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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. 

Penny
5 years, ~9 pounds, Clayton

Penny is a very demonstrative cat. With humans she has a completely different set of sounds than with other animals. She's not shy around strangers and has become a popular pet with guests.

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Penny is a very demonstrative cat. With humans she has a completely different set of sounds than with other animals. She's not shy around strangers and has become a popular pet with guests. She likes to be petted, brushed, and she loves to cuddle in one's lap. When she plays with us, she's very careful to keep her claws retracted so as not to hurt us. All in all, she's smart and quick to pick up the meaning of new communications.

For more information about Penny, please contact her guardian at (510) 712-0092.

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Finn
12 weeks, 5 pounds, Richmond

Meet Finn! Finn is a 12 week old, chihuahua terrier mix and a total snuggle-bug. He loves attention from people, playtime and would thrive in home with another medium sized dog to play with + (ideally) kids, aged 10 and up.

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Meet Finn! Finn is a 12 week old, chihuahua terrier mix and a total snuggle-bug. He loves attention from people, playtime and would thrive in home with another medium sized dog to play with + (ideally) kids, aged 10 and up. He's had his shots and currently weighs 5 pounds (he'll max out at 15 lbs. He's a little guy)!
Help Finn find his forever home!

For more information about Finn, please contact his guardian at (415) 203-2069.

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Cotton
4 years, 70 pounds, Antioch

Cotton is a beautiful solid white American Pit Bull Terrier. He is 4 years old as of Valentine's day. He is deaf, but that doesnt seem to bother him any.

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Cotton is a beautiful solid white American Pit Bull Terrier. He is 4 years old as of Valentine's day. He is deaf, but that doesnt seem to bother him any. He's trained with hand signals for sit, stay, lay down, come here, shake (both paws), get in the backseat, drop it, and a goofy 360° spin. He loves attention! He can lay with his head on your lap all day long and thrives with positive reinforcement. He loves playing fetch too! Due to his deafness, he gets startled if he is touched before noticing someone, and he likes to be left alone while he's sleeping.

For more information about Cotton, please contact his guardian at (925) 206-0439.

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Cooper
~9 years, 35 pounds, Hayward

Confident, sweet beagle who loves people, small dogs and ok with cats. - He has separation anxiety so should not be left alone all day. He does great in a yard with a cyclone fence he can see through to watch the neighborhood.

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Confident, sweet beagle who loves people, small dogs and ok with cats.
He has separation anxiety so should not be left alone all day. He does great in a yard with a cyclone fence he can see through to watch the neighborhood. He loves attention and long walks.He especially likes guys and is a good watchdog.

For more information about Cooper, please contact his guardian at (510) 925-8213.

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Cash
3 years, 55 pounds, Discovery Bay

Cash is a good boy and loves cuddle time. He is not a barker, he will do a 2 bark warning when the doorbell rings, but other than that very quiet. He loves to play with our chihuahuas, and walk around outside sniffing every inch of our yard.

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Cash is a good boy and loves cuddle time. He is not a barker, he will do a 2 bark warning when the doorbell rings, but other than that very quiet. He loves to play with our chihuahuas, and walk around outside sniffing every inch of our yard.
He needs a home with minimal stimuli (Park) and no kids.

For more information about Rich, please contact his guardian at (925) 097-8117.

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Gunnar
2 years, 50 pounds, Walnut Creek

Gunnar is a very, very sweet and gentle dog. He loves to play both with adults, kids, and is great playing with other dogs.

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Gunnar is a very, very sweet and gentle dog. He loves to play both with adults, kids, and is great playing with other dogs. He thrives on life where's there's people around (big families, parties, etc) but is not out of control by any means. He can be a little timid at times and is scared of loud noises. He loves to be cuddled and scratched, and absolutely loves riding in the car, although be sure he doesn't get too hot. Gunnar is very patient and mellow overall, but does get excited and wants to play with other dogs. Gunnar is housebroken and is up to date with all his shots, etc. He has been neutered.

For more information about Gunnar, please contact his guardian at (415) 246-2078.

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Kona
6 months, 35 pounds, San Ramon

Kona is an exceptional 6 month male shepherd/retriever mixed breed. He loves being around adults & children. Kona is friendly, likes to go on walks & play. He is housebroken & knows basic commands.

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Kona is an exceptional 6 month male shepherd/retriever mixed breed. He loves being around adults & children. Kona is friendly, likes to go on walks & play. He is housebroken & knows basic commands. Sadly, he needs a new home because of owner's changing circumstances. All of his vaccinations are current & has been neutered. Kona is a great puppy!

For more information about Kona, please contact his guardian at (925) 785-2132.

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Luca
8 years, 40 pounds, Walnut Creek

Luca is a very sweet dog who lived in Mexico until recently, when brought to Colorado by her foster mom. She is very active, healthy and craves to be with people. She was left alone almost all the time for the past 2 years due to a divorce.

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Luca is a very sweet dog who lived in Mexico until recently, when brought to Colorado by her foster mom. She is very active, healthy and craves to be with people. She was left alone almost all the time for the past 2 years due to a divorce. She survived by visiting neighbors on her street and she loves to be around people. She loves to go for a walk and she started basic training classes in Colorado in preparation for her adoption. Please let me know if you want more information.

For more information about Luca, please contact her guardian at (925) 946-9479.

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Harriet
8 months, 4 pounds, Concord

Hi! My name is Harriet. I am the most affectionate cat you will ever meet! I want nothing more than to sit on your lap and purr the day away! I am a perfect blend of calm adult with a bit of play still in me.

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Hi! My name is Harriet. I am the most affectionate cat you will ever meet! I want nothing more than to sit on your lap and purr the day away! I am a perfect blend of calm adult with a bit of play still in me. I am part Maine Coon with medium fur that's pure softness, a fluffy tail, and the prettiest eyes. I am truly a special kitty with a very special personality. I am looking for a home as wonderful as me! I can be adopted out by myself or with my brother, Milo, who looks just like me!

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

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Milo
8 months, 4 pounds, Concord

Hello! My name is Milo! I am a truly unique kitty! I love to "talk," play, and snuggle and I have fur like velvet. I am part Maine Coon, with medium hair and a huge fluffy tail. I am still a kitten at heart.

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Hello! My name is Milo! I am a truly unique kitty! I love to "talk," play, and snuggle and I have fur like velvet. I am part Maine Coon, with medium hair and a huge fluffy tail. I am still a kitten at heart. I may be a little shy at first, but give me some love and patience and I'll be your best friend for years to come! I can be adopted on my own or with my sister, Harriet, who looks just like me!

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

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Gianni
9 years, 20 pounds, Concord

Gianni was raised by seniors. He does very well with other dogs and cats. He's very adaptable to new surroundings and new people. Gianni would do very well in a home with older people as he is not used to going for walks or going to dog parks .

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Gianni was raised by seniors. He does very well with other dogs and cats. He's very adaptable to new surroundings and new people. Gianni would do very well in a home with older people as he is not used to going for walks or going to dog parks .

For more information about Gianni, please contact his guardian at (925) 323-7467.

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Amira
1 year, 85 pounds, Clayton

Amira (Mira,) is a sweet young lady who is looking for an excellent connection with a forever home. She is extremely intelligent and learns quickly.

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Amira (Mira,) is a sweet young lady who is looking for an excellent connection with a forever home. She is extremely intelligent and learns quickly. She is not very fond of cats and would probably do well with other dogs in the home if introduced properly. She is vivacious and will flourish with someone who will continue to teach her and take her on adventures. She loves to give hugs and kisses and tummy rubs are always welcome! She's a very lovable girl and will be a great companion.

For more information about Amira, please contact her guardian at (415) 310-3010.

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Cardi C
14 months, 20 pounds, Brentwood

Cardi C. Is a sweet, energetic girl that is looking for a family with a lot of time and attention to give her. She would like to be able to run free in a safe enclosed yard.

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Cardi C. Is a sweet, energetic girl that is looking for a family with a lot of time and attention to give her. She would like to be able to run free in a safe enclosed yard. She gets lonely during the day while we are at work so a home with other dogs would be enjoyable for her.

For more information about Cardi C, please contact her guardian at (925) 588-8124.

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Lilly
7 months, Oakley

She loves cuddling, will follow you around just to lay with you, loves playing with her toys, can be shy at times with new faces. Looking for a new family to love! For more information about Lilly, please contact her guardian at (925) 219-2137.

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She loves cuddling, will follow you around just to lay with you, loves playing with her toys, can be shy at times with new faces. Looking for a new family to love!

For more information about Lilly, please contact her guardian at (925) 219-2137.

 

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Rasta & Nubbin
1½ years, San Ramon

Rasta and Nubbin were adopted from ARF about 3.5 years ago. They helped me and my kids through a divorce and we are heartbroken we have to find them a new home. I recently had a baby and she is allergic so I do not have a choice.

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Rasta and Nubbin were adopted from ARF about 3.5 years ago. They helped me and my kids through a divorce and we are heartbroken we have to find them a new home. I recently had a baby and she is allergic so I do not have a choice. Rasta and nubbin are sisters and have been towgyehr their whole lives. They are great cats and have never scratched or bitten anyone. They have been around my other two children since bringing them into our home. They are part Japanese Bobtail and nubbin has a very short nub tail and Rasta has a tail that is a couple inches with a curl on top. Nubbin can be shy and sometimes hides due to loud noises but is not mean at all. Rasta is a very easy going kitty. The cats are great with dogs as well. Again this is a very very hard time for our family we love these cats so much. We just want to find them a good home where they are loved as much as they are here with us.

For more information about Rasta and Nubbin, please contact their guardian at (925) 339-0443.

 

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Maxwell
1 year 9 months, 65 pounds, Concord

Max is a German Shepard that is a lapdog. He listens well and can be trained more. He's still a puppy so likes to play. He needs socializing since it takes him a bit to warm up. He needs a good forever home with lots of love.

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Max is a German Shepard that is a lapdog. He listens well and can be trained more. He's still a puppy so likes to play. He needs socializing since it takes him a bit to warm up. He needs a good forever home with lots of love.

For more information about Maxwell, please contact his guardian at (925) 497-4450.

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Tink
12 years, 10 pounds, Livermore

I am reaching out for help with a cat I adopted 12 years ago from HARP.I have had serious issues with Tink since my baby was born who is now 2. She has overwhelming stress/anxiety, which was causing her to destroy my home by pooping all over.

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I am reaching out for help with a cat I adopted 12 years ago from HARP.I have had serious issues with Tink since my baby was born who is now 2. She has overwhelming stress/anxiety, which was causing her to destroy my home by pooping all over. Everything I tried to do to help her didn't work. Been trying things for two years. My husband recently left me and our family so I am now moving into an apartment and cannot take her with. I reached out to kitty911 on fb and was contacted by a member who said she would take Tink on so I could find her a new home. She has requested me to take her back because Tink is fighting with her cats. So I have 3 weeks to find her a home. I've treated her for anxiety with CBD oil, new food, new litter, more litter boxes, space to be away from everyone, hormone collars, thundershirt, blood tests, stool tests. Besides the hormone collars ,nothing has helped. The collar needs to be changed monthly and doesn't always help. I cannot catch her now without chasing her into a bathroom and then I have to force her into a crate. I bleed every time. I am getting her back on Monday and I'm going to my vet to see about starting her on a mediation for anxiety. I have no clue how I am going to catch her daily to give it. She has been nicknamed "scaredy-cat" because she spends most her life hiding under a bed. Night time is when she comes out, when dogs and kids are asleep. That's when she poops in the litter box, outside of it, on my floor, my couch, our beds, kitchen counter before.

Everything checked out fine with her vet visit, blood and stool tests. Her food was changed to give her more protein. Now that Tink has been at the foster home for a few weeks she agrees Tink has anxiety to the max! Sue only has cats in her home, I have 3 others too. Tink had no problem with my cats, but is now having problems with hers. Tink is now starting to poop outside the litter box there. Her poop is almost always runny too. Totally sucks. I need help finding a home that will take her on as a senior and only animal. No kids or loud anything. Sue needs her to leave because she is starting to fight her cats. I will bring her back to me but I move into my apartment in 3 weeks and cannot take her. PLEASE HELP!!

For more information about Tink, please contact her guardian at (925) 876-9698.

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Kuro
1½ years, 65 pounds, Hayward

Hi All, we are trying to find a new home for our dog Kuro. He is in excellent health, a bundle of energy, and a friendly dog. He is Australian cattle dog mix, little over 65 pounds and few months shy of 2 years.

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Hi All, we are trying to find a new home for our dog Kuro. He is in excellent health, a bundle of energy, and a friendly dog. He is Australian cattle dog mix, little over 65 pounds and few months shy of 2 years. He is neutered and upto date on shots.

For more information about Kuro, please contact his guardian at (707) 971-0913.

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Meeko
4½ years, >12 pounds, Antioch

Meeko is an independent cat, however she likes being around people and acting as a shadow once she warms up to you. She's very active and curious and loves to play and explore, especially at night.

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Meeko is an independent cat, however she likes being around people and acting as a shadow once she warms up to you. She's very active and curious and loves to play and explore, especially at night. Not the biggest cuddlebug but it is common to wake up with her lying right next to you, showing how comfortable she is around you. As of late she does enjoy laying in laps and in between legs - just when SHE wants to.

For more information about Meeko, please contact her guardian at (510) 912-2736.

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Max
9 months, 88 pounds, San Pablo

Max is the most Loyal Dog you can find. Once he gets to know you He makes sure your safe and protected. he's Super Goofy and Very Playful! He needs lots of care and attention, as well as a lot of exercise.

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Max is the most Loyal Dog you can find. Once he gets to know you He makes sure your safe and protected. he's Super Goofy and Very Playful! He needs lots of care and attention, as well as a lot of exercise.

For more information about Max, please contact his guardian at (510) 837-2588.

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Leeza
3 years, 13 pounds, Concord

Super snuggly, fluffy kitty who can't wait to give you all the love. Best in a home where she can be the only pet (she likes a lot of attention).

For more information about Leeza, please contact her guardian at (510) 775-5050.

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Super snuggly, fluffy kitty who can't wait to give you all the love. Best in a home where she can be the only pet (she likes a lot of attention).

For more information about Leeza, please contact her guardian at (510) 775-5050.

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Ana
4 years, 65 pounds, Antioch

Ana is crate trained and house broken. She's still a jumper and I'm working with her on that as well as on her door manners. She's only been around one other dog and was fine. She loves males, especially big, tall ones ...

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Ana is crate trained and house broken. She's still a jumper and I'm working with her on that as well as on her door manners. She's only been around one other dog and was fine. She loves males, especially big, tall ones ... she's not a big toy or kong fan, or at least I haven't found one that she's made a favorite, but she does love tug of war ... she's super affectionate and sweet, and loves to give sloppy wet kisses ...

She's high energy but a low bark frequency. I don't take her around small children because she still jumps, but she's great around older kids. I've not taken her around a cat because I, myself, am allergic to cats.

For more information about Ana, please contact her guardian at (925) 550-1654.

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Shiva
6 years, 65 pounds, Sebastapool

Shiva- - Husky/ Pitt mix - Female, 6years old - Tan/ white with blue eyes - Very mellow, super sweet with all humans. Really gooofy personality.

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Shiva-
Husky/ Pitt mix
Female, 6years old
Tan/ white with blue eyes
Very mellow, super sweet with all humans. Really gooofy personality.
Finding a new home for this sweet, incredible dog is one of the hardest things that I have had to do. It was a decision that I did not come to easily. I am moving to Baltimore for gradschool and the life I will be living the next few years is just not the best situation for her.
Shiva is an incredible dog with an incredible story. She has survived so much and is an amazing companion. She loves people- has never shown any kind of aggression towards any one, and is good with kids.
I got shiva when she was 4 weeks old. She went through a comprehensive training program at Incredible Canine in Santa Rosa. I lived in Mendicino for a few years on 80 acres, so she grew up roaming the woods. During this time she was badly attacked by another dog and it has stuck with her. When she was two, she wandered down to the road near our place and someone picked her up. We put signs up and looked everywhere for her. I had given up hope. Two years after she had disappeared, I got a call from one of the shelters, that she had been brought in by the sheriff, badly injured. She had ran away from the people who had kept her and she was hit by a car on the highway. She suffered bad injuries, but with a lot of care, she has completely healed and is happy and healthy. She is now 6 years old. She is a sweet dog, and very attached to her 'pack' (her people). After she was attacked by the dog, when she was younger, she started to become aggressive towards other dogs, that she was not already comfortable around or already knew. This was challenging for me so I took her back to Incredible Canine and the training there explained to me that her behavior was a result of her being scared of other dogs. She acts out aggressively towards them, before they can hurt her. I have worked with her extensively but she unfortunately is fearful of other dogs. I write this all out in the purpose of full disclosure. She is such a sweet soul and loves people, but is challenging with other dogs.
I am looking for a good, stable home for her. She is very calm, has a goofy personality, sleeps alot, loves people and food and is an amazing companion. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I love this dog and am looking to do what is best for her. She deserves a loving home, and she will surely love her new family.

For more information about Shiva, please contact her guardian at (707) 480-1606.

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Maggie Mae
8½, ~8 pounds, Discovery Bay

Maggie is a very loving, sweet dog. It would be nice for her to be in a one dog home where she can get all the attention and love she deserves. She loves to be a lap dog and to have her tummy rubbed.

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Maggie is a very loving, sweet dog. It would be nice for her to be in a one dog home where she can get all the attention and love she deserves. She loves to be a lap dog and to have her tummy rubbed. She needs someone with patience to train her on a leash and that can spend a lot of time with her. She loves kids and is very protective of her home. She has been very loved and has had the same family all of her life. Her Daddy passed away recently and she has had a hard time adjusting to that. So now separation from her Mommy is going to be very hard and it breaks Mommys heart, but unfortunately necessary because of moving to AZ. Please give her all the love she deserves and she will give you more in return.

For more information about Maggie Mae, please contact her guardian at (925) 642-8684.

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Max
9½ years, 30 pounds, Hayward

Max is a very sweet and loving dog. He is great with women, children and dogs. A bit shy with adult men, but with a few treats he warms up.

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Max is a very sweet and loving dog. He is great with women, children and dogs. A bit shy with adult men, but with a few treats he warms up. He acts a lot younger for his age and lives going on walks, runs or hikes as well as snoozing under the table or at your feet.

For more information about Max, please contact his guardian at (510) 294-0508.

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