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Facts about me

Breed
Labrador Retriever
Color
Black
Age
Young
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
(Current) 61 lbs
Sex
Male
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small red x Not housetrained

My story

FOSTER HOME URGENTLY NEEDED!!!!! In March 2021 Duke and his brother, Ron, were tossed out of a moving car in a dark, rural area of Arkansas. A good Samaritan witnessed this inhumane act, flipped on the garage light and went out to see about them and the 2 puppies came running up the very long drive to him. He scooped them up and found refuge for them in one of our foster homes. On 3/11/21 they were estimated to be 11 weeks old. They appear to be lab mixes and have grown into big boys. They are smart, active, and lovable. In August, 2021 they completed a 5-week training class at a local pet supply store with their foster mom. These gorgeous boys are up to date on vaccinations, have been neutered, and are being kept on monthly heartworm and flea and tick prevention to maintain their good health. On 11/17/21 Duke weighed 61 pounds. The adoption donation for Duke is $250. A fenced yard is required. If you are interested in fostering or adopting Duke, the first step in the process is to fill out our online adoption application. Please visit www.arfarkansas.com to find the link to our on-line adoption application on the right-hand side of our home page or you can use this link arfanew (petfinder.com) An application does not obligate you to adopt from us, but it does show that you are serious about the adoption process. Please remember our organization is staffed completely by volunteers.
Please Note: All applications are processed in the order received, but an adoption is made to the best application received for each of our animals. All applicants must provide a vet reference on the adoption application. If you are adopting a dog from ARFA, a fenced in yard for the dog will be required. Home visits often occur with each adoption. ARFA has the right to deny adoption to any applicant for any reason without explanation. Please remember that the adoption donation is not for purchase of a dog, but rather to cover the medical cost of all dogs in our care.
THE FINE PRINT
1. Animal Rescue Fund Arkansas reserves the right to deny any application, for any reason without explanation to the applicant.
2. You understand that we often take many applications on the same animal and that they are processed in the order that they come in. An application is in no way a reservation for any animal or a guarantee that you will be selected to adopt the animal.
3. If your application Is approved, you will be asked to sign a separate adoption contract.
4. Once the trial period is over, usually 1 week unless there are special circumstances, the adoption donation cannot be returned to you for any reason. It will have been used to help rescue another homeless animal and is no longer available therefore, if you return the dog to us for any reason, you will not be refunded your donation.
5. If the animal you want to adopt is placed in another home, you can transfer your application to another A.R.F.A. animal without completing additional paperwork.
6. You understand that this is a rescued pet. We rarely have any information about their past life circumstances. We have all animals examined by a vet, brought up to date on shots, given their rabies vaccine, spayed/neutered (If old enough), wormed and checked for heartworms and if positive begin treatment. We do our best to ensure that we are placing healthy pets but can make no guarantee to the health or temperament of this pet, and vet expenses are the responsibility of the adoptive family from the date of the adoption. We require that you take the pet to a vet within one week of adoption for a check-up and to allow your vet to get a baseline for your new pet’s health.
FOSTER HOME URGENTLY NEEDED!!!!! In March 2021 Duke and his brother, Ron, were tossed out of a moving car in a dark, rural area of Arkansas. A good Samaritan witnessed this inhumane act, flipped on the garage light and went out to see about them and the 2 puppies came running up the very long drive to him. He scooped them up and found refuge for them in one of our foster homes. On 3/11/21 they were estimated to be 11 weeks old. They appear to be lab mixes and have grown into big boys. They are smart, active, and lovable. In August, 2021 they completed a 5-week training class at a local pet supply store with their foster mom. These gorgeous boys are up to date on vaccinations, have been neutered, and are being kept on monthly heartworm and flea and tick prevention to maintain their good health. On 11/17/21 Duke weighed 61 pounds. The adoption donation for Duke is $250. A fenced yard is required. If you are interested in fostering or adopting Duke, the first step in the process is to fill out our online adoption application. Please visit www.arfarkansas.com to find the link to our on-line adoption application on the right-hand side of our home page or you can use this link arfanew (petfinder.com) An application does not obligate you to adopt from us, but it does show that you are serious about the adoption process. Please remember our organization is staffed completely by volunteers.
Please Note: All applications are processed in the order received, but an adoption is made to the best application received for each of our animals. All applicants must provide a vet reference on the adoption application. If you are adopting a dog from ARFA, a fenced in yard for the dog will be required. Home visits often occur with each adoption. ARFA has the right to deny adoption to any applicant for any reason without explanation. Please remember that the adoption donation is not for purchase of a dog, but rather to cover the medical cost of all dogs in our care.
THE FINE PRINT
1. Animal Rescue Fund Arkansas reserves the right to deny any application, for any reason without explanation to the applicant.
2. You understand that we often take many applications on the same animal and that they are processed in the order that they come in. An application is in no way a reservation for any animal or a guarantee that you will be selected to adopt the animal.
3. If your application Is approved, you will be asked to sign a separate adoption contract.
4. Once the trial period is over, usually 1 week unless there are special circumstances, the adoption donation cannot be returned to you for any reason. It will have been used to help rescue another homeless animal and is no longer available therefore, if you return the dog to us for any reason, you will not be refunded your donation.
5. If the animal you want to adopt is placed in another home, you can transfer your application to another A.R.F.A. animal without completing additional paperwork.
6. You understand that this is a rescued pet. We rarely have any information about their past life circumstances. We have all animals examined by a vet, brought up to date on shots, given their rabies vaccine, spayed/neutered (If old enough), wormed and checked for heartworms and if positive begin treatment. We do our best to ensure that we are placing healthy pets but can make no guarantee to the health or temperament of this pet, and vet expenses are the responsibility of the adoptive family from the date of the adoption. We require that you take the pet to a vet within one week of adoption for a check-up and to allow your vet to get a baseline for your new pet’s health.
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Why adoption is a great option

Duke, a Little Rock Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in Little Rock, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Little Rock.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Little Rock already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Little Rock breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Little Rock paves the way for another one to be saved.