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…?

Coco

Mar 13, 2017


Breed: Border Collie Size: Medium Age: about 5 years  
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.

Coco is assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and will be microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, wormed and available for $350 (incl GST) once his quarantine and vetwork are completed.

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Coco is a lovely boy who wants nothing but to please you and play with his ball! He arrived in Yass pound through no fault of his own, and has since gone from strength to strength with crate training, sleeping soundly in his crate overnight.

Coco has a true people-oriented border collie nature, so would thrive as an only dog in an active household. Coco seems to mostly snooze during the day but as he is a working breed, he needs a daily walk and a ball-throwing session. Coco reliably brings the ball back to you, so makes this an easy task!

Coco’s special pink nose is unfortunately caused by Canine Discoid Lupus, a condition also known as “collie nose”. This means Coco must be allowed access to ample shade when outside, as sunlight (especially in summer) can irritate his skin and cause sunburn. Coco is not currently on any medication for the condition.

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Coco would love his new family to continue his training, as he is incredibly intelligent and responsive. Being ball-mad, Coco would likely make an excellent candidate for flyball! He walks well on lead (after some initial excitement), so would love a family to take him on adventures. He would likely make an excellent running companion and has also shown excellent recall.

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If you are looking for an active, intelligent and fun member of the family, please send an email to with a few words on the kind of life you’d like to offer Coco.

Jasmine

Mar 3, 2017


Breed: mixed breed Size: Medium Age: 12 months approx  
Contact: Jill, jillbr2@bigpond.com
Activity: Medium

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.

Jasmine 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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Jasmine is a young lass, around 15 months of age now,  a beautiful international blend of breeds, with a pretty and colourful brindle coat.

Chilling with the family at a cafe

Chilling with the family at a cafe

There are plenty of reasons to consider her as your next family dog.

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Waiting…

-she’s a very friendly girl, a little wary of strangers at first, which means your visitors won’t be immediately overwhelmed

-she bonds very firmly to the people she knows as family

-she‘s great around other dogs, showing no aggression and no reactivity. Obedience class will be a breeze.

Dog tired?

Dog tired?

-she loves treats, and training is great fun. She’s a quick learner.

Jasmine the athlete

Jasmine the athlete

-she sleeps soundly all night.

-completely house trained and a dog- door expert.

-good traveller

-very gentle with children

-I have not lost one shoe

Jasmine has her eyes on the prize.

Jasmine has her eyes on the prize.

-learning to catch a ball though still a bit of a clown to watch

-loves a game of tug or wrestle with the other dogs

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-only takes up half the couch.

-doesn’t shed hair.

-great on lead. No pulling.

-loves an outing.

Jasmine puts her best foot forward

Jasmine puts her best foot forward

-has long legs made for running, so could be a good jogging companion.

Jasmine out and about

Jasmine out and about

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 Silver 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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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

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Tall boy?

Tall boy?

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Hot dog?

Hot dog?

Small Hot Dog

Small Hot Dog

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