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All available cats and dogs are updated a minimum of once a day at https://www.arflife.org/adoptable-pets

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I'm Carebear, Adopt Me!
Chihuahua Mix | Young | Female

One-and-a-half-year-old Carebear is a smart, sassy girl with a heart of gold. Some would call her petite in stature, but her spunky, take-charge attitude more than makes up for it! This little lady is quite popular around the shelter and she’s got a long list of close doggie friends…not to mention a few secret admirers! She loves stuffed toys and plays a dynamite game of fetch. And when she’s not strolling around the neighborhood like the superstar she is, she won’t hesitate to climb into your lap or take a nap by your side! Carebear has a positive history with other dogs. She currently weighs 8 pounds.

All dogs benefit from training! ARF was named 'Best in the East Bay for Dog Training' in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Diablo Magazine. All adopters receive a $50 discount off their first class.

Carebear is this week's Spotlight Pet! Her adoption fee will be waived through August 25th.

Carebear's adopter must be at least 18 years old with valid state-issued identification. ARF encourages family members to participate in the adoption process, especially children and family dogs. Please visit ARF's web site for information on adoption and to view more cute canines.

Adoption Hours at ARF
2890 Mitchell Drive
Walnut Creek, CA

Wednesday  Thursday
Noon - 6 pm

Friday
Noon - 7 pm

Saturday & Sunday
Noon - 6 pm

Early-bird sign-in Wed-Fri at 9 am


Adoption fees

Cat - $75
2 Cats - $100
Senior Cat (7+ years) - $50
Kitten (< 6 months) - $125
2 Kittens - $200
Dog - $250
Senior Dog (7+ years) - $125
Puppy (< 6 months) - $300

Select animals have pre-paid fees.

Credit card and cash are accepted. No checks please.

Dog and puppy fees include a discount on the first six week session of manners classes.

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All dogs benefit from training! ARF was named 'Best in the East Bay for Dog Training' in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Diablo Magazine. All adopters receive a $50 discount off their first class.

Carebear is this week's Spotlight Pet! Her adoption fee will be waived through August 25th.

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Adoption Hours at ARF
2890 Mitchell Drive
Walnut Creek, CA

Wednesday  Thursday
Noon - 6 pm

Friday
Noon - 7 pm

Saturday & Sunday
Noon - 6 pm

Early-bird sign-in Wed-Fri at 9 am


Adoption fees

Cat - $75
2 Cats - $100
Senior Cat (7+ years) - $50
Kitten (< 6 months) - $125
2 Kittens - $200
Dog - $250
Senior Dog (7+ years) - $125
Puppy (< 6 months) - $300

Select animals have pre-paid fees.

Credit card and cash are accepted. No checks please.

Dog and puppy fees include a discount on the first six week session of manners classes.

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