Martin

Apr 23, 2019


Breed: Canberra combo Size: Large Age: 12 to 18 months  
Contact: Jill, jillbr2@bigpond.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.

Martin 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 quarantine and vet work are completed.

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Meet Martin, our newest foster dog who appears to have settled in comfortably after just 2 days in his new family. Martin is a very tall handsome young man, an interesting mix of forebears. I think there must be some Great Dane in there , perhaps some Labrador retriever, a bit of bull arab. And where did those white paws and tiny white tip of tail come from? Was great grandpa a border collie?

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It all went into the making of Martin, who is a very affable young dog, perhaps 12 to 18 months of age, but with advanced social skills. He loves people, and is always ready to cuddle up or roll over for a belly rub. He is very responsive , and already has a nice sit, waits patiently in a sit for his dinner, and gets on well with the other dogs. He is not a guarder, though fed separately from the other dogs at this stage.

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He reads the other dogs well when told to stay away from their territory, and gives our resident cranky old man [dog] space.
He is delightful to walk, and doesn’t know what pulling on the lead is. He does not walk at heel-he rather reaches thigh level. The advantage is not having to bend down much to pat him or deliver treats. He has conquered the dog door, though he has to duck a bit, and has confidently explored his new environment. He appears to be house trained and he certainly knows what a lounge chair is.

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At night he will negotiate to come to bed with you, but when negotiations fail he settles for the night in his own bed. He has interacted with children racing around him and toddlers, and calmly sought pats and treats from them.

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Martin appears to be pretty perfect. He has just been looking for people who will take him in and not be intimidated by his size. I’d keep him in a heartbeat if we didn’t already exceed capacity in this house.

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He does still jump up a bit when greeting, but at least his paws fit comfortably on the shoulders and we can see eye to eye. And bench surfing is a breeze. Just don’t leave the sausages out to defrost.

Martin will need a home with people comfortable being up close and personal with a big dog, with tall fences. Kids and other friendly dogs a bonus. Some training required, but a quick learner.

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Phoebe

Apr 23, 2019


Breed: Dane mastiff mix Size: Large Age: 4 to 5 years  
Contact: Amanda, qodarkness@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.

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

Phoebe has mastered the art of the selfie

Phoebe has mastered the art of the selfie

Phoebe is the most delightful, easy and lovely companion dog to have around. She has easily settled in to her foster routine of two short walks a day, just about mastering the art of loose lead walking. She enjoys yummy food and treats and either snoozing in front of the TV or on her bed waiting for her foster carer to get home.

Pheebs  does have a serious side

Pheebs does have a serious side

Phoebe adores people and loves being near them, though she can be a little timid with men to start with (she soon gets over this and goes back to requesting pats). As she settled in, she lost most of her initial clinginess and is now happy to settle onto her bed and snooze when her carer is doing other things.

She has been known to fill her day with interesting things: bones are good, dream woofing gets a run, asking for the odd snuggle just to make sure you’re still around, supervising from a suitable distance in the kitchen just in case some food drops, enthusiastically dancing at the front door when the bell rings or when a walk is about to happen, and the opportunity to gently and relentlessly murder a stuffed toy or a tennis ball can’t be passed up.

The sideways look

The sideways look

Phoebe knows her basic commands, like sit and stay, as well as door and dinner manners and is perfectly house trained and worked the dog door out in three goes. She doesn’t jump up, and she walks well on a loose lead most of the time, although she can be strong, particularly when there is a tree she REALLY wants to sniff (or there is a fly she really wants to catch). As she is about 40kg, these very occasional brain farts means she will need someone who is comfortable managing a big dog. She loves treats, takes them gently, and is starting to learn about checking in and coming back for a treat instead of getting too excited.

Ready for anything

Ready for anything

Phoebe is an early riser and is generally ready for both a walk and breakfast around 6.30am (though she will settle, often with a dramatic flop and some heart-rending sighs, if you really want her to). She is currently getting two walks a day of around twenty minutes each and loves them. She is took a while to regain her fitness after quite a long time in the pound and the two walks mean she is very happy to sleep through the day when you are out and settle into a deep snooze at night, on her dog bed near her carer’s bed (though she sometimes takes herself off and sleeps on her own bed in the lounge).

Phoebe is excellent with vacuum cleaners and similar noises in the house but a bit scared of thunderstorms and really quite scared of fireworks (even if they’re far away). She does bark when she’s scared (though she can be quickly settled) and does best if you can engage her with some training when a storm starts to divert her from the scary noises.

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Bounce!

Phoebe would be wonderful as an only dog who can be the focus of her people’s love, or in a home with a calm and secure dog who won’t stress her out (or vice versa!). She is a bit of an idiot at dog manners – she likes other dogs, but doesn’t really understand what all the rules are though she tries really hard to work them out, so a placid dog that doesn’t want to play too much would be the best match. She likes older children but is probably just a bit too big and heavy for homes with very small children (believe me, you NOTICE if she accidentally stands on your foot!). This big gentle girl is perfect for someone who is looking for a cuddle buddy.

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Ruby

Mar 27, 2019


Breed: Kelpie/Airedale/Huntaway blend Size: Medium Age: About 2 years  
Contact: Dallas, dallas.burkevics@iinet.net.au, 0411 134 055
Activity: High

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.

Ruby 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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Would you like a running partner who won’t talk your ear off, dump their problems on you or slow you down? Want one that is guaranteed to turn up every day and be ready and rearing to go, to push you to new limits! I have the deal for you!

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Ruby is an almost 2yr old Kelpie X Huntaway X Airedale mix born and bred in the Riverina region. Like most country folk she is a hard worker and likes to keep busy during the day, but sleeps well at night. Ruby was rehomed by ARF as a young pup and had a great home living with children until unfortunately chronic allergies suffered by her family meant that she had to come back into care.

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Ruby needs a busy home, while she will have a cuddle on the couch with you that is certainly not her preferred lifestyle. She was a very happy running partner for her previous mum and has missed that since coming into care, though we’ve kept her busy with ball throwing and off lead play. She attends Pups4Fun daycare and will happily play with up to 50 other dogs with no issues, and is great to walk on lead.

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She has some good basic training but would excel at dog sports or obedience. She is smart as a whip, and has a high food and ball drive.

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Ruby is currently living with two other dogs quite happily. She can get a little possessive of her food around other dogs so she is fed separately and that works fine for her. She is on the more dominant end of temperament when in her home environment so would be best living with submissive dogs or she is more than happy living by herself and finding things to entertain herself with.

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Ruby can become fixated on things such as shadow chasing if not given adequate exercise, but we are managing this through keeping her busy.

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If you are looking for a super active and fun friend to keep you company or to smash out some sports with Ruby is your girl! Just email me a bit about yourself.

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Stevie

Mar 26, 2019


Breed: Staffy mix Size: Medium Age: 2 years 4 months  
Contact: Heather, heather.m.miller93@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.

Stevie 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 quarantine and vet work are completed.

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Stevie arrived in care a couple of weeks ago, and has settled into his foster home wonderfully. He is a wiggly and happy boy, who loves to snuggle on the couch!

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When Stevie came to us, he only knew sit, but in two weeks has learnt, shake, down, stay, and touch! He is a dream to train, and so motivated. Stevie loves to sniff things, so would be great to do some nose work with too.

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He hardly pulls at all on the lead when out walking, and will happily trot along next to you at your pace, only tugging a little when he wants to sniff any really good smells he finds! He responds to corrections so well.

Stevie met many other dogs during his stay in the pound, and always played so happily and nicely with every dog he could, so would potentially love to be re homed with some brothers and/or sisters. We haven’t had much chance to see him with many other dogs outside the pound environment, so will update with more info on this now his quarantine is over and he is getting out and about.

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A perfect gentleman in the home, Stevie sleeps soundly through the night, is toilet trained, and seems to be happy enough when left alone inside, though he does get a little bit lonely when left for long periods of time. So ideally, we are looking to re home him with another doggy sibling to keep him company throughout the day, or with someone who won’t be out for too long during the day.

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Stevie is capable of jumping over tall wooden fences, and will do so if he is left alone outside, so his new family will need to have tall colour bond fences and a very secure yard. Please don’t apply if you don’t have these.

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If you are interested in becoming Stevie’s forever family, or would like some more information, please email his carer.