ARF pets Bertie and Lover Boy looking for forever homes

ARF pets Bertie and Lover Boy looking for forever homes

Bertie and Lover Boy

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 22, 2022) — Your new best friend may be waiting for you. Could it be Bertie or Lover Boy?

Two-year-old Bertie is a lovely girl who will wow you with her impeccable manners, sweet disposition, and stunning good looks. She’s a calm, sensitive, and gentle lady and her good manners even extend to her leash walking skills. Though easygoing, she would still do well to have plenty of outlets for mental and physical energy. Whether relaxing at home going on an adventure, Bertie will make an excellent co-pilot for all of life’s happenings. She currently weighs 56 pounds. Bertie is being cared for in a foster home, so is available to meet by appointment only. Please email if you are interested in adopting this animal.

Bertie’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 website for information on adoption and to view more cute canines.

ARF adoption fees: $250 for an adult dog, $350 for a puppy under 6 months, $125 for a special-needs dog, $175 for a special-needs puppy under 6 months, and $125 for a senior dog 7 years and older.

Lover Boy

3-year-old Lover Boy is in need of a cat-savvy, patient, and understanding adopter and a quiet, calm home where he can explore and find his comfort level at his own pace. He’d love to have plenty of places he can hide and feel safe when he feels overwhelmed, and of course to be calmly welcomed and loved when he ventures out. This gentle boy will appreciate it beyond measure, and once he’s warmed up and comfortable you’ll be rewarded to discover a true Lover Boy who loves a good petting session! Lover Boy has a positive history with other cats and his adoption fee has been prepaid by a generous donor.

ARF Adoption fees: $125 for an adult cat, $175 for a kitten under 6 months, $200 for two adult cats, $300 for two kittens, $75 for a special-needs cat, $100 for a special-needs kitten under 6 months, and $75 for a senior cat 7 years and older. Adoption fees are waived for US military Veterans.

View available dogs and cats online or visit us in-person during open hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-6 pm, with early-bird sign-in available Wed.-Fri. beginning at 9 a.m. Our team is excited to guide you in choosing a pet, share information about their history and behavior while at ARF, and provide helpful resources. This process can take time — please allow 60-90 minutes for in-person appointments.

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