AARF Dogs to Adopt


Dog of the Month - Zoe

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Dog Stand Hours: 12 - 3 PM

Petsmart - 5515 W Broad Street

Adoption Fee: $186

Adoption Area: Richmond and touching counties

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Hello I am Dixie. Dixie loves to run and play, especially with other dogs. She has a moderate energy level. She loves to run in the yard and play, but is very calm and laid back in the house. She can be a little timid with strangers, but is very gentle and loving.

She is very well disciplined and smart, but needs work on command training. She is looking for someone to give her love and affection and she has plenty to return. Needs a fenced yard.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Child and CAT Friendly
  • Female
  • Adult
  • Size: Large
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Hi, my name is Bodhi. Bodhi is a sweet, affectionate dog who loves kids and dogs. This playful 5 year old boy is looking for a home where he can run and play. He is housetrained but hates the crate.

He is fine left alone in the house as long as you don't have yummy food on the counter. Bodhi currently lives with 3 small kids whom he adores. He would love to find a home with another dog. He can jump fences (usually to seek companionship), so he prefers a tall fence, an invisible fence, or even no fence.

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

  • Dog and Child Friendly(Doggie Playmate Preferred)
  • Male
  • Breed: ~Shephard Mix
  • Size: Large
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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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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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My name is Zoe and here is my Curriculum Vitae for consideration by my foster family.

Age: 1 1/2

Background: I was a scrawny newborn puppy and brought to the pound with my mother and left there. I was kind of sickly with mange. The day AARF came to pick me up, my former owners said they wanted me back. At 5 weeks, AARF won and my foster family took me in. With careful monitoring by AARF and the vet, I am in excellent health.

Education: I taught my foster family many things. I loved everyone and everything to the point I became an obnoxious brat. I passed puppy socialization at 2 Speak Dog. My fosters didn't understand what play was-l am spirited and fast and boxy but it's different from fighting. I need to be monitored around other dogs but I am much calmer as Iíve grown older. My best friend is a Great Dane named Stella. Some timid dogs may call me a pest but they don't understand. Cats may not understand me either.

Passions: I love, love, love toys and peanut butter. I can only handle indestructible Kong type toys. I also love my crate. lt is my safe haven and when l get too rambunctious. My foster tells me to go to the crate. lt is a special place for me to deep breathe and relax. I am content there.

Outdoors: I love walks, runs, the car, and fresh air but l am not an outdoor dog. I only want to be outside when you are with me. I am completely housebroken and love to travel. ln fact, l just came back from a driving trip to KY. lt was fun and I had no problems. I am not allowed to go off leash. When I am on a leash, it is with a gentle leader. I have been conditioned to not object to wearing it but it itches my muzzle and I slither like a snake. Without it, I pull like a workhorse. I think I am helping like pulling a wagon for the grandchildren.

References: Furnished upon request.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Kids OK
  • Mix breed
  • Female
  • DOB: 2/2017
  • Size: medium
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Hi, my name is Kylo (Asdoption Pending)

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 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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dogNami(Adoption Pending)

Hi we AARF Puppies. We are a mixed breed who will be medium/large.

Hi, my name is Nami. I am a mixed breed of sorts, still waiting on the DNA test to figure out what exactly. Iím 16 weeks old, house- and crate-trained. Iím independent and like to be the one leading the way. I play hard until the last second and then collapse into bed or next to my foster parents. I love meeting new people and going new placesóexploring is one of my favorite things to do. If you are looking for a hiking, running or exploring partner, I am the one for you. I canít wait to meet you so we can make our own path!

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog/Child Friendly
  • Mixed
  • Puppies
  • Size: Medium/Large
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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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