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I'm Bruce, Adopt Me!
German Shepherd Dog Mix | Adult | Male

Three-year-old Bruce is a dog who’s smart, loyal, and loving. This curious, friendly boy loves exploring, playing, training, and leaning into his favorite people in the hopes of scoring a few pets. If you are looking for a superstar companion who is also handsome, Bruce is your guy! Bruce was heartworm positive when he/she arrived at ARF. Heartworm is a parasite that is spread by mosquito bites and infects the bloodstream, heart, and lungs. He has completed three months of crate rest, and has returned to normal activity. For more information on heartworm, please visit this informational document. Bruce has a positive history with other dogs. He currently weighs 78 pounds. Bruce 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.

Bruce'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.

Adoptions by Appointment Only


Adoption fees

Cat - $100
Special Needs Cat - $50
Senior Cat (7+ years) - $50
Two Cats - $150
Kitten (< 6 months) - $150
Special Needs Kitten - $75
Two Kittens - $250

Dog - $250
Special Needs Dog - $125
Senior Dog (7+ years) - $125
Puppy (< 6 months) - $350
Special Needs Puppy
- $175

Adoption fees are waived for veterans

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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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Adoptions by Appointment Only


Adoption fees

Cat - $100
Special Needs Cat - $50
Senior Cat (7+ years) - $50
Two Cats - $150
Kitten (< 6 months) - $150
Special Needs Kitten - $75
Two Kittens - $250

Dog - $250
Special Needs Dog - $125
Senior Dog (7+ years) - $125
Puppy (< 6 months) - $350
Special Needs Puppy
- $175

Adoption fees are waived for veterans

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