If you are interested in adopting an ARPO pet, please visit our website, for details about our fees and process, and to complete our Pre-Qualification Form. ARPO limits adoptions to within 50 miles of Indianapolis. We do not have a shelter; all pets are in volunteer foster homes.
Note from foster parent: Cheeky will need someone that is going to let her know who’s in charge. She will need her space for the first few days in a new home while she gets acclimated. Someone that can read canine body language will be able to understand how she’s feeling. She loves to be around her person but needs her space and someone that understands that. If you want a loyal dog that loves to follow you around and be near you, she's the girl for you, but only inquire if you are willing to put some time into her and give her a very good home for the rest of her life. It will be worth it. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Hi. I'm Ms Cheeky and I'm looking for a new home. I need an adult home where my size and demeanor will be respected. Small children just aren't my thing. I'm in a foster home now with some big dogs, and if they get too pushy I don’t have a problem telling them to back off. Occasionally my big attitude has gotten me into trouble. I live with cats too, and I get along great with them. I can be a little snippy when strangers try to touch me or am startled so will need an understanding owner. I'm about 10 years old, and I know how to go outside to potty. I love being beside you on my own bed while you sleep and rest on the sofa. Previous poodle experience is preferred due to my personality. No young children. Ms Cheeky will not be shown at our weekend adoption events. If you are interested in adopting her, you will need to fill out an online application. Please visit the Adoptions Page of our site at www.adoptarpo.org and email us your completed Prequalification Form!
If you are interested in adopting an ARPO pet, please complete the online Pre-Qualification Form.
Our adoption events are held on the following dates and locations:
Fishers Pet Supplies Plus from 11:30-2:30
Castleton Petsmart from 12-4
Please note that not all animals attend the events; please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to check on a specific pet's location for the upcoming weekend.
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NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter! Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures, on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.