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I'm Ballad, Adopt Me!
Boxer Mix | Adult | Female

Three-year-old Ballad is a sweet, mild-mannered gal who just might capture your heart! Ballad might be considered a wallflower at first, but once she knows you're safe and comes to consider you a friend, she'll be asking for regular cuddle sessions, and won't want to leave your side! Ballad and Ode are looking for a home that will welcome them both as they are a bonded pair. Ballad was heartworm positive when she arrived at ARF. Heartworm is a parasite that is spread by mosquito bites and infects the bloodstream, heart, and lungs. She must be on strict rest until 3/5/21. For more information on heartworm, please visit https://arflife.org/files/heartworm-012121_95870.pdf. Ballad has a positive history with other dogs. She currently weighs 61 pounds. Ballad 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.

Ballad'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.

Virtual Adoption Hours at ARF
By appointment only
Walnut Creek, CA

Wednesday - Saturday
Noon - 5 pm

Sunday
Noon - 4 pm


Adoption fees

Cat - $100
Kitten (< 6 months) - $150
2 Cats/Kittens - $25 off each
Dog - $250
Puppy (< 6 months) - $350
Special Needs Pet - 50% off
Senior (7+ years) Pet - 50% off

Only credit cards are accepted during the virtual adoption process.

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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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Virtual Adoption Hours at ARF
By appointment only
Walnut Creek, CA

Wednesday - Saturday
Noon - 5 pm

Sunday
Noon - 4 pm


Adoption fees

Cat - $100
Kitten (< 6 months) - $150
2 Cats/Kittens - $25 off each
Dog - $250
Puppy (< 6 months) - $350
Special Needs Pet - 50% off
Senior (7+ years) Pet - 50% off

Only credit cards are accepted during the virtual adoption process.

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