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Adoption Process - Virtual Adoptions

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Adoptable Dogs

ARF is offering a no-contact, virtual adoption process by appointment only.

All available cats and dogs are updated a minimum of once a day at https://www.arflife.org/adoptable-pets. Follow adoptions live as they happen at @ARFadoptions

Special
Needs
I'm Mistletoe, Adopt Me!
Corgi / Dachshund | Adult | Female

Two-year-old Mistletoe is a kind, sensitive girl with a soft heart. She is shy at first, but patient guardians will discover that, once earned, this gentle dog’s love and affection are second to none! Mistletoe is a wonderful little lady who will benefit from a steady, predictable daily routine and a quiet, low-key home atmosphere to help her come out of her shell a little! Mistletoe has a liver shunt, which means that blood coming from the GI tract bypasses the liver. This can cause a buildup of ammonia that causes neurologic signs. Her condition is currently managed with diet, lactulose stool softener, and an oral antibiotic--all 3 of these things must be continued lifelong. A specialist has estimated Mistletoe's life expectancy to be one year, but she could live longer, or her health could decline sooner. We recommend she does not go into a home that has cats or small animals. Mistletoe prefers a home without children younger than 16 years old. She currently weighs 18 pounds.Mistletoe's adoption fee has been prepaid by a generous donor. Mistletoe 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.

Mistletoe'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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