Betty

Mar 25, 2017


Breed: Australian Bulldog mix Size: Medium Age: 5 and half years  
Contact: Vicky, flyingspace@hotmail.com, Mobile – 0405 195 068 (if unanswered, text rather than voicemail)
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.

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

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Betty is quite the Diva! A bulldog mix at about 26 kilos who behaves like a “Duracell-bunny-3-year-old toddler” and full of life (and for those who have been around kids, you will know what I mean).

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New Year’s Eve Special Edition

Betty comes in well-trained and loves going to doggie school. She lights up knowing it’s training time and willing to work for food in a heartbeat. She is toilet trained, knows how to sit, drop, wait, stay, and many more tricks.

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Standing on a platform

Betty walks okay on the leash, love to chase the ball or her mommy on the oval. She is comfortable meeting new dogs and or children but sometime she forgets that not everyone plays that same way she does.

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Betty and her new friend
(or accomplice)

Betty has a shorter snout (thanks to her breed) compared to other dogs, which means she is better off with frequent short exercise sessions than a 2-hour hike – definitely not a fan of the hot weather. She also snores, grunts, sneezes, makes funny noises that are hilarious. We were at a friend’s wedding next to the lake not long ago. As the bride and the groom exchanged their vows, Betty made sure that everyone knew her existence.

At the wedding!

At the wedding!

Betty is a wonderful dog, she does have a couple of naughty habits from her previous life. She loves her food a bit too much and likes to play tug-of-war with almost anything in her mouth. These naughty habits have been corrected during her time in care but the corrections will need to be continued in her new home. Because of this, Betty better suited in a single-dog home without children.

I love balls of all shapes and sizes !

I love balls of all shapes and sizes !

If you want a fur baby instead of a human baby, and is committed to take on continuous doggie training, Betty is your girl! Please contact Vicky to learn more about Betty as the short profile does not sufficiently reflect who she truly is.

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Yes. Was there something…?

Sam

Mar 25, 2017


Breed: Foxie mix Size: Small Age: about 6 years  
Contact: Lucy, arf.lucy@gmail.com
Activity: Medium

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.

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

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Sam is a gentle fox terrier about six years old. He has a quiet nature, loves his walks but doesn’t like baths.

He is loyal and devoted to his people and doesn’t have a mean bone in his body.  He is a bit shy, but makes new friends easily and loves nothing better than to cuddle in close.

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Sam has always lived with another dog who is his closest friend.  He shares his bed with her and relies on her to take the lead.  Sadly, they can no longer be together into the future, because she has a terminal illness.  So Sam is now looking for a home where he can make a new best (doggy) friend to cuddle up with.

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Sam is easy to have around the house, rarely barks and travels quietly in the car.  Although he doesn’t mind being around other well-mannered dogs, the rough and tumble of a dog park is not for him.

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He is looking for a home where he will be allowed inside and welcomed as a treasured member of the family.  Sam is looking for a family who already own a gentle and friendly female dog who would like having a new best mate.

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Coco

Mar 13, 2017


Breed: Border Collie Size: Medium Age: about 5 years  
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.

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

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Coco is a lovely boy who wants nothing but to please you and play with his ball! He arrived in Yass pound through no fault of his own, and has since gone from strength to strength with crate training, sleeping soundly in his crate overnight.

Coco has a true people-oriented border collie nature, so would thrive as an only dog in an active household. Coco seems to mostly snooze during the day but as he is a working breed, he needs a daily walk and a ball-throwing session. Coco reliably brings the ball back to you, so makes this an easy task!

Coco’s special pink nose is unfortunately caused by Canine Discoid Lupus, a condition also known as “collie nose”. This means Coco must be allowed access to ample shade when outside, as sunlight (especially in summer) can irritate his skin and cause sunburn. Coco is not currently on any medication for the condition.

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Coco would love his new family to continue his training, as he is incredibly intelligent and responsive. Being ball-mad, Coco would likely make an excellent candidate for flyball! He walks well on lead (after some initial excitement), so would love a family to take him on adventures. He would likely make an excellent running companion and has also shown excellent recall.

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If you are looking for an active, intelligent and fun member of the family, please send an email to with a few words on the kind of life you’d like to offer Coco.

Kian

Mar 6, 2017

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.

Kian has found himself a new home and will be moving out at the end of the month.

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Kian is the sweetest, gentlest of souls, who has buckets of love to give.

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He loves to lean against you for pats, or to rest his chin in your hand for affection, and close his eyes in pure bliss.

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His calm and soft nature makes him an easy housemate. And while he is very loving, he is comfortable in his own skin, and will happily settle on his bed or in his crate, or potter around the garden when his humans busy.

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This gorgeous man hasn’t put a foot wrong since arriving into care.

He follows the house rules, always tries his hardest to do what’s expected of him, and has beautiful manners with both people (including the smaller variety) and the resident dogs.

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He is very respectful of his grumpy foster brother, while also enjoying lots of play with his small foster sister, giving her the size advantage by lying on his back while she climbs all over him (see him play bitey face at: https://vimeo.com/207982455).

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Kian is toilet trained, sleeps well at night, travels well in the car, and doesn’t jump on people.

Although Kian has very little training, he is learning new things super fast, including sit, drop, target touch, door manners, and lead walking (though he pulls quite hard still). This training is helping build his confidence, as he does startle at loud and sudden noises, and worries about some of the stranger human activities, such as sweeping.

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Kian would love a family who are not too boisterous (he does love kids though), but have plenty of love and cuddles to give, and who are happy to continue his training to help build his confidence further.

He would prefer to move in with a playful dog sibling, or to be given the chance to socialise with other dogs often. But he would be fine as an only dog, provided he is not left alone for long hours.

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Although he has made no attempt to leave this house, Kian will need six-foot (1.8 metre) Colorbond fence to keep him safe, as he is able to scramble over 5-foot chain wire.

Jasmine

Mar 3, 2017


Breed: mixed breed Size: Medium Age: 12 months approx  
Contact: Jill, jillbr2@bigpond.com
Activity: Medium

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.

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

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Jasmine is a young lass, around 15 months of age now,  a beautiful international blend of breeds, with a pretty and colourful brindle coat.

Chilling with the family at a cafe

Chilling with the family at a cafe

There are plenty of reasons to consider her as your next family dog.

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-she’s a very friendly girl, a little wary of strangers at first, which means your visitors won’t be immediately overwhelmed

-she bonds very firmly to the people she knows as family

-she‘s great around other dogs, showing no aggression and no reactivity. Obedience class will be a breeze.

Dog tired?

Dog tired?

-she loves treats, and training is great fun. She’s a quick learner.

Jasmine the athlete

Jasmine the athlete

-she sleeps soundly all night.

-completely house trained and a dog- door expert.

-good traveller

-very gentle with children

-I have not lost one shoe

Jasmine has her eyes on the prize.

Jasmine has her eyes on the prize.

-learning to catch a ball though still a bit of a clown to watch

-loves a game of tug or wrestle with the other dogs

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-only takes up half the couch.

-doesn’t shed hair.

-great on lead. No pulling.

-loves an outing.

Jasmine puts her best foot forward

Jasmine puts her best foot forward

-has long legs made for running, so could be a good jogging companion.

Jasmine out and about

Jasmine out and about

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