Buster: is available for adoption
Buster was nearly hit running on a dark rural road in Brooksville. He was severely emaciated,  full of worms, a GI parasite and anemic, but thankfully heartworm negative. He was reported found at the local shelter and stayed with his foster parents.  Owners never claimed him.
Buster is a GORGEOUS Brindle Mountain Cur approximately 2 yrs.old he is neutered, tagged, vaccinated and microchipped. He knows sit, shake and down, fosters are working on leash manners. He has literally grown from a skinny scared dog to a handsome confident boy in 2 weeks!
He has amazed us, he had a will to live and proved it. He has been getting along with the dogs we have socialized him with, although Buster will probably do best in a home with female dog buddies or a submissive male. As he is confident.
If you are interested please contact ARF’N.
Application,  adoption fee,  meet and greets, landlord approvals, home checks and vet references a must.








is an approximately 3-year-old Female Lab / American Bulldog mix who weighs-in at just over 50 lbs. She was surrendered to the rescue by a homeless veteran who had been evicted from his home after his friend passed away. The owner was living on a covered front porch at a neighbor’s house when volunteers met him. He had two dogs, one of which was picked up by another rescue. In order to get both the owner and his second dog off the streets, ARFN accepted Pepper into the rescue just before Tropical Storm Alberto, passed through the area. She is a very playful, affectionate, and attention-seeking dog. She adores belly rubs and loves to give kisses! She appears to be house trained and crate trained. She takes treats very gently and allows toys to be taken from her mouth. She is good with other well-mannered dogs after introductions. She prefers NOT to be in a home where there are cats. She gets along well with adults and children, however, she is not recommended for homes with small children as this girl has a lot of energy! Pepper knows the sit command. She could benefit from obedience training and lead work as she pulls when being walked. She is spayed, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all of her vaccinations. She has a wonderful temperament and is a fantastic dog…definitely worth her salt! If you’d like to meet her please visit arfn.org and complete an online adoption application. 










My name is Atlas. I’m a sweet, 18-month-old male Rottweiler looking for my forever home. As you can see from my pictures, I’m a big dog weighing about 80 pounds. My previous owner relocated out of state for work and was unable to take me with him. That is how I came to be part of ARF’N.

I love to chase balls (or anything else) thrown by my foster parents. I also love to catch treats tossed to me. I’m still mostly a puppy so as you can guess my energy levels are pretty high. My favorite thing to do is “herd” my big, purple herding ball in the backyard. I can’t get enough of it!

I get along okay with mellow dogs as long as they don’t get in my face and we have been introduced properly. For the most part I just ignore them, but sometimes I can get in a playful mood and roughhouse a bit. In any case I should be introduced to other dogs slowly.

I am not food or toy aggressive with my foster parents, but I have no experience with food or toys around other dogs. I need extra playtime and exercise because I have occasionally chewed on my dog bed and toys. I am house trained but I’m not a big fan of being in a crate. I do not like cats.

I know commands like Sit, Down, Paw (left and right) and am rapidly picking up Stay and Wait commands. I walk so-so on a leash and would benefit from lots of walks.

My “ideal” home would be with parents who have experience with my breed or other large breed dogs, who provide me with obedience training and lots of exercise and playtime, have only mellow dogs (or no dogs), have no cats, and no young children. Proper introductions with older children may be better. Sometimes when I get to horsing around my brakes don’t work well and I can accidentally bump into things.

I am neutered, up-to-date on all vaccines and heartworm negative. If you’re interested in adopting me please visit www.arfn.org and complete an online adoption application.