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We welcome specific questions. Due to high volume of applications, we may not be able to respond immediately. Your patience is appreciated.
If an animal is on our website, it is still available but might have other applicants. If you find yourself interested in one of our animals, it is in your best interest to submit an application immediately. Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but does get you a head start with the adoption approval process.
We do not schedule meetings until you have an approved application.
As an all-volunteer, foster home based organization, ARF does not have a facility where applicants can visit our animals. The majority of our dogs and cats are brought to adoption events by our volunteers. We invite everyone to come to our events, but we must give priority to pre-approved applicants.
Due to a high volume of applications, we are unable to respond to questions until your application has been approved. Thank you for your patience!
Meet the "I" puppies! This litter of pups arrived to ARF on October 8th and according to the vet, are currently 8 weeks old. They will be ready for adoption at the upcoming event on October 15th at the Darien PetSmart. Best guess is that these pups are a Pug/Beagle/Lab mix. It is estimated that they will be about the size of a beagle, maxing out at about 32 pounds when full grown.
Ike is a 3+ pound 8 week old Puggle. He is black with tan markings. He is the smallest puppy, and is very gentle and sweet. Everyone falls in love with Ike immediately, he sits and looks up patiently, waiting to be pet and picked up.
This pup is micro-chipped and up to date on all vaccinations. The new family will be required to have the pup altered by 6 months of age and complete a basic obedience course of their choosing. The pup's adoption fee is $275. Please note ARF does not approve applications for any animal that has not been altered to families that live outside of Illinois and/or beyond 100 miles of Wheaton or Glen Ellyn, IL. A meeting will not be scheduled until you have an approved application, so if you're interested in adopting this pup fill out an online application today! http://arf-il.org/application.html Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting. ARF is an all volunteer organization. Due to a high volume of applications, we are often unable to respond to questions until your application has been approved. Thank you for your patience!
If you’re invited to meet an animal, plan to arrive on time or early,
as we cannot hold animals.
All household members must be present at time of adoption, including dogs.
We appreciate your cooperation.
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