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

Chuckles

Jan 16, 2017


Breed: Queanbeyan Quirky Size: Large Age: about 12 months  
Contact: Joh, jjdk72@yahoo.com.au
Activity: Medium 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.

Chuckles is on the larger side of medium size and 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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My name is Chuckles, and my foster mum thinks I could be the happiest dog in the world. I’m ever so goofy and don’t really know how to use my long legs… yes, I do fall over my own feet at times when I’m super excited.

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I love to play and run, and play some more, oh and throw in a swim too. I’m really just a big silly puppy. My foster mum reckons I’d make a great Disney dog.

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Although I am the happiest dog in the world, I’m also very very shy and new people scare me lots. It takes me a little bit of time to come round, but I have lots of love to give if you are willing to let me show you. I’m also a bit scared of the big wide world so I’m currently getting out and about a bit to broaden my horizons.

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I absolutely love to play and spend time with other dogs, and when I’m around them I tend to forget a bit that I’m scared of the world. I did meet a crazy cat the other day and I had to run for my life as I think it wanted to eat me.

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I’m looking for a home with another dog as it will help with my confidence and my mum thinks I’ll be lots happier. I also need someone that will continue with my training, I still have lots and lots to learn. I’d love a home where I can be included with the family and I sleep ever so quietly in my crate, oh OK I have a little whinge at first but then I settle down and just go to sleep.

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If you would like to know more about me, contact my foster mum, she will be happy to tell you all.

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Zeus

May 28, 2017


Breed: Bull Mastiff American Staffy mix Size: Large Age: 4 months  
Contact: Nerida, nerida.winters@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.

Zeus is assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and will be desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $400 (incl GST) which includes $100 towards training.

Making myself at (foster) home

Making myself at (foster) home

Zeus has just arrived in care and is showing himself to have a beautiful nature. He is gentle and friendly to all. He does however lack confidence so will require training and socialisation

Just arrived in foster care

Just arrived in foster care

Zeus arrived with no training and has already learned to sit. He travels well in the car and sleeps quietly through the night in a crate.

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Zeus gets his confidence from other dogs so it will be essential that he has a doggy companion in his new home. He socialises well with other dogs and cats and is learning about chooks and horses.

Do my feet look big like this?

Do my feet look big like this?

To ensure that Zeus grows up to be a well rounded dog he will require a family that is committed to providing him training and socialisation. He would also like a home where he will be included in family activities.

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Zoo

Apr 26, 2017


Breed: Kelpie mix Size: Medium Age: about 8 months  
Contact: Courtney, courtney.irvine@hotmail.com
Activity: High 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.

Zoo 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).

 Zoo chillin' in the Autumn leaves

Zoo chillin’ in the Autumn leaves

Hello, my name is Zoo, I am a lively 8 month Kelpie boy looking for a loving home willing to keep me on the path to becoming a most wonderful companion  and keep me in shape, mentally and physically. My foster Mum says I might a just  little too smart for my own good but I do get quite tired when i am learning new things and am happy to snooze  or entertain myself between  walks and training sessions.

I love to play fetch whether it be with a ball or frisbee and am currently perfecting my  in air catching of that frisbee to impress and delight my new family.

I’m also  quite happy to play  with my toys on my own.

Zoo is still growing into his ears.

Zoo is still growing into his ears.

I currently live with two other Kelpies who I adore. We love to run around and play goofy games. At first I did used to get a bit too silly  when we played together but my foster mum has helped  me  learn how to settle myself down.

I now have lovely indoor manners, am house trained  and love to sleep quietly through the night in my crate.

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I also have basic training and love learning new fun tricks, and of  course enjoy cuddles.

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I look forward to meeting you.

Please contact my mum with some info about what you are after and we can have a meet and greet.

Tuppence

May 2, 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)

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My name is Tuppence and I am a leggy blonde! Like any blonde I’m smart, silly, drop dead gorgeous and as an added bonus, a big cuddle bug. Do I love pats? Do I ever!

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I’m not a fussy eater and I love my food sooo much! My foster mum has been training me with my breakfast every day so I’m learning lots of tricks – I can sit, spin, and I’ll even sit between your legs if you’ll let me.

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I really love playing with my foster brother. He’s a staffy so a bit of a bull dozer, but I hold my own with him. I’d really love to have another doggy pal, but I could be ok as an only dog if I don’t have to be alone for whole days.

If I fits, I sits.

If I fits, I sits.

I’m not a big fan of cats or other small animals so if you’re interested in taking things further it’s probably best if you don’t have one. I really like other dogs once I’ve met them. My foster Mum is using patience and lots of treats to help me get close to them without barking, but I’ll get there with your help – and then I’m a faithful pal.

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My foster mum has been helping me build my confidence a lot and it’s really important that you keep working on that with me. Don’t worry – she’ll teach you how, and if you have some experience with training other dogs that would be awesome!
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What I really love is urban agility, like a little kid. I love to climb and jump up and balance standing on different surfaces that my mum finds when we are out and about because it means I use my brain and not just my feet. It also helps me be distracted and more confident if there’s an unfamiliar dog around.

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I do really like young people, but I tend to jump up so I’m probably not much good in a home with very small kids (under 10-11) because I wouldn’t want to knock them over. It’s also really important that you have solid fences as I’ve been known to dig a bit.

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If you think you’d like to meet up for real, then send my foster mum an email with some information about yourself – I’d reply to you myself but it’s hard to type with claws and no thumbs.

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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 .

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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

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