AARF Dogs to Adopt


Dog of the Month - Sayler

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Hi, I am Big Angus. I am so sweet and a little shy at first. I am very overweight and my foster home is working on that. I was fed table scraps before - not a good choice for me.

I live with dogs and cats and do very well. My foster home thinks I would be fine with children with my sweet disposition. I am getting more and more active as the days go by and I am losing some weight.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@comcast.net Subject : Big Angus

  • Dog and Cat Friendly
  • Older Children
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Lab Mix
  • DOB: ~2000
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Hi, my name is Angus. Angus is extremely well mannered, very charming, loves people, NEVER barks, walks well on leash and loves meeting new dogs. He is laid back and low maintenance. His bad habits are using you as a chair and hogging the bed at night. He's never lived with another dog but may do ok with a female. Older kids, no cats.

Angus has kidney disease but his values have stabilized. He is on a special diet and takes blood pressure medication. He is otherwise healthy and happy and shows no symptoms. We anticipate he has many more years left.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Older Children and Female Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Medium/Large
  • Breed: ~Lab/Collie Mix
  • DOB: 4/2009
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Hi, my name is Sayler. Do you want a therapy dog??? Here is what my foster mom has to say about me.

Sayler is a 8 yr old hound mix. He weighs 45 lbs. He is a happy-go-lucky, laid back boy who is a joy to have around.

He walks well on a leash and enjoys a couple of strolls a day with his person. He is very affectionate and playful but settles quickly when it is time for a nap. He gets along great with other dogs and children.

His foster Mom thinks he would make a great therapy dog.

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

  • Child and Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Medium/Large
  • Breed: ~Hound Mix
  • DOB: ~2007
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Hello folks, my name is AJ It has been a long hard road of recovery, I am 6 years old. but I am now ready to find a new, loving home. One that will take care of me and treat me like a family member.

I am great with other dogs, kids and cats.I am a snuggly boy who loves to crawl under the covers to sleep at night!! I am learning to play with toys and I am totally house broken and know how to go in and out a doggie door to potty. I do have the hound howl, so apartment life might not be the best situation for me.

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

  • Cat, Child and Dog Friendly
  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Foster Home Needed
  • ~Hound
  • Male
  • DOB: ~2009
  • Size: Medium/Large
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Hello, my name is Dozer.

Dozer is a very sweet boy. He loves to play with and be close to his "parents." He loves going on walks. Unless a cat or another dog is nearby, he almost never pulls on the leash. He also LOVES going for car rides. He is very good on car rides as well.

Dozer also gets along well with most other dogs. He does like to guard... which depending on the situation, can be a good or a bad thing.

He is shy for the first few days until gets to know you, then he is incredibly loving. He becomes very attuned to your moods too. He will try to crawl up into your lap or try to jump into bed with you, though he is pretty good about getting down when you tell him no or off.

He thinks he is a 30lb lap dog! He is very food and treat oriented but not aggressive at all with food. He knows to sit and wait until being told "ok." He also does the same when going on leash for a walk. He does know sit, lay down, off and wait. He prefers a quieter home with no kids.

If you would like more info on this boy, please contact aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Dozer.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Prefers quieter home without children
  • Male
  • Breed: Shepherd Mix
  • DOB: 2/2009
  • Large
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Hi, my name is Jackie .

Jackie, our sweet 10 year old Katrina survivor, is back with Aarf. Her mom had to move into assisted living but she couldn't take Jackie with her. Jackie is extremely sweet and gentle. She gets along with (gentle, nice) dogs and cats.

She loves everyone and is always happy to meet new people. She is laid back but still loves to go on walks. She is looking for a home with a fenced yard, mostly for sunning but occasionally for zoomies.

For more information, please email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Jackie

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Cat Friendly
  • DOB: ~2004
  • Female
  • Breed: Beagle Mix
  • Size: Medium
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Hi I am Blair . I am very smart and very loyal to my owner. I am great in the house - I am very house-trained and I don't chew anything.

I am good with other dogs and great with cats. I love giving kisses, playing wiy other dogs, and snuggling with you (especially in bed :) . I am crate trained and know some basic commands. I come when called, and can sit. I can get very excited, especially when you come home because I've missed you so much, and would do best with experienced dog owners.

I am looking for a confident owner who will be in charge- I actually walk well on my daily walks but probably shouldn't go to a lot of new places! I'm relatively comfortable using a gentle leader, though, which really helped my foster mom with walks. I love people, and am very loyal. I'm protective too- I will always alert you if someone I don't know is at the house.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@comcast.net Subject : Blair

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Cat Friendly
  • Prefer home without children
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed:~Shepherd/Black Lab Mix
  • DOB: ~10/2008
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Hi there my name is Buddy Lee. and my mom and I were saved from a junk yard. I am very smart and a quick learner.

I know several commands and I am quick to let outsiders know someone is in the house. I can be very protective.

To help me , contact aarfva@hotmail.com Subject: Buddy Lee

  • Fenced Yard Preferred
  • DOB: ~4/2005
  • Breed: Retriever Mix
  • Dog Companion Preferred

 

 

 

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

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Hi, I am Monte. I love to play with my foster sister. I love to sometimes howl and bark at her. I am smart and probably will do well in a training class. I am energetic and love to run around in the backyard.

I would do better in a home without young children because I don't like to have my collar pulled too much. I live with cats and although I like to chase them sometimes when they run, I do well with them.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@comcast.net Subject : Monte

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Cat Exposure
  • No young children
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Shepherd Mix
  • DOB: ~4/2015
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Hi I am Lilly (Adoption Pending). I am like the puppy from "Marley and Me". I am lovable, affectionate and into everything.

I am extremely curious. I love to give kisses and sleep curled next to you. FYI, I don't like the crate and cannot be crated.

For more information, contact aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Lilly

  • Another Doggie Playmate Preferred
  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog, Cat, Child Friendly
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Breed: ~Lab/Collie/Terrier Mix
  • DOB: ~3/2015
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Hi I am Bandit and I am part of the litter (Frank, Jesse and Lilly). I like playing with both cats and dogs.

I love everyone and I like being by your side when you are watching TV or sleeping. I do need a fenced yard.

For more information, contact aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Bandit

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog, Cat, Child Friendly
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Breed: ~Lab/Collie/Terrier Mix
  • DOB: ~3/2015
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Hi I am Andy. I am a very active young boy. I love to play and bark with my other foster buddies. We play chase in the back yard and have a ball. I need room to run. I can help dig holes if someone starts it for me.

I have a great appetite and love when it is feeding time. I am house trained but my foster home has a doggy door so it may take me a while to learn a house that does not have a doggy door. But I learn fast so I donít think I will have a problem learning a new home.

I am looking for my forever home. Are you the one for me??

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: Hound Mix
  • DOB: ~2012
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Hi, I 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
  • Dogs - likes most dogs her own size
  • Child Friendly
  • Female
  • DOB: 3/2012
  • Breed: ~ Mastiff/Bloodhound Mix
  • 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! My name is Hermione! I am a 4-5 year old Teacup Yorkie. I weigh 5.6 pounds, but I think I am 60 pounds.

I run and play with my foster sisters. I was used for breeding and when they were done with me, they kept one of my puppies and left me out in the cold. That's ok... I'm having a lot of fun at my foster parents' house!

I'm trying to get the hang of going potty outside, but I keep having accidents. I get a long with everyone, but I can sometimes be a little bossy. I love to play, but I also love to snuggle. If you want some spunk in your life, I'm the one for you!

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

  • Dog Friendly
  • Female
  • Not totally house-trained
  • Small
  • Breed: Teacup Yorkie
  • DOB: ~2010
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Hi! My name is Hiro! I am an eight year old male Japanese Chin Shitzu mix. My birthday was December 26th!

I get along with all animals and children. Unfortunately, my family can no longer keep me because they are moving.

I am a laid back and sweet guy looking for my last forever home. I am up to date on my medical, crate trained and would love to be your best friend!

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

  • Dog, Cat Friendly
  • Male
  • Not totally house-trained
  • Small
  • Breed: Japanese Chin Shitzu Mix
  • DOB: 12/26/2007
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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

  • Foster Home Needed
  • Fenced Yard needed
  • Dog Friendly - needs a doggie playmate.
  • Male
  • Breed: Beagle Mix
  • DOB: ~5/2011
  • Size: Small/Medium
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Hi I am Woodrow . Woody for short. I am a little beagle boy with a great big beagle bark. I love it outside and love to play. I am just coming out of the month rehab period for heartworm treatment. I am doing great and should be heartworm negative in January when I am tested next.

I had bad teeth and they had to take them all out. I have some periodontal disease to my jaw so I have to be very careful not to hit my jaw or mouth on things. It can break my jaw and then I will be in trouble.

I have to be very careful around children and other dogs. So that is why I canít go to a house with children and maybe only one other small dog. (No dog at all would be best)

I am a sweet boy and love to sit beside you and let you love me. I would love to be the only dog, but if necessary, I can share you with another. I am quiet except when I hear something to bark at. I make a good watchdog even if I am a little boy.

I had a buddy with me when we were picked up, Wilson, but he got adopted and now it is my turn.

For more information, contact aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Woodrow

  • No Small Children
  • Male
  • Small
  • Breed: Beagle
  • DOB: ~2010

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Hi, I am Skippy. Skippy is a very energetic 12-14 week old puppy, he loves to play and run for hours. He's pretty close to being fully housetrained already.

He is not excited about his crate and would much rather be out in the thick of things with his foster brothers and sisters. He has discovered there are other furry animals in the house with points on their feet! He got bopped once and now is very respectful of the magic kitty bubble.

He would do great with a very active family as an only dog or with a dog that can deal with this high energy pup. Not sure how he does with young children yet. He's currently 17lbs so he may not end up being a huge dog as an adult.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Small/Medium
  • Breed:Jack Russell Mix
  • DOB: ~9/2015
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Hi! My name is Cooper! Here is the information about me.

Cooper is a dachshund/Chihuahua/beagle mix about 1&1/2 yrs old and weighs less than 10 lbs. Very sweet, playful and loving once he gets to know you but is a bit nervous meeting new people particularly some men.

He does get along with other dogs but has not been around children. He is crate trained, housebroken, loves to play fetch, lick your face and cuddle!

For more information, contact StanandLaurie81@comcast.net Subject : Cooper

  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Small
  • Breed: dachshund/Chihuahua/beagle mix
  • DOB: ~8/2014
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My father's elderly neighbor died, leaving a hound mix and a cat in his home, my father has been caring for the animals for the past several months, but the dog in particular seems very lonely and really needs to find a forever home.

Mickey is a walker hound mix, is current on all vaccines, heartworm negative and on prevention, and is already spayed. She had a benign skin tag on her leg we just had taken off, and that incision has healed nicely. Mickey is good with dogs, cats, and children, and is very friendly, having great manners. Most of her life has been spent outside with a shelter, but I have had her in my home and she's done well inside too.

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

  • Child, Dog, Cats Friendly
  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed: Walker Hound Mix
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Hi we are Smoke and GirlyGirl! Our father passed away in Aug and we have been trying to find a home. We are mixed Labs and we are 7 years old. All of our shots are up to date. We are staying with our Step-Mom right now, but she has to find us a home soon. Her Landlord has said we have to go.

We listen good and are well behaved. We love to ride in a car and we were raised with cats...so we can play nice with them as well.

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

  • Dog, Cat Friendly
  • Male/Female
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Lab Mix
  • DOB: ~2008
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Hi I am Zola!

Zola - what can we say. Not even 2 yet, she is one super sweet loving affectionate playful dog with a spirit as big as the sky!

Zola adores people and loves to be loved on! She will play fetch for hours and one of her favorite things in the whole world is to run and run.

Zola was adopted by a young woman in the city who was unable to keep Zola due to medical issues; however, when Zola was placed in foster with female dogs, she didn't do well. She is fine with male dogs. She would do best with either another male or as someone's only companion.

She is housebroken, up-to-date on shots (distemper, bordetella, rabies), spayed, currently on flea, tick, & heartworm preventative. She's a good girl and would love to leave the kennel environment behind. She was used to sleeping on the bed with her human and living in the house during the day. She loves walking on her leash and is very loyal.

Zola has her own crate, blanket, kennel & toys, leather leash and harness to go with her.

Zola is not an AARF dog and is listed here as a courtesy. If you are interested in Zola, please contact Janet at bradleys8@comcast.net.

For more information, contact Janet at bradleys8@comcast.net : Zola

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Prefers Male Dogs
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed: Pit Bull
  • DOB: ~2013
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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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