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Since 1/1/2019
FoxNest Veterinary Hospital
Here are photos and information about the dogs and puppies available for adoption at A.R.F. They like our shelter, but would love a home and human companion of their own. All canine adoptions include spaying or neutering, as well as current vaccinations. Call us at 864-882-4488* or come by for your new BEST friend!
* Please note the phone will be answered as "FoxNest Veterinary." Staff members will be glad to assist you with questions about our adoptable pets as time permits, but a visit to the Shelter is always the best way to determine which pet is the perfect fit for you!

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Updated 4/16/2020
Cats who need homes
Born 6-14-2006
Don’t let Rambo’s name fool you – this sweet male Maltese mix is well past his muscle-man years. Rambo arrived at ARF when his person went into assisted living, but he hasn’t let these changes diminish his good spirits. While on leash, Rambo has a spring in his step that belies his age, and his tail is always wagging. Rambo is a routine-oriented dog, and requires a quiet home without children or other pets. Also, he is protective and may exhibit protective behavior should he perceive a threat to his person.

Potential adopters must be aware that Rambo has lifelong special needs, including daily medications. These include eye medications twice a day and additional daily medications to keep his bowel issues under control. Periodically, these flare up and antibiotics are needed to bring them back under control.

If you are interested in adopting Rambo, please be advised you must speak to Penny or Jenni to discuss Rambo’s special needs in detail; this is required in order to be approved for Rambo’s adoption. If planning a visit to the shelter to meet Rambo, a call ahead of time to determine if Penny or Jeni are on the premises is advised.

All that being said, please know Rambo – in spite of his special needs – has a heart filled with love and like all animals, wants to share that with someone who accepts him just as he is. Rambo’s adoption fee is $90, and includes lab work, current vaccination, and six months’ worth of ProHeart heartworm preventative. Rambo is neutered.
Looking for a photo you saw that is no longer posted? When animals are adopted, we try to mark their photos with an "I've been adopted!" banner, but if space is needed on the website page, we may simply replace the photo of an adopted animal with a new adoptable pet.
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Born 12-2-2017

Queen is a 2-year-old spayed female Lab mix with gorgeous deep chocolate colored eyes. She will need some work on her good dog manners, and adopters must be aware she is DOG AGGRESSIVE so must be the only dog in the household and care must be taken when there are other dogs in the area. Queen has completed treatment for heartworm, and her adoption fee of $150 reflects that. The fee also includes lab work, current vaccination, a microchip and six months worth of ProHeart heartworm preventative to keep her heartworm free.
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