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Adoption Programs

Adoption Program

Available Dogs

Available Cats

Animals with Special Needs

Locations and Times

Military & Veteran Pet Adoption Program

Private Adoption Program

Recent Adoptions

New Beginnings


Adoption Hours at ARF
2890 Mitchell Drive
Walnut Creek

Wednesday & Thursday
Noon - 6 pm
Noon - 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday
Noon - 6 pm

Early-bird sign-ins available Wed. - Fri. at 9 am

Adoption fees:
Cat $50
Kitten under 6 months $125
Dog $225
Puppy under 6 months $250
Select animals have pre-paid fees.

Credit or debit card and cash are accepted. No checks please.

BONUS: Dogs and Puppies include a 50% discount on their first six week session of manners training classes.


Private Adoption Program

If you have an animal you want to place…

For residents of Contra Costa County, California who have a pet they are no longer able to care for, ARF may be able to help. While ARF is unable to accept animal surrenders from the public, it may be able to assist in finding a home through ARF’s Private Adoption Program.

If the dog or cat is spay/neutered and current on vaccinations, ARF’s Private Adoption Program allows guardians to schedule a time to bring their animals to an ARF outreach program or mobile adoption in order for guardians to personally meet and find potential adopters for the animal. ARF does not provide a guarantee that the animal will be adopted. 

The guardian must stay with the animal at all times during the ARF community outreach/mobile adoption. ARF will not accept responsibility for caring for or adopting the animal. 

For more information about scheduling attendance at an ARF adoption event, please contact Amy at

Call ARF’s volunteer resource center at 925.256.1ARF for additional information, or to ask for a list of other shelters in Contra Costa County which may be able to accept the animal.

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