Jett

Oct 7, 2019


Breed: Kelpie mix Size: Medium Age: 5 months  
Contact: Eleni, kontos@westnet.com.au, 0409 575 492
Activity: Moderate

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. ARF’s NSW Rehoming Organisation Number is R251000000

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.

Jett 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 his vet work and quarantine are completed.

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Jett is a happy go lucky fun loving dude that has a amazing zest for life. Jett loves nothing more than to clown around with other like-minded dogs and find fun activities to do with his energy.

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Channeling this energy into more appropriate tasks is what is required for this young lad. Jett comes from a country area and as such has no idea about town life, he has been settling in relatively well and with the help of an older wiser kelpie he has been exposed to the norms of living in town.

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Continuing this training and exposure to the wider world is going to ensure that he remains a socially responsible citizen. Jett is great with kids and with his soft nature he loves nothing more than hanging out with them, although he can still be a bit jumpy at times so older kids would be best, so we are working on this too.

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Jett’s ideal home will be as a second dog with a good older female that still likes a good play but also knows an off switch and down time to help him learn to switch off too.

Jett is an energetic young boy and would need someone not only committed to his training but also his mental stimulation to ensure he doesn’t develop bad habits through boredom. Jett is learning basic obedience like sit, drop and recall, he walks nicely on lead and already knows how to use the dog door and is a very clean puppy with no accidents as yet in the house.

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Dash

Sep 30, 2019


Breed: German Shepherd mix Size: Medium Age: DOB 15 Nov 2017  
Contact: Linda, linda.vanbommel@anu.edu.au, 0437 573 182
Activity: Moderate

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. ARF’s NSW Rehoming Organisation Number is R251000000

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.

Dash 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 9 October 2019:

    Dash’s foster carer is currently travelling for work, and will be out of Canberra until the 11th of November. If you are interested in Dash, please feel free to contact her to have a chat about him, but please be aware that meet and greets will need to be postponed until after she returns.

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    Hi everyone, my name is Dash! If you are looking for a gorgeous, fun-loving man to join your family, look no further! I’m a German shepherd cross, but I’m really not sure what I am crossed with. My foster mum says it does not really matter, as I am such a sweet and handsome boy. I just want to be loved; I promise I will be your best cuddle buddy!

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    My foster mum says that I am a big boy and I can take up a lot of space with my presence. I don’t know about that, personally I think I am just the perfect size to be a lapdog! I like to have a nice run and play in the morning to start off the day, however, after that I am quite happy to snooze and hang out the rest of the day.

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    I recently discovered the absolute best thing ever! Tennis balls! I love chasing them! I am not too sure about sharing them at this stage, and I am also not quite sure what people mean when they ask me to ‘bring them back’.. But my foster mum says that apparently, I can learn to understand all of that with some training, whatever that is. Training must be good though, as when I came to my foster home, I really did not understand much of what the people there were asking or expecting of me. However, now I understand some human language, apparently due to this training thing! I understand ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘shake’, ‘wait’, ‘no’, ‘leave it’, ‘off’ and ‘come’, and the best thing is the treats when I show people that I know what they mean! I am still not quite sure about something called ‘loose lead walking’ – I just want to get where we are going, and people are so slow! But my foster mum says that I can learn this, and also says that further training would be good for me to help me be a good canine citizen, whatever that means.

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    I currently live both indoors and outdoors. I do love having company though and would love a home where I can be part of your family. I don’t want to be left alone in the backyard all the time, that is just boring. If I’m bored, I might just get out of your yard and find some other friends to play with.

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    This tail has the fastest wag in Canberra

    I love having friends! I love people (they give cuddles, treats and scratches!), and really like getting along with everybody. However, I am really not sure about those little humans that are around (I think they call them children). If you ask me, they are pretty scary. My foster mum says that due to my size and clumsiness a home without little humans would be best.

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    I also love having doggie friends, however, sometimes I think that large dominant males can be plain rude and need to be taught some manners. My foster mum says that my new home should either not have any other dogs, or a nice and friendly, easy-going dog of my own size. And have you ever met those small things they call cats?! They are SO MUCH FUN! However, my foster mum says I try to have a little too much fun with them, and my new home probably should not have any of those (or other small pets).

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    Anyway, I would love to meet you if you think I could fit into your home! Please contact my foster mum, and we could have a date!
    - Dash

Squeak

Sep 19, 2019


Breed: Silky Terrier x Size: Small Age: 11months  
Activity: Moderate

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. ARF’s NSW Rehoming Organisation Number is R251000000

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.

Squeak is assessed as being in the Bronze category in our Perfect Match system and is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $350 (incl GST).

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Please read through Squeak’s profile carefully, it’s important Squeak’s new home would have –

  • an understanding owner with patience and experience managing shy dogs
  • an owner willing to commit to his ongoing training to help his confidence
  • a fairly active owner because Squeak is a young lively dog who is full of energy
  • another dog who is confident which will help Squeak learn
  • a quiet, stable home with no children because Squeak startles very easily

Squeak is an insecure little dog who has had an extremely rough start to life and it shows in his personality. He is fearful and unsure of new situations and also with unfamiliar people. We think in general his shyness results from a combination of genetic predisposition and not the best of experiences in the first months of his life.

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Squeak has also had some serious health problems. He underwent heart surgery in early July which was a huge success but will require a follow up ultrasound with a specialist in 12 months just to make sure things are on track. It was hard for Squeak visiting the vet so often at such a young age – his first ultrasound was when he was 6 weeks old then five more followed over the next 8 months. He came through it all really well. Each vet visit was a positive one and he learned that it wasn’t so bad as long as he had lots of cuddles!
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This adorable quirky pup has been in foster care with me for around 10 months (protracted because of his health issues) and has come a very long way in terms of his confidence and health. However, his confidence building is a work in progress and it’s paramount the work I’ve been doing is continued. Healthwise he’s doing extremely well and should live a normal healthy life.
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Squeak is living with my own two terriers and they get on really well. Inside the home he’s a happy playful pup who absolutely loves his toys and his people. He adores cuddles and attention but also understands when it’s time to settle. He’s a very quick learner and has done well with training so far. He’s housetrained and sleeps quietly through the night in his crate. He loves his daily walk and has a fair bit of energy so with walks and training plus exposing him to new experiences not only helps with confidence building but also helps him settle and relax during the evening. He loves to do zoomies around the house and yard and will also play happily by himself with his toys.
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Squeak isn’t an easy pup when it comes to new people and environments. He’ll need ongoing training and confidence building but if you feel you are a good match for Squeak, we’d love to find out more about you. It’s important there is another dog in the home who is confident and playful.

 

Teddy

Sep 15, 2019


Breed: French Bulldog Size: Small Age: 4 years  
Contact: Raelene, raelene.stewart@activ8.net.au (please include your phone number), after hours on 0421 871 041
Activity: Moderate

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. ARF’s NSW Rehoming Organisation Number is R251000000

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.

Teddy 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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Teddy is a handsome French Bulldog. This a breed that has become extremely popular for their clown-like personalities, unfortunately they are also more likely to have health issues and require careful management to maintain their health. Further information on the breed can be found here: https://www.frenchbulldogclubnsw.asn.au/Health.php

Teddy is a sweet fellow who loves his family and the cuddles and closeness that Frenchies adore. He loves doing you are doing, especially if it involves an outing – he gets very excited for a lead walk and a car ride. He came into care with another female Frenchie who has since been rehomed. Teddy relies on his furry friends for confidence and can be a little unsure when initially meeting new people and in new surroundings. So he will need to have a knowledgeable new owner to help him with this and another friendly, confident dog for support and companionship.

Teddy is not suitable for a home with children under 12 as he has had limited exposure to them and becomes stimulated and nervous with the noise and activity of young children.

Teddy, we have discovered, has two vertebrae that have fused together. We noticed this as he had an intermittent limp in one of his back legs after he was laying down for long periods (overnight, etc) and we were hearing his back toenails tapping on the hard floors. This has been managed through a course of cartrophen injections and he is so much better now.

Teddy’s new owner will need to be able to take good care of his spine by keeping his weight off, providing him with regular gentle exercise, providing him with joint supplements and keeping up the cartrophen a couple of times a year. Teddy is not suitable to visit dog parks, etc. His new owner will also need to understand that there is a ‘possibility’ of further back issues in the future, this is unknown at this stage.

If you feel that you can provide Teddy a loving home and you can manage his condition, please contact his foster carer.

Pilot

Sep 3, 2019


Breed: Kelpie mix Size: Medium Age: about 18 months  
Contact: Pele, pelecan74@gmail.com
Activity: Moderate

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. ARF’s NSW Rehoming Organisation Number is R251000000

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.

Pilot 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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Pilot is a handsome youngster wanting nothing more than a family to call his own, and someone to keep practicing his superpower on – his puppy-dog eyes are Thor-level irresistible.

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Pilot is an active young gentleman but once he’s had a good walk, he is usually quite happy to snooze in the sun for the rest of the day. He’s mastered the Art of Sit quickly; and is learning other tricks like Down, Stay, Wait, Leave it, and Out. He is toilet trained, and has so far been respectful of house boundaries. He is young though, and will need consistent direction to start with about which toys are his for chewing, and how to effectively discriminate between his bed and your couch.

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So far Pilot has loved every person he’s met and is starting to learn the proper way to greet them – i.e. with all four paws on the ground. He will need consistency with this training, as he can still get quite excitable and try to join the fun up at human eye level. For this reason, he’d do best in a home without young children, as his boisterous bouncing could knock littler ones flying unintentionally.

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Pilot is learning that his crate is his happy place and he has behaved himself when left to his own devices in house and yard. He is, however, very athletic, so would need good 6ft fences. If anyone is around, he’s focused on them, and wants to be involved, so he will need to allowed inside and included in the family.

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Pilot is still learning appropriate dog-to-dog and leash manners, so would need slow introductions, and a person willing to continue teaching him his etiquette and building his confidence. Once he makes friends though, he has shown he loves playing with other dogs, and can communicate well. He would love to have a companion to lounge with while his humans are away. He doesn’t seem to mind what size the other dogs are, so would probably enjoy meeting any new dog friends that are interested in meeting him. He has shown rather a bit too much interest in the few chickens, rabbits, and kangaroos he’s encountered, so would probably do best in a home without any small animals.

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Pilot will need a loving and steady home ready to help him grow into the handsome superstar he is showing he could be. In return Pilot is ready to pour all his sweetness and affection on his new person or people.

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