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Adoption Appointment Process - Please Read Carefully

  • We are only accepting requests for one or two animals per inquiry.
  • We are unable to respond to submissions that do not include a full name (first and last), email, and the name of the specific animal you are interested in.
  • After reviewing your inquiry, you will be placed in a virtual queue. An adoption specialist will contact you if the animal you are interested in is still available.
  • Meet and greet appointment times are 11:45, 12:45, 2:45, and 3:45 Wednesday through Sunday. You will be informed if there are other interested parties in the queue ahead of you. We cannot guarantee an adoption.
  • Please arrive on time for your in-person appointment. Arrivals more than 10 minutes late are subject to losing their appointment slot, and we will move on to the next interested party.
  • To protect our volunteers and staff, ARF is following recommended safety measures as directed by Contra Costa County.
  • Adoption counseling will occur after the meet and greet.
  • You will be asked to complete and sign paperwork and pay the adoption fee by credit card or cash.
  • You will have time to shop for supplies at the Lou Russa Boutique, located inside ARF’s adoption center.
  • Take your new friend home at the end of your appointment.
  • Post-adoption support and advice are available and provided electronically or by phone.
  • This adoption process may take up to several days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
ARF requires that adopters be 18 or older. Please confirm your age below: *
What type of animal are you interested in adopting? *

Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation Headquarters
2890 Mitchell Drive • Walnut Creek, CA 94598 • (925) 256-1273
Adoption Hours
Appointments recommended
Wed - Sun: 12 Noon - 5 pm