AARF Dogs to Adopt


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Adoption Area: Richmond and touching counties

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Reggi is ready to be your most loyal best friend. An adult male, neutered corgi mix with a clean bill of health from the vet save losing about 5lbs. He could play all day with his squeaky toys and fetches but is also a great couch potato during play breaks.

He walks very well on the leash but Reggi does display the classic "little dog complex" when there's someone at the door, or passing dogs or cars on walks but had a very successful play date with other dogs off leash in a big yard. In his foster home, he's been living with two shy cats that are not really giving him the time of day but he hasn't shown any aggression towards them.

Reggi does seem to attach to people very quickly and wants to be wherever you are! He had trouble settling when crated while his foster mom was at work so she decided give him a little more roaming room in the spare bedroom and he's shown no tendency to chew anything he shouldn't and is fully housebroken. His foster mom thinks he would do well in many different environments as long as he has lots of attention and love from his people!

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

  • Fence Yard Needed
  • No kids
  • Ok with Cats
  • Chihuahua/Corgi Mix
  • Male
  • DOB ~2014
  • Size: medium
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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
dog dog

Hi I am Penny! **Penny is looking for a foster home. He is currently going through heartworm treatment and doing really well. He will need to continue to be kept calm and quiet for the next couple of months. Aarf pays for all of his medical costs.

Penny is an 11-year-old Chow chow - Coonhound mix. He has a medium-length coat and a bushy tail. Penny is docile but affectionate and trusting. He enjoys spending his days curled up in his bed on the sunporch and loves to take long walks. Heís always eager for a neck rub. Heís never met a human or animal he didnít like.

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

  • Dog Friendly
  • Foster Home Needed
  • Chow chow - Coonhound mix
  • Male
  • Adult (11 years old)
  • Size: Medium
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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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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 Gunner. I am a wild child that will need a lot of training. Having said that, I have come a long way since arriving at my foster home. I was an owner surrender at a local pound so my foster home doesn't know a lot about my begining life as a small puppy but I sure didn't have much exposure to a house.

I need someone really to train me and take me to doggie classes. I love playing with my foster dogs and love,love, love to fetch any type of balls. My foster dad is walking me now and I am doing better and better.

I can be pretty rough on stuff animals. I am getting used to the cats - I'm not aggressive towards them but very curious and I am still very much a puppy even at my size. I am definitely still clumsy so I would not be very good right now around kids.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Lab Mix
  • Male
  • DOB ~2/2017
  • Size: Large
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Hi I am Storm , but don't let my name fool you. I'm a big softy. I'm a mix, but with what...who knows! Staffordshire Terrier maybe? My foster mommy likes to kiss my big head.

I get along with my foster brother and sisters. Sometimes they snap at me because I can play a little rough. I back away. I'm about 1 year old, so I get a little carried away. I'm very playful and need someone with patience to continue to work on training with me.

As far as cats...I'm afraid of them! One hissed at me and I refused to walk passed it. How rude! It can sometimes take me time to warm up to new people, but as soon as I do...I love them! So if you would like to find out more about me or meet me, please contact AARF!

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Cat Exposure
  • Older Kids
  • American Staffordshire Terrier mix
  • Male
  • DOB: 10/2016
  • Size: Large
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Hi I am Charlie (Adoption pending)! Have you been thinking to yourself ďI would just love a dog with energy, one that I could train to run with me, and one that would play with the kids and sometimes just play by himself.Ē Well, Charlie is your dog; sweetest boy you can imagine. He wags his tail almost constantly!

Charlie is a one year old, probably Pointer who loves all people and dogs. Weíre told he even likes cats! He loves the dog park, loves to run, and is equally comfortable snuggling on the couch. Charlie is a quick learner and likes to watch TV (animal shows). He is house broken, but still a puppy and needs to be let out first thing in the morning and often. He goes to the back door when he needs to go out, and could be trained to ring a bell. Heís crate trained, sits and waits for his meals, and his walk, and is learning other manners. Itís hysterical to watch Charlie play with a squeaky toy. He can make any of them squeak. He tosses it into the air, chases it, pounces on it, whatever it takes to conquer the squeaky toy!

Charlie is very happy at his foster home with his foster brother, but he would be thrilled to have a forever home. Will you be his forever family?

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

  • Secure Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Cat Friendly
  • Pointer Mix
  • Male
  • DOB: 10/2016
  • 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@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, my name is Nellie (Adoption pending) I am a very loving, high-energy 6 month old hound puppy. My favorite activities include chasing my foster brother around the yard, taking long walks with my foster brother, and curling up next to my foster mom for endless pets and love.

I am enthusiastic, eager to please, enjoy learning and will do great with some basic training. I would do best in a mature home as I am spirited around young children.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Older kids
  • Hound Mix
  • Female
  • DOB ~6/2017
  • Size: Large
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Hi I am Roo! I'm a 7 year old Jack Russell. I have a lot of energy and love to play Tug of War with my blankets.

A good rope would be great too! I love to run around my fenced yard, so I would really love a fenced in yard to run and play in.

I know commands too! I am very smart...place, come, and heal are my specialties. After a lot of playing I love to cuddle. I live with a cat, but I prefer not too. I'm crate trained too. I am in good health but sometimes my leg cramps up, but my mommy massages it and it goes away.

I need a home without children. They make me nervous and I get upset. I'm really nice, but I need a quiet place. Would you like to meet me? If so please contact aarfva@hotmail.com.

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

  • Home without children
  • Male
  • Small
  • Breed: Jack Russell
  • DOB: ~2009
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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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