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Courtesy Listings

These animals are looking for new homes. This is a referral service only, and postings are provided as a courtesy by ARF to guardians re-homing their pets. Submit a courtesy listing for a pet in need of a home. 

The descriptions and photographs of this animal are provided by the animal’s guardian; the animal has not been evaluated by ARF and is not an ARF animal. Adoption processes and fees are at the sole discretion of the pet’s guardian. ARF makes no claims as to the health or temperament of these pets and cannot be held liable for any outcomes or damages resulting from adoption. 

Patches
4 years, 40 pounds, Concord

Sweet pup, who loves to cuddle and run in the hills. She gets along with other dogs, and it's very well behaved, not aggressive and likes to go on long walks. She loves chicken and car rides.

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Sweet pup, who loves to cuddle and run in the hills. She gets along with other dogs, and it's very well behaved, not aggressive and likes to go on long walks. She loves chicken and car rides.

For more information about Patches, please contact her guardian at (917) 436-8370.

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Benji
1 year, 9 pounds, Walnut Creek

Full of personality, energetic, friendly and curious; Benji is one of the most loving and fun cats I have ever been around! For more information about Benji, please contact his guardian at (209) 606-9651.

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Full of personality, energetic, friendly and curious; Benji is one of the most loving and fun cats I have ever been around!

For more information about Benji, please contact his guardian at (209) 606-9651.

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Batman
9 years, 40 pounds, Vallejo

Batman is loving and caring dog that deserves the best and loving forever home. He is young at heart and loves to jump, run and play. He also loves to kick back and lounge in the sun.

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Batman is loving and caring dog that deserves the best and loving forever home. He is young at heart and loves to jump, run and play. He also loves to kick back and lounge in the sun.

For more information about Batman, please contact his guardian at (707) 716-6774.

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Spike
5 years, 100 pounds, Vallejo

Spike is a dog who loves to be around and follow an experienced owner who will treat him right. Spike is a sweet dog and wants to please.

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Spike is a dog who loves to be around and follow an experienced owner who will treat him right. Spike is a sweet dog and wants to please. we have worked successfully to curb him from snapping by desensitizing/ training regarding sensitive spots and protective nature of the breed. He came to us with the issue, has greatly improved, and requires an experienced owner to continue working with him and perhaps no children. We can provide detailed info on handling/training him He's very trainable, loves to walk and ride in the car. Knows stay, come, lie down and some hand signals. We feel he has kept our home safer and loves to patrol the backyard for squirrels.

For more information about Spike, please contact his guardian at (925) 381-6167.

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Rocket
5 years, 9 pounds, Martinez

Rocket is a sweet make Yorkie that loves all people, kids and dogs. Not sure about cats. He loves to sleep with his human and hang out on the couch. He loves the beach and the snow and to play tug of war.

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Rocket is a sweet make Yorkie that loves all people, kids and dogs. Not sure about cats. He loves to sleep with his human and hang out on the couch. He loves the beach and the snow and to play tug of war.

For more information about Rocket, please contact his guardian at (925) 852-1686.

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De De (Diamond Diva)
8 years, 10½ pounds, Walnut Creek

My lovely cat needs a home. She is healthy, loyal, loving and absolutely beautiful. She would do well in a house as primary cat without dogs however she has lived in a house with another cat in the residence and was fine.

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My lovely cat needs a home. She is healthy, loyal, loving and absolutely beautiful. She would do well in a house as primary cat without dogs however she has lived in a house with another cat in the residence and was fine.

For more information about De De, please contact her guardian at (925) 278-8925.

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Barney
7 years, 55 pounds, San Francisco

Our lovable dog, Barney, needs a new home following the birth of our son. He is a huge cuddle bug who could lie in your lap for eight hours a day, but outside shows a real zest for life. He needs a child and cat-free home.

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Our lovable dog, Barney, needs a new home following the birth of our son. He is a huge cuddle bug who could lie in your lap for eight hours a day, but outside shows a real zest for life. He needs a child and cat-free home. He would prefer to be your only dog. He was our baby before our baby for the last five years. Barney is a handsome seven-year old neutered American Bully.

We feel he's better behaved with training and when we find a loving owner, we will provide one-week of additional training.

For more information about Barney, please contact his guardian at (415) 999-6294.

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Bingo
2 years, 80 pounds, Oakley

Bingo is energetic and loves to walk and play. He is friendly and one big love bucket. He loves to sit next to you. He has been homed outside and in and out of a garage throughout his life. He has been raised around school aged children and adults.

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Bingo is energetic and loves to walk and play. He is friendly and one big love bucket. He loves to sit next to you. He has been homed outside and in and out of a garage throughout his life. He has been raised around school aged children and adults. He has been around cats and was friendly to a small poodle that we have.

For more information about Bingo, please contact his guardian at (650) 218-8256.

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Coco
1½ years, 46 pounds, Oakland

Coco is an active one-year-old who loves to swim, chase balls, and fly through the air like a circus acrobat. She is a world class snuggler with a smile that will melt your heart.

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Coco is an active one-year-old who loves to swim, chase balls, and fly through the air like a circus acrobat. She is a world class snuggler with a smile that will melt your heart. Coco was found by a Good-Samaritan in a park with glaucoma in one eye. She bounced back from the eye removal, is spayed, has all her shots, is house trained, knows basic commands, is house trained, is great off leash on trails and Pt. Isobel type dog parks.

Coco is a sweet, playful, and friendly girl. She has a big personality in her pint-sized body and can be a Bull-in-a-China Shop when excited. Coco is quick to learn, wants to please you, and is super affectionate.

Coco does likely need a home where she is the only pup and there is an experienced pit owner. While she loves to play with submissive doggy friends, Coco is determined to be the dominant pup.

For more information about Coco, please contact her guardian at (510) 299-0514.

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Sammy
9 years, 30 pounds, Oakland

We have had Sammy for 9 years since he was a small puppy -- we adopted him from a shelter in New York when he was just a few months old. He is a wonderful, cuddly dog 99 percent of the time.

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We have had Sammy for 9 years since he was a small puppy -- we adopted him from a shelter in New York when he was just a few months old. He is a wonderful, cuddly dog 99 percent of the time. Occasionally, though, he gets possessive of bones or other items and when that happens he bites if we try to get the object away from him. We have been able to control the problem for 9 years by keeping valuable items away from him. It also almost never comes up when he isn't anxious. But we now have two small children and we have become too afraid that he will bite one of them or one of their friends. When Sammy isn't guarding something he is a wonderful, sweet dog who does not have a whole lot of needs. He is now blind and he only needs two or three short walks a day. Mostly he likes lying around the house and cuddling. He would do wonderfully with an owner who has no children.

For more information about Sammy, please contact his guardian at (301) 909-9250.

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Ellie
3 years, 9 pounds, Oakley

Ellie is swee, loves to play and cuddle, very energetic girl who is shy and anxious around new people but once warmed up will let you give her pets and kisses all day.

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Ellie is swee, loves to play and cuddle, very energetic girl who is shy and anxious around new people but once warmed up will let you give her pets and kisses all day. She loves tummy rubs and ear scratches and plays with anything you give her

For more information about Ellie, please contact her guardian at (925) 890-4550.

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Morten
5 months, 4 pounds, Concord

Hello there! My name is Morten, and I love to snuggle and purr. I even give kisses to my favorite people, and guess what? You could be one of them! I am a bit shy with new people, but once I feel safe, I will be your very best friend.

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Hello there! My name is Morten, and I love to snuggle and purr. I even give kisses to my favorite people, and guess what? You could be one of them! I am a bit shy with new people, but once I feel safe, I will be your very best friend. I can be adopted by myself or with a pal, and I get along with other kitties. I have been neutered and tested negative for FeLV and FIV. If you'd like more information, please get in touch with Patricia.

For more information about Morten, please contact his guardian at (925) 360-9791.

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Milo
5 months, 4 pounds, Concord

Hi everybody! I'm Milo! I love to play as much as I love to cuddle, and you'll want to cuddle with me because I have super soft fur. I am a Maine Coon mix, which means I am a little bit quirky but full of curiosity and love.

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Hi everybody! I'm Milo! I love to play as much as I love to cuddle, and you'll want to cuddle with me because I have super soft fur. I am a Maine Coon mix, which means I am a little bit quirky but full of curiosity and love. I am a pretty compatible guy and would fit right into a house with other cats, dogs, and even human children. I have been neutered and tested for FeLV and FIV. If you'd like more information, please get in touch with Patricia.

For more information about Milo, please contact his guardian at (925) 360-9791.

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Hermoine
5 months, 4 pounds, Concord

Oh, hello there! My name is Hermione, just like everyone's favorite Hogwarts alumni. My foster mom tells me I'm a one in a million kitten because I have such a sweet personality and beautiful tortoiseshell markings.

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Oh, hello there! My name is Hermione, just like everyone's favorite Hogwarts alumni. My foster mom tells me I'm a one in a million kitten because I have such a sweet personality and beautiful tortoiseshell markings. I am calm and friendly with new people and can't wait to meet my new family! I have been spayed and tested negative for FeLV and FIV. If you'd like more information, please get in touch with Patricia.

For more information about Hermoine, please contact her guardian at (925) 360-9791.

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Hazel
5 months, 4 pounds, Concord

Hi, I'm Hazel. My foster mom tells me I am a very special kitten and have a priceless personality! I think that means I'm very calm and affectionate and make friends easily.

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Hi, I'm Hazel. My foster mom tells me I am a very special kitten and have a priceless personality! I think that means I'm very calm and affectionate and make friends easily. I love to be near people at all times, and I am happiest when I'm snuggling on a warm lap. I have been spayed and tested negative for FeLV and FIV. If you'd like more information, please get in touch with Patricia.

For more information about Hazel, please contact her guardian at (925) 360-9791.

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Harriet
5 months, 4 pounds, Concord

Hi, I'm Harriet! I'm very friendly, even with new people, and my foster mom tells me my appearance is as lovely as my personality, so I guess I've got it all! I love to cuddle as much as I love to play, and I have a touch of mischievo.

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Hi, I'm Harriet! I'm very friendly, even with new people, and my foster mom tells me my appearance is as lovely as my personality, so I guess I've got it all! I love to cuddle as much as I love to play, and I have a touch of mischievousness, which is the formula for a purrfect kitten! I have been spayed and tested negative for FeLV and FIV. If you'd like more information, please get in touch with Patricia.

For more information about Harriet, please contact her guardian at (925) 360-9791.

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Lucy
2 years, 30 pounds, Walnut Creek

Curious, fun little girl who enjoys play time and cuddling. Loves fetch and dog puzzles. Has had some obedience training - know sit, stay and come! For more information about Lucy, please contact her guardian at (925) 890-2327.

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Curious, fun little girl who enjoys play time and cuddling. Loves fetch and dog puzzles. Has had some obedience training - know sit, stay and come!

For more information about Lucy, please contact her guardian at (925) 890-2327.

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Ollie
10 months, 9 pounds, Hercules

Ollie is a high energy pup who loves to play, and is great with kids. He can be a little apprehensive of strangers at first, but warms up to people and other animals pretty quick with your reassurance.

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Ollie is a high energy pup who loves to play, and is great with kids. He can be a little apprehensive of strangers at first, but warms up to people and other animals pretty quick with your reassurance. Once he does, he likes to cuddle, play fetch, tug of war and have his belly rubbed. He needs a good home with lots of room to roam and patient owners who can devote quality time to him.

For more information about Ollie, please contact his guardian at (510) 323-3049.

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Pee Wee
6 years, 15 pounds, Vallejo

Very loving & affectionate. Would be a lapdog if you allow it. Enjoys the outdoors: walks and especially hikes in open space. Not a barker like most little dogs.

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Very loving & affectionate. Would be a lapdog if you allow it. Enjoys the outdoors: walks and especially hikes in open space. Not a barker like most little dogs.

For more information about Pee Wee, please contact his guardian at (707) 266-8133.

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Ceelo
8 years, 10 pounds, Fremont

Ceelo is very loving to any owner. He is very timid at first and wants to get to know you but takes a little time. once he does, he will never leave your side, always wants to be near you, cuddling, giving you kisses.

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Ceelo is very loving to any owner. He is very timid at first and wants to get to know you but takes a little time. once he does, he will never leave your side, always wants to be near you, cuddling, giving you kisses. He listens very well and is house trained. He does not do well with other dogs and cats. It does take time for him to get to know someone but he will give you his belly once he knows you.

For more information about Ceelo, please contact his guardian at (209) 613-6575.

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Luna
6 years, 35 pounds, Fremont

Luna is very loving and will let you know she wants your attention. All she wants is hugs and kisses and someone to play with. But when she gets tired, she will just rest.

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Luna is very loving and will let you know she wants your attention. All she wants is hugs and kisses and someone to play with. But when she gets tired, she will just rest. She is house trained but also knows how to get your attention to use the rest room. She is OK with other dogs but takes time and training. good with kids. not OK with cats. She loves love and is a talkative dog.

For more information about Luna, please contact her guardian at (209) 613-6575.

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Parker
10 years, 12 pounds, San Francisco

Parker is a black white Terrier mix with a white patch on his chest that my mom adopted when he was a puppy. He is now a senior dog is very low maintenance. He is very loving and his favorite hangouts are the couch or a park.

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Parker is a black white Terrier mix with a white patch on his chest that my mom adopted when he was a puppy. He is now a senior dog is very low maintenance. He is very loving and his favorite hangouts are the couch or a park. He is recently widowed by my moms passing and is looking for a home.

For more information about Parker, please contact his guardian at (650) 867-9467.

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Chewy
10 years, 5 pounds, San Francisco

- Neutered - - Submissive / Mild Mannered - - Good around kids and other dogs - - Pad trained but will go to the bathroom outside if taken outside. - - Might have small growths and probably needs general shots.

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- Neutered
- Submissive / Mild Mannered
- Good around kids and other dogs
- Pad trained but will go to the bathroom outside if taken outside.
- Might have small growths and probably needs general shots.
- My mom rescued this sweet Chihuahua in a park in San Mateo and fostered him for two weeks. The family who owned him came back and and took him back. They then were going to move to Arizona and couldn't house him so they gave him back to my mom. She's had him for a few years. He recently is widowed by my mom's passing on Dec.20th and is looking for a home.

For more information about Chewy, please contact his guardian at (650) 867-9467.

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Smokey
2 years, 10 pounds, Brentwood

Hi my name is Smokey I'm a pureblood russian blue, I'm 2 yrs old, loves belly rubs, wet food,cuddles and long napd under fuzzy blankets.

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Hi my name is Smokey I'm a pureblood russian blue, I'm 2 yrs old, loves belly rubs, wet food,cuddles and long napd under fuzzy blankets. Unfortunately my loving owners can't take me with them so please adopt me and give me another love warm home.

For more information about Smokey, please contact his guardian at (925) 214-3220.

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Rambo
6 years, 50 pounds, Martinez

Rambo is a six year old shepherd/chow mix, born on Valentine's day. He is approximately 50 pounds and neutered. He is up to date on all of his shots and in good health.

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Rambo is a six year old shepherd/chow mix, born on Valentine's day. He is approximately 50 pounds and neutered. He is up to date on all of his shots and in good health. We have a year supply of flea meds and heartworm meds for him to go home with him. Rambo is a sweet, affectionate guy who loves walks, chasing his tail, and throwing his toys in the air. He is the master of head tilts and goofiness. He is not great with confrontation so we recommend a home without children. He also prefers to be an only dog. He seems to be fine with cats. He can be fearful in strong confrontation with unfamiliar people and would need a home where his space is respected. He is really easy to take care of, as far as dogs go. He does better with regular walks, but will be very calm and likely sleep the rest of the day. He has never had any accidents in the house or chewed anything up while we have been gone. No separation anxiety. We absolutely love him and we post this with a heavy heart. We only want the right home for him and should it not work out, we would like to take him back to ensure he does find the right home.

For more information about Rambo, please contact his guardian at (973) 271-1076.

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Billy
8 months, 40 pounds, San Ramon

About Me: - I was neutered first of December. Ouch! - I'm up to date on my shots, heart worm prevention and flick/tick prevention. - I'm pretty good on a leash. I pull sometimes but I will sit when we stop.

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About Me:
I was neutered first of December. Ouch!
I'm up to date on my shots, heart worm prevention and flick/tick prevention.
I'm pretty good on a leash. I pull sometimes but I will sit when we stop.
I'm house broke and wee pad trained.
I'm crate trained. But sometimes if I'm not through loving you or playing, I throw temper tantrum. Give me a toy, bully stick and cover my crate. I learn my lesson.
I know sit and and stay pretty well.
I love to fetch. Make sure I sit before you throw it.
I'm learning to drop it and leave it.
I'm a lean, loving machine at 40lbs.
I have a lot of energy and can be a regular puppy.
I wait patiently for dinner.
I'll protect you from the big, bad vacuum cleaner.
I get along great with other dogs in social situations like the dog park or play dates. Sometimes I play rough. Just put me in time out. I'm very much a one dog owner. I want my human all to myself.
I love to snuggle. Especially on the couch or in bed. Can I sleep with you?
I love to ride in the car. Let's road trip!
I'm good with kids but sometimes I play a little rough.
I love to play tug-a-war but I tend to jump up to get a toy which if I miss I might get your hand. I don't mean to. My foster mom is working on this.
I am NOT food or toy aggressive.
I DO NOT like cats. Yuck!

For more information about Billy, please contact his guardian at (925) 487-4971.

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Jade
11½ months, 10 pounds, San Jose

Jade is a beautiful Short Hair Turkish cat. She is about 11.5 months old.

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Jade is a beautiful Short Hair Turkish cat. She is about 11.5 months old. Jade was rescued from steeets of Dubai UAE, she was taking care of her three kittens on a sand patch near a very busy street jade has been in my foster care in San Jose, CA since Sept 12. She is very gentle and calm , loves to play any time of the day. She is not a lap cat, however she will sit next to you quietly until you start playing with her . She is good with other cats

For more information about Jade, please contact her guardian at (408) 644-4742.

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Shadow
10 months, 60 pounds, Antioch

Shadow is a lab/pit mix medium size and is fully potty trained/ vaccinated and will be neutered next Wednesday. He had itchy skin due to fleas when I got him (problem resolved). He loves bath time gets right into the tub.

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Shadow is a lab/pit mix medium size and is fully potty trained/ vaccinated and will be neutered next Wednesday. He had itchy skin due to fleas when I got him (problem resolved). He loves bath time gets right into the tub. He is full of energy but winds down quickly on a short walk. He knows how to sit, but needs someone to train him on more commands. Over all a really good dog and very smart.

For more information about Shadow, please contact his guardian at (209) 232-0524.

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Hank
1 year, 40 lbs, Concord

Hank is loving, energetic, and happy companion. He's friendly and comfortable with people and would prefer to be a lap dog when not out for a romp. He plays well with most other dogs and we are working at dog park manners.

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Hank is loving, energetic, and happy companion. He's friendly and comfortable with people and would prefer to be a lap dog when not out for a romp. He plays well with most other dogs and we are working at dog park manners. He'll benefit from someone who knows and appreciates his breeds athletic nature and loyalty.

For more information about Hank, please contact his guardian at (408) 981-3025.

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Tennessee
7 years, 12 lbs, Walnut Creek

Cute lovable cat that doesn't know how to be a cat when outside. He hangs around the sliding glass door and stares into the house. He can't wait to get back in.

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Cute lovable cat that doesn't know how to be a cat when outside. He hangs around the sliding glass door and stares into the house. He can't wait to get back in.

For more information about Tennessee, please contact his guardian at (510) 415-1014.

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