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).

New Year’s Eve Special Edition

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.

Standing on a platform

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.

Betty and her new friend  (or accomplice)

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.

Yes. Was there something...?

Yes. Was there something…?

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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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) .

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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?

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Bronze Dogs

Nov 20, 2011

Bronze dogs in this category have sound temperaments but will have some quirks that need ironing out by their new family. Bronze dogs are usually active and require daily training and guidance by their new owner. Bronze dogs may be dogs that have had a difficult start in life as they may have never received any training, been neglected, under socialised or even abused. Bronze dogs can also be some of the most rewarding dogs to adopt.
A Bronze dog may suit you/your family if you:

* have access to and be willing to seek professional training advice if required (such as one on one training)

* have solid 5 foot minimum fences

* can provide daily exercise and daily training for your new dog

* have owned more than one dog before or completed training with previous dogs

* have another dog in your home that has no behaviour problems

* do not have young children in your home

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