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.

Hazel

Feb 22, 2017


Breed: Rottweiler mix Size: Large Age: 3 years  
Contact: Nerida, neridawinters@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.

Hazel 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 her quarantine and vetwork are completed.

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If you like big dogs you will LOVE Hazel. She is an absolutely gorgeous big girl. She was in the pound for 54 days because they loved her so much. Hazel gets on well with other dogs and is also good with our cats. She is good with our cattle and horses and with our chooks while they are in their run. I would not trust her with free range chooks though.

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Hazel is good to bath, good on lead (although can be a little strong at times), great in the car. She is good inside and is house trained and crate trained. Hazel has a lovely, calm and gentle manner. She loves cuddles and loves playing with toys.

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Hazel likes to communicate with her people and will talk to you if she wants a toy or to go outside. She will look at you and ‘woo woo’ talk/bark. She almost has us trained for her needs.

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Unfortunately Hazel has partial tears in her cruciate ligaments and is under veterinary care (cartrophen). She will need a home who will be prepared to continue to care for her legs as required.

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Hazel would love a family who will include her in their daily activities. She likes to be where her people are so would prefer a home where she would be allowed inside. Hazel will suit many different family situations. I don’t normally take dogs as large as Hazel however she has fitted into our family very easily and is very easy to have around.

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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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Scout

Feb 10, 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.

Scout 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 he has completed his quarantine and vetwork.

Scout has found his new home and all going well he will be moving in shortly

 

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Scout has just arrived into care and has immediately established himself as the life of the party. He is an absolute goofball who loves to play, and is easy on the eyes as well! If you’ve been looking for a dog that will always be up for a game of fetch, hide and seek, or tug-of-war, then Scout might just be the dog for you.

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Scout isn’t fussy about his playmates, he’ll play with anyone who is willing – other dogs, people, or a squeaky toy if there’s no one around to play with him. His two favourite toys at the moment are his squeaky football and his tennis ball, and he’ll happily fling those around the backyard on his own if you’ve had enough playing for one day.

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One of Scout’s quirks is that he loves water– he’ll dive straight into a paddling pool, and will even join you in the shower if you give him half a chance. We haven’t tried him out at the beach or lake yet but we think that would be his idea of heaven.

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Don’t be fooled by his suave good looks and big grin, Scout is a smart little pupster who will need a home that will keep his mind and body working. Since coming into care without knowing much at all, Scout has learned to sit, drop and shake hands. He is desperate to please and wriggles his whole body with joy when he learns something new and is told what a good boy he is!

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Because Scout is still a puppy at heart, he will need to have another patient doggy pal around to play with, keep him company and teach him the ways of the world. He gets along well with his ancient foster sister, but would probably be happier with a dog a bit closer to his age.

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If you are looking for a gorgeous, active little dog, and you have another friendly dog who would like a new mate, then please send some information about yourself and the life you could offer Scout to his foster carer.

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Princess

Feb 9, 2017


Breed: Border collie Kelpie mix Size: Medium Age: about 6 years  
Contact: Cresley, cresleywheeler@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.

Princess 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 her vet work and quarantine are completed.

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Princess only arrived in care a few days from a country pound so we cannot tell you that much about what sort of home will suit her best or any of her little quirks. We can say this much though:

Perfect Match category: Silver. Will need some attention to reinforcing training, and daily exercise. No behavioural issues identified yet, but only knows how to sit. Working on expanding that.

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Activity level: Medium – but It’s early days. she seems very happy to curl up at your feet. So far seems very chilled out, Not hyper energy wise, doesn’t bark. she perks up with walks around the yard, and will benefit from daily walks once quarantine is over. she is a bit bouncy, but certainly eager to please and very “trainable”.

After enjoying  Princess’ company in care for a while it is evident that her new home  should have at least one other dog and preferably someone home during the day (or at least that she is not left for 8h/day on her own).

Watch this space.