AARF Dogs to Adopt


Dog of the Month - Bella

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Dog Stand Hours: 11 AM - 2 PM

Petsmart - 5515 W Broad Street

Adoption Fee: $186

Adoption Area: Richmond and touching counties

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Hey everybody! My name is Sunny and Iím an incredibly sweet 3 year-old hound mix. I was recently dropped off at the shelter, so Aarf does not know exactly who my previous owners were.

I am a very laid back dog who loves to cuddle and follow my foster dad around. I get along great with my foster dog brother, and we like to take walks together. Taking walks is a piece of cake for me and you could even let me off leash if you want. Iíll stay right by your side.

I am completely house-trained and do ok in or out of a crate. Itís up to you! I love treats and will sit and shake if you ask me. To sum me up: Iím a kind soul and wonderful companion!

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

  • Dog Friendly
  • Hound Mix
  • Female
  • DOB ~2016
  • Size: Large
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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

  • Lab Mix
  • Female
  • DOB ~2010
  • Size: Large
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Hi I am Sadie! I am a happy big girl. I love to go on walks but I am very strong and walk best on a no pull harness. I was given up because my family had a baby and left me outside all the time.

I am very loyal and would do great as an only dog. I get along with other dogs but can be a little bossy at first but dogs end up loving me.

I am a big girl but have lost 10 pounds since I was rescued. My worst habit is that I am always looking for food so you have to be careful and not leave it in my reach (kind of like my foster mom :))

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

  • Cat and Dog Friendly
  • Fenced Yard Preferred
  • Lab
  • Female
  • Adult (5 years old)
  • Size: Large
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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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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 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 Magic When you meet me, magically I will melt your heart!

I'm a 3 year old mix breed with some hound in me so I love to sniff out things. I love everyone I meet including kids and other dogs. My cat friend doesn't much like me, so I just ignore him. I know he'll get use to me.

I LOVE to go for car rides, walks and just being near my family. I don't bark unless someone rings the doorbell and I don't shed. Also, I love to learn commands and earn treats! If you bring me home, I promise I will love you just as much as you'll love me!

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • DOG, KID and CAT Friendly
  • Mixed Breed
  • Female
  • DOB: ~2014
  • Size: Large
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"Hello!" My name is Holly! AARF found me at the local shelter. I was so skinny my entire rib cage was standing out. I was so scared I couldnít walk on a leash Ė Iíd just freeze with my head all the way down.

I have now had all my vet care and am a lot better on a leash! I still need a little encouragement to get into a car but once Iím in a car, I ride very well! My foster Mom says I am a very quiet, sweet and affectionate dog! I love to cuddle and be right next to my person! The groomer even says Iím a very good dog! I donít jump on people and I am pretty calm and laid back.I like my foster brother and foster sister. I like to play. We all sleep together in a pile sometimes. I am not quite a year old yet so my foster home had to be ďHolly-proofedĒ because I chew things sometimes (shoes and books Ė oops!). I might have also a had a toilet paper extravaganza with my foster siblings when some rolls were left within our reach! We decorated the living room to surprise my Foster Mom when she got home!

Most of the time though, I am fine at home, chewing on things I am allowed to have. I think all toys in the world that squeak belong to me. I am good in a crate and I go right in on my own. I am house-trained! My foster Mom even left some pee pads and I still waited until she came home from work to let me out. I am shy and hang back when new people come over but I stand there wagging my tail and when I feel brave enough, I meet them and get a lot of petting! Several neighborhood kids came over and sat on the front porch showering me with attention! I love kids!! I might be a little too interested in cats to be safe around them, though - the neighbor has lots of cats and I bay at them when I see them.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Older Kids
  • Dog Friendly
  • Hound Mix
  • Female
  • DOB: 8/2016
  • Size: Large
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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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"Hello!" My name is Dottie! You're wondering why the sign language picture? Well, I'm deaf and my foster parents are working on sign language commands with me. I've learned "sit" and "off" so far! I'm very smart, but my foster mommy says I'm the best doggy to nap with.

I'm the snuggliest! I love a good nap! She says I can be a little lazy. Whatever! I earned my right to relax! I'm a good girl who has learned to go potty outside, and I'm ok in the the crate. I get upset at night. I do not like the dark alone. I would prefer to have another doggy playmate or someone to help me acclimate to my new home.

I get along with everyone. I'm very friendly and love to give kisses whether you like it or not! My foster parents can teach you how to work with me. I'm an easy going pup with a ton of love. Do you have enough love for me?

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

  • Deaf
  • Doggie Playmate Preferred
  • Dog and Child Friendly
  • Pit Bull Mix
  • Female
  • Young
  • 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 : Harley

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Child Friendly
  • 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, 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 Chet I am a 40 lb, 4 month old lab mix.

I am going to be a big boy, but I'm very laid back. I would do well in a home with someone who could help build my confidence, as I rely on my sister's to help boost my confidence and let me know that things are not scary.

I love everyone, and think everyone I meet is going to be my new best friend. One of my favorite things to do is snuggle on the sofa, and I will always be by your side. House and crate trained I'm quite the catch!

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • DOG, KID and CAT Friendly
  • Lab Mix
  • Male
  • DOB: 4/2017
  • Size: Large
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Hi, my name is Julz I am a 35 lb, 4 month old lab mix.

I am very self assured and ready for what ever is handed to me. You will find me at the head of the pack! Never afraid to let you know when I want something - I can be a little bit of a diva.

I am however always down to snuggle. I love all my brothers, but am not afraid to be alone. I'm a smart cookie and will be a quick learner if you can keep up with me. This does not mean I'm a problem child, but you will need to be a step ahead and I can be a lot of fun to have around. I cant wait to find my forever home!

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • DOG, KID and CAT Friendly
  • Lab Mix
  • Female
  • DOB: 4/2017
  • Size: Large
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Hi, my name is Rozlyn I am a 32 lb, 4 month old lab mix.

I am the runt of my litter but I don't let that hold me back from anything. Always alert and ready for adventure, nothing gets by me!

I get along with everyone, but don't mind doing things on my own. Very attentive, my foster mom thinks I will be a quick learner. If you are looking for a running/walking partner I'm the one for you!

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • DOG, KID and CAT Friendly
  • Lab Mix
  • Female
  • DOB: 4/2017
  • Size: Large
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Hi I am Kaiser! Kaiser is 3 year-old lab mix. He loves other dogs, humans of all ages, and is crate trained. He thinks he is a small dog and will perch on the back of the couch. He also loves warm laundry right out of the dryer and his favorite treat is large carrots.

He is a true loyal lap dog and loves to snuggle on the couch. He is up to date on all vaccinations through Maumelle Animal Clinic in Little Rock AR. He is trained with a training collar to walk with others on hikes. During the day he stays in his crate, unless the weather is between 65-80 outside.

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

  • Dog Friendly
  • Large
  • Breed: Lab mix
  • DOB: ~2014
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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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