Tasha

Sep 25, 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.

Tasha 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).

UPDATE: 25 September: Tasha is responding well to her veterinary treatment and has found her new home and will move in on 30 September.

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If you’re after a delightful dog with a great enthusiasm for life, fossicking, learning new things and pleasing her people, then Tasha might just be the girl for you. She is very much a work in progress and I will keep her profile updated as she reveals more of her personality and behaviour.

How's this for a blep?

How’s this for a blep?

Tasha has been in foster care for 2 weeks now, has completed her vet work and recovered from the head injury she suffered before coming into care. She’s getting better every day and is adjusting quite well to backyard suburban life and TV viewing. This weekend we will venture out into the wider world and see what she makes of it all.

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She enjoys playing with toys, helping her foster brother to keep the back yard free of birds and following him about to study the requirements of a dog’s life in the bush capital.

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Tasha’s indoor manners are still a little bouncier than we are used to but as she is very keen on human contact, company and food rewards, they are improving every day.

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We are working on Tasha’s anxiety about being separated from her people and building up her confidence and trust. She will need ongoing training and direction but it really is a great investment.

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Freddy

Sep 20, 2017


Breed: Whippet Size: Medium Age: 4 to 6 years  
Contact: Raelene, raelene.stewart@activ8.net.au, 0421 871 041 After hours only
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.

Freddy 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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Freddy is a sweet, loveable whippet who thrives on being a true part of the family. He adores his pats and cuddles and to feel like he is a centre of your world. Fred loves to camp up next to you on the couch to take in the latest TV shows or sleep close by overnight.

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Fred is lots of fun too – he loves to show off his lithe body with ground covering zoomies and then to come back when you call him. After a run he is happy to chill out for a while or play a bit of fetch with his favourite soft toy. Freddy loves to go for drives in the car and out for walks. He still needs some work on his onlead walking as he needs to build confidence after recent bad experiences; sometimes he will pull on the lead a bit. He is easy to take out and about but is unsure.

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Freddy came into care as he had been savagely attacked by roaming dogs and suffered life-threatening injuries. With the help of West Queanbeyan Vet, he has healed well in ARF and apart from some scarring, and being unsure of other dogs (especially off-lead ones) until he gets to know them, you would never know the ordeal he has been through.

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Freddy LOVES his foster pooch buddies and uses them for confidence and cuddles. A confident canine companion is a MUST for Freddy in his new home.

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Freddy has fitted in perfectly into his foster home and is so easy and pleasurable to have as part of the foster family.

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Fred looks forward to sharing his love with a new family. One thing for sure, you would never feel lonely with a pal like Fred.

Boo

Sep 19, 2017


Breed: Staffy mix Size: Medium Age: 2 to 3 years old  
Contact: Jillian, jillian.craven@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.

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

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Boo is a delightfully sweet, squish-faced girl. She’s made me smile with her affectionate nature and love of cuddles. While we don’t know too much about her background, it’s clear that she’s had several litters of puppies and it seems that she’s not spent much (or any) time playing and being a dog. Despite all of this, she is very open to loving her human friends. She shows me this every day. In the morning and evening, when I get home from work, Boo greets me with a “cashew cuddle” where she curls up and pushes against my legs wanting a dual butt-and-behind-the-ear scratch. She loves these special scratches so much that she doesn’t even mind that her tail is smacking her in the nose as she wags it rapidly.

Boo spends her days outside while I’m at work, but she needs to be able to spend time indoors, cuddling and playing her people. She’s intelligent and needs stimulation. She enjoys chewing on pigs ears and finding food stashed in cardboard boxes and empty paper-towel roles. These types of ‘enrichment’ activities, along with regular exercise, will help ensure Boo doesn’t make a habit of digging holes alongside the garden fence and under the porch. She currently has a crate set up in the meals area where she sleeps at night, and can retreat to if she needs while still being close to all of the action.

Boo on the back porch enjoying her new tug toy ☺

Boo on the back porch enjoying her new tug toy ☺

Boo likes playing games with her people but is not demanding. She especially loves playing fetch and is slowly learning to ‘drop the ball’ because this means more fetching! Boo is always happy to play but is equally happy to sit beside me and snuggle while I finish up some work or watch TV. She does need regular exercise though and enjoys her morning ‘training’ walks.

Boo loves her tenny balls and playing fetch ☺

Boo loves her tenny balls and playing fetch ☺

Boo will be an adoring pet in a caring home that can give her routine and opportunities to socialise and build confidence. The best way to achieve this is to start with lots of little jobs that she can consistently get right instead of asking for too much, too soon (“setting her up for success” as the mantra goes). So far Boo has proven to be a very quick learner and will now sit on command. Her next challenge is is learning to walk on the lead. While she is learning, Boo will need a relatively strong human friend to walk her. Her life in a cage has not prepared her for all of the wonders of the world outside of the backyard. She is easily distracted and can pull quite strongly when she sees something of interest, but she is learning to listen to cues and pay attention when called on. Experience has shown that Boo will adapt easily to ‘the good life’ in a loving home.

Boo is a very good girl and sits on command! ☺

Boo is a very good girl and sits on command! ☺

Boo is a lovely dog that would suit a range of different homes. Please contact me if you’d like to find out more about Boo, and whether she’s the perfect dog for you ☺

Huey

Aug 12, 2017


Breed: Queanbeyan cutie Size: Large Age: about 5 months  
Contact: Natalie, nataleej@yahoo.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.

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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Huey’s baby photo

Huey is an endearing youngster with loads of love to give. He’s a very playful guy who is friendly and fun loving. His number one love is his people, both big and small. He’s currently living with children (6yo and 3yo) and is very affectionate and patient with them, although he sometimes forgets his manners and jumps up but this will improve with continued training.

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Huey seems to have a real love of children and gets excited whenever he sees kids and will lap up all the attention and cuddles they give.

Huey can be a little slow to warm up to some new adults but once he is comfortable with you he is a delightfully affectionate and happy soul. He will show his people a full body tail wag when he greets them and will lean in for cuddles. He loves to be with his people and to cuddle up with his person whenever he can.

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Huey is currently living with an elderly Great Dane cross and has learned to give him the space he needs, but plays well with the young resident Maltese cross. He also greets other friendly dogs in a friendly manner when he is out.

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Huey is quite a bright youngster and is doing a great job with learning what is expected of him in his foster home. He waits nicely at the door to be allowed in and will sit and wait for his food until he’s given the ok to eat. Huey happily sleeps in his crate at night and will sometimes share his sleeping space with his small foster brother who Huey often likes to use as a pillow!

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He is quite responsive to rewards based training, so is a pleasure to train. He can be a little hesitant in new situations and will look to his person for guidance and confidence. Although Huey is well behaved in the car he does find this form of travel quite stressful so will need a home that can continue to work with him to help him overcome this.

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Huey will make a wonderful and devoted companion, and will do well in a home committed to his continued training and where he is included as part of the family with someone home more often than not, or where he has another friendly doggy friend to keep him company if his family is out.

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