AARF Dogs to Adopt


Blue - Dog of Month

Adoption Fee: $175

Adoption Area: Richmond and touching counties

Dog's Last Will and Testament

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Hi I am Cooper. Iím a 7-year-old Lab/Mastiff mix, and Iím searching for a new foster or forever home. I may look big and intimidating, but Iím a lap dog at heart! If you give me the chance, Iíll gladly curl up in bed next to you--all 130 pounds of me!

Iím a very happy dog who loves meeting new people and exploring new things, but I get a little nervous in the car and just need a few reassuring words from you. I am eager to please and will listen well to your voice, and I have a sweet face that will make you smile. Iíd do best living in a home with no small children or with cats. So if you have room in your heart and home for a big guy who loves belly rubs, I canít wait to meet you!

If you're interested in adopting or fostering me, email AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Cooper

  • Foster Home Needed
  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Prefer home without small children
  • Male
  • Extra Large
  • Breed:~Lab/Mastiff
  • DOB: ~1/2006
dog

Hi I am Blair. I am about 5 years old and am looking for a new family to love.

I am very smart with lots of energy. I am a great runner but don't like to be outside by myself. If you are planning to leave me in the yard alone, you need a tall fence! I'm a good jumper!

I am ok with other dogs, but would rather be the center of attention. I love giving kisses, playing with tennis balls, and snuggling. 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'm a big girl and I'm pretty strong! 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
  • Cat Friendly
  • Prefer home without children
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed:~Black Lab Mix
  • DOB: ~10/2008
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Hello, my name is Sheba. My daddy just passed away and now I need someone to love. Eliza, my sister, also lost her home.

I am very loving and I like lots of attention. I also love the outdoors and am a quiet girl. I love walks, being brushed and getting cuddles.

I am great with other dogs. I play very well with everyone. Come meet me!!

For more information email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Sheba.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Foster Home Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Prefer home without cats
  • Female
  • Breed: Husky Mix
  • DOB: ~2007
  • Medium
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Hi all, my name is Salem . I was found living in a dirt back yard with a tall fence on a heavy chain attached to an old jukebox. And there I sat for 3 years, day, night, summer, winter, heat, rain and snow. My ears were raw, open and fly bitten. Some days I ate and had water and some not. I couldn't even see anything outside of that yard. Thankfully some people knew I was there and refused to forget about me. It took over a year to free me, but here I am!

I went to live with a dog trainer for 2 weeks to learn how to be a normal dog. But I am anything but normal. My pure bully heart and soul saved me. From day one I wanted to see everything and meet everyone. I am so full of life and love! Those old days don't faze me; NOW is new and amazing.

I live in a foster home and I am learning lessons every day. I am house broken and crate trained. I have learned to sit, walk, wait, 'come here', crate, and 'watch me' for treats and love getting to take 'structured walks' in a quiet neighborhood. That means I have learned that my handler shows me what to do (leave other dogs or cars or people alone while on the walk and follow the leader). So far I have gotten along with the other dogs I have met though I get super excited sometimes. I am doing well with females and calmer submissive males so far. I just want to play, play and play some more. I enjoy certain TOYS now and they are reserved for special times in my training. The ones that are 'too attractive' can wait until I have learned to 'drop' or 'out' the less exciting ones. Let's train !

I am a big boy, around 75 pounds. I am strong and am learning to 'follow the leader' to go on walks, play in the yard, and even walk quietly through a house. I would probably be too much for young children, but a family that is consistent and 'dog savvy' could understand that I need guidance and learning games.

I am ready for the best part of my life to unfold. I want so badly to have a real home and a big fenced yard so I can run and play with people who love me and respect me as a remarkable and resilient dog.There are still situations that scare me a little and I don't always know how to handle them right away. I need a human family who will love me forever, be patient and consistent with me and continue to learn with me.

Note: Salem continues to astound us with his resilience and ability to absorb his training lessons. He requires continued obedience training. AARF will get the new adopter started with one of the trainers that have been working with him, but it is important that he continues on for his benefit, preferably in a group class to build his confidence and strengthen his concentration. If you would like to see more about the journey taken by our sweet Salem check out his page at https://www.facebook.com/SalemakaTigger

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Commitment to Continue Training Classes
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Pit Bull Mix
  • DOB: ~2010
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Hello, my name is Dozer. I am a very sweet 5 year old boy who is looking for a new home. I love to be part of a family and I am very loyal to them. I am great with other dogs and good in the house. I am looking for a quiet home that doesn't have a lot of activity.

For more information email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Dozer.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Older Children
  • Male
  • Breed: Shepherd Mix
  • DOB: 2/2009
  • Large
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Hi, my name is Ralph . I really want a home I can call my own, someone who will teach me right from wrong, and someone who I know will be there forever and love me through thick and thin, a soul mate who will take me on hikes or runs or any other fun adventures. I am very smart and pick up on training quickly, everyone who works with me is so amazed how quickly I learn stuff. Unfortunately my old foster home could not keep me, I swear it was not my fault, they had to move back home and now I am in a kennel.

I am okay with other dogs, though I want you all to myself. I am house broken and know basic commands. AARF is willing to put me through school and pay for it, I just need to be with someone who I can live with so we can practice the stuff we learn together.

Please help me, I may be a challenge, it is in my Plott Hound nature, but I will be a huge reward given the chance.

Thanks for listening.. xoxo Ralph

ps. I love to swim!!!

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

  • Foster Home Needed
  • DOB:~April, 2010
  • Male
  • Breed: ~Plott Hound
  • Size: Medium/Large
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Hi, I am Leonardo, but you can call me Leo. I am a Pointer/Pit Bull mix, and I have a smile that will brighten your day! And I have a reason to smile: I was saved from the pound right before they were going to tell me my time was up, and I just canít stop showing how grateful I am....

Now Iím hoping to find a foster or forever home. Iím full of energy, and Iíve had obedience training. When it comes to training, Iím very motivated by toysóIím always looking for a new toy to chew on. And I confess, I LOVE to shred my toys.

I am great with other dogs, both big and small.

I would love to live with people who can give me exercise, both for my body and my mind, and who want to bond with me while being active. Everyone tells me that I am a lot of fun to be with. I love to hike, swim and play Frisbee. Going to the beach is one of my favorite things to do. I have even tried agility training. I was good at it too! And there are some days that I just like to hang out and watch the world go by. Hey, if I'm with you, I'll do anything! At nights, I love to snuggle up with you to watch some tv.

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

  • Fenced Yard needed
  • Foster Home needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Breed: ~Pointer/Pit Bull Mix
  • Size: Large
  • DOB: ~4/2009
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Hi I am Uma. Almost all of my puppies have found a home, and now it's my turn. I'm a sweet girl who loves to snuggle. I have a big bark, but that's all. I'm a softy! I'm protective and have to be introduced to new people, so I know they are safe. I was kept outside in a cage all my life, so now I don't want to lose a comfy lap to sleep on.

Did I mention, I LOVE kids! I live with a six year old and he likes to dress me up in costumes. He also likes to wrestle with me. I always let him win. I love everyone....unless your a cat! I just do not understand them. I'm quite peaceful otherwise.

Wouldn't you like sloppy kisses and cuddles?

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

  • Child Friendly
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Pit Bull Mix
  • DOB: ~2010
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Hi, I am Franklin!!

Franklin came from a rural pound where he was found almost dead, emaciated and dripping in fleas and ticks. But, he is doing great- and loves his new life and is so appreciative of people helping him on his way to a new home. He is fairly young, probably no more than 3-4 years old. Adorable skinny long nose and a short but wagging tail.

He gets along very well with other dogs. He loves food and will do anything you ask for a treat. He is good in the house and loves his people.

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

  • Fenced Yard needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Breed: ~Hound
  • Size: Large
  • DOB: ~2010
dog

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
Haven

Hi, I am Haven. I was found wondering the streets VERY pregnant. It took 2 weeks to catch me but I had my babies almost right away. Now I am glad they caught me in time! All my babies have since been adopted. My foster mommy told me I did a very good job taking care of them. But now I’d like a permanent home of my own. I am very good with other dogs. I am very friendly with people, although I can be a bit shy with men.

 

For more information, email wkdwitch@msn.com Subject:Haven.

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Hi I am Dusty! I'm a 10 month old ball of energy. I love to play, play, play! I'm one of Uma's Pups.....a mastiff, boxer, pitbull... who knows what else! I was returned because my adopter mommy is sick and not able to take care of me. It was really sad, but don't feel too bad for me! I'm back with my birth mommy, fosters and sister.We have been playing and having a great family reunion. Did I mention I love to play?

I live with three other dogs, two cats, and a 6 year old boy who loves to tackle me. I don't mind! We have a lot of fun! I do like to try to chase the cats. My foster mommy says they don't want to play with me. I don't know why?! I'm a good boy! I love walks and do great on a leash. I'm potty trained and will let you know if I need to go out. I'm very vocal. I have a lot to say! So, would you want to be my forever home? You won't regret it!

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Child, Cat(exposure) and Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: Pitbull Mix
  • DOB: 8/12/2013
dog dog

Hi I am Redmond! Look how handsome I am. I am looking for a leading lady to join me on my road to stardom!!!

I can sing, dance the jig, play with my leading lady and I even know how to play dead. I have golden yellow eyes that will melt your heart like butter. I am ready for my forever home.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Breed: Coonhound Mix
  • Young
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I am Smoke. I was rescued by AARF from a local pound. I know how to sit and seem to be house-trained. I am a typical lab - goofy, clumsy and loving. I don't remember my biological mom and dad but my foster parents see only lab in me.

I've met the cats but I'm not very good with them yet. I need more supervised exposure. I just need a home that will work with me and who love labs. I love my foster sisters, Blair and Jesse. I especially like to play with Blair.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: Black Lab
  • DOB: ~2012
dog

I am Jesse. I was rescued by AARF from a local pound. I know how to sit and seem to be house-trained so I must have lived with someone before.

I love my new foster home. I love playing with the other dogs. I play with a puppy very well. I let him jump on me and grab my tail. I play pretty rough with the big dogs. I am getting exposure to cats but that will take some time before I can be with them alone.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Shepherd Mix
  • DOB: ~7/2013
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I am Jersey. I am a smart tiny young girl. I only weigh about 10 pounds and I am around 7 months old as of July, 2014. My former owner kept me in a crate on his back porch but finally surrendered me to AARF.

I love my new foster home. I love playing with the other dogs, exploring the yard and then cuddling up at night inside. My foster family thinks I'm cute when I act like a grasshopper when playing. I love all my new toys too. I am learning to walk on a leash and I am good with kids, cates and dogs.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Children, CAT and Dog Friendly
  • Female
  • Small/Medium (~20 lbs)
  • Breed: ~Patterdale Terrier (Fell Terrier) Mix
  • DOB: ~1/2014
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I am a little beagle girl named Roxie. I weigh 16 pounds and most of it is love. I love to be near people, I like most dogs and I will give you kisses. I can sleep thru most noise and don't mind if you love all over me while I sleep. I am such a cute little girl. I would love another dog to play with, but I am fine by myself if you love on me and rub my belly. I sleep in the bed with my foster mom and other dogs. I am house trained and know how to use a doggy door. I catch on to things really fast and adjust quickly.

Come and see me. I bet you will think I am so cute!!

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Female
  • Small (~16 lbs)
  • Breed: ~Beagle Mix
  • DOB: ~7/2012
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I am a very curious beagle girl named Savanna. I am a young thing so I still get into things and want to see how they are made. I listen very well to commands and I love other dogs. I would love to have a playmate, but could be an only dog.

I get scared in new situations, but once I know I am safe I adjust quickly. I am very active at night because when I was on my own, that is when it was the safest for me to be out. I need to gain some weight because food was hard to come by, but I love to eat!! I learn things very quickly, I know how to use a doggy door and I watch and learn from other dogs. I can be the best girl if you give me a chance.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Female
  • Small/Medium (~26 lbs)
  • Breed: ~Beagle/Hound Mix
  • DOB: ~7/2013
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Hi I am Freckles (Adoption Pending).

I am a young hound mix. I love people. dogs, cats, kids - there is not a mean bone in my body.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog, CHILD and CAT Friendly
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Hound Mix
  • DOB: 9/2013
dog dog

Hi I am Zorro, The Masked Man. I am a young hound dog. I love to play and chase the other dogs at my foster home. I am a funny boy and very loving.

I love to eat, after all I am a growing boy. The vet says I will be around 50-60 pounds full grown. I am about 30 pounds now. So I have a little more growing to do .

I love to eat, after all I am a growing boy. The vet says I will be around 50-60 pounds full grown. I am about 30 pounds now. So I have a little more growing to do.

If you need some housework done like, counters cleaned or the table cleared of the trash emptied I am the dog for you. I love house cleaning!! Like I said, I'm a funny boy.

I can make your life so happy if you give me a chance. I will love you forever.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Medium/Large
  • Breed:~Hound Mix
  • DOB: ~10/2013
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Hi I am Buddy Best (Adoption Pending). I am a 10 month old Pitbull/Boxer mix who was rescued from Henrico Pound. I am great with other dogs and kids, however I would do better without cats because I love to chase them.

My foster mom says I am the most loving pup who just wants to be in your lap and follow you around the house. I am a great listener and I love to take long walks and ride in the car. I'm almost completely house broken, except for the occasional accidents. I am learning how to walk better on leash and learn some manners. If you are looking for a loving, playful sweet boy to add to your family then come check me out and I might even show you all the commands I know.

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

  • Fenced in Yard Needed
  • Male
  • Large
  • DOB: ~6/2012
  • Breed: Boxer/Pit Bull
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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
  • Foster Home 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, we are Tucker, Princess, and Margie. We were rescued as feral puppies. One of our sisters, Timber, is already adopted so you can see that AARF has helped us come a long way.

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

  • Fenced Yard needed
  • Doggie playmate preferred
  • Male
  • Breed: ~Walker/Fox Hound Mix
  • DOB: ~3/2013
  • 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 and CAT Friendly
  • Foster Home Needed
  • Tall Fenced Yard needed
  • Male
  • Breed: ~Coonhound Mix
  • DOB: ~5/2012
  • Size: Large
dog dog

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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Do you want to play? I love to play. My name is Sybil, I'm a female pitbull-lab mix. I'm two years old.

I live in a kennel right now. I get to play with lots of dogs of all sizes. But I would rather spend time with you. I need a fenced in yard with no cats.

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

  • Fenced in Yard Needed
  • No Cats
  • Dog Friendly
  • DOB: ~12/2008
  • Female
  • Size: Medium/Large
  • Breed: ~Lab/Pit Bull

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Hi I am Jake! I am a very sweet boy and love to play with other dogs. We have a good time running around the yard and playing chase. I am a good watch dog and love to talk to the animals.

I am a little boy and oh so cute. I have pretty eyes that match my fur color. I walk well on a leash and I may be a little timid when I first meet you but I warm up quickly.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Small/Medium
  • Breed: Beagle/Miniature Pinscher
  • DOB: 7/28/2013
dog dog

Hi I am Nella!I am very energetic and very loving. I get along with other dogs but I really like to be the only child, I'm a little protective of my food but I'm learning to share my toys. I'm house trained and love to play in the back yard. I also like to chase water coming out of the sprinkler and water hose. Won't you please give me a forever home?

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Bossy with Dogs
  • Female
  • Small
  • Breed: Manchester Terrier mix
  • DOB: ~6/2013
dog dog

Hi I am Jackee! I am a little girl that is so cute. I love to sit on the back of your couch and look out the windows. I bark at thunder, and birds, and anything else I can see. I am house trained and like other dogs, but like it by myself too.

I can get a little scared in new situations, but I warm up quickly. I like to play with you and with toys. I am just a little cutie, come and see!

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Female
  • Small
  • Breed: Beagle/Jack Russell mix
  • DOB: ~7/2011
dog dog

Hi I am MommaMia! I was rescued when I was pregnant by AARF. I gave birth to my babies under my foster mom's watchful eyes. The daddy of my pups must have been bigger than me cause my puppies are almost as big as me.

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

  • Small
  • Breed: Terrier Mix
  • Adult
dog dog

Hi I am Bill.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Older Children Preferred
  • Male
  • DOB: 5/21/2010
  • Breed:Skye Terrier Mix
  • Size: Small
dog dog

Hi I am Motsey.

I am a 4-5 year old terrier mix. I am very sweet and love to be held. I do chase cat but that is natural for me.

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

  • Female
  • Small
  • Breed: Terrier mix
  • DOB: ~2009
dog dog

Hi, my name is Buster Brown. I am a beagle in every sense of the word. I love it outside and I love to bark. I run up and down the fence and bark at anything I see. I am a funny boy. I play with one of the other fosters and the two of us have more fun dragging things out of our foster momís house. We have taken rugs, remote controls and towels out of the house and play with them outside. Our foster mom just brings things back in and tells us not to do it again.

I am a shy boy. I am still getting use to the human touch. I was left outside in a pen with other beagles. So I have to really learn to trust humans. 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
  • Male
  • Breed: Beagle Mix
  • DOB: ~5/2011
  • Size: Small/Medium
dog dog

Hi, my name is Lacy . I am a mix breed. I have the face of a German Shepherd and the body of a small dog. I am a pretty girl. I love my foster home and love playing with all the dogs there. I used to be so scared of everything, but I'm learning to be not so scared. I still like to alert you of things going on in the neighborhood though!

I am house trained and know how to use a doggy door. I love riding in a car and will turn around in circles when I am excited. I can be timid around men but when I know I can trust them, I am fine. I sleep with my foster mom and her dogs, but will sleep by myself too. I learn rules very quickly.

Come check me out - I know you will like me and think that I am a great girl.

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

  • Dog Friendly
  • People Friendly
  • ~Beagle (heinz 57) Mix
  • Female
  • DOB: ~8/2011
  • Size: Small (< 20 pounds)

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Hi I am Polly!I am a sweet, very active puppy. I love other dogs. I play with the other fosters at the house and we have a great time. I love to bark and talk to who ever will listen.

I am working on house training and getting better every day. I am going to be a beautiful dog when I get big. I have pretty markings and ears. I can bring a lot of joy to your life if you give me a forever home.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Child, and Dog Friendly
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Breed: Beagle Mix
  • DOB: ~1/2014
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Hi I am Riley! I am a smart, tiny young girl. I was rescued from a local pound.

I love my new foster. I play with the other dogs. I enjoy exploring the yoard and then I cuddle up inside at night. I act like a grasshopper when I play and I adore all toys. I am learning to walk well on a leash and I am good with kids, cats and dogs.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Child, Cat and Dog Friendly
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Breed:Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) Mix
  • Baby
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Hi we are MommaMia pups! Mom only weighs 18lbs, but dad didn't stay around for us to know what he was. But we appear to be lab/dalmatian/terrier mixes!! HEEHEE what a combination!! That does not matter. The one thing our foster mom knows is that we are very cute. We were born at her house and she has watched us grow and grow.

We have been around other dogs, cats and children and have been well socialized! We have all been spayed and neutered, have had our first shots and wormings.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Child, Cat and Dog Friendly
  • Males/Female
  • Medium
  • Breed:Terrier/Lab Mix
  • Baby
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Hi I am Blue! I am soo happy since AARF rescued me from the pound, but I am not sure how I ended up there in the first place. My foster mommy tells me that I a good boy and I love everyone that I get to meet! I love to go on walks everyday to get my energy out! I have met a few k9 friends and love to run and howl with them! My foster family has been teaching me new words like "sit", "stay," "come", "down", and walk "with me" I am not sure what all of those words mean sometimes but I sure do like to get a treat when I get one right!

I do know to go to the bathroom outside and I sleep in a crate right now, sometimes I get lucky to nap with my foster family on the sofa!

I would prefer to not have any cats in the house, only because I like to chase them and think they can wrestle with me. That gets me into trouble and I only want to make you happy! I can't wait to meet my forever family to play with everyday, and I hope they have a k9 friend for me to play with!

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

  • 6' Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Large
  • Prefer home without cats
  • Older Children
  • Breed:~Blue Tick Hound Mix
  • DOB: 12/2013
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Hi, my name is Penny and here is what my foster family has to say about me:

This sweet girl came to us from a rural shelter and was very scared at first, but is also very sweet and is beginning to come out of her shell. Penny loves to be close by, and especially likes to snuggle up with anyone reading a book.

Sheís gentle and generous with her soft kisses, and seems to especially love children, though she still cowers a little at loud noises. She seems slightly curious about cats, but without any desire to chase them, and she has quickly learned that when a certain cat sits in the doorway, you stop as quickly as possible and avoid eye contact.

When she spots other dogs, this sweet girl goes from frightened to overjoyed. She wags her tail and play bows and seeks comfort by standing near or, if they are tall enough, under them. She plays beautifully, with great joyful abandon. Penny takes her cues from her canine foster brother and does everything he does. Through him, she has learned all about going up and downstairs, getting love from people, and avoiding eye contact with the dangerous cat.

Penny is already doing very well with potty-training and is sleeping in her crate with only an occasional little whine. She would love a home with people who will be patient with her as she learns to trust her new, safe life, and she would do best in a home with another companion dog. Her foster family loves her dearly and thinks she is so quick to learn and incredibly sweet!

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

  • Fenced Yard needed
  • Doggie playmate preferred
  • Female
  • DOB: ~ 4/2013
  • Breed:Lab Mix
  • Size: Large
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Hi, I'm Dexter and I'm incredibly affectionate and bond VERY quickly. I love to be with people and I'd be a wonderful companion for older kids or adults. I want to be by your side or in your lap. I love other dogs too. I'm very playful and not afraid to run with the big dogs! I love toys and I'll play fetch, actually putting the toy in your hand so you can throw it again. I am a big ham. I am full of energy and love. I will truly stay by my person's side. I would follow you to the middle of nowhere if you went- and I even lay at your feet no matter where you are.

I was diagnosed with Fanconi Syndrome almost 2 years ago. It basically means that the tubes going into my kidneys have malfunctioned and leak out vital nutrients. So I have to stay on a bunch of supplements to make up for the loss. I also need to drink a lot, so I have to go outside a lot. A doggy door would be the best answer for me. I should live a normal, happy, healthy life though. I promise that for the extra trouble I cause, I will make it up to you by making you laugh with all of my silly antics.

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

  • Dog Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Male
  • Size: Small
  • Breed: Cocker Spaniel Mix
  • DOB: ~1/2010
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Hi, my name is Heather.

Heather is a medium sized 2-3 year old boxer/pitbull mix. She is one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. Heather was rescued from a rural shelter in January where she was a volunteer favorite and is currently living at a boarding kennel until she finds her forever home or a foster.

Heather is very social with adults, children and other dogs, but we think she is too energetic for homes with toddlers, cats or tiny dogs. Heather is house trained, good in her crate, very polite on walks, and absolutely LOVES car rides. She has also learned how to sit and she comes when called (we are still working on the stay part).

Heather is playful and she absolutely loves her toys, especially kong balls with honey and peanut butter! Her favorite pastime, however, is being a couch potato, getting belly rubs and lounging around in the grass. Heather is a very, very sweet girl who wants to please and make her owners happy. She wants nothing more than to find her forever home. quinnka791@gmail.com

If you are interested in adopting or fostering Heather, please email quinnka791@gmail.com Subject : Heather

  • Breed: Boxer/Pit Bull Mix
  • Female
  • Size: Large
  • DOB: ~2012
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Hi, my name is Choc.

Choc is a female pit bull, about 6-7 years old. She is spayed. She is a very friendly and loving dog. Lives with cats and small children, kids of all ages, since newborn. Owners can no longer take care of her because of health issues.

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

  • Cat and Child Friendly
  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Female
  • Size: Large
  • DOB: ~2008
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Reintroducing Jocko!

He had a really rough past as his previous "owners" kept him chained with a padlock around his collar and starved him. He was confiscated and spent 6 months in a shelter due to cruelty case against the owners. Jocko made it out of the shelter, is now with Va paws for pits, has gained some much needed weight, but he's currently in a boarding kennel. Though he's getting lots of love and he loves playing with all the other dogs there.

He deserves a home of his own. Awesome with other dogs, He would do best in a home with older children and no cats just because he tends to get a bit over excited over food, no food aggression at all but he will jump up. They're working with him there and he is a quick learner so his "jumping up manners" are improving. Please fill out an app at virginia paws for pits if interested to foster or adopt Jocko.

You can email Leigha (one of the volunteers who's been helping with jocko) if you have any questions or would like to meet him email jadie68@hotmail.com Subject : Jocko

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Hello, my name is Toby . I had a really rough start in life, because my former owners just left me chained in their backyard when they moved, and I was very sad and hungry until a nice lady found me. Now I'm doing very well in my foster home.

I'm energetic and very human-friendly, and I LOVE to play in the water... I actually enjoy taking a bath!! My foster family is working hard on socializing me with other dogs, but right now I would really do best as an only dog.

I'm already housebroken and crate-trained, and I enjoy any kind of attention from people. My tail is always wagging..!! I love having my own blanket and my own toys, and I'm also making progress with learning how to walk on a leash.

If you would like to know more about me, please contact MissKurly@hotmail.com

  • LAB/PIT BULL MIX
  • AGE: YOUNG (DOB AUGUST 2008)
  • HOUSEBROKEN
  • CRATE-TRAINED
  • FENCED YARD NEEDED
  • OLDER CHILDREN ONLY
  • NEEDS TO BE AN ONLY DOG

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