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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 who is just a wee bit shy with new people. He is looking for a patient adopter who understands that he'll need a bit more time making new friends. After that…well, he's all about cuddles and pets! One of Matsutake's favorite things to do is play fetch and he is an excellent retriever. Matsutake thoroughly enjoys playing and romping with new dog friends and in fact, when asked if he might enjoy living with a canine buddy, he gave it two paws up! Matsutake has a positive history with other dogs. We recommend he does not go into a home that has cats or small animals. Matsutake prefers a home without children younger than 16 years old. He currently weighs 64 pounds.Matsutake's adoption fee has been prepaid by a generous donor.

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
Appointments recommended

Wednesday - Sunday
11:45 am - 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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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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2890 Mitchell Drive
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Adoption Hours at ARF
Appointments recommended

Wednesday - Sunday
11:45 am - 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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