All our dogs are located in or near Canberra, Australia.

ARF dogs are microchipped, desexed, C5 vaccinated, wormed and health-checked.
To help cover these costs, ARF asks for an adoption fee of $350 (incl GST) per dog
(or $150 (incl GST) for dogs over 8 years old). ARF puppies are available at the special
price of $400 (including GST) which includes microchipping, desexing, vaccination and
fully paid up training classes.

If you can’t find your new best friend here, complete the dog wanted form linked below.
Dog Wanted Form

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.

ARF’s NSW Rehoming Organisation Number is R251 000 000

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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Patch

Aug 10, 2019


Breed: American Staffy mix Size: Medium Age: about 2 years  
Contact: Laura and/ or Eric, eric_lungren@live.com
Activity: High

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.

Patch 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 vetwork are completed.

Meet Patch

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He is an active, easy-going youngster who loves going on his daily walks, meeting new people and dogs on his travels. Patch is learning to walk properly on a lead whilst staying focussed, because he is very eager.
Patch is super people-friendly and loves everyone. He sometimes gets a bit excited and will jump up to say hello. This is something that he is currently working on with his foster carers.

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We have had success in training Patch as he is very food driven and intelligent, and will shine given the chance. Patch knows how to sit and come to his name, and is quickly learning how to drop, stay, and go to his bed. Because he is so food driven, Patch will try and take his foster sister’s dinner, so he is currently being fed separately from her until he learns his manners.

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Patch gets along really well with other dogs and loves to follow his foster sister around wherever she goes. He enjoys a companion dog that will play and chase him around the yard if possible. When his sister has had enough, he understands the signs that she has had enough. On walks, he will always say hello to every passer-by, wagging his tail excitedly.

Patch’s new home will require a secure yard as he can jump quite high.

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All in all, Patch is a super cuddly boy who loves affection from his humans. He is happy to relax at the end of the day in his bed or on the couch. Patch is a friendly and wonderful companion that will fit easily into his forever home.

Patch will not be ready to go to his new home for a while but to find out more about him please contact his foster carer

Paddy

May 21, 2019


Breed: Goulburn gorgeous mystery mix Size: Medium Age: 1 year 10 months  
Contact: Sue and David, robinson.sandd@gmail.com
Activity: Medium to High

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. ARF’s NSW Rehoming Organisation Number is R251 000 000

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.

Paddy 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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Paddy is a wonderfully athletic boy who would love his new owner to be interested in outdoor activities which they could share and enjoy together. He shows the potential to be an absolute whizz at dog agility or similar dog sports activities and is currently enrolled in a beginners Agility Course with a local trainer.

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This is a boy who wants to explore and experience life and he will need a family who can keep up with his athleticism and joy for life. He wakes up full of beans and ready to fill his day with adventures and enthusiasm. However, after a brisk session is happy to chill out snoozing in his bed, preferably with his humans nearby. He is super affectionate and would love to be included in all the family’s activities.

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Paddy needs a home where he can share his joy in a routine of daily walks, exercise and play. He can be a goofball when he is active and running, so maybe (or maybe not) too boisterous and energetic for small children. His new family will need to continue his training. This will assist him in his quest to become a good canine citizen and also in losing his initial clinginess and becoming more confident and independent. His training so far has been an easy task because he loves his treats.

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He loves an opportunity to play with his toys and will happily chew, squeak, throw and chase and then put them all back in his toy box.

Paddy met Santa at Christmas in July and has asked for a forever home

Paddy met Santa at Christmas in July and has asked for a forever home

Paddy has been living as an only dog with his carers and gets on well with other dogs. We feel that he would potentially enjoy the company of another doggy companion, as he becomes distressed if left alone by himself or too long.

He has recently been part of a dog walking group with a local training organisation and is now enrolled in their Out n’ About Daycare programme one day a week, where he has the opportunity to run, learn and interact with many doggy companions.

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Paddy travels well in the car and is happy to sit and gaze out the window and watch the passing scenery.

This lovely boy is looking for a family who will include him in all aspects of their lives.

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Paddy is looking for a family who will include him in all aspects of their lives. If you are interested in finding out more about Paddy, please contact his foster carers.

Tilly

May 31, 2019


Breed: Bull Terrier mix Size: Medium Age: 2 and a half years  
Contact: Joh, jjdk72@yahoo.com.au
Activity: Moderate

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. ARF’s NSW Rehoming Organisation Number is R251 000 000

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.

Tilly 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)

Meet Miss Tilly an absolute sweetheart who has a story to tell.

Stopping to smell the ‘roses’.

Stopping to smell the ‘roses’.

As we are looking for a pretty unique home for Tilly we are asking for everyone’s help. Although she may not be the right dog for you, if you could help spread her story she will hopefully come to the attention of someone who is looking for a dog just like Tilly, because every dog deserves a second chance.

Sunbathing with her foster sisters.

Sunbathing with her foster sisters.

In Tilly’s previous home she learnt that jumping the fence was a good way to go on adventures, so she worked at it until she had perfected her technique and now is so good at it if she was a pole vaulter she would win all the gold medals, be going to the Olympics and everyone would know her name. As she is not a pole-vaulter and just a dog, the only place she is famous is at the DAS pound with all the rangers knowing her name.

So now she is in foster care and looking for a new home, but of course most people that are looking for a new family member don’t want a dog that can jump fences like a kangaroo, so Tilly and I had to put our thinking caps on.

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First we had to write down all her good points – she is the sweetest dog, she is super smart, she bonds to her person hard and fast (although this does not seem to break her habit of fence jumping unfortunately), and she loves the car – so much so that when you open the door to get her out she just waits until you tell her that its time to do something else. In fact she loves the car so much that that is what gave us the idea that she could live in a car!

So are you doing the #van life and want a companion or about to caravan around Australia and want someone to share the sights with? What an awesome life for a dog!

Perhaps you are a tradie who spends their days at work sites and you are looking for a dog that is happy to chill in the passenger seat while you are busy working. Tilly loves a good sausage sandwich so she is more than happy to swing by Bunnings on the way home and grab one for a snack. Just remember no onion on her order thanks!

Waiting in the Bunnings car park for her snag

Waiting in the Bunnings car park for her snag

Second option is to find her a home that has no fences such as an apartment. Tilly loves to sleep the day away in a patch of sunlight streaming through the window as long as she can go for a stroll in the morning and evening. She does not waste her energy barking and could be the perfect housemate.

If there is sun she will sleep.

If there is sun she will sleep.

Third option is to find someone that works from home or is looking for a dog to take to work so she can be with her person and supervised throughout the day. Tilly is well socialised and loves people, she has some good basic training that would make her the ideal office mascot and the softest eyes that make you want to spill all your secrets to her.

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Everyone needs a snuggle buddy

Fourth option is someone who is happy to build (or already has) a secure enclosure with a roof. In foster care she spends some of her day in her enclosure and is learning that it is an awesome place to be as that is where she gets to do nose work, dig in a sandpit, eat out of her Kong, chew on bones and sleep in the sun. As long as she got to have a walk everyday, still go on her beloved car rides on occasion and spend all the time she could with her family when they were home and able to supervise her , Tilly would be quite happy living this life. Of course, she would need time to feel part of her new family before she was put into her new enclosure so we can help work with you to make her new enclosure as welcoming and safe as she is used to.

Digging in her sandpit while enjoying her enclosure.

Digging in her sandpit while enjoying her enclosure.

So what else do you need to know about Tilly?

Have I said yet just how sweet she is? Because she really, truly is the sweetest.

She loves nothing better then lying by your side while you watch a movie (and she won’t even steal the popcorn!).

She enjoys the company of other dogs and would happily live with another dog.

She would love to participate in some type of dog sport such as nose work, agility or maybe even obedience. (Or if we are being a little cheeky she would make a great contender in the American dog sport, Wall Climb / Vertical Jump, or perhaps teach you how to do Parkour!)

She is very clever and eager to please which makes her a dream to train; She has the usual good traits, like being toilet trained, happily sleeps in the crate overnight, is unconcerned by storms or rain and does not chew on things she shouldn’t.

Relaxing in her crate with her foster sister

Relaxing in her crate with her foster sister

Tilly cannot go to a home with cats as although she has not hurt any of my cats she has shown a lot of interest in them so rather than potentially put Tilly in a bad situation we are just saying no to all cats. Tilly would still love to go on adventures, just now she needs to learn that adventures with her people are far better than adventures on her own.

Trotting along like the good girl she is.

Trotting along like the good girl she is.

If you can help find this gorgeous girl the special home she deserves please email her foster carer on the email above.

With her foster brother chilling in the house (because you can’t jump over the fence if you’re inside!).

With her foster brother chilling in the house (because you can’t jump over the fence if you’re inside!).

 

Tiger-Lily

Aug 3, 2019


Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Size: Medium Age: aout 9 months  
Contact: Ruth, r.pfitzner@yahoo.com.au
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.

Tiger-Lily is assessed as being in the Bronze category in our Perfect Match system and will be desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $350 (incl GST) when she’s ready to set out.

Expressions of interest now being taken for Tiger-Lily.

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Please read through the information about Tiger-Lily carefully, as this girl requires a very special and specific type of home. She will also require a long induction period into her new home and will require multiple meetings and visits with her new owners and home before being placed into the home.

Tiger-Lily is approximately 9 months old. She and her siblings found themselves in the Pound at the age of about 5 months. To the best of our knowledge, these puppies missed out on a lot of socialisation and exposure to life and the big wide world, during their critical development period. As a result of this Tiger-Lily is very fearful of things, particularly people. We have been working very hard to gain her trust and build her confidence over the past few months, however she is still very wary especially with strangers. While she is now able to accept pats from her foster carer, she doesn’t enjoy being picked up or handled and has the potential to become fear aggressive.

We are looking for a home with someone that understands her breed and has experience with managing this type of behaviour, someone who is exceptionally patient and caring, who is willing to put in a lot of hard work. Her new owners would need to be home more often than not, as she would not do well left outside on her own for hours.

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Tiger-Lily is going to best suit a home with no other dogs. She can be a little reactive when she sees another dog on lead but we are working with her on this and seeing some improvement. She is definitely not the type of dog who would enjoy doing to the dog park. Her new home would also require no young children, as she would not cope well with them trying to cuddle her or pick her up. That said,  she does enjoy the company of older children, under strict adult guidance and supervision.

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Some of the positives: Tiger-Lily has good basic obedience (sit, drop, stay, shake) and she is very smart so picks up basic type of training things quickly. She walks nicely on lead and doesn’t pull but can be flighty with unexpected sounds or movements. She is toilet trained and crate trained (a crate is a must for her new home, as this is her safe place) Tiger-lily is currently being muzzle trained (for those times when she must be handled and picked up, such as vet visits)

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Do my ears look big like this?

Tiger-Lily is a very special girl, with a gentle soul. She has so much potential with someone with the time and patience to help her gain trust, build confidence and develop into a well-balanced adult dog.

Tiger-Lily’s foster carer is happy to provide ongoing support and training, particularly while she is settling into her new home.

Please get in touch to talk about our Tiger-Lily.

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Yes, I am an oil painting.

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