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I'm Matsutake, Adopt Me!
Shepherd (Unknown Type) / Cattle Dog | Adult | Male

Three-year-old Matsutake is an adorable, delicate guy. He is initially wary of new people, but given some time and encouragement, he is the sweetest boy. Matsutake would do well with anyone that can help him gain confidence and love him unconditionally. Matsutake 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 62 pounds.

Matsutake'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
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

Adoption fees are waived for veterans

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Wednesday - Saturday: Noon - 5 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5 pm

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
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

Adoption fees are waived for veterans

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