of a shelter by my owners who passed away. As they got older, so did I. I wasnít taken on walks or spent much time with; hardly any attention was paid to me, until they passed away. Now my caretaker, she does a lot with me. She has taught me that there is more to life than sleeping. We go on walks, she lets me do things that dogs do and she plays with me. Her visits are never long enough and I miss her, but she is doing her best to find a companion that will be able to continue what she shares with me along with more that she canít do, like let me out several times a day to roll around and play more.

My Quirks: My current caretaker is not sure if I am a fan of being around other animals yet,Ö sheís working on that. I do not, at all, like thunderstorms. I sense them coming and have been given a pill to help with my anxiety in the past before my owners passed away. I feel so much better in my crate when that time comes, but donít want to be in it any other time. I like the chair that I sleep in with a blanket on it. I love walks but not too far, because I am old. I can do one big block and thatís about it, I get really thirsty. I am very friendly, I love to lean up against you to feel safe and to let you know everything is good. I am an inside dog. If you let me out I will use the bathroom and when I am done, I will bark till you let me in if you lock me out. If you come out with me, we can be out there all day!

Health: All shots up to-day (thanks to AARF) and have a good bill of health. Few ďFat pocketsĒ and skin tags on my body but otherwise, attractive with a few manly grey hairs. I can be a bit clumsy when I get excited and my legs give out, but I will get right back up, Iím no spring chicken. I may be deaf; however my caretaker is not 100% convinced, she says I have selective hearing.

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

  • Male
  • Breed: ~Lab Mix
  • Size: Large
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Hi, my name is Sally.I am a 51 lb. ~6 year old german shepherd/hound mix. I am pretty independent and able to entertain myself, not the type to be fawning over you every second. I am happy meeting new people and very accepting of human guests in my home. I like them, I wag my tail, and welcome their attention. The neighborhood kids were at my fence and I went to meet them and they pet me.

I have lived with many different dogs, and currently am peacefully co-existing with an old, deaf cockapoo. I am looking for a home where I will have a canine companion. I am very quiet when my foster mom is home unless there is an unfamiliar sight or sound. The neighbor said I bark a lot during the day, so apartment living might not be the best lifestyle for me. But rest assured - I will let you know if some nefarious character is skulking around our home!

I know some commands and I am house-trained. I sleep in my own memory foam dog bed at night. But I am not a big fan of crates or being closed into a room Ė I might have had some complaints in the past about my behavior as far as being a bit too destructive of books, doors, and such when closed in by myself (oops). When Iím free-roaming around the house, I am much better! I also do very well in my current foster home where we have dark curtains at the window and a 6 foot privacy fence. That eases my anxiety about whatís happening in the outside world.

I like to go on walks and I get excited when a leash appears! I am a little nervous on new adventures, but I adjust quickly. For instance, I was afraid to go to the neighbor for visits, even with my foster mom. But now, the neighbor comes and gets me when my foster mom is at work. I wag my tail and am happy to hang out with them, a Shitzu, and a multitude of felines. I was nose-to-nose with a little Kitten! When adjusting to new situations, some medication helps me. But I may not need medication long-term. Weíre kind of in the ďletís try and see how it goesĒ phase. My foster mom says I am low maintenance, sweet, and easy to manage. Foster homes are okay. But I really would like my own family to love forever.

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, Iím Bella. I am 7 years old. I had the same family since I was a puppy but I got very scared in thunderstorms and tried to hide under the carpet, which unfortunately meant I tore up the carpet. So I came to AARF and I am now in a foster home with all wood floors. Iím on medication to help me with anxiety, and even special medication to take before storms. It helps me a lot! I still try to hide in small places like under beds or in corners but I havenít been destructive in my foster home at all!

I can usually be found near my foster mom just being quiet and serene. I like to play fetch and flip my toys in the air and then leap on them. I sometimes ďtalkĒ to my Foster Mom to let her know I want to play. I get along fine with my foster brother and sister Ė we peacefully co-exist and even sleep together!

I have very good manners, I come when Iím called, and my Foster Mom says I am a very easy dog to love and take care of! The neighborhood kids like to pet me because Iím calm. I am house-trained. My Foster Mom has found me to be very trustworthy when left in the house when sheís at work! I havenít had to be in a crate, which is good, because I donít like to be locked in a crate!

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

  • Dog Friendly
  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • lab mix
  • Female
  • DOB ~2017
  • Size: Large
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What's that sound? Is it sea lions? No. It can't be. It's me, Franklin! I'm a cutie hound with a hotdog tail. I have a houndy/sea lion bark that all the ladies adore.

I sing along with fire trucks and ambulances. It's quite the spectacle! I'm smart, good looking, a great singer, and guess what else? A protector! I am very protective of my home and yard. I need someone who understands that.

I love my family and would never hurt them, and I will never let anyone hurt my family. I get along with other dogs too. I like to play and have fun!

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

  • Dog Friendly
  • Fenced Yard Preferred
  • ~Hound
  • Male
  • Adult
  • Size: Large
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Hello potential family! My name is Lupin. I get my name because I am smart and serious, but I also have a wild playful side. I am a 4 year old mix breed who loves other dogs. (I don't seem to care about cats, but who knows)

I LOVE to play. I have a deep bark, and I let other dogs know it is playtime! I love a ball or tug o war. I get so excited sometimes I run high speed around the yard. It's great to be out of the shelter! I'm a loving guy who loves to follow you around and receive pets.

I am learning manners, and I take treats gently. I do ok on a leash, and I want nothing more than my own family to please and play with. So what do you think?

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

  • Dog Friendly
  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • ~Mixed Breed
  • Male
  • DOB: ~2013
  • Size: Large
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Hi I am Andy. I am a active 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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I am Jack. Jack is a sweet lap dog who is looking for a person to bond with. He would love to find a quiet home where he can sleep in the bed with you.

He loves walks, gets along with calm dogs, and is ok with cats. He's very attentive and listens well, though he can be a little nosy. He is an inside dog but likes to go outside if he can stay in sight of you.

No worries about intruders as he barks furiously at anyone knocking on door (but then he hides under bed)! Jack would make an excellent companion for a single adult or a senior citizen.

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

  • Cat Friendly and Some Dogs
  • No Children
  • Male
  • Small
  • Breed: Chihuahua/Terrier mix DOB: ~2008

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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
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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

 

 

 

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Hello adoring fans! I am Ricky Bobby - a big and goofy galoot of a puppy! I have a cute wrinkly face and a tall, long, lean physique! My unique looks are quite the conversation-starter!

I love people! All people! Everywhere people! Adults! Kids! Lawn Guy! Neighbor! Foster Parents! Roommates! They are all good with me! Just more opportunities for affection and love! I am okay in a crate! I know to go potty outside. I did have an accident because a) I was very excited when my new 8-year old roommate came home and b) I am still a puppy, after all! Give me a break!

I would like you to shower me with dog toys I can safely chew on (I love a Kong with Peanut Butter! hint hint) Ė that way I wonít find myself accidentally chewing on other items such as, perhaps, a comforter or pillow. I have had a lot of fun with my playful and friendly doggie friend! But there is this grumpy old lady dog in my foster home now and she hasnít yet realized my wonderfulness. I keep trying to impress her with playful antics but she just wants to eat and sleep! BORING!

I bark (okay, well, maybe howl) when I donít like where I am sometimes (maybe a lot if Iím all alone) so apartment living would most definitely not be the best arrangement! But I donít bark outside at people or cars and such. I like walks. You might end up walking for a long time because everyone we meet will want to stop and marvel at my cuteness and shower me with attention! I have endless energy and exuberance! I bound and bounce and bumble! My life is just starting - I want to have some great adventures and lots of exercise and fun! I plan to be at the AARF adoption events to show off my happy, handsome self! I hope to meet my new family there very soon!!!

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dogs and Kid Friendly
  • ~Hound Mix
  • Male
  • Young
  • Size: Large
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"Hello!" My name is Zoe! Zoe is a dame that lives life with zeal! She plays hard, runs fast, and loves easily. Her favorite friends are squealy pig and new faces. She knows no stranger and will definitely let you know their presence. We havenít done a DNA test but we think she is part mermaid. She loves the water and paddles away with zesto in her wading pool. When it is empty, she stands by it with sadness, remembering fond times. She doesnít have an ounce of modesty in her and will lie on her back begging you to tickle her chest. She is leaning how to heel and can pull like a buffalo. Zoe is crate and house trained so long as she gets out regularly. She has developed an addiction for fine leather shoes. As a result she has forced us to be more orderly in our ways. She has a passion for flowersÖ.rolling in them that is. Zoe is definitely not a stay at home couch potato. She loves to run but will stay close to those she loves. Her longest distance is a 5K with rests in the soft grass and longing glances at the creek. She is somewhat of a gold digger, looking for handsome moles.

Zoe will be a perfect fit for a loving and active person/family as long as she is not left for long periods by herself. Weíre not sure how good she will be with other dogs as she can be aggravating to them. With children, she seems to do fine. Her fur is extremely soft and she hasnít shed. You canít help but love this grand dame Zoe.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Kids OK/span>
  • Mix breed
  • Female
  • DOB: 2/2017
  • Size: medium
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My name is Spike and I am a 65 pound lovable and cuddly hippo. I do great with other medium to large sized dogs. I love to chew all types of toys and while I am very energetic outside in the yard, I really prefer to chill and cuddle up next to you on the couch.

I'm not much for fetch, but we can play tug of war all day! At bedtime I do like to cuddle up on the bed with you, but I don't mind being pushed to the floor. I may groan a bit, but I'll happily sleep on the floor for you.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Older Kids
  • Pitbull
  • Male
  • DOB: 6/2016
  • Size: Large
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Hi, my name is Kylo

I am a sweet and loving dog looking for a forever home! I am crate trained and house broken.

I love long walks and snuggling on the couch. I am still learning to play with other animals, although I have played nicely with smaller dogs, bigger dogs can make me anxious. I am a good listener and a fast learner. I am friendly to new people and children and very loyal.

Some of my favorite things are naps, treats, and kisses!

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Mixed Breed
  • Male
  • Young
  • 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@hotmail.com Subject : Homer

  • Dog Friendly
  • Tall Fenced Yard needed
  • Male
  • Breed: ~Coonhound Mix
  • DOB: ~5/2012
  • Size: Large

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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 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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