Programs & Services
Adoption Appointment Process - Please Read Carefully
We are only accepting requests for
two animals per inquiry.
We are unable to respond to submissions that do not include a
full name (first and last), email,
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:
I am 18 years of age or older.
What type of animal are you interested in adopting?
Cat or kitten
Dog or puppy
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation Headquarters
2890 Mitchell Drive • Walnut Creek, CA 94598 • (925) 256-1273
Wed - Sun: 12 Noon - 5 pm