AARF Dogs to Adopt


Dog of the Month - Bella

Adoption Fee: $175

Adoption Area: Richmond and touching counties

New Dog Stand Hours: Noon to 3:00 PM

Thanks for a great time: Pasta 4 Pups with AUCTION
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Hi, my name is Daisy .

Daisy is a 7 year old love bug who lost her home through no fault of her own. She is extremely sweet and loves to give kisses. She is laid back but still enjoys going for walks. Daisy gets along great with dogs.

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

  • Tall Fenced Yard or Leash Walk
  • DOB:~2007
  • Female
  • Breed: ~lab
  • Size: Medium/Large
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Hi, my name is Barney (Adoption Pending).

Barney is a 4 year old mixed hound dog. He loves to sit outside in the sunshine and work on his tan. He is a quiet boy who wants to be loved by you.

He is good with other dogs, but would be happy by himself. He needs a fenced yard so he can stay outside for a while on his own. He is very friendly and loves people.

Barney would be great for older folks who just want some one around for company. He doesnít do a lot of barking. If you want a companion that just wants to hold your hand and love you, Barney is your dog.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • DOB:~2010
  • Male
  • Breed: ~ Hound
  • Size: Medium/Large (~60 lbs.)
  • Attributes: Happy dog, loves to be petted, micro chipped, needs fenced yard
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Hi, my name is Ralph . I really want a home I can call my own, someone who I know will be there forever and love me through thick and thin, a someone 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 amazed how quickly I learn stuff. Unfortunately my old foster home could not keep me, they had to move back home, and now I am in a kennel. I have a best friend here but would prefer a home where I am your only pet. I'm very affectionate and love sitting in your lap if you let me. I have a goofy, playful sense of humor and I'm a lot of fun to be around.

I am house broken, clicker trained, and listen very well to your voice. Please help me I will be a huge reward if 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 Charlotte I am the mom of Cheyanne and Celina. I am a very sweet and loving lady!! I have been through some hard times. I was found roaming the streets, very pregnant and very heartworm positive. The vet didn't think I was going to make it through the delivery, but I did and had 4 healthy pups. I took great care of them, but after they received their first puppy shot, they broke with parvo. I lost my two sons but fought to keep my girls alive.

I loved and cared for them until they got all better. I am still being a good mom and teaching them right from wrong! They are now ready to find a new home. I will be sad but I know they will make a great family pet! After they get adopted, I will be having my heartworm treatment and will hopefully make it thru the treatment.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Breed: Beagle Mix
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Hi I am Gretta.

This beautiful girl has been a part of our family since April 2010. We believe she is a setter hound mix and has a really soft coat. She is full of energy and would be perfect for someone that is active and wants to take her along. She loves to play fetch in the yard, or out in the river. She even fetches off the boat with her life vest onÖ I have often gotten on my bicycle and put her on a long leash and she will run for miles - We jog 3 Ė 5 miles together fairly often and she does great. She loves to go on car rides with her head hung out the window. She is always ready for walks and hikes too. She lives inside and lounges around on her bed when there isnít much else going on. She is perfectly house broken and is trained to do basic commands. She is in excellent health with all her shots and flea prevention up to date.

Unfortunately, in the four years we have had Gretta, she has shown food and territory aggression on a few occasions towards the other dog. In August of last year, our first child was born, and even with it being so rare, we do not feel we can risk a toddler who is likely to have a snack and want to go lay in Grettaís bed with her. It breaks our hearts to be in this position, but we want Gretta to find a loving home where she can be happy and enjoyed without these concerns! We would love for you to meet her if you are interested.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Female
  • Older Children
  • Large
  • Breed: Setter/Hound Mix
  • DOB: 12/2009
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Hi I am Cooper. Iím a 7-year-old Lab/Mastiff mix, and Iím searching for a new foster or forever home. I may look big and intimidating, but Iím a lap dog at heart! If you give me the chance, Iíll gladly curl up in bed next to you--all 130 pounds of me!

Iím a very happy dog who loves meeting new people and exploring new things, but I get a little nervous in the car and just need a few reassuring words from you. I am eager to please and will listen well to your voice, and I have a sweet face that will make you smile. Iíd do best living in a home with no small children or with cats. So if you have room in your heart and home for a big guy who loves belly rubs, I canít wait to meet you!

If you're interested in adopting or fostering me, email AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Cooper

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Prefer home without small children
  • Male
  • Extra Large
  • Breed:~Lab/Mastiff
  • DOB: ~1/2006
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Hi I am Blair . I am about 5 years old and am looking for a new family to love.

I am very smart with lots of energy. I am a great runner but don't like to be outside by myself. If you are planning to leave me in the yard alone, you need a tall fence! I'm a good jumper!

I am ok with other dogs, but would rather be the center of attention. I love giving kisses, playing with tennis balls, and snuggling. 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'm a big girl and I'm pretty strong! 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
  • Cat Friendly
  • Prefer home without children
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed:~Black Lab Mix
  • DOB: ~10/2008
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Hello, my name is Sheba (Adoption Pending). My daddy just passed away and now I need someone to love. Eliza, my sister, also lost her home.

I am very loving and I like lots of attention. I also love the outdoors and am a quiet girl. I love walks, being brushed and getting cuddles.

I am great with other dogs. I play very well with everyone. Come meet me!!

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Prefer home without cats
  • Female
  • Breed: Husky Mix
  • DOB: ~2007
  • Medium
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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, 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
  • Needs the right companion. I am picky, but needs a friend.
  • 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
  • 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 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 Gomer (Adoption Pending). I am a fun loving, happy go lucky pup. I love to play tug of war and catch toys and bring them back to you. I may not give them to you, but I will bring it back to you.

I love everyone and every dog I see. I can be vocal if I want something or a treat. I walk loudly and it sounds like I have huge feet. I really donít it just sounds like that. I am a very happy dog and love to be around people. I am probably good with children and other dogs.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Medium/Large
  • Breed: Plot Hound Mix
  • DOB: ~5/2014
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Hi I am Bella. I am a pretty little girl who would love to snuggle with you.

I like other dogs to play with but I am good by myself too. I am a good watch dog. I love having a fenced yard to play in so I can run around and get some exercise. I need to watch my girlish figure!!

Come meet me and see if I can be your forever buddy.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Female
  • Medium/Large (45 lbs)
  • Breed: Dalmation Mix
  • DOB: ~11/2013
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Hi I am Sierra (Adoption Pending) I was rescued from an area shelter. I have been spayed, microchipped and had all medical done.

I am very loving and sweet and want to meet everyone. My foster mom thinks I have the most beautiful eyes!!

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Female
  • Medium/Large
  • Breed: Pointer Mix
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Hi I am Tyson I was rescued from an area shelter. I have been neutered, microchipped and had all medical done. I am a little shy at first, but very loving and sweet once I get to know you. I sit up on my bottom to get love and pats. I am fine with other dogs, cats and children.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog, Cat and Child Friendly
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Breed: Lab Mix
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Hellol My name is Bodie and I am waiting for my forever home. I have lots of energy and love to play with other dogs and going on long walks. I am getting use to cats but that will take some time.

I need a home with people who will continue my training and no younger children. I do better in a calm home. I do get nervous now in new situations with new people so my forever home needs to work and acknowledge and understand my triggers. My foster home will work with me and introduce me to many types of new people as possible. I am very loving with people I know, giving lots of kisses and cuddling and I am very good in the house. I am protective when someone new comes into the house so I need an person who can work with that or put me in a crate with treats if new people come around.

As my foster home gets to know and work with me, they will update my listing. I seem to be less intiminated by women but I do like the AARF male volunteers who have worked with me.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@comcoast.net Subject : Bodie

  • Dog Friendly
  • 6' Fenced Yard needed
  • No young children; teen-agers considered
  • Male
  • Breed: ~Lab Mix
  • DOB: 11/2013
  • Size: medium
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Hi I am Blue! I am soo happy since AARF rescued me from the pound, but I am not sure how I ended up there in the first place. My foster mommy tells me that I a good boy and I love everyone that I get to meet! I love to go on walks everyday to get my energy out! I have met a few k9 friends and love to run and howl with them! My foster family has been teaching me new words like "sit", "stay," "come", "down", and walk "with me" I am not sure what all of those words mean sometimes but I sure do like to get a treat when I get one right!

I do know to go to the bathroom outside and I sleep in a crate right now, sometimes I get lucky to nap with my foster family on the sofa!

I would prefer to not have any cats in the house, only because I like to chase them and think they can wrestle with me. That gets me into trouble and I only want to make you happy! I can't wait to meet my forever family to play with everyday, and I hope they have a k9 friend for me to play with!

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

  • Foster Home Needed
  • 6' Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Large
  • Prefer home without cats
  • Older Children
  • Breed:~Blue Tick Hound Mix
  • DOB: 12/2013
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Hi I am Dusty! I'm a 10 month old ball of energy. I love to play, play, play! I'm one of Uma's Pups.....a mastiff, boxer, pitbull... who knows what else! I was returned because my adopter mommy is sick and not able to take care of me. It was really sad, but don't feel too bad for me! I'm back with my birth mommy, fosters and sister.We have been playing and having a great family reunion. Did I mention I love to play?

I live with three other dogs, two cats, and a 6 year old boy who loves to tackle me. I don't mind! We have a lot of fun! I do like to try to chase the cats. My foster mommy says they don't want to play with me. I don't know why?! I'm a good boy!

I love walks and do great on a leash. If I am on a leash and I see another dog, I get protective, bark and will try to get to the other dog. My fosters are working on training to help me understand that not all doggies are going to hurt us."

I'm potty trained and will let you know if I need to go out. I'm very vocal. I have a lot to say! So, would you want to be my forever home? You won't regret it!

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed to Run around in
  • Child, Cat(exposure) and Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: American Bull Dog/Pitbull Mix
  • DOB: 8/12/2013
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Hi I am Redmond (Adoption Pending)! Look how handsome I am. I am looking for a leading lady to join me on my road to stardom!!!

I can sing, dance the jig, play with my leading lady and I even know how to play dead. I have golden yellow eyes that will melt your heart like butter. I am ready for my forever home.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Breed: Coonhound Mix
  • Young
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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, 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 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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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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Hi I am Spunky. I'm very sweet and love to snuggle up with you. I like sleeping on a pillow on the back of the sofa.

I get along with other dogs and anyone who wants to love me. I'm about 4 years old. I know how to take care of myself so if a bigger dog steps on me I will let him know but I won't bite. I like to burrow under the covers and keep you warm. Please take me home, you won't regret it!

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

  • No Small Children
  • Male
  • Small
  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • DOB: ~2010
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Hi I am Chester. I'm a very sweet boy. I get along with other dogs but with people, I'm a little shy. My former owner left me in a yard for 2 years and just threw scraps at me to eat which wasn't enough. They cut 12 lbs of matted hair off me, can you believe that! I'm a little shy with people at first because I wasn't socialized very well but AARF and my foster Mom are working with me and I'm coming along fine.

I can be a little food aggressive but that's only because I had so little food before. I also try to find food on the counter or table. I'm getting better about that too. I love to snuggle up with you and curl up next to you on the sofa. I really like this inside stuff I missed out on.

Needless to say my owner is being prosecuted. I'm just happy to have been saved. Won't you give me a forever home and a sofa to snuggle up on??? Please give me a chance, I will love you so much!

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

  • No Small Children
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Breed: Boykin Spaniel Mix
  • DOB: ~2010
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Hi I am Mickey. My mom lost her job and could no longer care for me.

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

  • No Small Children
  • Male
  • Small
  • Breed: Shih Tzu
dog

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. >/p

 

 

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

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

Hi I am Jackson (Adoption Pending).

Jackson is an 18 month old Shih Tzu who has been treated badly by a man and he is very scared of them. He loves children and women and will only be placed in a female home. He has been fixed and is up to date on all of his shots. He is working on housebreaking. He is very sweet and loves to be near his human. He crates well and sleeps in his crate at night. He is not too much of a cuddler but loves to be picked up and gives great kisses. He won't be coming to Petsmart because he is so unsure of men, but his foster mom will make arrangements with anyone who applies to adopt him to have them meet and see how it goes.

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

  • Male
  • Will NOT attend pet stands - Female only household
  • Small
  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • DOB: ~3/2013
dog dog

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
dog dog

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 we are Cheyanne (Adoption Pending) and Celina My sister and I are parvo survivors!! We lost our two brothers to this deadly disease! But now, you would have never known we were sick.

We are happy and lucky pups, full of life and happiness! We are family pets, we will not be adopted to be used for hunting!! We are used to going in and out a doggie door to potty. we have been spayed and areup to date on our shots.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Breed: Beagle Mix
dog dog

Hellol My name is Nellie Neptune and I am searching for my forever home. I was first rescued as a puppy in the countryside. A local music band on tour found me in the woods of Powhatan County curled up by a tree. They gave me to a home that had a dog and I thought I was set for life but a few short years later, the people l was living with were forced to move from their home and could no longer care for me. I was somewhat neglected spending many (12-24) hours daily in a crate without padding or a regular routine.

After the last month with my transition family, I now have a routine including walks, time with toys, sunning myself outside and playing with the humans and my 2 Doberman housemates. I am a stunning runner and jumper!! I dream of a yard with a high fence so I can run and play and not be tempted by the critters roaming outside and up the trees! I love walks.

I am about 3 years old, 33 pounds and healthy - spayed, chipped and up to date on vaccines and preventive meds (flea/tick/heartworm).

I am dog friendly and people friendly (we think children included!).

I just found out from a DNA test that one of my parents was 1/2 Rhodesian Ridgeback and 1/2 Russell Terrier while my other parent was mixed breed with some interesting input (maybe some Spanish Water Dog and Bernese Mountain Dog!). What the DNA test doesn't tell you is that in addition to my alert nature, I love to entertain, lick and cuddle up. lf you adopt me I promise to be a diligent lookout for the family and I will supply everyone with a lifetime of kisses and love. All your friends will say your new doggy is awesome - Because I am - and l just need You!

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

  • Dog Friendly
  • Fenced Yard needed
  • Male
  • Breed: ~Rhodesian Ridgeback/ Russell Terrier
  • DOB: ~2011
  • Size: medium
dog dog dog

Meet IHOP.

He was found as a stray and had a old fracture to his right front leg. There was nerve damage and growth plate was affected so it had stopped growing so the leg was removed - he does not seem to miss it! He is also deaf.

iHop is such a charmer. He is just as sweet as he is adorable! He loves to snuggle up close to his foster family members, humans and dogs alike. He is a very smart boy and is capable of being a wonderful family pet. He guards food so he would prefer a home with no small kids. He is getting much better as we are working with him. He is being trained with hand signals. That said, iHop is a great little pup. He is 2 years old and is very responsive, although sometimes strong willed. With the proper training and consistency with it, he will make a wonderful addition to your family.

Visit http://www.bullypaws.org/animals/detail?AnimalID=5427452#prettyPhoto for more information.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and CAT Friendly
  • Male
  • Large
  • Older Children
  • Breed: Pitbull Terrier
  • Male
  • DOB: ~2012
dog

Hi, my name is Choc.

Choc is a female pit bull, about 6-7 years old. She is spayed. She is a very friendly and loving dog. Lives with cats and small children, kids of all ages, since newborn. Owners can no longer take care of her because of health issues.

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

  • Cat and Child Friendly
  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Female
  • Size: Large
  • DOB: ~2008
dog dog dog

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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