AARF Dogs to Adopt

There are so many dogs that would cherish a loving home. AARF tries to find fulfilling and suitable matches for all foster animals. We only adopt in the Richmond, Va and touching counties. We have an adoption application that may be picked up at our adoption stand or you may request the form be emailed to you. If you want to meet a particular dog, it is advisable to email us to determine if the dog will be at a particular adoption stand or another event.

AARF only adopts puppies in the Richmond, Virginia and surrounding area because of the spay/neuter certificates. Adult dogs may be adopted in the state of Virginia after all medicals have been done.

We have a committee that reviews the applications, checks all references, interviews you, and tries to determine if you and the requested dog are a good match. This process usually takes a week. You will be contacted on the decision.

If you are approved, an AARF volunteer will deliver the dog to your home and make sure the home is suitable for the dog (i.e. a secure fence, if needed). Our adoption/donation fee is $150 per dog due at the time of the delivery of the dog to your home.

We also have a contract that must be signed when the dog is delivered to your home. All dogs are up-to-date on their shots and are neutered or spayed. For very young puppies, a spay/neutered certificate is given to you to cover this cost if the puppy is taken to our partnering vets.

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Spay/Neuter Information

AARF strongly believes in making every pet a wanted one. All AARF animals are spayed or neutered to help alleviate the pet overpopulation problem. Although all animals who are old enough to be fixed are done so prior to adoption, we give spay/neuter certificates for our younger animals. We would like to encourage anyone who would like to have a dog or cat spayed or neutered to contact :

  • JessicaBeath
  • PAL (Prevent a Litter) in Carytown - (804) 359-6369.
  • PetFix: 804 - 739-7868 : Free Spay and neutering.
  • Richmond SPCA


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