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.

 

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.

Everyone needs a snuggle buddy

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!).

 

Bronze Dogs

Nov 20, 2011

Bronze dogs in this category have sound temperaments but will have some quirks that need ironing out by their new family. Bronze dogs are usually active and require daily training and guidance by their new owner. Bronze dogs may be dogs that have had a difficult start in life as they may have never received any training, been neglected, under socialised or even abused. Bronze dogs can also be some of the most rewarding dogs to adopt.
A Bronze dog may suit you/your family if you:

* have access to and be willing to seek professional training advice if required (such as one on one training)

* have solid 5 foot minimum fences

* can provide daily exercise and daily training for your new dog

* have owned more than one dog before or completed training with previous dogs

* have another dog in your home that has no behaviour problems

* do not have young children in your home

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