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.

Making myself at (foster) home

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.

Chillin' with my little bro

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.

Zeus as  sofa shark

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.

Do my feet look big like this?

Do my feet look big like this?

Rosie

Feb 12, 2017


Breed: Staffy mix Size: Medium Age: About 18 months  
Contact: Melrose, Melrose.brown@yahoo.co.uk
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.

Rosie 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).

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Gorgeous Rosie is a beautiful wee snuggle-nugget staffy. She was incredibly shut down and scared when we first met her at the pound, but immediately came out of her shell as soon as she passed the front gates and has been growing in confidence ever since!

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She’s only young (approximately 18 months old) and didn’t seem to come with much in the way of prior training, or indeed know how to play with toys. However, since arriving in care she has been rapidly making up for lost time. This fast learner now knows sit, drop, and (more importantly) how to catch treats, play ball, has learned the rules of “hide and seek”, and plays with a tug and stuffed toys.

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Rosie is a gentle soul that often finds new things a bit scary, but gleans a lot of confidence from other dogs. She is a very friendly pooch and instantly made friends with her foster brother. It’s fair to say that she doesn’t need much encouragement to instigate a game of ‘zoomies’ and has her own distinctive play style, offering rapid stop/start play bows until her partner in crime reciprocates.

Rosie loves her people and always greets us with a full body wag and big staffy smile. If she’s REALLY excited to see you then she scrunches up one side of her face to give you a full “Texan wink”. Her soft and beautiful nature abounds and she likes nothing more than hanging out with her people. Earmuffs are advised, as she will readily stick her tongue into any unprotected ear canals. We’re sure that she’d fulfil the role of plus-sized lap dog given half the chance – she has a somewhat diminutive stature height-wise, but is a fairly square unit so would require a sturdy lap, however.

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Rosie loves to please and is progressing very well with her training. She would love an active and lively home where she can fully participate in family life.

Ideally she would have another dog for company, but is very people focussed so may also suit single dog living provided she gets lots of attention and regular access to other doggy friends (however it is an essential requirement that she has company through the day)

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It seems that not much work training-wise was put in prior to coming into foster care, so it would be great if her new home were able to continue her upward trajectory. She takes a lot of confidence from other dogs and likes to follow their lead. Regular short spells of training independent of the other dogs in the house would be a great way to ensure that she keeps building her own confidence and doesn’t rely on the other dogs in the house to make all the decisions. Teaching her new games is probably the most fun way to achieve this for all involved!

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Rosie is a fantastic foster – a gentle soul that’s both playful and cheeky, while maintaining a soft timidity that can’t help but tug on the heartstrings. She continues to surprise us each day as more of her cheeky personality starts to shine through. She is a fantastic friend to her foster brother (who often doesn’t get along with the dogs we foster) and we will be incredibly sad to see her go to her new home. A genuine sweetheart who’s perfect for anyone looking to adopt a smallish, gentle, pooch that has more than a pinch of square-headed playful boofer in the mix too! If you see a twinkle in Rosie’s eye and feel she would be your perfect companion then please get in touch with us via email to arrange a chat.

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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.

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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