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.
Ophelia is a super sweet, adorable 4.5 month old female Shepherd mix puppy. She weighs in at 22 pounds, and is estimated that she will be a medium sized dog when full grown....maybe 50ish pounds? Ophelia is truly a gem! She has quickly blossomed in her foster home. She loves to play with the other dogs in the house and has learned their personalities quickly. Ophelia is very friendly when meeting new humans, standing up on you to say hi and get pets. She is good with other dogs and will most likely not have any issue with cats either. Ophelia is crate trained and has quickly learned that potty is for outside. She has not had an accident in the house since her first week. Ophelia is a smart, affectionate girl who is so eager to please. Once you meet Ophelia, she is guaranteed to melt your heart!
Here is another video of Ophelia playing with the other dogs at her foster home:
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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