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

Panda

Oct 13, 2017


Breed: Mini Foxie Chihuahua mix Size: Small Age: 5 to 6 years  
Activity: 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.

Panda 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).

Panda puts his best foot forward

Panda puts his best foot forward

Panda is a gentle, soft-natured and affectionate boy with oodles of love to give! He’s also quiet and sensitive but once he gets to know you, will shower you with love and affection. Panda does lack confidence so tends to worry about new things and any change in routine. He particularly struggles with visitors so we have put some strategies in place to help him cope and lessen his anxiety. He’s doing much better now but this still needs to be managed and worked on. When out walking he’s shy of strangers and tends to avoid but if they encourage him he’ll happily accept a pat and any treats on offer!

Panda wondering...

Panda wondering…

We’re looking for an experienced, caring and compassionate home with another dog, and a home that will help build his confidence and understand his uneasiness and apprehension with visitors.
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Although Panda worries about new people coming into the home, in daily life he’s one of the easiest dogs to have around, happy and relaxed, responsive, affectionate and tuned into his people. He also has basic obedience and is very well behaved. The best home for Panda would be a quiet home with another dog, where he’d be allowed to live inside with his family. No children as he’s only small and a bit nervous so finds children a little intimidating.

Panda the snuggle bunny

Panda the snuggle bunny

Panda is listed as a Bronze dog – 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. In Panda’s case he came from a home where he wasn’t socialised with new people or exposed much to the outside world. We’ve worked on this and are happy to see that he is much more confident going out and about. He gets very excited when the lead comes out jumping with joy at the anticipation of a walk!

Looking this way...

Looking this way…

Panda is very good with other dogs and although not playful loves to be in their company. He’s living with my own two terriers and they get along exceptionally well, often partners in crime chasing the birds and possums away! Panda doesn’t do well if left alone so this is another need for a doggy companion.

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and that way…

Panda loves sleeping in his crate at night and laying with the other dogs out in the sun. He has great recall (will come the minute you call his name), walks well on lead and travels very well in the car.

To summarise, Panda is a dog with specific needs. He’s a nervous little guy who lacks confidence. For these reasons, another dog is a must and an experienced understanding owner who can help him with his issues. Panda’s steady improvement so far has been heart-warming. You can’t help but love the little guy, he’s an absolute sweetheart!

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If you have the experience and another dog to give him confidence and feel you can offer Panda a home I’d love to hear from you.

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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