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Special
Needs
I'm Kirk, Adopt Me!
Pit Bull Terrier Mix | Senior | Male

Twelve-year-old Kirk has a heart of gold and is ready to be your devoted companion. He's a happy guy who wants nothing more than to love and be loved in return. This older gentleman enjoys going on mini-adventures, such as a leisurely stroll around the marina. Back at home, he'll take his favorite toy to a sunny spot and snuggle in for a nap. A little bit of playtime followed by belly rubs and kisses are all right by him too! As a senior pup, Kirk has some medical needs and requires a little extra TLC, so he’s looking for someone who will offer him patient nurturing in exchange for unconditional love and devotion. Kirk's new family will be able to bring him to the ARF clinic for non-urgent veterinary wellness care at no cost for the first year postadoption, including free refills of all of his medications! Additionally, ARF will provide Kirk's prescription diet (Purina Pro Plan HA) for his allergies for the rest of his golden years! 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 65 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.

Adoption Hours at ARF
Appointments recommended

Wednesday - Sunday
Noon - 5 pm


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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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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Adoption Hours at ARF
Appointments recommended

Wednesday - Sunday
Noon - 5 pm


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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