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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 Kirk, Adopt Me!
Pit Bull Terrier Mix | Senior | Male

Eleven-year-old Kirk is an older gentlemen with a heart of gold. This happy guy wants nothing more than to love and be loved in return. He’s looking for a nurturing companion who will take him on short walks to smell all the smells, and also make sure he has a cozy place to nap. Kirk has arthritis, and is doing well on daily anti-inflammatory medication. He had a low grade mast cell tumor removed, and diagnostics showed no apparent metastasis. Kirk has been treated for severe skin and ear infections. These have resolved, but it’s possible he will need ongoing management for skin allergies. Kirk dribbles small amounts of urine, which is easily managed by having him wear a “belly band” that is changed several times a day. The left side of Kirk's face droops, with no indication of an underlying cause--this sometimes happens in older dogs and causes him no discomfort. Kirk has a positive history with other dogs. We recommend he does not go into a home that has cats or small animals. He currently weighs 67 pounds.Kirk's adoption fee has been prepaid by a generous donor. Kirk 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.

Kirk'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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Kitten (< 6 months) - $150
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Dog - $250
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Wednesday - Saturday: Noon - 5 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5 pm

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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2890 Mitchell Drive
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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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