Koko

Feb 23, 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.

Koko is assessed as being in the Bronze category in our Perfect Match system and will be microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, wormed and available for $350 (incl GST) once our assessment and rehabilitation is completed.

AVAILABILITY: If you feel you can provide a suitable home for Koko, please complete our Dog Wanted form with Koko’s name in the title and include information on how you would care for her. (link)

KokoFeb - 3

Koko is looking for a new home. She’s just over 3 years old and was brought up with a miniature poodle and a lab. Her family moved overseas and unfortunately her new home didn’t work out. Like all poodles, Koko doesn’t shed and will need to go to a home prepared to clip her every 2-3mths, which can be an expensive undertaking. Experience with, and knowledge of, Standard Poodles would be most helpful in a new home. Koko is also very strong on lead, so will need plenty of walking and lead training.

Koko takes a back seat to her country cousin

Koko takes a back seat to her country cousin

In the past, Koko hasn’t received much socialisation out of her yard, this has made her reactive to other dogs. She can be a bit protective, when on lead. She is looking for a home which will continue her training and socialisation. Koko needs careful introductions with other dogs, so would not currently do well at an off leash park.

Koko and her foster sibling Holly

Koko and her foster sibling Holly

However, she does like to be with other dogs once she gets to know them and particularly with another dog of similar size and disposition. Koko is used to having company and will bark persistently, if not hanging out with adults or a companion dog. She’s looking for an owner who is around most of the time, and/or a calm, well behaved companion dog which will help her settle.

 Checking out a local winery

Checking out a local winery

Koko is very smart and quite capable of taking advantage of any weakness in the fencing, so she needs a secure 6ft fence, where she can’t jump, or dig out either. She is NOT good around small animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, mice, rats and possibly cats. She is also a bit unpredictable around young children, so will not be a good option as a pet for a young family, or in a household with other pets.

KokoFeb - 4

Koko is very affectionate with adults and loves to nuzzle your hand for attention. She’s responsive and learns quickly, but has a few bad habits to work through. Koko would be best in a home with attentive adults, who have plenty of time to commit to working on improving her socialisation with other dogs and her training in general.

Koko's portfolio shot from 2014.

Koko’s portfolio shot from 2014.

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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