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7 Months old Spayed Female "Cutie Patootie Mix!"

Hi everyone, I'm Adel!

I’m a petite (currently 28 lbs), happy-go-lucky girl.

I currently live with three resident dogs and two cats. I get along well with the dogs, who are teaching me the social skills I need to be a great pet, including sharing my toys and beds, and when it is appropriate to play with whom (sometimes the older dogs don’t want to play so I choose someone who does!). I get excited when I see the resident cats but I'm just looking to play:)

I am fully crate-trained; I sleep in it at night (and I never get up at night – I’m a great sleeper!), and go into it during the day on my own when I want to take a nap. I am able to do the “ring the bell trick” to ask to go outside.

I spend a lot of time outside with the resident dogs, and I am very well behaved out there. I like to meet other dogs and people (especially kids) on my walks, and travel well in the car!

So, if you're looking for a happy, fun puppy....... I am the one for you!

Adel is spayed and has received her vaccinations / booster / Rabies, dewormer, Revolution and micro-chip! To apply, click Adopt Me! button beside her photo above!
Adopt Adel


2 Months old Male "Little Man Mix!"

My name is Clifford!! Instead of being the Big Red Dog, I really want to be the Big Black Dog!!

I’m a smart, adventurous, playful, social and lovable puppy!! I love to play, wrestle and share my toys with whoever comes to visit me!! I live with my foster mom, two teenage sisters and 7 feline friends:) I gotta say I really enjoy my feline friends since they actually run and play with me!

I love going for car rides! When we go out for walks I am really good on my leash and I'm all smiles when I get to run in the park where I’m off the leash! My foster mom takes me to the doggie park and let's me play outside with lots of young children (who just love me)!!

I sleep in my crate at night and enjoy playing in my playpen for a couple of hours during the day when my humans are away. I love spending time with my family and I also like my “me” time to play on my own.

I am house-trained as long as you watch for my cues. I know how to sit and come to my name since I get yummy treats. I'm really good at sharing my food and treats! Through my positive reinforcement training and exercise I will be an excellent part of your family!!

I have had my first vaccinations, been de-wormed and have my micro-chip! I weighed 9.2 lbs at my vet visit and still growing and would love to become a part of your family! To apply, just click Adopt me! icon next to my picture!
Adopt Clifford


12 Months old Spayed Female "Sweet Lovebug Mix!"

Meet Miss Daphnee! This gorgeous girl is a 45 lb. dog with a HUGE heart! Daphnee is super affectionate and loves being close to her humans. She gives out a ton of kisses and full body tailwags at high speed!

Daphne is an extra special girl not only because of her capacity to love, but also because she needs a family who understands her physical needs. Daphne requires daily exercise/doggie play, and medication, to remain healthy due to hip concerns. Many dogs live wonderful and long lives with this problem, so we're sure hoping there is a super super adopter out there who will give her a chance!

Daphnee came into ARF’s care extremely underweight and very scared. She is looking for a forever family who will continue with her socialization to help her feel safe in unfamiliar situations. Daphnee loves her humans and looks to them for direction.

Daphnee lives in a very busy foster home with many large dogs. She loves toys and never passes on the opportunity to romp and wrestle with the resident four legged members.

Daphnee requires time to become comfortable around unfamiliar dogs. She enjoys leash walks and off leash hikes in safe areas. Daphnee has excellent recall (:

Daphnee has been spayed, micro-chipped, vaccinated and treated with Revolution. If you embrace positive reinforcement training and have the time and patience to commit to Daphnee, she will reward you tenfold. To meet this little lovebug, click on the “Adopt Me” icon next to Daphnee’s picture above!
Adopt Daphnee


5 Years old Neutered Male "Mr. Chill" Mix!

This beautiful fellow will get you out for a daily stroll in his stylish red harness then he'll sprawl on the back porch for a nice long nap:)

We think his favourite activity is riding in vehicles, including the John Deere:) This big guy is about 95 lbs. so he will need his own seat. He'd love to be your copilot on short or long trips!

Kawpur enjoys swimming, bit of playtime, yummy treats and hugs from his person. He enjoys the company of the large resident foster dog who is a very laid back guy too! Best without felines for this boy. He's a perfect house guest, completely trustworthy inside his home other than food left out on the kitchen counter:) No accidents, chewing, just lounging on the couch until you return!

Kawpur has all his shots including Rabies, dewormer, Revolution and micro-chip too. He is waiting for his person to arrive and invite him to be part of their family. Apply by clicking Adopt me! right next to his photo above!
Adopt Kawpur


12 Months old Spayed Female ADOPTION PENDING!!

Adopt Nena


2 Years old Spayed Female "Beaguiler Mix!"

Hi there! I would like you to meet Pearle. This precious soul came into ARF's care a very shy, scared girl. With time, patience, treats and lots of love she has blossomed into the most loving, snuggly dog.

She wants nothing more than a human to love, to curl up with if you're sick, or to watch a movie together :)

Those soft brown eyes just can't be denied, her gentle pawing to continue her belly rub, her nose bumps on your arm or leg to coax just one more pet. She really does tug at everyone's heart strings whenever they meet her.

Pearle loves going for long walks, exploring all the smells a good trail has to offer. She is quite good on a short leash walk unless she happens to see a squirrel, but after the initial bound, she is easily redirected with a treat back to your side.

Her previous life was a little rough and she will always need a special touch, still a bit fearful of new things. Considering she wouldn't even come in the house the first 2 weeks in foster care, I'd say she has come a long way baby!

She's a definite house/lap dog now. Making up for lost
time I suppose! She does need a bit slower intros to new dogs but certainly does love a good wrestling or running match with a nice playmate once she is comfortable. And while this means she's not quite a dog park dog, if you have a nice, medium energy dog or friends that can get together for some occasional play time with their social dog, that would do her just fine.

Watch her play here!!

If you think you have the dog savvy heart for this precious girl, please click the Adopt Me! icon beside her picture above! She is up to date on all her vaccinations, micro-chipped, spayed and received Revolution and dewormer.
Adopt Pearle


3 Years old Spayed Female "Beautiful Athletic Mix!"

Meet Poncha! This beautiful lady is great with every person she meets! She doesn't have a mean bone in her body! After initial shyness she is very affectionate and loves to give you kisses. Poncha adores her humans and follows them everywhere in the house:)

Poncha is a very athletic dog and loves to go for runs and hikes on a leash. She enjoys swimming and does very well in the car, short or long rides. Poncha is house-trained, no accidents so far and she is quite trustworthy when left alone in the foster home!:)

She is currently living with another dog and loves her company! Poncha would enjoy a home with another doggy best friend, although this is not a requirement. She would do best in a home without cats.

She knows how to sit, lie down and shake a paw and is working on learning some new tricks too:)

Poncha is spayed, fully vaccinated, micro-chipped, dewormed and receives Revolution monthly. Poncha tested positive for Heartworm and has received 4 doses of Heartgard. Adopter would need to take Poncha to Strathroy clinic for her two final treatments, paid for by ARF. To apply for this beautiful gal, click Adopt me! next to her photo above!
Adopt Poncha


5 Years old Spayed Female "Needs Your Love Mix!"

Hi! My name is Rumour and I'm a shepherd/beagle mix. I'm 5 years old and about 60 lbs and I'm looking for a forever home.

I'm a shy and cautious girl who is looking for someone with a little patience, love and gentleness. I have a lot of love to give, but it will take me a some time to get comfortable and settle in. My dream home would have a yard that I could run and play in that has no children or other pets.

I know basic commands and I catch on pretty quick! I'm quite a smart cookie ya know! Although I enjoy my space, I do want pets and snuggles once I feel comfortable. I like daily exercise, chewing bones and playing catch - especially with treats!

With some guidance from a special family I could grow to be the confident, happy and loving dog that I want to be. Are you that family?

I'm spayed, micro-chipped and up-to-date with my vaccinations. To apply, click Adopt me icon right beside my photo above!
Adopt Rumour


2 Years old Spayed Female "Apple of Your Eye" Mix!

Are you looking for a devoted friend? Someone who can tag along on your adventures, your car rides, your walks in the woods? A companion who thinks you're the best ever, and who is the apple of your eye in return? Then Stella may be just the gal you're looking for.

She loves her leash walks, pulling a bit in her excitement to be off and exploring, but listening well and settling in as she goes. Stella enjoys her runs off-leash too, where she has the chance to show off her recall skills. She loves to swim too!

Stella is a happy, active girl who loves to be busy when you're busy, and settle down beside you when you put your feet up at the end of the day. She is good with all ages of humans.

She is awesome in her crate and of course house training is simply perfect!

Stella looks to her humans for guidance and support in new situations where she isn't yet comfortable. With kindness and patience, Stella's forever home will help her to blossom.

She currently lives with multiple resident and foster dogs and is good with the felines at her 'grandma's house:) Stella loves to mother the new puppies fostered in her home, and would be a marvelous companion for a smaller dog.

She does require careful introductions to bigger and more boisterous doggie friends, as she can be a bit anxious about their intentions at first. Once she feels safe though, she loves to play, play, play. A glass-half-full kind of gal, Stella's curiosity and happy go lucky personality are sure to bring many smiles to the faces of her forever family.

Stella is spayed, fully vaccinated, micro-chipped and receives Revolution monthly. She's approximately 65lbs. To apply for this gorgeous gal, click Adopt me! beside her photo above!
Adopt Stella


2 Months old Female "Pretty and Playful Mix!"

Wisper is a sweet, adorable girl! She lives with two large resident dogs who she enjoys playing with all day. That includes climbing on, chasing and just being plain silly with each other.

She also lives with a resident cat that she is not quite sure of. It doesn’t bark like her or the other girls in the house (:

Wisper would fit nicely with a family that can be somewhat active with her. Lots of walks, socializing with other humans and doggy friends and once she is a bit bigger, off leash time at a dog park.

She is crate-trained well during the night with no potty breaks, but daytime crating is still being worked on. She is crated during short daytime periods while her foster family steps out. During this time she does cry for a short period but settles nicely.

Wisper is also learning to walk well on leash. It’s a big, curious world out there and she wants to investigate it all. Car rides are also coming along nicely. Regular short trips will help her adjust in no time at all.

Wisper has received her first vaccinations, Revolution and has been dewormed. If you are her human(s) click on the Adopt me logo beside her picture. She is waiting patiently (:
Adopt Wisper


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