All our dogs are located in or near Canberra, Australia.

ARF dogs are microchipped, desexed, C5 vaccinated, wormed and health-checked.
To help cover these costs, ARF asks for an adoption fee of $350 (incl GST) per dog
(or $150 (incl GST) for dogs over 8 years old). ARF puppies are available at the special
price of $400 (including GST) which includes microchipping, desexing, vaccination and
fully paid up training classes.

If you can’t find your new best friend here, complete the dog wanted form linked below.
Dog Wanted Form

Hazel

Feb 22, 2017


Breed: Rottweiler mix Size: Large Age: 3 years  
Contact: Nerida, neridawinters@ozemail.com.au, 0406 264 536
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.

Hazel 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 her quarantine and vetwork are completed.

hazeldas (1)

If you like big dogs you will LOVE Hazel. She is an absolutely gorgeous big girl. She was in the pound for 54 days because they loved her so much. Hazel gets on well with other dogs and is also good with our cats. She is good with our cattle and horses and with our chooks while they are in their run. I would not trust her with free range chooks though.

hazelcat (1)

Hazel is good to bath, good on lead (although can be a little strong at times), great in the car. She is good inside and is house trained and crate trained. Hazel has a lovely, calm and gentle manner. She loves cuddles and loves playing with toys.

hazelsm (1)

Hazel likes to communicate with her people and will talk to you if she wants a toy or to go outside. She will look at you and ‘woo woo’ talk/bark. She almost has us trained for her needs.

hazelc (1)

Unfortunately Hazel has partial tears in her cruciate ligaments and is under veterinary care (cartrophen). She will need a home who will be prepared to continue to care for her legs as required.

hazelld (1)

Hazel would love a family who will include her in their daily activities. She likes to be where her people are so would prefer a home where she would be allowed inside. Hazel will suit many different family situations. I don’t normally take dogs as large as Hazel however she has fitted into our family very easily and is very easy to have around.

Who? me? No way, i didn't touch the milk.

Who? me? No way, i didn’t touch the milk.

Astra

Jan 3, 2017


Breed: DAS delight Size: Medium Age: About 12 months  
Contact: Kathleen, krampant79@iinet.net.au
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.

Astra 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) .

astraexp

Astra is a very clever girl who has the beginnings of being a great obedience / agility / flyball dog! She feels that belonging to the dog sport community will really suit her and is hoping to join a family that is already hooked on dog sports!

Astra1

Because Astra thinks she is so clever, she believes she should never be alone in the backyard, this means she will need a doggy companion – preferably one that is a little older who can help her continue to learn good doggy skills. She would like a dog about her size that is up for rough and tumble games but is also happy to chill out, have a nap and a sun bake.

astra2

Astra travels really well in the car and is always up for a trip to the river (or really anywhere her family goes), she loves her crate and will go in both on command and when looking for a comfy place to sleep. Astra is housetrained and would love to move in with a family that will welcome her into their hearts, home and car!

astra3

As lovely as Astra is (and she IS lovely!!), she does have some quirks! Astra does not cope well with being left at home on her own so will not be able to be in a single dog household. Also, because Astra is so clever if she does not have her brain exercised she can get a little bored and therefore get a little cheeky – this includes chewing on any plastic she can get her paws on and if she feels the clothes have been on the line a little to long she may decide to help you by getting them off – however we have not been able to teach her how to fold and put them away yet – maybe that could be the first trick you teach her?

astra4

Tuppence

Jan 8, 2017


Breed: Goulburn gorgeous girl Size: Medium Age: about 12 months  
Contact: Petra, bright.petra@gmail.com
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.

Tuppence 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)

tuppself

Tuppence is a lovely young dog to have around the home. She’s got a lot of personality and has excellent basic training, as well as a few fancy tricks up her sleeve. During the evenings she mooches around the house and sleeps, and in the morning she enjoys starting the day with some rough and tumble with her foster brother. She is a touch smaller than she looks in photos, coming in at around 17kgs.

tupptunnel

She is a pretty quiet dog, but if you’ve got possums in the yard she’ll let you know! She’s quite interested in small animals, but perhaps not in a terribly appropriate way, so she isn’t suited to a home with cats, guides pigs, etc.

tuppcrate

Around people she’s a total love bug – she’ll snuggle her head up for pats, and if you scratch her in the right spot her back leg just goes nuts.

tuppnjake

Tuppence is great with dogs once she gets to know them, however she does take some time and patience with meeting dogs. She doesn’t always have the best approach when seeing dogs out and about, and I’ve been working with her every day on getting her more confident around unfamiliar dogs, and helping to reduce her negative responses. She has come along in leaps and bounds in the past few weeks, however any interested family needs to be willing to continue her training to ensure she continues to excel, and doesn’t fall back on old behaviours.

tuppnbark

She loves her food and is very smart, which is excellent to help her training – she just needs a family with a big heart, and the patience and willingness to help her become a sensational dog all-round.

I like the top bunk

I like the top bunk

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)

jasmine_gal

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.

Waiting...

Waiting…

-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

jasmine and friend

-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

Bud and Karma

Feb 5, 2017


Breed: Interesting assortments Size: Medium Age: about 11 years  
Contact: Denise, deeell1967@gmail.com
Activity: low to 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.

Karma and Bud are assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, wormed and available  for $300 (incl GST) as a double act .

karmnbud

Karma and Bud are a bonded pair of older dogs. Please note these two will only be re-homed together.

Snuggle bunnies

Snuggle bunnies

When you were younger (or maybe you are lucky still), were you blessed to have a Nanna and Pop who loved you and loved each other?
Grandma and Poppy?
Granny and Grandpa?
Nonna and Nonno?
Oma and Opa?

Teta and Seedo?

Yaya and Pappous?

This Odd Couple are like warm, loving and gentle grandparents. Supportive, wise and loving to each other and to everyone around them. Karma like the larger watchful Nan and Bud is her faithful sidekick Pop, always at her side supporting her. They look adoringly at each other and just belong together.

Past the puppy stage, these kind and gentle dogs still love and enjoy life and have lots of affection to give.

Karma and Bud’s vet work is now complete and they have the Vet’s ‘all clear’ to get on with being adopted. Both have fully recovered from being desexed. Bud had a manky tooth removed. Bud no longer marks inside – so I am delighted both are house trained!

Karma has lost most, if not all of her old coat, and she is growing a shiny black coat. Clever Bud has taught himself to use the dog door when necessary. (Karma is too big! so I have to leave the door open for her.)

Both are getting on and being respectful to the resident house cat. All peacefully sleep in the same room and Karma and Bud are no longer excited when puss comes on walkies with us twice a day.

Gentle, relaxed and calm, these two rarely bark. Karma and Bud remain affectionate to each other, to humans, other critters on walks, and my resident oldie dogs. They sleep well, travel in the car well, and are easy to walk on a lead. Even a primary school-aged child could manage them on walkies (in the presence of a grown up). Both are beautiful, dignified creatures, who are a joy to have around and are easy to love.

Could you open your heart to an Odd Couple?
If you would like to offer a home to or simply find out more about this instant doggie family please email their carer with information or questions.

Dancing' Diva

Dancing’ Diva

karmos

Tall boy?

Tall boy?

budaa

Hot dog?

Hot dog?

Small Hot Dog

Small Hot Dog

12