Mia

Aug 19, 2017


Breed: Kelpie mix Size: Medium Age: about 2 years old  
Contact: Annie, Annie Visser
Activity: high

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. Most dogs receive several enquiries, and we aim to match the right dog to the right home so that they can enjoy a happy life together. If your enquiry is unsuccessful, rest assured that the foster carer has carefully based their decision on a thorough knowledge and understanding of the dog’s needs.

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Mia is assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and will be desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $350 (incl GST) once her quarantine and vet work are completed.

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Have you been looking for a buddy to accompany you on your daily walks, to snuggle up with you in the evening, and to keep your feet warm on these cold mornings? How about a fun-loving friend who wants to play fetch with in the backyard, followed by a tummy rub and snooze in the sun? If so, then Mia might just be the dog for you!

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The first thing you will probably notice about Mia is her big dazzling grin, followed by her sparkling brown eyes which will probably be gazing adoringly up at you as she begs for a pat. She is very much a “people dog” and if she had her way, she would spend all day long lying at your feet or heading off into the world with you on adventures.

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Mia has a good start on her basic training and knows how to sit, shake hands and sleep quietly through the night. Being a working dog breed, she is a super smart girl and could learn just about anything you wanted to teach her, and would benefit from a home that was keen to continue her training.

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While Mia is living with another dog at the moment, we think she’d be happiest flying solo so that she can have your undivided attention. She is also a big fan of playing fetch and rumbling with her toys, but isn’t so keen on sharing them with her foster brother!

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As Mia is a busy little lady she needs a home with a secure yard and an active family who are willing to put in the time and energy to keep her body and mind occupied. Someone who is around at home most of the time would be best for her as she can get bored and lonely if she is left on her own.

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If you’ve been looking for a sweet-natured little girl just who just wants be your best mate, then feel free to send some information to Mia’s foster carers about the life you can offer her.

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Gwen

Aug 13, 2017


Breed: Jack Russell mix (maybe whippet?) Size: Medium Age: 2 years  
Contact: Mel, editsense@gmail.com, 0411 444 104 (outside business hours)
Activity: Moderate

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. Most dogs receive several enquiries, and we aim to match the right dog to the right home so that they can enjoy a happy life together. If your enquiry is unsuccessful, rest assured that the foster carer has carefully based their decision on a thorough knowledge and understanding of the dog’s needs.

Gwen is assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $350 (incl GST).

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As far as Gwen is concerned, life is one great big party!

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This fun-loving girl LOVES to play!

She likes nothing more than to play with other doggos—be it tug-of-war, zoomies, bitey face, or chasies! You name it, she’s up for it!

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She likes to pretend she is a savage beast, growling ferociously (which is barely above a whisper) while she defeats her opponents.

You can watch her play with her friends in these videos:

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She’ll gladly play with humans too, if they’re willing.

And if no one is available, she’ll just as easily entertain herself, running up and down the house, throwing her toy in the air, and generally having the time of her life.

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But Gwen also knows when it’s time to chill, and loves to curl up next to her humans on the couch to enjoy some well-earned pats.

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Using her very own irresistible code language, which consists of blinking and squinting adorably at her humans, Gwen can get anyone to melt into a puddle.

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But this girl is much more than fun, sweetness, and good looks; she has the brains to match.

Gwen is super smart, and can learn a new trick in a matter of minutes, because she wants ALL of the treats!

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She can be a little unsure in new situations, and becomes a little reserved, but it’s nothing a few treats and a bit of reassurance can’t fix.

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Gwen gets anxious when left alone, and initially tries to go looking for her people, so to be considered, potential adopters will need:
• minimum of 6-foot/1.8-metre Colorbond fencing, with nothing that can provide a foothold
• another playful dog of a similar age, for fun and companionship
• to spend plenty of time at home (full-time hours are too much for her to cope with).

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Gwen will need to be allowed inside, as part of the family, as she loves to hang out with her people, preferably on the couch. She can be trusted inside when her people are out, and is currently free to go in and out through the dog door. She is good in the car, and walks well on and off lead.

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Gwen is on the smaller side of medium, weighing only about 13 kilos.

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Huey

Aug 12, 2017


Breed: Queanbeyan cutie Size: Medium Age: about 15 weeks  
Contact: Natalie, nataleej@yahoo.com
Activity: Moderate to High

Thank you for considering an ARF pup. Most puppies receive many enquiries, and we aim to match the right dog to the right home so that they can enjoy a happy life together. If your enquiry is unsuccessful, rest assured that the foster carer has carefully based their decision on a thorough knowledge and understanding of the dog’s needs.

ARF puppies are all assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and are available at the special price of $400 (incl GST) which includes microchipping, desexing, C3 vaccination, worming and $100 contribution towards training classes.

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Huey is an endearing youngster with loads of love to give. He’s a very playful l guy who is friendly and fun loving. His number one love is his people, both big and small. He’s currently living with children (6yo and 3yo) and is usually very gentle with them, although he sometimes forgets his manners and jumps up but this will improve with continued training.

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Huey is also living with an elderly Great Dane cross and has learned to give him the space he needs, but plays well with the young resident Maltese cross.

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Huey is quite a bright youngster and is doing a great job with learning good doggy manners so will benefit from finding someone willing to continue his training. He is quite responsive to rewards based training, so is a pleasure to train. He can be a little hesitant in new situations and will look to his person for guidance and confidence.

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Huey will make a wonderful and devoted companion, and would do well in a home where he is included as part of the family with someone home more often than not, or where he has another friendly doggy friend to keep him company if his family is out.

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Spud

Aug 12, 2017


Breed: Kelpie Labrador fusion Size: Medium Age: about 18 months  
Contact: Jackie, jmmas0n@comcast.net
Activity: moderate to high

 

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. Most dogs receive several enquiries, and we aim to match the right dog to the right home so that they can enjoy a happy life together. If your enquiry is unsuccessful, rest assured that the foster carer has carefully based their decision on a thorough knowledge and understanding of the dog’s needs.

Spud is assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and will be desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $350 (incl GST) once his quarantine and vet work are completed.

WATCH THIS SPACE 

 

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SPUD (In his own woofs): My name is Spud. I am a young lad of 18 months and although I am young, I am mature beyond my dog years. I am curious, but I have a healthy respect for boundaries, so if you set them, I will follow them. I am pretty quiet and simply go with the flow. I sit, look to my Carer for commands, and stay well, but I admit that the whole “shake hands” thing still confuses me– we are working on it. I do appreciate the little snacks I get for trying though!

Everyone says I am getting very good about walking on the lead– I don’t pull, but I can get distracted by all the cool things out there that catch my eye, so I stop and look a lot. I am getting better and we practice most every day. I would like to continue to practice whenever you have the time.

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My preferred day– up from my bed and crate, where I love to sleep, outdoors for a quick relief and then BELLY RUBS! Then brekkie and whatever you have in store for my day, I am game. Outdoors? Play ball? Go for a walk? Follow you around as you do chores? Ok. Indoors? That is good too. I enjoy playing with my indoor toys and cuddles with my people friends. Mum says I watch too much TV and am intrigued by animal shows and westerns… until I fall asleep.

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SPUD (in his Foster Carer’s words):
Spud was surrendered from farm life, and was everyone’s favorite at the pound. Well, we can see why, because we feel the same! Spud is a perfect young gentleman! He is not shy, and greets everyone confidently and is a very social boy.

His manners are impeccable, once corrected he has not made the same mistake twice, learning the house rules of what rooms were off limits immediately. He waits to be invited out and does not rush the door. While he has had new human friends come walk him, and he reacts to the neighbor’s dogs with interest, we have not yet brought him another dog to play with, so we will have to wait and see how he gets on with other four-legged canines.

Spud adapts to any environment, and he is equally comfortable with a lot going on or solitude equally well and has exhibited no special needs– just some love!

Jack

Aug 1, 2017


Breed: Foxie mix Size: Small Age: about 5 years  
Contact: Maeli, maelicooper@hotmail.com
Activity: low

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. Most dogs receive several enquiries, and we aim to match the right dog to the right home so that they can enjoy a happy life together. If your enquiry is unsuccessful, rest assured that the foster carer has carefully based their decision on a thorough knowledge and understanding of the dog’s needs.

Jack is assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $350 (incl GST).

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Jack is a very people focussed dog and will do best in a home where someone is there most of the time. He has good indoor manners and enjoys getting out and about for walks.

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He has some good basic training and loves his squeaky toys. He is very responsive to treats and is pretty quick on the uptake. He would benefit from a home where his training and development can continue so he will feel less anxious in the big wide world.

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He seems a little unsure of new things such as dogs he meets when out walking and will need more work on this.

Here is a video of Jack during his Goulburn’s Got Talent audition

IF you are interested in sharing your life with Jack please contact his carer and tell her a little about what you are offering and find out more about him.

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