Jacob

Feb 27, 2017


Breed: Pug x Size: Medium Age: 8 years  
Contact: Helen, mindipindi2@gmail.com
Activity: Low to 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.

Jakob is assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and is microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, wormed and available for $150 (incl GST)

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Jakob has only just arrived in care.  So far, he has shown that all he wants is to be with his family and is not at all interested in other dogs.  He sleeps inside at night and follows us around during the waking hours.  Jakob would be happiest as an only dog so is looking for a home without other dogs, cats or small animals .  Although a Pug X, he is considerably larger than a pug, more on the medium size.

 

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More about Jakob once he has been with us longer.  If interested in him please contact his foster carer.

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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.

Koko is considering a few offers and so is on hold until she makes a final decision.

 

 

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.

Mortimer (Morty to his friends)

Feb 22, 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.

Morty 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.

It looks as though Morty will be moving in with another former ARFer once he has completed his quarantine and vet work.

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Morty is the most gorgeous goofball of a dog. He has a wonderful nature being friendly with everyone and everything. He is friendly with other dogs of all sizes, cats, chooks, horses and is a very easy dog to have around.

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Morty is good to bath, good in the car, good on lead. He knows sit and is learning drop and stay. He also loves to play games of tug and fetch.

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Morty would best suit a home where he will have another dog for company as he does lack confidence at times. Due to his young age his new family will need to be committed to training.

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.

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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 has been 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 has been 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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Austin

Feb 9, 2017


Breed: Staffy mix Size: Medium Age: 10 +  
Contact: Melrose, melrose.brown@yahoo.co.uk
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.

Austin is assessed as being in the Gold category in our Perfect Match system and is microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, wormed and available for $150 (incl GST)

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Austin is a delightful older gentleman that has been a joy to have in foster care! Despite his gray muzzle he is a bright, friendly, and sprightly bloke that loves soaking up any and all pats that come his way. He has been a great friend to his foster sibling (a golden retriever) and has a lovely calm and relaxed nature around other dogs.

 

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Austin still very much has a spring in his step and while he is reportedly over 16 years old, he carries himself with an air of a much younger pooch. He’s been a wonderful companion to have around and we’re sure he’ll brighten up your home with his gorgeous staffy smile and willingness to please!

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In addition to his general “Viva la vida”, Austin has frequently demonstrated his keen sense of smell and hearing – simply open a bag of Twisties and you are sure to have Austin instantly by your side! He is also a very conscientious dog. For example, if you get up from your seat on the sofa he will happily keep your spot warm for you (you don’t even need to issue a command!). He’ll also gladly assist in helping you keep your New Year’s resolutions, be it helping with your diet by staring up at you with doughy eyes until you give him some of your dinner, or keeping your new exercise regimen on track by reminding you when it’s time for a walk.

Seat getting cold?

Seat getting cold?

Austin will suit a range of homes and would be happy living out his twilight years either as an only dog or with a doggy friend. He’s proven to be an adaptable dog, slotting into his foster home with ease. His ideal home is one where he will receive lots of attention and be treated as an integral part of family life. Austin would, however, love to have access to both indoors and outdoors throughout the day, as he can get a bit worried if left outside on his own for long periods. A doggy friend would definitely be a bonus for those that work through the day, otherwise he would love to help his new family out with their daily routine if they were home during the day.

Walkies are a dog's best friend!

Walkies are a dog’s best friend!

While he’s currently in great condition (causing us to exclaim “16?!?! Really???”), he is clearly no spring chicken. He will therefore need a home that’s prepared to provide the care and support that an older dog will inevitably require as they continue to age. His beautiful nature, gorgeous smile, and loyal companionship will undoubtedly repay that investment many times over :)

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If you think that Austin is the addition your home has been longing for then we’d love to hear from you to discuss some more! Please send through an email and we’ll get back to you as quick as we can.

 

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