Pet Details


A.R.F. Pet ID:20387459
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Size Potential: Medium
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Good with Cats? No
  • Good with Dogs? Yes
  • Good with Kids? Older or considerate kids only

Diego is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

Meet Diego

Diego is a 5 year old male Shepherd mix who weighs in at 31 pounds.  This dog's adoption fee is $450.  If you are still interested, please read more below.

Hi my name is Diego and I made my way up here from Texas. The vet says I am 5 years old but my foster mom thinks I act a lot younger as I still have some puppy energy! I like to play with my toys, kong, and run and chase balls in the backyard.  I get along great with my foster siblings, I don’t steal away their toys and have not shown any food aggression when it’s dinner time. I just want to play but they are older and are not interested in playing. So if you have a young dog who needs a friend I am your boy!

Overall I am housebroken in my foster mom’s house, but I will mark at other people’s houses. I sleep in my crate at night. During the day my foster mom lets me roam in the house and I haven’t caused any issues even if she leaves for a couple of hours. I do get very excited when I see other dogs in the neighborhood or on walks, but I’m not aggressive even though I have a loud bark, I just want to say hi! I also like to chase squirrels and bunnies!

Diego is a smart boy, who is easy to train with praise and treats. He knows “sit”, “down” and “gentle”.  He will need additional help with jumping, walking and controlling his excitement when he sees other dogs. Overall he is pretty chill during the day and will lay on the couch for love but then go to his own spot. He probably would do well with older children and just from how he acts with squirrels and bunnies, we recommend no cats.

Diego did test positive for heartworm and has been treated, but will need to stay calm for 30 days from the time of his treatment. It would be best to meet him one-on-one instead of a big adoption event.

Diego is microchipped, up to date on all vaccinations, housebroken, and neutered.  This dog's family will be required to complete a basic obedience course of their choosing.  A meeting will not be scheduled until you have an approved application, so if you are interested in adopting this dog, fill out an Online Application today!  Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting.

More Info About Diego

  • Coat length: Medium
  • Foster: SuS

Diego is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

All pets adopted from A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation include the following as part of their adoption fee:

  • Spay/neuter or a certificate for a low-cost spay/neuter when medically recommended
  • Microchip and registration, a permanent identification to reunite lost pets with their owners
  • Initial de-worming and flea and tick treatment
  • Age-appropriate testing for heartworm/FIV-FELV
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Pre-adoption medical exam
  • A certificate for a free healthy pet exam at one of A.R.F.’s participating veterinarians within 7 days of adoption
  • Offer for a no-risk 30 day free trial with Trupanion pet medical insurance

If a cat or dog is on our website, it is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. If you find yourself interested in one of our animals, submit a no-commitment application immediately. Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but does get you a head start with the adoption approval process. Due to a high volume of applications, we are often unable to respond to questions until your application has been approved in approximately 3-5 business days.

We do not schedule meetings until you have an approved application.

A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation does not have a facility where applicants can visit our animals.  The majority of our dogs and cats are brought to adoption events by our volunteers. We invite everyone to come to our events, but we give priority to pre-approved applicants.

If you’re invited to meet an animal:

  • Plan to arrive on time (or early), as we cannot hold animals for any reason.
  • All human household members and dogs (if adopting another dog), must be present in order to be considered as a potential adopter.

Thank you for your interest and cooperation!