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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. 

Oona
2 years, 68 pounds

Oona is a 68 pound 2-year-old pit bull/boxer mix we've had since she was 8 weeks old. She is gentle, sweet, and loves all people.

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Oona is a 68 pound 2-year-old pit bull/boxer mix we've had since she was 8 weeks old. She is gentle, sweet, and loves all people. Unfortunately, we live in a very small apartment with a small baby and Oona does not have the space she needs to run around and be happy. We are hoping to find a home with a yard and a new owner who can spend time playing and training with her. She is obedient and knows many commands. She loves to cuddle and hang out. She does need a lot of exercise, so she'd be happiest with someone who wants to exercise with her everyday or has a lot of room to let her run around off-leash. Oona loves hiking, the beach, playing fetch, and leash walks.

For more information about Oona, please contact her guardian at (617) 721-9932.

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Hegenberger
25 pounds

This boy brings so much joy into our home. He is silly and affectionate and sweet and full of love. He is constant entertainment for us as he is youthful and curious.

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This boy brings so much joy into our home.  He is silly and affectionate and sweet and full of love.  He is constant entertainment for us as he is youthful and curious.  We find him in all different scenarios, with a grin on his face like "wow look at life from this perspective!"  He is well behaved out doors, dog park.  He is a great snuggler and loves the other dogs in our house.  He needs a lot of exercise because he is still young, and has a lot of energy.    I believe he was originally crate trained since he likes his corner and bed, likes his crate and tends to feel safe "tucked in".  He needs a home where someone is able to work with him and teach him the ropes around acceptable behavior and to build his confidence.  He will make you feel loved and bring a smile to your face daily.  He is worth the work needed to help him be a good dog.

For more information about Hegenberger, please contact his guardian at (510) 909-6866.

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Mocha
3 years, 12 pounds

Mocha is a total love. I would never give her up if she had gotten along with our first cat. She was afraid in a foster home with dogs. She'd probably be best as sole loving cat. If I didn't have a cat already I'd jump for Mocha.

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Mocha is a total love. I would never give her up if she had gotten along with our first cat. She was afraid in a foster home with dogs. She'd probably be best as sole loving cat.

If I didn't have a cat already I'd jump for Mocha.

Trying to keep her close by enough and maybe get to see her now & then (?) Just wanting best match for kitty who deserves it.

For more information about Mocha, please contact her guardian at cwiley23@comcast.net.

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Bodie
3 years, 95 pounds

Bodie loves to give affection to his special human. His expressive face will always let you know cuddling is his favorite activity. Second only to neighborhood walks or short runs.

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Bodie loves to give affection to his special human.  His expressive face will always let you know cuddling is his favorite activity.  Second only to neighborhood walks or short runs.  He is a gentile well mannered Mastiff mix and surprisingly hardly any drool.  (Lucky for me)  Bodie would be happiest in a home where he is the center of his special humans attention as he hasn't quite figured out how to share his human with other pets.  If you are looking for a large and loyal funny mama's boy....Bodie is your man.

For more information about Bodie, please contact his guardian at (707) 396-7786.

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Penny
4 years, 9 pounds

Loving affectionate pet needing a owner that can handle her anxiety issues. She needs someone willing to put in the time to get to know her and make her comfortable. She needs help in overcoming anxiety and stubbornness.

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Loving affectionate pet needing a owner that can handle her anxiety issues. She needs someone willing to put in the time to get to know her and make her comfortable. She needs help in overcoming anxiety and stubbornness. She is a good cuddlely lap dog once she is comfortable. She is playful and loves getting kissed on the forehead.

For more information about Penny, please contact her guardian at (925) 658-2440.

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Francis Francisco
5 years, 15 pounds

Franny LOVES people. He is the life of the party, the more people around to pet him the better. He was raised more like a dog, and spends a lot of time on his back getting belly rubs.

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Franny LOVES people. He is the life of the party, the more people around to pet him the better. He was raised more like a dog, and spends a lot of time on his back getting belly rubs. He even plays fetch when he's in a good mood! He has brought our house nothing but joy he is a super smart cat who loves to chase mice and bugs. Being that he is so smart he needs lots of attention and cuddles. He has never been outside, but I think he would love it. He isn't afraid of anything and very socialized. He has co-lived with other cats and dogs and numerous people. He's an amazing, once in a lifetime cat.

For more information about Francis, please contact his guardian at (510) 388-4078.

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Sid & Dio
5 years, 12 & 14 pounds

Sid has black and tan colors, weighs in at 12lbs he is very active and playful when you get home he will go get his toy and want to play, when you ask if he wants breakfast or dinner he will go get his toy and gets super excited.

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Sid has black and tan colors, weighs in at 12lbs he is very active and playful when you get home he will go get his toy and want to play, when you ask if he wants breakfast or dinner he will go get his toy and gets super excited. When you're sitting on the sofa he will want to be super snuggly and push his body rite alongside you. He does like to kiss a lot but its manageable.
Dio is all tan with white colors, weighs in at 14 lbs Dio can be very independent but when he wants love he will let you know he will come up on you chest to chest and want to be snuggled or rubbed in most cases you can put your face next to his and he will not kiss you but he will smell you it's pretty cute.

For more information about Sid & Dio, please contact their guardian at (925) 858-3829.

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Roger
4-5 years, 55-60 pounds

"I think I was born in 2012/2013 and I'm about 55-60 lbs. My original human loved me very much and we did a bunch of stuff together. He raised me from a puppy and treated me as a member of the family.

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"I think I was born in 2012/2013 and I'm about 55-60 lbs. My original human loved me very much and we did a bunch of stuff together. He raised me from a puppy and treated me as a member of the family. I know sit, down, stay and come & I walk really well on a loose leash. So you can see my human really worked with me to make sure I was a great dog!

Unfortunately life happens and we fell on some hard times. We ended up living in a car and that was hard. My human made arrangements to have me stay with a friend of his. Once I got there this "friend" didn't treat me very well. So I was surrendered to a dog rescue group who then put me with my foster mom.

My foster mom says I am a very sweet lap dog who loves to be held and loved on. I am very good in the house, lively, gentle-mannered, demonstrably affectionate, and sensitive so you can see I'm a great dog to have around! Some of my favorite things to do are go on long walks, snooze, treats and hugs! I attended two weeks of boarding training and have a STAR DOG certificate I’d love to show you! I really love chasing squirrels, running in open fields, walking on sidewalks, you name it, & I’ll high five to all! I'd make a great hiking partner and would love to be part of a family again.

Some of the things I don't particularly enjoy (we all have these right?) are loud noises. They scare me because I don't understand them and I'm a sensitive guy. I need to live inside (not outside) and will do my best to keep our home beautiful for all of us. I also enjoy being with my family so no fair leaving me behind and doing fun stuff without me!

You really should come meet me since I'm a great dog and I think we'd get along well together. I'll keep a look out for you!

Love, Roger"

For more information about Roger, please contact Jan at (707) 721-2103 and/or Laurie at (925) 768-5849

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Duncan
6 years, 95 pounds

Duncan is a sweet 6 year old who loves to chase his ball and lay around the house. Duncan is also a great runner and has been a great running companion.

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Duncan is a sweet 6 year old who loves to chase his ball and lay around the house. Duncan is also a great runner and has been a great running companion. He is eager to please (especially if you have treats) and enjoys being near humans and making friends. Duncan does need a family who is experienced with handling dogs.

For more information about Duncan, please contact his guardian at (510) 480-6779.

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Odie
1 year, 70 pounds

Odie is a sweet loving dog who wants to be cuddled and get lots of attention. He has an amazing little personality and wants to be friends with everyone, people and animals. He is 70lb boxer mix.

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Odie is a sweet loving dog who wants to be cuddled and get lots of attention. He has an amazing little personality and wants to be friends with everyone, people and animals. He is 70lb boxer mix. He needs someone who will love him like a member of the family and who will cuddle him daily. I love him so very much but our special needs so is allergic to him and so sadly he needs a new home. We got him from a shelter so sometimes he scares and need reassurance with loud noises and he is sensitive and worries when he thinks he is in trouble, but his sad face will just melt your heart. He needs someone who will spend lots of time with him and treat him like a member of the family. He is very loved by us so we want someone to love him as much as we do.

For more information about Odie, please contact his guardian at (510) 776-1895.

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Monty
13 months, 50 pounds

Monty is a model citizen in progress! He is a fluffy black Border Collie mix with a white chest and paws with black speckles (reminds me of cookies and creme ice cream).

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Monty is a model citizen in progress! He is a fluffy black Border Collie mix with a white chest and paws with black speckles (reminds me of cookies and creme ice cream). Monty is shy to strangers and takes some time to warm up to them, but is very loyal to his family.  He is considerably well behaved in the house with mild chewing habits that can be managed with consistent positive reinforcement training. While outdoors, Monty often does well on a lose leash, but should avoid greeting other dogs or people while on leash. He understands many basic commands such as the focus cues(look, touch, find it), sit, down, stay(in progress), wait, roll over, play dead, shake, jump, "off" cue if he jumps on you, he is trained to ring a bell when he has to go potty, and many more fun tricks I taught him. Monty is a highly intelligent animal who requires an owner with the time to expel some of his energy on a daily basis. Monty has a fear of strangers which has often lead to aggression. His persona comes off as shy and fearful until he is comfortable with a person, then he is goofy as can be, he will cuddle up on the couch with you, play games like fetch, and would do just about anything for string cheese. I have been working with Monty on my own to help desensitize him to strangers with small progress here and there, behavior training in the future though would be recommended. Monty will need to be introduced to his potential new family at a slower pace. Overall Monty is a sweet, intelligent, fun loving, crazy goofy dog who just needs a family with a little patience and consistency. Thank you for your interest in giving Monty a  forever home he deserves. Please feel free to contact me at anytime with anymore questions or concerns regarding Monty.

For more information about Monty, please contact his guardian at (760) 953-7888.

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Vaugner
6 years, 15 pounds

He's very affectionate and loves attention. He'll get so happy from scratches that he'll drip copious amounts of slobber all over you. At night he'll sleep beside or on you.

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He's very affectionate and loves attention. He'll get so happy from scratches that he'll drip copious amounts of slobber all over you. At night he'll sleep beside or on you. He basically loves companionship, even if you're not paying attention to him constantly he prefers to be with/around another human. One of his favorite treats are frozen mice or freeze dried meat. He has all of his claws and is familiar with having them trimmed.

For more information about Vaugner, please contact his guardian at (925) 354-5639.

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Loki
1 year, 10 pounds

Loki is a lovable, adventurous, gorgeous "blue eyed bandit". He was born of a stray mother. We got him at a month old. He loves to play with dogs and other cats.

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Loki is a lovable, adventurous, gorgeous "blue eyed bandit". He was born of a stray mother. We got him at a month old. He loves to play with dogs and other cats. It breaks our hearts to let him go but we hope to find him a good and forever home. Anyone who decides to adopt Loki will not be disappointed.

For more information about Loki, please contact his guardian at (415) 299-2616.

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Boots & Spud
8 years & 5 years, both 7 pounds

Cute and friendly! For more information about Boots & Spud, please contact their guardian at mrsblackvma@yahoo.com.

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Cute and friendly!

For more information about Boots & Spud, please contact their guardian at mrsblackvma@yahoo.com.

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Toby
13 years, 50 pounds

Toby is a super sweet older gentleman that would do well with someone who has had a high energy dog before. Don't let his age fool you he loves his walk, though his leash manners need some work.

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Toby is a super sweet older gentleman that would do well with someone who has had a high energy dog before. Don't let his age fool you  he loves his walk, though his leash manners need some work. He ADORES people and is extra playful with other dogs. With the right attention paid to him Toby could be a really wonderful companion. He is Highly intelligent and has a mid to mid-high recall, so training is a breeze. Currently he is on a commercial farm and he just needs more love and attention than a commercial setting can give him.

For more information about Toby, please contact his guardian at (916) 912-5136.

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Gretel
3 years, 9 pounds

Gretel is hilarious! She's affectionate, playful, and an amazing family pet. She and her sister (not biological) were adopted together as puppies. They love spending time together snuggling, playing fetch with their toys, and hiking trails.

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Gretel is hilarious!  She's affectionate, playful, and an amazing family pet.  She and her sister (not biological) were adopted together as puppies.  They love spending time together snuggling, playing fetch with their toys, and hiking trails.  Gretel loves being petted and played with.  Having grown up with two toddlers, she is very comfortable with children and loves being held.  Don't let the tiny legs fool you - she's a great trail runner!  We are a seeking a loving family to adopt Gretel (and hopefully together with her sister Pretzel) due to a recent change in our household circumstances.

For more information about Gretel, please contact her guardian at sallycollins07@gmail.com.

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Rocky
5 years, 85 pounds

Rocky is an outdoor, beautiful, 5-year old, Siberian Husky. He is incredibly loving, playful, and energetic. He enjoys long walks and playing tug on rope toys. He does not have any medical issues to date and is potty/crate trained.

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Rocky is an outdoor, beautiful, 5-year old, Siberian Husky. He is incredibly loving, playful, and energetic. He enjoys long walks and playing tug on rope toys. He does not have any medical issues to date and is potty/crate trained. He's micro-chipped and vaccinated for up to the year 2019. Should you choose to bring Rocky to your home, he'll be able to bring a smile to your face the moment you walk through the door.

For more information about Rocky, please contact his guardian at (510) 220-1250.

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Pretzel
3 years, 13 pounds

Pretzel is a sweet, affectionate, loyal, and amazing family pet. She and her sister (not biological) were adopted together as puppies. They love spending time together snuggling, playing fetch with their toys, and hiking trails.

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Pretzel is a sweet, affectionate, loyal, and amazing family pet. She and her sister (not biological) were adopted together as puppies. They love spending time together snuggling, playing fetch with their toys, and hiking trails. Pretzel is fiercely loyal and loves her family. Having grown up with two toddlers, she is very comfortable with children and loves being held. Don't let the tiny legs fool you - she's a great trail runner! We are a seeking a loving family to adopt Pretzel (and hopefully together with her sister Gretel) due to a recent change in our household circumstances.

For more information about Pretzel, please contact her guardian at sallycollins07@gmail.com.

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Dexter
3 years, 60 pounds

He is friendly with people. Spends most of his day in a crate, so he needs a home with owners that have the time to provide him enough attention and exercise. For more information about Dexter, please contact his guardian at cfmontegrande@gmail.

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He is friendly with people. Spends most of his day in a crate, so he needs a home with owners that have the time to provide him enough attention and exercise.

For more information about Dexter, please contact his guardian at cfmontegrande@gmail.com.

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Bennett
6 years, 11 pounds

Bennett is a social dog full of spunk. He will entertain you with his love for balls, and could entertain himself for hours. He is independent but loves attention.

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Bennett is a social dog full of spunk. He will entertain you with his love for balls, and could entertain himself for hours. He is independent but loves attention. He is a great leash walker and even knows how to run on the side of a bike! Although he would probably have to work up to that after excercising more :) He will complement anyone who has the capacity to walk him, love him, and take him on adventures. He's a great little companion, and does well with other animals, as well.

For more information about Bennett, please contact his guardian at (510) 332-9059.

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Jewels
3 years, 10 pounds

Jewels is a young, high energy, healthy, non spayed female Russian Toy Terrier. She has beautiful eyes, like jewels. She does not bark too much. She likes to cuddle very much.

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Jewels is a young, high energy, healthy, non spayed female Russian Toy Terrier. She has beautiful eyes, like jewels. She does not bark too much. She likes to cuddle very much. She is shy around children and likes to have all the attention on her when other dogs are around. She would make a great only pet. Jewels likes to play tug of war. She can also do basic commands. She is housebroken.

For more information about Jewels, please contact her guardian at (925) 639-2999.

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Ollie
1 year, 7 pounds

I had potty pad trained her but sometimes she will go elsewhere, don't use a crate any longer but I did when she was little. For more information about Ollie, please contact his guardian at (925) 250-9489.

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I had potty pad trained her but sometimes she will go elsewhere, don't use a crate any longer but I did when she was little.

For more information about Ollie, please contact his guardian at (925) 250-9489.

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Cooper
8 months, 75 pounds

Cooper is a playful pup with a ton of energy. He is in need of more space. He is a very good natured dog. Not aggressive at all. Loves to play with other dogs. For more information about Toby, please contact his guardian at (925) 234-5400.

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Cooper is a playful pup with a ton of energy. He is in need of more space. He is a very good natured dog. Not aggressive at all. Loves to play with other dogs.

For more information about Toby, please contact his guardian at (925) 234-5400.

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Toby
2 years 9 months, 15 pounds

If you love being greeted at the door when you come home from a long day at work and snuggling up to a sweet, furry feline at night, then you've found the perfect little guy for you.

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If you love being greeted at the door when you come home from a long day at work and snuggling up to a sweet, furry feline at night, then you've found the perfect little guy for you. Toby is a 2 and a half year old, orange tabby and wants nothing more than the love and attention of a devoted family. He is happiest when he gets to lay in the crook of your arm and take a long warm nap. Toby gets along well with other cats and older children. He hasn't spent much time around dogs and younger children but would likely be just fine. He is an absolute gem and such a sweetie. He can be vocal and does need a lot of attention. A family who travels a lot, would not be best suited for him.

For more information about Toby, please contact his guardian at (925) 270-6896.

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Misty
1 1/2 years old, 53 pounds

Misty is an active young girl who needs a home where she can get the exercise and proper training she needs. She loves people and is playful but submissive with other dogs.

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Misty is an active young girl who needs a home where she can get the exercise and proper training she needs. She loves people and is playful but submissive with other dogs. However, she does not like other dogs to be fed or have treats in her presence. She gets a little growly. But I'm sure with training this could be fixed.

For more information about Misty, please contact her guardian at (209) 902-1820.

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