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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. 

Lucas
8 months, 35 pounds, Walnut Creek

We are fostering this adorable rescued 8-month old male Staffordshire Terrier. His name is Lucas and he is 35 lbs. He has already been neutered, and all of his shots are current. He is very sweet, playful, smart, and energetic.

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We are fostering this adorable rescued 8-month old male Staffordshire Terrier. His name is Lucas and he is 35 lbs. He has already been neutered, and all of his shots are current. He is very sweet, playful, smart, and energetic. He gets along great with other dogs and people. Please let me know if you are interested and would like to meet Lucas. Thank you.

For more information about Lucas, please contact his guardian at (415) 828-5737.

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Oliver
7 months, 10 pounds, San Pablo

Oliver is a very playful boy. He loves to run and jump and climb as high as he can get to nap. He's very shy but sweet once he gets comfortable. He loves to play with his siblings or his spring toys.

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Oliver is a very playful boy. He loves to run and jump and climb as high as he can get to nap. He's very shy but sweet once he gets comfortable. He loves to play with his siblings or his spring toys. He will chase after those all day, if possible. He's very curious. Loves to lay by the window to watch everyone and everything outside. He loves breakfast time and is the only time he really meows. He's a fun boy that just needs lots of love, patience, and space to roam.

For more information about Oliver, please contact his guardian at (510) 322-0698.

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Heather & Onyx
7 months, 5 lbs & 9 lbs, San Pablo

Heather and Onyx are very different kitties but very attached nonetheless. Heather is very outgoing and sweet and playful while Onyx is very shy and learning to come out of his shell and explore.

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Heather and Onyx are very different kitties but very attached nonetheless. Heather is very outgoing and sweet and playful while Onyx is very shy and learning to come out of his shell and explore. Heather is very independent and loves playing with any mouse toy she can find while Onyx loves to just relax or follow his sister around. Both of them love breakfast time and will meow until they're fed because they love food so much. They're very funny cats and deserve the world. All they need is love, patience, and room to play and relax.

For more information about Heather and Onyx, please contact their guardian at (510) 322-0698.

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Lilly
7 years, 22 pounds, Concord

Current owner has cancer and is moving to a senior live facility. Lilly is very loving, energetic, gets along with cats, dogs, and children.

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Current owner has cancer and is moving to a senior live facility. Lilly is very loving, energetic, gets along with cats, dogs, and children. She has grown up with another dog and a yard and will be best in a situation where she will get lots of attention.

For more information about Lilly, please contact her guardian at (925) 586-7330.

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Kobe
11 months, Martinez

Kobe is 11 months old, very friendly and playful. She would do well with an active family that can give her the proper training and exercise that a puppy needs. Kobe would love to have another dog as a playmate.

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Kobe is 11 months old, very friendly and playful. She would do well with an active family that can give her the proper training and exercise that a puppy needs. Kobe would love to have another dog as a playmate. She is very smart, knows how to sit and crate trained. She is very sweet!

For more information about Kobe, please contact her guardian at (925) 787-2888.

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Kona
3 years, 50 pounds, Tracy

Kona is house broke, sits, lies down, shakes, walks on the leash and will potty on the leash. He will also let you know when he has to go potty so you can let him outside to potty off the leash. He loves people.

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Kona is house broke, sits, lies down, shakes, walks on the leash and will potty on the leash. He will also let you know when he has to go potty so you can let him outside to potty off the leash. He loves people. Kona needs space to run and a pet buddy or a human buddy that can be home with him.

For more information about Kona, please contact her guardian at (209) 614-0605.

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Dory
4 years, 18 pounds, Discovery Bay

Dory can be shy at first with new people but once she feels comfortable she can be the sweetest most love-able cat. She loves to sleep near people and will make sure you don't feel lonely.

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Dory can be shy at first with new people but once she feels comfortable she can be the sweetest most love-able cat. She loves to sleep near people and will make sure you don't feel lonely. She doesn't like to feel forcefully held but she needs daily loves and attention. She loves to sun bath and take naps as much as possible. Loves playing fetch and other toys.

For more information about Dory, please contact her guardian at (925) 308-0572.

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Kala
3 years, 66 pounds, Sebastopol

Here is my story, I am a 3 year old German Shepard boxer mix. I am not really sure where I came from, they think maybe Mexico.

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Here is my story, I am a 3 year old German Shepard boxer mix. I am not really sure where I came from, they think maybe Mexico. I was used for dog fighting, specifically a bait dog, and breeding, so it was a pretty rough start until my puppies and I got rescued! I was bumped around from shelter to shelter until I was adopted into a new home on March 25, 2019. I was given lots of training, so I'm very well mannered and I went on hikes and of course got to do tons of my favorite thing...snuggles!! If I could, I would lay in bed with you all day long. But I also love to go on walks (I'm very friendly towards people), sniff new things and of course car rides. I was really excited when I got the chance to start learning fancy tricks because my owner realized that I am really smart and love to be challenged. The problem I'm facing is that my current mom is no longer able to keep me and it breaks her heart, so she's looking to find me just the right new forever home.

Here is a little info on the best forever home for me. I am a huge snuggle bug who loves to play and go on walks, but I am a little insecure in situations of unpredictability due to my past. I am learning to work through this more and more as I have come to learn there are really nice humans too! This does mean however that I am not the best choice for a home with children because we know how quick and unpredictable they can be. If you know of someone who wants the best snuggly puppers and doesn't have any children living in the home I would love to be your dog.

For more information about Kala, please contact her guardian at (707) 823-5883.

 

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Atka
9 years, 165 pounds, Alameda

Atka LOVES going to a dog park and playing fetch. She is a true lab in that nature. She is a great road trip buddy. Loves car rides and will just sleep during long trips.

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Atka LOVES going to a dog park and playing fetch. She is a true lab in that nature. She is a great road trip buddy. Loves car rides and will just sleep during long trips. If you let her, she will climb onto the couch right next to you or even in your lap to just relax. She's not into dog toys, but give her an antler any day and she will be happy. Loves walks and will go on runs. She does great on hikes. If you get her in snow she is in heaven! If you rub her ears she will be your best friend. She has always done great when being dropped off at doggie daycares or even with our dog sitter here who has several of her own dogs.

We will have all of her personal items to give. Bed, brush, chew toys, ear meds, tick meds, poop bags, collar, leash, tags (she is registered in Alameda) and all Vet information. She is up to date on her shots.

For more information about Atka, please contact her guardian at (360) 852-0931.

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Nina
5 years, 12 pounds, Pleasant Hill

Five-year-old Nina is an affectionate dog that enjoys walks and being around others. She loves being petted and won't turn away a treat. She is comfortable spending time outside or inside. And she was raised around another dog and a cat.

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Five-year-old Nina is an affectionate dog that enjoys walks and being around others. She loves being petted and won't turn away a treat. She is comfortable spending time outside or inside. And she was raised around another dog and a cat. Nina's owners are retired and unable to give her the attention or love she needs. We're eager to find Nina a loving forever home.

For more information about Nina, please contact her guardian at (415) 234-0964.

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Bocci
5 years, 11 pounds, Fremont

Bocci is short for the name of the Italian painter Botticelli. He was born March 22, 2014. Bocci is easy-going, friendly, and affectionate. He will greet you at the door, watch TV with you, and cuddle up next to you in bed.

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Bocci is short for the name of the Italian painter Botticelli. He was born March 22, 2014. Bocci is easy-going, friendly, and affectionate. He will greet you at the door, watch TV with you, and cuddle up next to you in bed. He loves to play, and his favorite toys are pompoms and feathers. He is great with children. He has lived with one other cat in the past, and they became good friends. Bocci is up to date on all his vaccines, tested negative for FIV and FeLV, neutered, and microchipped.

For more information about Bocci, please contact his guardian at (925) 339-7794 or [email protected].

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Yuki
12 years, Richmond

Yuki is a very sweet and friendly girl who loves humans and attention but can be quiet and independent with a blanket and stuffed animals as well. Her owner loved her very much but sadly passed away from a heart attack.

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Yuki is a very sweet and friendly girl who loves humans and attention but can be quiet and independent with a blanket and stuffed animals as well. Her owner loved her very much but sadly passed away from a heart attack. She isn't as hyper as her puppy days, but still has energy to play. Since she can't hold her pee very long due to old age, she needs a grassy yard to potty. She would do well in a home as either the only dog or with calm dogs.

For more information about Yuki, please contact her guardian at (510) 734-1554.

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Onyx
1 years, 7 pounds, Pittsburg

Hi my name is Onyx and I recently celebrated my 1 yr birthday party back in Aug 2019! I love the dog park and slowly mastering how to play fetch (I can chase the ball but haven't figured out how to bring it back yet) I am a bit sad and anxious.

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Hi my name is Onyx and I recently celebrated my 1 yr birthday party back in Aug 2019! I love the dog park and slowly mastering how to play fetch (I can chase the ball but haven't figured out how to bring it back yet) I am a bit sad and anxious to leave my mommy but due to her living situation it's becoming increasingly challenging for me to have the freedom I was once accustomed to. Because of these transitions I've adopted some minor behavior challenges. But don't fret, I'm highly receptive to training, especially if food is involved. I can sit and wait on command, I'm fixed as well as potty trained.

For more information about Onyx, please contact her guardian at (510) 706-8574.

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Cleo
1½ years, 45 pounds, San Francisco

Cleo is an intelligent, energetic, playful dog. She loves going on hikes and playing on the beach.

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Cleo is an intelligent, energetic, playful dog. She loves going on hikes and playing on the beach.
She picks up commands really easy and already knows a handful of them (sit, come, down, paw, eat, bed, leave it, off)
She has good off leash recall (we hike with her without it!)
She loves people and will always want to meet everyone.
We have a cat at home and they get along really well.

For more information about Cleo, please contact her guardian at (857) 928-8304.

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Darla
5 years, 65 pounds, Wilton

Darla ended up in our care when my husband picked her up off the side of the road. Our resident dogs do not like her so she needs to find a furever home of her own. She likes most other male dogs. She does not like cats.

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Darla ended up in our care when my husband picked her up off the side of the road. Our resident dogs do not like her so she needs to find a furever home of her own. She likes most other male dogs. She does not like cats. We are not sure on her age - but she must be middle aged. She is great with my kids who are about 10 yrs old. She is very food motivated and knows some commands. She is very eager to please.

For more information about Darla, please contact her guardian at (916) 849-9589.

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Lacey
7 years, 13 pounds, Concord

This is Lacey, a loving calico who needs a new home. She is 7 years old. Spayed/neutered. Very sweet, but very shy and timid. She has lived in the same home since she was 12 weeks old.

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This is Lacey, a loving calico who needs a new home. She is 7 years old. Spayed/neutered. Very sweet, but very shy and timid. She has lived in the same home since she was 12 weeks old. She has always been shy, but will come out in a calm environment, so she would do best in an adult only household with no dogs, perhaps no other pets. She was adopted with her with a litter mate, but her brother passed away due to health issues a couple years ago. She enjoyed life with him, so I think she would be okay with other cats. She does not have any health issues, she uses her litter box and is typically very clean. She is spunky and likes to play, and she enjoys one on one attention, as long as she feels the environment is safe.

For more information about Lacey, please contact her guardian at (925) 286-9548.

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Winston
6 years, 18 pounds, Walnut Creek

We need to find this very lovable dog a new home. Our only challenge with him is that he is food defensive and we just had a baby who is learning to crawl. We are concerned for his safety, because he has nipped people around food in the past.

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We need to find this very lovable dog a new home. Our only challenge with him is that he is food defensive and we just had a baby who is learning to crawl. We are concerned for his safety, because he has nipped people around food in the past. We are hoping to find him a new home without young children. He is incredibly adorable, very loyal, completely potty trained, never chews on anything and absolutely loves to cuddle. I know he would make a great pet for the right family. This has been an incredibly hard decision, and we hate to give him up. Please reach out if you are a good fit to give this boy a new home.

For more information about Winston, please contact his guardian at (517) 974-0280.

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Doris
6 years, 30 pounds, Concord

Doris is a beautiful long haired brown striped tabby. She is very independent and can be assertive with the dogs at times. she takes some time to get to know you but after that she will crawl in your lap but mostly on her terms.

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Doris is a beautiful long haired brown striped tabby. She is very independent and can be assertive with the dogs at times. she takes some time to get to know you but after that she will crawl in your lap but mostly on her terms. She loves to eat but so she is only allowed to eat two times a day portion-controlled.she currently gets the science diet over the counter hairball and urinary food dry food and wet.she does currently live with one cat and two dogs but the dogs harassed her so she would probably do best in a one animal household or a really mellow dog or cat

For more information about Doris, please contact her guardian at (925) 285-3608.

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Francis
16 years, 25 pounds, Concord

Francis is a sweet affectionate boy and weighs about 25 lb. He has long orange or red hair. He free feeds on drive science diet urinary hairball over the counter food and gets his wet food 2 times a day.

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Francis is a sweet affectionate boy and weighs about 25 lb. He has long orange or red hair. He free feeds on drive science diet urinary hairball over the counter food and gets his wet food 2 times a day. I would prefer sitting in your lap or next to you all day long and be petted or combed. He does get along with dogs and would be okay with a mellow dog. Litter box trained

For more information about Francis, please contact his guardian at (925) 285-3608.

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Petey & Malcolm
12 years, 16½ & 19 pounds, Emeryville

Petey and Malcom are brothers. They are exceptionally lovable and playful. They are 12 years old but you will easily think they are puppies due to their youthful energy. Petey is the calmer lap dog of the two.

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Petey and Malcom are brothers. They are exceptionally lovable and playful. They are 12 years old but you will easily think they are puppies due to their youthful energy. Petey is the calmer lap dog of the two. Mal is the friskier, more hyper one who is always vying to get his tummy rubbed. They are good dogs who enjoy being around other dogs, children and people in general (very social). Neither have health issues or are on medication, although I do give them supplements for their joints and high protein food to keep them healthy.

I love them dearly, but I want a better home life for them where they can run, play and get lots of attention. I spend a lot of time working and I do not have any assistance. I would love for them to have access to a yard and lots of love and attention from a nice couple or family.

For more information about Petey and Malcolm, please contact their guardian at (510) 529-8767.

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Penguin
7 months, Discovery Bay

Penguin is a very loving and sweet boy!!! He is extremely social and loves to follow the family around everywhere. He loves to spend his day napping and playing with feathers and sponges.

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Penguin is a very loving and sweet boy!!! He is extremely social and loves to follow the family around everywhere. He loves to spend his day napping and playing with feathers and sponges. He absolutely loves tossing around scrub daddy sponges! He is a lap cat always waiting for you to sit down.

For more information about Penguin, please contact his guardian at (317) 698-0288.

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