AARF Dogs to Adopt


Dog of the Month - AJ

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Dog Stand Hours: 12 PM - 3 PM

Petsmart - 5515 W Broad Street

Adoption Fee: $186

Adoption Area: Richmond and touching counties

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Hello folks, my name is AJ

AJ acts as if he has a gruff exterior; kind of like the old man yelling at kids to 'get off my lawn'! But in reality, AJ is a big mush.

He loves being with you, going on walks or car rides, meeting new people, watching the world go by (occasionally voicing his opinion). And at the end of the day, he will crawl in bed with you, snuggling under the covers.

AJ is 7 years old and is currently looking for a foster or forever home in the Richmond, VA area. Kids are okay.

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

  • Child Friendly
  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Foster Home Needed
  • ~Hound
  • Male
  • DOB: ~2009
  • Size: Medium/Large
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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, 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

 

 

 

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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

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Hi, my name is Harley

If someone would just come up and say they want a great dog- regardless of color, breed or size- we'd volunteer Harley for the job! Harley is a compact 50 pound, 2 year old Pit Bull. He's playful and fun with other dogs, respectful of children and we believe may even be good with cats.

He loves to snuggle on the couch when it's nighttime and sleeps quietly in his crate. One thing Harley needs is lots of toys- did we mention he's lots of fun? Balls may be his favorite, but a nice bone to chew on would be nice too.

Harley has a past but it's only made him grateful for his new life. He came in as a stray to a very rural shelter. He sat in a cage for 8 long months (4.5 years to a dog!) and kept getting passed up for puppies, fluffy dogs and people who judged him. Finally- a volunteer had enough and brought him to a vet to get him neutered, hoping it'd help him relax in the noisy shelter. The night before his surgery the volunteer was so surprised how well he fit in a home-with her other dog, toddler and the fact he was housebroken - she couldn't take him back.

Now he just needs a wonderful family to makeup for his lost time by walking him, playing ball and cuddling with him. He'd love a home with another dog, but it's not a requirement.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Child Friendly
  • Pit Bull
  • Pit Bull
  • Male
  • Young
  • Size: Medium
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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, my name is Ace (Adoption Pending) and I am a "Fantastic Beast" Look into my eyes! I'm the type of guy who gets along with everyone and everything. Cats? Eh...whatever. I think it depends on the cat.

I love to be around my people, but I get along great with other dogs. I can play a little "ruff" (ha! get it?), but I'm still just a baby after all. I have a lot of energy so I must have a fenced in yard. I love to go outside and run around. I am constantly asking my foster parents to go out...I love this weather! Don't you?! I do have the coat for it you know?

When Spring comes around, I will shed A LOT. I like to be groomed often. I am a majestic dude that needs a lot of care and attention! Yes, I am pure bred, and need someone who understands my breed.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Siberian Husky
  • Male
  • DOB: 4/2016
  • Size: Large
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Hi, my name is Milo

Milo is such a handsome unique fella. He is a sweet boy that loves to give hugs and try to be right in your lap despite his size. He is always super excited to see you when you get home and acts just like a puppy when he sees you.

Milo does great playing with other dogs but should not live with cats or other small animals as he wants to chase them.

Milo knows how to sit and take treats nicely. Its evident he went some time without food, so he is very food driven. Feeding him often helped build trust and comfort with him. However any food left out is fair game!

Milo loves walks and gets excited when you pull out the leash. Milo is looking for someone's couch to curl up on and a lap to lay his head on. Could that be yours!? Please contact us about this handsome fella.

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

  • Dog Friendly
  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • No Cats
  • Mixed Breed
  • Male
  • DOB: 1/2015
  • Size: Medium/Large
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Hi, I'm Aurora (Adoption Pending). Aurora is a German Shepherd Mix, 45lb. We think sheís about a year old. This little girl is lively, spirited, affectionate, and athletic. She loves to jog but sheíll also curl up beside you.

She was scared and anxious when she first came to us, but in foster care she has learned how to be a puppy again. She still a little nervous with unfamiliar dogs. Sheís working on crate training and how to walk on a leash, and basic training.

Aurora is good with cats, children, and most other dogs.

aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Aurora.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Child, Cat and Dog Friendly
  • Female
  • Large
  • ~Shephard Mix
  • DOB: Jan,2016
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Hi, I'm Jack I'm an 8-month mix and I would love to have a family of my own! I was found as a stray and someone must have been pretty mean to me because I am really nervous around new people; but once I warm up, get ready for lots of hugs and kisses! I am still learning my manners so I probably wouldn't do well in a house with little kids; I would be so happy to see them I might knock them over!

My foster family says I am super smart; in just a week with them I'm almost house-trained, crate-trained, and leash-trained! I love to snuggle up next to you on the couch. I am fine with other dogs. I do warm up more quickly to women, but if you are patient, I will learn to love you no matter who you are.

I would do best in a house that can handle my energy and is willing to keep training me out of my puppy habits. If you give me some time to warm up to you, I will love you forever!

aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Jack2.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Older Children
  • Male
  • Large
  • Mixed Breed
  • DOB: May,2016
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Hi, my name is Molly. I love to play with toys, especially when they are round. I can be pretty destructive with the toys, even Kongs. But that's ok because I leave your stuff alone.

I am very loving to my new foster family after being rescued from the pound (9/30/16). I do have a loud, deep bark when I am playing with other dogs. I am learning to walk on a leash around the neighborhood. I love to run and am pretty fast but turning on a dime is not something I'm good at, so if you're in the way, prepare to be bowled over!

I am super sweet and love to lean up against you or get belly rubs. And meeting new people is one of my favorite things to do. I would love to find a home with a large fenced yard.

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

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Cat Exposure
  • Female
  • Large
  • ~Lab/Hound
  • DOB: ~9/2015
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Hi, my name is Ebony , a very goofy young pup. I love to play and can entertain myself for a long time. I love my foster home and mom. I sit beside her and lay my head on her shoulder and look at her with my big brown eyes.

I am working on house training and leash walking. Since I use to live outside all the time, it is taking a while to get use to what you can and canít do in a house. But I am working hard on learning.

I am very smart and catch on quickly to things. I do have puppy ways but am growing up more and more.

Come see me and let me melt your heart..

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly (prefers doggie playmate)
  • Female
  • Medium/Large
  • Mix of German Short Hair Pointer and Beagle
  • DOB: 9/11/15
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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'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 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 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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