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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. 

Gonta
1 year, 75 pounds, Martinez

Gonta is a beautiful and sweeet large black lab/sharpei mix. He gets along well with other dogs, but would love to be in a household where he gets a lot of attention.

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Gonta is a beautiful and sweeet large black lab/sharpei mix. He gets along well with other dogs, but would love to be in a household where he gets a lot of attention. He has a lot of energy and requires adequate exercise and training to keep his mind and body occupied. He has had minimal training, but could definitely use more.

For more information about Gonta, please contact his guardian at [email protected]

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Elsker
3 years, 13 pounds, Concord

Elsker means Love in Danish. She is a very cuddly pup and would let you rub her belly all day long if you would be willing to do it. Elsker's been in a home with eight kids ranging from newborn up to teenager.

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Elsker means Love in Danish. She is a very cuddly pup and would let you rub her belly all day long if you would be willing to do it. Elsker's been in a home with eight kids ranging from newborn up to teenager. Before she came to us, she was in some sort of accident that resulted in a metal plate being placed in her front leg. We've had her for about two and a half years and we think she was about 1.5 or 2 years old when she came to stay with us. Unfortunately, she just can't get along with our neighbor and the situation has gotten worse instead of better since she was pepper sprayed several months ago. She seems to respond with fear to anyone who comes near the house and being in a loud, full home is not helping with her anxiety. Elsker needs a quieter home with fewer people. When she feels safe, she is very playful and sweet. She loves to dance on her back legs and twirl for treats. She doesn't fetch or play with toys, but she likes to play hide and seek and she'll "poke" you if you pretend to ignore her. Elsker adores riding in the car. She is fully house trained with no accidents. She'll stay in a crate, but may whine if she knows someone is around to hear her. She *loves* just being around her people. Elsker doesn't like cats, but she's very fond and affectionate with our chinchillas. We suggest having several "playdate visits" to help with her anxiety before moving. We haven't had issues with our kids, but she's become more withdrawn and nervous around them.

For more information about Elsker, please contact her guardian at (925) 209-3439.

 

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Hunter
3 years, 13 pounds, Sacramento

Hunter is a sweet, loving and energetic chi mix. He is playful, and good with children and other dogs. He likes to explore and is best in an active home, with plenty of toys to chew on.

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Hunter is a sweet, loving and energetic chi mix. He is playful, and good with children and other dogs. He likes to explore and is best in an active home, with plenty of toys to chew on. He has been through a lot, and really transformed now that he is able to trust people. He would love to come home with you and snuggle under the covers with you!

For more information about Hunter, please contact his guardian at (916) 666-1195.

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Neo
3 years, 96 pounds, Walnut Creek

Neo is a 3 year old German Shepherd. He is a loving, friendly, family dog whose full of life. He has received training from Sirius dog training when he was a puppy. He has been neutered. He is healthy and up-to-date on all his vaccines.

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Neo is a 3 year old German Shepherd. He is a loving, friendly, family dog whose full of life. He has received training from Sirius dog training when he was a puppy. He has been neutered. He is healthy and up-to-date on all his vaccines. He is being rehomed because his current family does not have enough time to care for their new baby and provide the love and attention that Neo deserves.

For more information about Neo, please contact his guardian at (619) 399-6891.

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Duncan
11 years, 27 pounds, Brentwood

My name is Duncan and my daddy passed away. I, Sally, was married to him and then divorced. I have Duncan and can not keep him as it is not permitted where I live. - - He is 11 years old, and is part poodle part terrier.

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My name is Duncan and my daddy passed away. I, Sally, was married to him and then divorced. I have Duncan and can not keep him as it is not permitted where I live.

He is 11 years old, and is part poodle part terrier. He has hair not fur and does not shed. He is neutered and chipped.

He has been groomed, hair cut, had flea medicine, had Rabies Certificate and Bordetella and seen a vet since I got him 5 days ago.

He is great with kids and other dogs, is well mannered and quiet. He has been owned by the same owner since he was adopted at 8 weeks. Please help me find a foster family for him.

For more information about Patch, please contact her guardian at (925) 323-4345.

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Kitty
8 years, 14 pounds, Moraga

Kitty's very mellow, responsive to human contact, allows nail trimming and other daily maintenance, often follows from room-to-room.

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Kitty's very mellow, responsive to human contact, allows nail trimming and other daily maintenance, often follows from room-to-room. He's been an indoor-outdoor cat but should be able to adjust to indoor only given stimulus such as a window to see the world; outdoors he sticks fairly close to home, comes back in response to hand clapping and calling his name. He's always lived in a home with no other pets, a similar living situation would probably best suit. He's visited the vet regularly, has no known health issues; all vet records available for review. Thanks for your consideration!

For more information about Kitty, please contact her guardian at (925) 376-4312.

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Isis
7 years, 45 pounds, Walnut Creek

She is the sweetest dog if by herself. She will lick you to death. She is a bit anxious and can react badly to other dogs, mainly her brother who can get very excited. She's incredibly smart and loves to cuddle.

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She is the sweetest dog if by herself. She will lick you to death. She is a bit anxious and can react badly to other dogs, mainly her brother who can get very excited. She's incredibly smart and loves to cuddle. She's house trained and knows some commands and tricks. She can also be crated.

She needs an experienced dog owner.

For more information about Isis, please contact her guardian at (415) 335-1785.

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Leilani
4 years, 7 pounds, Castro Valley

Beautiful tuxedo female. Raised from a kitten, 4 years old, 7 lbs. Never a health problem. Shy around strangers but loving to owner. Does not like dogs or other cats. No problems using litter box.

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Beautiful tuxedo female. Raised from a kitten, 4 years old, 7 lbs. Never a health problem. Shy around strangers but loving to owner. Does not like dogs or other cats. No problems using litter box.

For more information about Leilani, please contact her guardian at (510) 826-6308.

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Patch
2 years, 45 pounds, Kensington

Patch has a great personality! She's fun and affectionate. She's energetic, but will stay right next to you on a walk.

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Patch has a great personality! She's fun and affectionate. She's energetic, but will stay right next to you on a walk. She loves tug-of-war, car rides, and hikes, and will beat you in a race every time (but come back and give you a high five!) She also knows how to chill inside, and go into her crate for some down time.

For more information about Patch, please contact her guardian at (415) 309-2117.

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Wax
1½ years, 71 pounds, Oakland

Wax is a relatively relaxed dog who absolutely loves human companionship and plenty of pets! He's very handsome, and gets compliments on every walk and outing we go on. He gets along well with other dogs and has done great at doggy daycare.

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Wax is a relatively relaxed dog who absolutely loves human companionship and plenty of pets! He's very handsome, and gets compliments on every walk and outing we go on. He gets along well with other dogs and has done great at doggy daycare. He's also come to my office with me and is very chill while at "work". He's housebroken, but we are still working on crate training. He also knows some basic commands and has been a pretty quick learner.

While Wax has been a pleasure to care for, he does show a very strong prey drive with cats and would not be compatible in a home with cats. He'd also do best in a home without small children, though could be fine with children 12+ as long as they can show him patience and be gentle.

You'd be lucky to give a home to such a wonderful dog!

For more information about Wax, please contact his guardian at (925) 984-5403.

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Reba
8 years, 60 pounds, Pleasanton

Reba is a bright eyed playful girl. She is very active and would love to be outdoors hiking or playing. She is quite strong, smart, and knows basic commands. Crate trained. And very sweet.

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Reba is a bright eyed playful girl. She is very active and would love to be outdoors hiking or playing. She is quite strong, smart, and knows basic commands. Crate trained. And very sweet.

For more information about Reba, please contact her guardian at (925) 699-9346.

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Chance
1½ years, 55 pounds, San Ramon

He loves to play and has lots of energy. He's house trained and is both an indoor/outdoor dog. His favorite game is tug of war and fetch. He's quiet and timid but once he warms up to people he's very playful.

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He loves to play and has lots of energy. He's house trained and is both an indoor/outdoor dog. His favorite game is tug of war and fetch. He's quiet and timid but once he warms up to people he's very playful.

For more information about Chance, please contact his guardian at (925) 918-8198.

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Coal
11 years, 10 pounds, Concord

Coal is a wonderful, playful, sweet kitty. He's been great with my kids. We are sad to have him go. Unfortunately, I have to move where they don't except pets.

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Coal is a wonderful, playful, sweet kitty. He's been great with my kids. We are sad to have him go. Unfortunately, I have to move where they don't except pets.

For more information about Coal, please contact his guardian at (925) 595-3594.

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Toulouse
9 years, 15 pounds, Orinda

Toulouse is a very sweet, tolerant cat that loves to play with his toys or sit in his cat tree and gaze at the outside world. His current owner has Alzheimer's disease and is no longer able to care for him.

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Toulouse is a very sweet, tolerant cat that loves to play with his toys or sit in his cat tree and gaze at the outside world. His current owner has Alzheimer's disease and is no longer able to care for him. Toulouse is litter box trained and loves to be pet and brushed but also enjoys some alone time. Toulouse will come with a litter box, food dishes, brushes, cat carrier and cat tree.

For more information about Toulouse, please contact his guardian at (510) 853-3372.

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Kona
6 years, Danville

Beautiful and shy Maine Coon in need of a loving home! She's up to date with vaccinations, and would prefer to be an indoor cat in a quiet home. She chirps when she's happy and loves attention.

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Beautiful and shy Maine Coon in need of a loving home! She's up to date with vaccinations, and would prefer to be an indoor cat in a quiet home. She chirps when she's happy and loves attention.

For more information about Kona, please contact her guardian at (925) 332-9793.

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Lucy
10 months, 8 pounds, Concord

Very sweet and friendly girl! Love kids and other dogs. Playful with moderate energy. Almost fully potty trained and is doing great with it. Loves to cuddle For more information about Lucy, please contact her guardian at (925) 490-5544.

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Very sweet and friendly girl! Love kids and other dogs. Playful with moderate energy. Almost fully potty trained and is doing great with it. Loves to cuddle

For more information about Lucy, please contact her guardian at (925) 490-5544.

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Boba Hank
2½ years, 18 pounds, Walnut Creek

Boba Hank is a 2-year old black domestic shorthair cat who is 18 pounds of pure love! His previous owners surrendered him to Encina Veterinary Hospital due to some medical issues, recently of which he has been completely cured from.

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Boba Hank is a 2-year old black domestic shorthair cat who is 18 pounds of pure love! His previous owners surrendered him to Encina Veterinary Hospital due to some medical issues, recently of which he has been completely cured from. He is cautious around new surroundings and it takes him a bit longer to adjust to changes since his vision is slightly impaired. Boba has a charming personality and loves to play with all kinds of toys--toes included! He is a very vocal feline and loves to talk, almost as much as he loves to eat! Boba gets along with dogs, but might do better in a home without other cats, due to the fact he is a lot to love and wants all of your attention. He has not been introduced to children, but he does better in a calm and relatively quiet environment. If you're looking for a love bug to help find them a forever home, look no further!

For more information about Boba Hank, please contact his guardian at (925) 998-9023.

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Broadway
10-11 years, 10-19 pounds, Concord

shes playfull, loving, attentive, curious, gets along with people well. none agrassive, has all her shots. extreamly healthy perfect for kids or elder, teens great for emotional support. she need a home.

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shes playfull, loving, attentive, curious, gets along with people well. none agrassive, has all her shots. extreamly healthy perfect for kids or elder, teens great for emotional support. she need a home.

For more information about Broadway, please contact her guardian at (925) 405-6430.

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Dan
2½ months, 3½ pounds, San Mateo

My foster human says I am the sweetest of all my siblings. I like to play with my brother and sister and also explore on my own. I have soft silky fur and I'm the quietest of my family.

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My foster human says I am the sweetest of all my siblings. I like to play with my brother and sister and also explore on my own. I have soft silky fur and I'm the quietest of my family. When I sleep I like to snuggle with someone warm like my brother and sister or my foster dog brothers.

For more information about Dan, please contact his guardian at (415) 407-4953.

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Dash
2½ months, 3½ pounds, San Mateo

I am very curious and like to play with my brother and sister. I also wish my dog foster brothers would play with me, but they just look at me when I play with their tails. I like to snuggle with my brother and sister at naptime.

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I am very curious and like to play with my brother and sister. I also wish my dog foster brothers would play with me, but they just look at me when I play with their tails. I like to snuggle with my brother and sister at naptime. People say I am very handsome. I love my foster family but really want to find a forever home. I hope my brother, Dan, can come with me because we like to play and sleep together.

For more information about Dash, please contact his guardian at (415) 407-4953.

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Dolly
1 year old, 9 pounds, San Mateo

My name is Dolly and I am a very sweet Mama cat. I love being around people. I like scratches behind my ears and will walk in front of you so that you will pet me. I'm a young mama and am very playful.

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My name is Dolly and I am a very sweet Mama cat. I love being around people. I like scratches behind my ears and will walk in front of you so that you will pet me. I'm a young mama and am very playful. I love my kittens, playing with toys, and sitting in front of the open window. I enjoy sunning myself in the backyard, but I do not venture out of the yard. I do not love dogs or other adult cats.

For more information about Dolly, please contact her guardian at (415) 407-4953.

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Kilo
3 years, 60 pounds, Hercules

Kilo is a Black Lab/Husky mix with baby blue eyes and a fluffy tail that wags and wags and wags! He loves to run and play, and gets along with everyone who comes around him.

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Kilo is a Black Lab/Husky mix with baby blue eyes and a fluffy tail that wags and wags and wags! He loves to run and play, and gets along with everyone who comes around him. With all the energy he has, I'm sure that he'd be happy with someone with a big yard or plenty of time to run with him.

For more information about Kilo, please contact his guardian at (925) 382-2524.

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Huey
3 years, 14 pounds, Lafayette

Huey is a 3 year old black American shorthair. He is a beautiful, affectionate boy that does well with dogs, loves naps and playing fetch! He has been an indoor cat for as long as he has been in our care.

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Huey is a 3 year old black American shorthair. He is a beautiful, affectionate boy that does well with dogs, loves naps and playing fetch! He has been an indoor cat for as long as he has been in our care. Huey recently had a urinary blockage, so he is on prescription wet food, but requires no other kind of medicine or maintenance. He is also up to date on all shots and is microchipped.

For more information about Huey, please contact his guardian at (510) 861-4758.

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Pee Wee
6 years, 20 pounds, Vallejo

Very loving & affectionate. Would be a lapdog if you allow it. Enjoys the outdoors: walks and especially hikes in open space. Not a barker like most little dogs.

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Very loving & affectionate. Would be a lapdog if you allow it. Enjoys the outdoors: walks and especially hikes in open space. Not a barker like most little dogs.

For more information about Pee Wee, please contact his guardian at (707) 266-8133.

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Miles
2½ years, 20 pounds, Pleasant Hill

Miles is an unknown mixed breed male that is approximately 2 ½ years old and 20lbs. He is neutered, has all vaccinations, no known health or physical conditions and is microchipped.

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Miles is an unknown mixed breed male that is approximately 2 ½ years old and 20lbs. He is neutered, has all vaccinations, no known health or physical conditions and is microchipped. He was adopted from ARF in October 2018 after being rescued from Sutter County Animal Shelter as a stray with no history.
Miles is extremely affectionate to his family. He has some basic obedience skills, is responsive to some directions and is house broken. He has shown some protective personality traits and can back down with firm command or may need to be removed from the situation. Generally mild mannered and friendly, his aggression has been unpredictable. He has a few bite incidents, none resulting in injury and only one breaking the skin superficially.
He loves walks, hikes and car rides, but also loves to snuggle on the couch just as much. He loves water and is extremely comfortable with bathing. Miles loves the dog park and enjoys socializing with other dogs.
He has had experiences with dog groomers which went well in the end, but they need to work with Miles to accomplish a full body coat cut, and especially when clipping his nails, he needs some extra restraint. Miles had wonderful experiences with two different veterinarians.
Miles is best suited for a family with no young children in the home and few visitors. His protective nature does not respond well to people coming and going. He has had to be isolated when visitors are at the home due to his potentially aggressive behavior.

For more information about Miles, please contact his guardian at (925) 457-3327.

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Rhino
7 years, 77 pounds, Antioch

Male American bully 7 years, low energy, good with large dogs, small dog and cat reactive. Raised with great Dane and pitbull. No know medical issues For more information about Rhino, please contact his guardian at (925) 206-6430.

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Male American bully 7 years, low energy, good with large dogs, small dog and cat reactive. Raised with great Dane and pitbull. No know medical issues

For more information about Rhino, please contact his guardian at (925) 206-6430.

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