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ARF is offering a no-contact, virtual adoption process by appointment only.

All available cats and dogs are updated a minimum of once a day at https://www.arflife.org/adoptable-pets. Follow adoptions live as they happen at @ARFadoptions

Special
Needs
I'm Birdie, Adopt Me!
Chihuahua Mix | Adult | Female

Six-year-old Birdie is a sweet, sensitive girl searching for a special someone to take her under their wing. She loves tasty treats, the company of other canine friends, and napping in cozy spots. While she will take treats from the hand of a trusted friend, she is not yet ready for pets, cuddles, or being picked up. Birdie enjoys walks in quiet areas; loud cars and heavy foot traffic are overwhelming for her. Birdie’s perfect home would be a calm, quiet household with another gentle, low-key dog who would like to be friends. ARF is seeking a patient adopter willing to work with a fearful, under-socialized dog using rewards based methods. ARF will facilitate a series of meet and greets with Birdie's potential adopter and their resident dog prior to finalizing her adoption. Her adoption includes one year of veterinary care and behavior support. A trainer has been assigned to her case and will reach out to Birdie's new family to set up regular check-ins. Birdie prefers a home without children younger than 16 years old. She currently weighs 12 pounds. Birdie is being cared for in a foster home, so is available by appointment only. Please submit an application if you are interested in adopting this animal.

Birdie'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.

Virtual Adoption Hours at ARF
By appointment only
Walnut Creek, CA

Wednesday - Saturday
Noon - 5 pm

Sunday
Noon - 4 pm


Adoption fees

Cat - $100
Kitten (< 6 months) - $150
2 Cats/Kittens - $25 off each
Dog - $250
Puppy (< 6 months) - $350
Special Needs Pet - 50% off
Senior (7+ years) Pet - 50% off

Only credit cards are accepted during the virtual adoption process.

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Looking for a furry friend during this trying time? Good news — ARF is now offering a no-contact virtual adoption process! Visit www.arflife.org to find out more.

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Virtual Adoption Hours at ARF
By appointment only
Walnut Creek, CA

Wednesday - Saturday
Noon - 5 pm

Sunday
Noon - 4 pm


Adoption fees

Cat - $100
Kitten (< 6 months) - $150
2 Cats/Kittens - $25 off each
Dog - $250
Puppy (< 6 months) - $350
Special Needs Pet - 50% off
Senior (7+ years) Pet - 50% off

Only credit cards are accepted during the virtual adoption process.

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