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

Kobar

Nov 13, 2017


Breed: Beautiful Blend possibly some Pointer in the mix Size: Large Age: about 2 years  
Contact: Jackie, jmmas0n@comcast.net
Activity: Medium to low

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.

Kobar 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).

Hello, I’m Kobar. Nice to meet you.

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My name is now Kobar. You may have seen me as Bissie when I was still in the pound and advertised on ARF’s Facebook page, but I have decided to leave my past behind me for a brand new start. I do believe you should always pay homage to what got you where you are, so Kobar is my way of acknowledging I came from the Cobar area, where I had a pretty rough start as I was found as a stray.

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That left a bit of a mark on me as I am still uncomfortable without someone around. I do not like to be left alone (my foster Carer calls it separation anxiety) and am looking for someone who is maybe retired or works from home and does not go out a lot, or possibly has a doggie friend who I can companion while they work with me on my issues and we build trust. I would enjoy a secure yard with a tall fence. I do not complain if you have to take me to the kennel or Doggie Day Care– I understand that. I like friendly dogs, and have met my neighbor, an older, gentlemanly poodle, quite kindly.

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In the house, I am quite ‘chill’ and not afraid to let my spots show. I am completely house trained, and will let you know quite nicely if perhaps you forgot that it was time to let me outside. I know a few commands, such as Sit, Shake, and I think I am getting the hang of Down also. I can walk quite nicely on the lead and just ask that I am allowed to sniff the grass once in a while when on my walks. I like to stop and stare and people and other dogs, but I don’t rush to them – I am content to stay by your side. We apparently did not play a lot in Cobar, and I am not all that interested in balls or toys. I just like to sit with you or lay by the window. I am great company, so if you want unconditional love and loyalty, please give us a call. Oh… and bring treats please!

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Huey

Nov 8, 2017


Breed: Long, tall and lanky gorgeous blend Size: Large Age: about 6 months  
Activity: Moderate

Thank you for considering an ARF youngster. Most dogs receive many 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.

Huey 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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Huey has a pretty special request for his forever home. He is looking for a mentor, that special person who can guide him though the occasional hard times, and enjoy the fun and hilarity at others.

Huey in the middle

Huey in the middle

Huey just LOVES his people He is such a friendly and happy boy and will make an awesome companion and best friend for a lucky person. He does show fear of men at some times and while he has come a long way and improved out of sight, this is something that he may always struggle with a little. He has successfully conquered large events like Floriade Dogs Day Out and takes regular trips to the city so he is doing amazingly.

Hue with his foster siblings

Hue with his foster siblings

Huey gets along super well with dogs of all ages and sizes, and loves a good gallop and zoomie around the yard. He has been helping to raise two tiny 6wk old foster puppies while in foster care, as well as living with his three other large housemates. Huey is still young, large and very much a leggy goofy guy so his ideal companion would be another medium to large active dog. Huey doesn’t cope too well alone, so he would love another doggy companion to hang out with when his family aren’t home.

Huey makes a splash

Huey makes a splash

Huey has been working hard on his training. He walks nicely on lead and has a good grasp of basic commands. He sleeps beautifully in the crate overnight, but is still working on being in there during the day while things go on around him. He has spent a lot of time practicing his crate training in a grooming salon full of noise so he is great with loud noises and activity.

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Huey is housetrained and uses a dog door. While he rides very well in his foster carer’s car, he has been known to be a bit of a barker in strange cars so may need some help on this. Huey has been lucky enough to hang out with his friends at Pups4Fun and regularly heads out with up to 20 doggy friends for awesome adventures.

Huey sitting proud

Huey sitting proud

Huey is such a funny and loving guy. Everyone who meets and hangs out with him just falls in love and while there are plenty of people who love him, he needs that special home to take him home. Huey is looking for someone who can help him through any challenges, who will make him a big part of the family and who has another active doggy friend for him to run with.

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If you are interested in Huey, please email me with a little bit about yourself and the sort of life that Huey would live with you.

Spritely

Spritely

Mumma Mia – Mia to her friends

Nov 18, 2017


Breed: Cattle dog mix something bigger Size: Large Age: 3 years  
Contact: Lisa, Text to 0408 260 796

 

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.

Mia 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 her quarantine and vet work are completed.

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This delightful girl has only just arrived in ARF care from the pound; she has recently raised a litter of pups, and this is why her carer has given her the name Mumma Mia.

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Watch this space for updates on how she settles in and prepares herself for life after motherhood.

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Seth

Nov 7, 2017


Breed: Goulburn boofy wolfhound mix Size: Large Age: about 10 to 12 months  
Contact: Tania, taniacd72@yahoo.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.

Seth 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).

Seth enjoys a car ride

Seth enjoys his car ride from the pound

Seth came to us from a country pound as a barely trained and undersocialised youngster and is settling well into foster care, sharing his home with two other dogs.

He lives inside with us and has developed lovely indoor manners.

Seth with his foster sibs

Seth with his foster sibs

Seth’s very puppyish still in his behaviour and can be quite full on so he would do best in a home without small dogs or young children. Seth loves kids but due to his size and boofiness he is just a tad too big for smaller children.

His go to move when over excited or seeking attention has been to be a bit mouthy so we have been working on getting him to sit politely instead if he wants our attention. He is making good progress on this but will continue to need consistent training to maintain and develop his calmness.

three in the bed

three in the bed

Seth hasn’t had much experience with the big wide world and so life is quite an adventure for him. His loose lead walking needs a fair amount of work still and this is another area that will benefit from strong, consistent training to carry on the work we have started with hm.

Finally, got those others off the blanket

Finally, got those others off the blanket

If you would like to meet this adorable boof, please send me an email with some information about what you are offering.

Seth's pound profile

Seth’s pound profile

Sena

Nov 8, 2017


Breed: Boxer mix Size: Medium Age: 2 to 3 years  
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.

Sena 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).

The recently discovered lyricist Sena Quicksilver

The recently discovered lyricist Sena Quicksilver


Adoption Rhapsody – lyrics by Sena Quicksilver

I’m just a poor dog, nobody loves me
She’s just a poor dog, without a family
She’s looking all over from Gordon to Casey

I am smart, I am fun, will you take me home?
Oh Sena, of course I’ll take you home (take me home)
Oh Sena, of course I’ll take you home (give me bones)
Oh Sena, of course I’ll take you home (my hero)

I will take you home, take me home, yes yes yes yes yes yes yes!

Oh Shmacko goddess, Shmacko goddess, Shmacko goddess send me home
My new owner has a kennel put aside for meee, walkieees, and treeeeats!

(Howling solo)

A good home really matters, anyone can see
A good home really matters
A good home really matters to me….

Any way the walks go…

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Sena is a happy and friendly girl. Her estimated age is 2-3 years old. She certainly loves company and affection and often follows me around the house to make sure she’s always ready for a pat. She’s been a bit shy with some visitors but quickly opens up when she realises pats and belly rubs are on offer. She occasionally jumps up in her excitement but is learning not to do this. Sena appears to be part boxer, so this may explain why she likes to lean against you, and her tail is always swinging about in happiness.

Sena currently lives with my 7 year old male boxer, who she gets along well with. She dashes about the yard like she has a bee on her tail and loves to play chasing games as well as wrestling with my dog. However she can be a bit exuberant and my dog occasionally hides inside so he can have a rest!  Sena has shown interest in my cat but on the whole leaves him alone – the one time she was too enthusiastic, he bopped her on the nose and she quickly backed off.

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Sena is food driven which is great for training, but she is possessive about her meals and does not like sharing – including strong insistence that all dog food and treats are only for her! For this reason, she is best suited as an only dog in a family with no children. Sena certainly likes the company of other dogs, but she likes to be the boss, so any doggy friends need to be aware she is Queen Bee.

 

She has easily learnt to sit, shake and use her crate – and is happy to sleep in it overnight. She is one of the few dogs I know who watches TV – she loved seeing the sheep on a recent travel show, and I’ve caught her watching an episode of The Bachelorette! She travels well in the car and usually curls into a ball and goes to sleep. We are still learning how to walk on a lead without pulling but given her smarts, I’m sure she’ll have this sorted in no time.

Dobby?

Did someone say Dobby?

Sena has managed well when home alone, with no destructive behaviour and only a rare sook, but can be a bit more sooky if you are home and she can’t be with you. This has mellowed over the past two weeks but she will do well in a home that accepts she may always be a little needy for affection. She likes other dogs but does like to be the boss so any furry family member will need to be willing to paw over their crown to her.

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If you like snuggles and the contented sighs of sleeping dog at your side, Sena is certainly the girl for you!

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