AARF Dogs to Adopt


Dog of the Month - Jack

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Adoption Fee: $186

Adoption Area: Richmond and touching counties

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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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Pssst... I am Copper. I'm whispering because I'm incredibly shy and scared. I came from a place where over 60 other dogs were chained up. I was in a kennel with a friend. I was lucky though. I heard a lot of my brothers and sisters had heartworms, skin infections, tick diseases, and are very shy and scared like me. I'm starting to feel better though! I love my foster sisters. They want to play so badly. I do too, but I am so shy and not sure what to do. I like my foster parents. I wag my tail when they come around. I let them pet me. I come out of my crate on my own now. I like to come join them in the dog bed in the living room. It's really comfy! It sure beats that barrel! I'm very unsure of people, but other dogs comfort me.

I would need someone who would be very knowledgable on how to work with me. I'm between 4-5 years old, healthy, and love to wag my tail as you talk to me and pet me. I love songs too! I don't even judge your singing. If you think you have what it takes....you can contact AARF. Maybe you can give me the home I was meant to have. Not a barrel with a hole in it.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly (prefer a home with another dog)
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Beagle/Lab Mix DOB: ~2011
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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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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

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*kiss kiss kiss* My name is Jack Frost! You can also call me Frosty. I'm a super sweet boy who loves to give kisses.

I'm 1-2 year old male border collie mix. I love people and get along with children. I like other dogs too. I'm not sure about cats. I guess we would have to see. I have a lot of energy and need some training.

I ended up with AARF because my family moved and couldn't take me too. I would love to go running or hiking with you! Do you have kids? I'd love to play with them!

I'd like to have a fenced yard to run in. Do have a space for me in your home and heart?

If you are interested in meeting me please email AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Frosty.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and child friendly.
  • Male
  • Large
  • ~Border Collie Mix
  • DOB: ~2015
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Hi, I'm Lulu, a sweet young Sharpei mix about 1-2 years-old. I just arrived at my foster home from a rural shelter, and I think I hit the jack pot. There are FIVE kids in this house, and I love kids more than anything else in this whole world. I love to collapse in their laps and just get love from them, and I will whimper very quietly if a child walks by without stopping to give me love.

I am getting along great with my foster dog brother, but I may need slower introductions with new dogs, as I am still feeling a little uncertain with them. I am working on house training and everyone is very proud of me - no accidents so far! I am learning to be in my crate and am doing very well in it at night.

When I first came into the shelter, I didn't know what a leash was and would just lie down, but now I love to go for walks, so they are calling me a fast learner. They also say I am a world-class snuggler and a love bug. While kids are my favorite, I love to snuggle with the big people, too.

If you think I might be the right dog for your home and your heart, please contact AARF at . aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Lulu.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Prefers to be the only dog.
  • Female
  • Large
  • ~Shar Pei Mix
  • DOB: ~2015
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Hi, my name is Denver. I'm a very loving and cuddling boy.

I am very loving to my new foster family after being rescued from the pound (9/30/16). I love to play with other dogs but really want human attention. I haven't been exposed to a lot of different situations so I can be scared when encountering something new. Once I know it is OK, I'm perfectly fine.

I am learning to walk on a leash around the neighborhood and am doing pretty weill. I do like to quietly 'steal' or borrow items that I can grab when walking by. I guess I didn't get much love and attention in the pound.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Cat Exposure
  • Male
  • Large
  • ~Lab Mix
  • DOB: ~11/2015
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Hi, my name is Molly. I love to play with toys, especially when they are round. I can be pretty destructive with the toys, even Kongs. But that's ok because I leave your stuff alone.

I am very loving to my new foster family after being rescued from the pound (9/30/16). I do have a loud, deep bark when I am playing with other dogs. I am learning to walk on a leash around the neighborhood. I love to run and am pretty fast but turning on a dime is not something I'm good at, so if you're in the way, prepare to be bowled over!

I am super sweet and love to lean up against you or get belly rubs. And meeting new people is one of my favorite things to do. I would love to find a home with a large fenced yard.

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

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Cat Exposure
  • Female
  • Large
  • ~Lab/Hound
  • DOB: ~9/2015
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Hi, my name is Ebony , a very goofy young pup. I love to play and can entertain myself for a long time. I love my foster home and mom. I sit beside her and lay my head on her shoulder and look at her with my big brown eyes.

I am working on house training and leash walking. Since I use to live outside all the time, it is taking a while to get use to what you can and canít do in a house. But I am working hard on learning.

I am very smart and catch on quickly to things. I do have puppy ways but am growing up more and more.

Come see me and let me melt your heart..

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly (prefers doggie playmate)
  • Female
  • Medium/Large
  • Mix of German Short Hair Pointer and Beagle
  • DOB: 9/11/15
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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'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 Lucy. I am a Pitbull mix. I love car rides, walks and snuggling with my Foster family. I do live with another dog, but I am quirky and sometimes not nice to him. I would do best in a home with no other animals. I do like other dogs, but am very fickle about who my friends are.

If you live alone and want a companion to keep you company and to go on walks with, I am your dog. I really love it when my foster family takes me on hikes, or to the beach. I can ride in the car for hours.

I am a very manageable 38 lbs. and donít take up a lot of room! I love to hang out in the yard. If you have room in your heart and home for a pup who will give you nothing but love, please give me a chance.

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Breed: ~Pitbull Mix
  • Adult
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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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Woof! I'm Lacy (Adoption Pending)! I'm the cutest puppy! I am a 6 month old Great Dane X, and I haven't gained control of my lanky legs yet.

I love to play. I can be very shy with people, but I like them. It just takes me time. I LOVE other dogs! I'm ok with cats. I often get smacked in the face. How rude!

I love to play with toys....especially fuzzy ones. I'm crate trained and have gotten so much better about going potty outside. I would love someone with a fenced in yard and to take me on walks to get my puppy energy out. I am a lot of fun and laughs! So what do you think? Do you want to play?

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

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Cat Friendly
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Great Dane mix
  • DOB: ~6/2016
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My name is Snowball! She is a 7 month old Treeing Walker Coonhound who was born in my neighborís hunting dog pens and they and I thought that she was too special to spend her life in a pen.

So they let me bring her home and try to find her a forever home with a family who will love her. She walked in the house like she had been here all of her life already housebroken and in two days had mastered the dog door, learned to sit for a treat and discovered the toys.

She gathers ALL of them on the sofa and sleeps with them. The bigger the stuffed bear the better.

She is very energetic and bright and needs an active home preferable with a dog friend and a 10 year old human to go out and throw the ball and rip around the yard with.

If you are interested in meeting me please email AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Snowball.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and child friendly.
  • Female
  • Large
  • ~Tree Walker Hound
  • DOB: 5/2016
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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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