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Courtesy Listings

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. 

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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Freya
11 months, 34 pounds, Portland (OR)

Freya is probably one of the most loving dogs, she absolutely loves her people, and loves to play with other dogs. She is intelligent, curious, food motivated, resilient, strong, courageous, energetic and playful.

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Freya is probably one of the most loving dogs, she absolutely loves her people, and loves to play with other dogs. She is intelligent, curious, food motivated, resilient, strong, courageous, energetic and playful. I love her more than anything, but due to personal circumstances, I will no longer be able to care for her. I am looking to find her a home that is equal to or better than what I am currently able to provide her.

What she needs: She needs a home where she isn't left alone all day. She loves her people and being left alone for the majority of the day will crush her.

An active family or couple, preferably with another well trained dog. While she is a small dog, she is still a working dog through and through. She needs to be able to run, play, and be mentally stimulated daily. She loves adventures!

For more information about Freya, please contact her guardian at (713) 253-2529.

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Pepper
6 years, 65 pounds, Berkeley

Pepper is a loving 4 yr-old pit-lab mix, roughly 65 lbs. I adopted her in September 2016, and sadly I have an urgent need to find her a new home asap (due to no fault of hers).

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Pepper is a loving 4 yr-old pit-lab mix, roughly 65 lbs. I adopted her in September 2016, and sadly I have an urgent need to find her a new home asap (due to no fault of hers). She is a sweet dog, deserving of a human that will give her the consistent routine she needs to maintain her stability.

Pepper currently lives in Berkeley with me, my 10-year old daughter, and our siamese cat Nick. She is in great health, current on all vaccines, and gets regular exercise. She is very well mannered with other dogs of all sizes and breeds. She is easy on leash, and also has great recall when off leash. Her favorite activities are going for a trail run, hanging out with kids, and snoozing in a sunny patch in the back yard.

Here's why Pepper is an awesome dog:

  • She understands English! No really, she does. And she's an attentive listener.
  • She's easy going (with one exception: she's not keen on meeting strangers. See more details below).
  • She's relaxed at home but loves heading out for walks, a run, or just an outing in the car.
  • She's a hard worker, especially if she's working for a treat. Being very food motivated, she's easy to train and loves learning new tricks. She'll literally do anything for bacon.
  • She's amazing with kids and people she trusts. She seems to know just the right level of affection to offer. She currently lives with a cat peacefully and could do it again with proper training/introductions.

For more information about Pepper, please contact her guardian at (415) 465-5283

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Scotty
2 years, 12 pounds, Oakland

Scotty is a friendly, sweet neutered male. He likes to curl up in boxes and to cuddle. He's a handsome black and white boy, and he gets along well with other cats and with kids.

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Scotty is a friendly, sweet neutered male. He likes to curl up in boxes and to cuddle. He's a handsome black and white boy, and he gets along well with other cats and with kids. He likes to go outside sometimes and is used to eating mostly dry food.

Scotty became homeless when his dad lost his apartment in Oakland. A friend with several pets offered to help, but Scotty needs a home with fewer dogs in it.

For more information about Scotty, please contact his guardian at (510) 541-9669.

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Ripley
10 months, 50 pounds, Santa Rosa

Ripley is a very loving, sweet and cuddly dog. He is also highly energetic. Food and naps are his favorite hobbies.

For more information about Ripley, please contact his guardian at (707) 591-1752.

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Ripley is a very loving, sweet and cuddly dog. He is also highly energetic. Food and naps are his favorite hobbies.

For more information about Ripley, please contact his guardian at (707) 591-1752.

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Riley
8 years, 15 pounds, Walnut Creek

Riley is a ladies man! He is very sweet and protective of his owner (particularly to his female owners) and he plays well with lady dogs. He loves walks (but not too far) and snuggling on the couch.

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Riley is a ladies man! He is very sweet and protective of his owner (particularly to his female owners) and he plays well with lady dogs. He loves walks (but not too far) and snuggling on the couch.

For more information about Riley, please contact his guardian at (925) 699-3892.

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Winnie
7 years, 15 pounds, Concord

Winnie is a 7 year old Jack Russel Mix. She enjoys playing with plush toys and soccer balls. She is social with both people and dogs and has a lot of energy that she needs to exhaust by playing.

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Winnie is a 7 year old Jack Russel Mix. She enjoys playing with plush toys and soccer balls. She is social with both people and dogs and has a lot of energy that she needs to exhaust by playing.

For more information about Winnie, please contact her guardian at (206) 349-5461.

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Kali
1½ years, 60 pounds, Pleasanton

We adopted Kali when she was 8 weeks old from the Alameda County Fairgrounds Pet Show (Rocket Dog Shelter). We've had her for 1 year and have enjoyed her playful and sweet personality.

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We adopted Kali when she was 8 weeks old from the Alameda County Fairgrounds Pet Show (Rocket Dog Shelter). We've had her for 1 year and have enjoyed her playful and sweet personality. Her favorite things to do besides taking walks is playing with her rope toy. She is good with children and other dogs. We currently have two children (ages 3 & 11) and she has always been great with them. Kali knows how to sit, lay, shake, stay and heal. She has been taught by us and has no formal training but is incredibly smart. She would be a great addition to any home - whether it be a family or individual. She is completely spayed and up to date with all of her shots. She has short hair and doesn't shed much. We need to find her a new home because we are renting and our landlord does not allow pets of any kind. We are hoping to find a home for her as soon as possible.

For more information about Kali, please contact her guardian at (510) 918-0025.

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Gumball
6 years, 15 pounds, Pinole

Gumball is a very sweet, affectionate, loyal and loving dog. He enjoys both indoors and outdoors. He is good with children. He listens well, and is a good lap dog.

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Gumball is a very sweet, affectionate, loyal and loving dog. He enjoys both indoors and outdoors. He is good with children. He listens well, and is a good lap dog.

For more information about Gumball, please contact his guardian at (510) 677-4064.

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Sasha
5 months, 45 pounds, Brentwood

Sasha is a very sweet boy. He is very intelligent and alert. He loves to play fetch and he will actually bring the ball to you. He will not put the ball in your hand yet but he will put it close to you.

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Sasha is a very sweet boy. He is very intelligent and alert. He loves to play fetch and he will actually bring the ball to you. He will not put the ball in your hand yet but he will put it close to you. Sasha is very affectionate and loves to wrestle with his brother. He will make a great family pet.

For more information about Sasha, please contact his guardian at (925) 497-7344.

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