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I'm Sparkler, Adopt Me!
Siberian Husky Mix | Adult | Male

Two-year-old Sparkler is a playful boy ready for adventure! And who wouldn't want to wake up to his goofy, adorable fac every day! On walks, Sparkler trots and sniffs along happily at your side with no pulling on leash and no shenanigans. This kid knows a few cues like sit and down but is always up for learning new tricks. Sparkler loves meeting new people and will happily soak up all the petting and massaging they want to share. Sparkler has a positive history with other dogs. He currently weighs 56 pounds.

Sparkler'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
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

Adoption fees are waived for veterans

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Adoption Hours at ARF
Appointments recommended

Wednesday - Sunday
Noon - 5 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

Adoption fees are waived for veterans

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