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Appointments are recommended. View ARF's adoption process or submit an adoption inquiry to get started.

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I'm El Matador, Adopt Me!
German Shepherd Dog Mix | Adult | Male

Six-year-old El Matador is a big sweetie looking to bring a bunch of love into someone’s life. This gentle giant is ready for the next adventure. Whether it's exploring the wonders of the neighborhood or discovering which couch is the softest, this handsome boy will make a wonderful comrade. He currently weighs 71 pounds.

El Matador'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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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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