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.

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.

Zeus

Jul 8, 2017


Breed: Bull Mastiff Staffy mix Size: Large Age: About 6 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 Bronze category in our Perfect Match system and is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $400 (incl GST) which includes $100 contribution towards training.

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Making myself at (foster) home

Zeus is a very special boy and requires a caring and special home. When Zeus arrived in ARF as a 4 months old puppy he had had no socialisation with anything, he had apparently been living in small courtyard with his mother and sibling. He was completely terrified of people. While in care Zeus has thrived and is a very happy boy who is very social. He now loves nothing better than a cuddle with his humans.

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Zeus has some basic training, he walks on lead, sits, drops and waits for his food. He is both crate trained and house trained. He also travels well in the car.

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Chillin’ with my little bro

Zeus lives with dogs both small and large and gets on with all of them. He does prefer a more gentle doggy companion. Zeus is also good with cats, chooks and horses.

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Zeus as sofa shark

Zeus requires a fairly specific home. His family must be experienced with dogs and have an understanding of training and dog body language. He will need to undertake ongoing training. Zeus must have another doggy companion who is confident and gentle and preferably female.

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Do my feet look big like this?

Atticus

Jul 16, 2017


Breed: Bull Arab mix Size: Large Age: about 18 months  
Contact: Kiri, kiri.sollis@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.

Atticus 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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Atticus is a big softie looking for someone to devote himself to, and with his big brown eyes and beautiful soft ears you’ll probably go along with it! He enjoys anything that involves being with his person, or anything with food, a combination which makes him fantastic to train as he wants nothing more than to work out what you want him to do to get his treat!

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He has learnt sit, drop and wait since being in care and is keen for more! He is very responsive on the lead, walking well on a harness, and tends not to use his strength against you. As he is still young he will benefit from further training and especially opportunities to learn that new people are good.

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Atticus has shown himself to be quite worried about new things at times, especially meeting men, but if we take it slowly he will come around for treats and pats when he’s ready, and once he decides he likes you he will be leaning in for cuddles or trying to sneak into your lap!

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We will find out more of what he thinks of the world as we have a chance to get out together more. At the moment I think he would be more comfortable in a home without very young children as he doesn’t like to be surprised. He gets on well with other dogs, preferring those that aren’t too pushy.

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Atticus so far has shown himself to be a happy traveller in the car, and he sleeps quietly through the night in his crate. He has been good in the yard on his own with a tasty bone and a comfy bed, though of course prefers the comforts of the house. He is housetrained and has figured out how the doggy door works, taking himself outside when he needs to. Atticus is ready for action when it’s on offer, but also just loves hanging out peacefully the rest of the time.

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If he sounds like the dog you’ve been waiting for, please send me an email telling me what you’re looking for in a dog and about the life you can offer Atticus.

Finch

Apr 6, 2017


Breed: Border Collie mix somewhat larger Size: Medium Age: about 6 months  
Contact: Alyssa, canine.compass@yahoo.com.au, 0410 939 248
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.

Finch 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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The Finchmeister hit our doorstep six weeks ago and hasn’t let the dust settle since. This little guy is one smart cookie who will probably grow to be on the larger side of medium and  who completely suffers from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)! If there is something happening Finch wants to be a part of it. He lurrrrrrrrrrrrves school!! Learning is his thang… he gives 110%. Gotta love that!

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Though this busy lad is pretty darn adventurous and into life, at times he can find new situations a little daunting. We are getting him out into the big wide world as much as possible. Never fear though, it doesn’t take him long to warm up and he is growing more and more confident each day.

Finch is currently residing with his foster siblings and loves to elicit chasies with whomever might pander to his requests. He is a very social boy who really enjoys meeting any dog he can. He’s also been attending classes swotting away to impress all he meets.

Finch absolutely loves the car and travels without a peep in his crate.

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Since landing at his foster home Finch has been learning some general house manners and basic obedience such as Loose Lead Walking, sit, drop, crate training and waiting for his food. He has also been learning about looking to his handler for guidance, self control and general confidence building exercises. Finch will need continued structure and training to allow him to blossom to his full potential; something he has shown himself to be very keen to do.

We can totally see this boy headed to work every day wearing his hard hat … whilst also imagining him heading out adventuring with his kids, climbing rocks and chasing grasshoppers… top that off with a sport dog home and we’ll move in with him.

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Finch would ideally like another dog to annoy (*ahem*, play with) during the day, but would quite likely be able to be a single dog as long as his people are able to entertain that brain and energy in other ways. He really does enjoy canine company and play. Never fear though, he’s pretty darn happy spending time with you as well. This little man is so happy and eager to please. His people are going to get the coolest companion and best friend ever!

Finch has already started packing for his new home – is it with you?

https://www.facebook.com/caninecompass/videos/755915904577589/

And here he is showing his  youthful exuberance

https://www.facebook.com/gypsyhounds/videos/1881036362181987/ 

Samson

Jun 20, 2017


Breed: Queanbeyan cutie Size: Medium Age: DOB around 30 March 2017  
Contact: Jill, jillbr2@bigpond.com
Activity: Moderate

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.

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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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Samson the pup is developing well. He has grown somewhat and is on the way to being a medium to large sized dog. His house training is on track and becoming reliable.

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His confidence is growing as he has been able to be taken out and about , though he still likes to cling to his foster family and familiar territory. He is used to the lead now and is not a puller, though his nickname is Tanglefoot.

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He takes a while to warm to strangers, but is a very affectionate pup once he knows you. He is a great sleeper overnight and stays quietly in his crate until it’s time for morning ablutions.

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He’s discovered the joys of ball games, chasies and tuggies. He is able to entertain himself with his toys for a while, though at his age he doesn’t enjoy being left entirely alone. With the other dogs around he is fine to be left.

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He is still a bit mouthy, and small children may not be appropriate for him at this age, though older children or an active family would be ideal.

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Sam will make someone a great family dog.

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