AARF Dogs to Adopt


Buddy - Dog of Month

May Upcoming Events

Adoption Fee: $150

Adoption Area: Richmond and touching counties

Dog's Last Will and Testament

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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
  • Foster Home needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Breed: ~Hound
  • Size: Large
  • DOB: ~2010
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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

 

 

 

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 Rascal.

I am a 1 year old, dog and people friendly male. I listen well and I am very affectionate and happy

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

 

  • Fenced in Yard Needed
  • People and Dog Friendly
  • Older Children
  • Male
  • Medium
  • DOB: ~3/2013
  • Breed: ~Doberman/Hound
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Hi I am Tanner. I am a sweet, beautiful beagle. I am neutered and in very good health. I was previously used to help students on their way to becoming veterinarians. I was never allowed to be a dog so I am nervous in new situations. I am now looking for a home that will help me come out of my shell. I am very treat motivated, so it doesn't take long. But this is the first time I am living in a home.

I love to play with other dogs. We run around in the yard at my foster home and sometimes even play on the bed. I love people too. They have been so nice to me. I am extremely quiet, hardly ever bark.

Come see and meet me. I bet you will think I am the prettiest thing!

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

  • Fenced in Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Older Children
  • Male
  • Medium
  • DOB: ~3/2013
  • Breed: Beagle
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Hi I am Pasha. I am a pretty beagle mix who was used to help students on their way to becoming veterinarians. I was very patient but I never got to be a dog. I'd like to find a home that is patient and will help me come out of my shell. This is the first time I am living in a home.

I am a shy boy. I love my buddy, Tanner. We have been together for a while. I LOVE the outside and want to play and stay out. I am house trained.

I want to be petted but right now it has to be when I want it. Don't force me to like you. I want to feel secure in doing so. I am a skinny boy. I sort of like my look but I also like to eat. I don't think I will have a good figure long if you let me eat has much as I want to!

I have a little bark that I use when I see something exciting. I learned to use a doggy door by watching Tanner, my buddy. I learn quickly and I am watching things all the time. I am a good boy, come see me and see what you think.

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

  • Fenced in Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Small/Medium
  • DOB: ~3/2012
  • Breed: Beagle Mix
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Hi I am Buddy Best. 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 Champ. My foster home is just getting to know me. I do need some training but seem to have a sweet personality and traits of a best friend. I greet everyone with a wagging tail and an affectionate look.

I just meet my foster brother, Titan (who just got adopted), and I get along fine with him. I was surrendered by an elderly woman who rescued me last year. She said that I was very sweet with her grandchildren. My foster family has cats so they will gradually let me near them (can't be too cautious).

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

  • Fenced in Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Large (~68 lbs)
  • DOB: ~2012
  • Breed: ~Lab/Shepherd
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Hiya! My name is Roland. People have been playing the guessing game and trying to figure out what the heck I am made of, hound? Terrier? Patterdale? Sounds like everyone agrees on one thing though, I am an adorable mishmash of cuteness and all puppy!

The vet thinks I'm about a year old, and boy do I feel like a young 'un. I love to play, run around, and explore. My foster mom is teaching me some basic manners, and sometimes I pretend I don't know what she's saying, but usually I humor her and do what she asks.

I'm almost completely house broken, except for the occasional accident, but I'm trying really hard to be good. I get along with other dogs and have had visits to the dog park and had a blast. I'm really curious about my cat brother and sisters, but they don't seem to like me too much. I wish they knew I don't want to hurt them, I just want to have fun!

Right now I weigh approximately 35 pounds, since I'm about a year old I will probably fill out a touch but it seems that I will remain a petit little guy. My foster mom found me in her neighborhood with a leg injury dodging traffic, and I'm so glad she rescued me. It is nice to be in a warm home where people take care of me. Really though, I'd love to have a forever home. I'm pretty sweet and cuddly (and handsome too), and just want to be with humans as much as possible.

I'd love to have a family that likes to go for runs, or take me to the dog park, and play fetch in a back yard. Boy, would that be a dream come true! I hope you will consider making me a new addition. I promise I'll love you as much as you love me.

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

  • Foster Home Needed
  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Cat Friendly
  • Male
  • DOB: ~1/2013
  • Medium
  • Breed: ~Hound, terrier ???
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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 my name is Bud. I love people but I'm super curious and just a TAD ornery with dogs. :) I can certainly learn to be less curious after training.

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

  • Fenced Yard needed
  • Foster Home needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • OK with Cats
  • Male
  • Dogs: Get along with some
  • DOB: ~8/2012
  • Breed: Pit Bull Mix
  • Size: Medium
dogTucker dogPrincess dogMargie

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
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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, my name is Trixie (Adoption Pending) and I am the sweetest and gentle girl who loves all dogs, big and small. I am great with children too. I am housebroken and I know commands

I am calm in the house but playful and fun loving.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@gmail.com Subject : Trixie

  • Fenced Yard needed
  • Cat Friendly
  • Dog Friendly (Prefer Doggie Playmate)
  • Female
  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
  • 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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Hello, my name is Sonny. I am a 4 year old doxie/maltese mix. I love my crate. I love to be loved on and I so well with other dots, cats and children.

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

  • Only adopt in the Richmond Area
  • Doxie Experience Preferred
  • Children over 13
  • Cat and Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Breed: Westie mix
  • DOB: ~2009
  • Small
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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
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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 Roo. I am a super sweet little girl who loves everyone. I especially like to play with my big sister Uma. I am looking for a home with a fenced yard.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Breed:~Pit Bull Mix
  • DOB: ~1/2014
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dogKing dogPrincessAnne

Hi we are Bishop, Duke, King and Princess Anne. We were born on Christmas Eve, 2013.

We are almost crate trained and are running out the door to go potty as soon as our foster mom lets us out! We are very social and love to get lots of love and attention. We are fine with other dogs, cats and children! We love to play in the water bowl and can't wait for the weather to warm up enough for us to go swimming in the kiddie pool!

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

  • Fenced in Yard Needed
  • Child, Dog and Cat Friendly
  • Males/Female
  • Medium
  • DOB: 12/24/2013
  • Breed: ~Black Lab Mixes
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Hi we are Pablo and Petey. My foster home is just getting to know us. We are cute puppies that were just rescued. We will be neutered soon and seem to be very sweet. My foster home is trying to figure out what we are - we have very soft fur.

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

  • Fenced in Yard Needed
  • Males
  • Large
  • DOB: ~10/2013
  • Breed: ~American Bull Dog
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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 like to counter surf. If there is something on the table or counter I can get and take outside, I will steal it in a minute. If I can eat it, I will try that too.

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, 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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My name is Scooter.

Scooter is a special needs boy, that is paralyzed from the waist down. But that doesn't slow him down! He flies around the house on his front legs with his back legs flying behind him!! He has a wheel chair that AARF purchased but he is afraid of it and tries to run out of it.

He has no control of his kidneys and bowel so he needs to wear diapers. He is a very sweet and loving boy!! He loves other dogs and cats. He is great with children too.

For more information, contact AARF at fortheloveofpups@aol.com Subject : Scooter

  • Child, Cat, Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • DOB: ~2010
  • Breeds: Dashund
  • Size: Small
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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

  • Foster Home Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Male
  • Size: Small
  • Breed: Cocker Spaniel Mix
  • DOB: ~1/2010
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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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Hi, my name is Duchess. and I am best friends with Zeus. We get along, great with each other, but not with other dogs, because I try to protect Zeus and he tries to protect me!!

We love to play ball, know some commands and are fine with people and children!

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

  • Child Friendly
  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Female
  • Size: Large
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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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