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I'm Mel, Adopt Me!
Pit Bull Terrier Mix | Senior | Female

Seven-year-old Mel enjoys going for walks and exploring all the scents while out and about. She loves to play with her toys, especially with a big plush toy, shaking it side to side. Mel is looking for a loving family to continue to build her strength with easy physical therapy (PT) sessions in your home. Based off of our observation, we believe Mel will need to be the only animal in her new home. Mel has intervertebral disc degeneration in her spine and is using a special harness (included in her adoption, as seen in her video) to help her walk. She has shown significant improvement with the PT we have been doing; she is happy and enjoys your company. She currently weighs 65 pounds. She currently weighs 70 pounds.

Mel'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.

Adoptions by Appointment Only


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.

Location:
2890 Mitchell Drive
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Adoptions by Appointment Only


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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