Summer (briefly Dawn)

Feb 15, 2019


Breed: Frumpy Bullcat Chubbawubba Size: Large Age: DOB 14 December 2018  
Contact: Ruth, r.pfitzner@yahoo.com.au
Activity: Moderate

Thank you for considering an ARF pup. Most puppies 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 puppy’s needs.

ARF puppies are all assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and are available at the special price of $400 (incl GST) which includes microchipping, desexing, C3 vaccination, worming and $100 contribution towards training classes.

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Summer was part of a surprise litter born on December 14 when her mum was adopted from the pound pregnant.

Proud (if somewhat "over it") mamma, Serif.

Proud (if somewhat “over it”) mamma, Serif.

Puppy assortment  - something for everyone

Puppy assortment – something for everyone

And what a lucky pup — her mum’s new owner has given her and her sisters the best start in life, with lots of love, socialisation, and all of the toys she could want.

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Little Summer is now in foster care with a family and has shown herself to be fantastic with other dogs, good with children and proving to be a confident little pup, who likes to engage in boisterous play, and doesn’t let things get in her way.

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She is getting the hang of good indoor manners including toilet and crate training.

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But when it’s time to relax, Summer is very happy to cuddle up and soak up the love.

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As with all puppies, Summer is looking for a forever family willing to put the work into some training to make sure she grows up into a good canine citizen.

Summer’s new family must be committed to helping her become comfortable with the big wide world, through positive socialisation at her own pace, possibly with the help of a playful and confident doggy role model.

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Application tips
We expect to receive many applications for Summer and her sisters, so to help us sift through applications, and increase your chances of being considered, please include as much detail in your initial application as possible.

Tell us about your lifestyle, how many hours she would spend alone, how many people live in your home, where she would be during the day and at night, how much family time she would get, how often she would be walked, what other pets you have and their personalities, and whatever else you think is relevant.

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Angel (briefly Melania)

Feb 15, 2019


Breed: Frumpy Bullcat Chubbawubba Size: Large Age: DOB 14 December 2018  
Contact: Sarah, kally.monaghan@gmail.com
Activity: Moderate

Thank you for considering an ARF pup. Most puppies 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 pup’s needs.

ARF puppies are all assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and are available at the special price of $400 (incl GST) which includes microchipping, desexing, C3 vaccination, worming and $100 contribution towards training classes.

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Melania was part of a surprise litter born on December 14 2018 when her mum, Serif, was adopted from the pound pregnant.

Proud (if somewhat "over it") mamma, Serif.

Proud (if somewhat “over it”) mamma, Serif.

Puppy assortment  - something for everyone

Puppy assortment – something for everyone

And what a lucky pup! her mum’s new owner has given Angel and her sisters the best start in life, with lots of love, socialisation, and all of the toys she could want.

Little Angel takes her looks straight from her mum. She is a born leader, and loves to engage her sisters in boisterous play, and particularly enjoys playing with Dawn.

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She also has a very sweet personality, and loves to get pats and cuddles.

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Like all puppies, Angel is looking for a forever family willing to put the work into some training to make sure she grows up into a good canine citizen.

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Angel’s new family must be committed to helping her become comfortable with the big wide world, through positive socialisation at her own pace, possibly with the help of a playful and confident doggy role model.

Angel with Brody, her foster bro

Angel with Brody, her foster bro

Application tips
We expect to receive many applications for Angel and her sisters, so to help us sift through applications, and increase your chances of being considered, please include as much detail in your initial application as possible.

Tell us about your lifestyle, how many hours Angel would spend alone, how many people live in your home, where she would be during the day and at night, how much family time she would get, how often she would be walked, what other pets you have and their personalities, and whatever else you think is relevant.

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Phoebe

Jan 15, 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 and will be desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $350 (incl GST) once her quarantine and vet work are completed.

Phoebe has mastered the art of the selfie

Phoebe has mastered the art of the selfie

Phoebe has been in care for a few weeks now and has proven to be the most delightful, easy and lovely companion dog to have around. She has easily settled in to her routine of two short walks a day, yummy food and treats and either snoozing in front of the cricket 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 has settled in, she has lost some 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 regaining 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 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.

Bounce!

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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Hendrix

Dec 30, 2018


Breed: Staffy mix Size: Large Age: about 18 months  
Contact: Nerida, nerida.winters@ozemail.com.au, 0406 264 536
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.

Hendrix 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).

Check out Hendrix’s videos here and here

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Hendrix free from the pound

Hendrix free from the pound

Unfortunately for Hendrix he suffered a fractured femur and has undergone 2 surgeries and spent nearly 5 months recuperating in a crate. His leg has now healed and he is able to be out of the crate, although he still has another 3 weeks before he can go back to rough play. During all this period he has been a star patient and very easy to manage.

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Hendrix has the most loveable, goofball nature and tries very hard to please. He loves his crate (fortunately) and travels well in the car. While he is a good boy he will require ongoing training.

Will you look at what they've made me wear?

Will you look at what they’ve made me wear?

He is a fairly large dog (32kg) and being a bit of a goofball, he will need a reasonably strong and capable handler.
Hendrix is good with our other dogs and cats although he can get a little anxious when meeting new dogs on outings but has always been friendly.

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He is used to being around our horses and cows and is learning that chooks and guinea fowl are not for dinner, although he doesn’t worry them in their chook pen. Had to laugh at him the other day when he ran up to the chook pen and the chooks flapped and made a racket, he ran for his life back to the house in fright. With more practise and good leadership he will be an amazing partner.

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If you are looking for a dog that makes you laugh and you can provide good leadership then Hendrix may be the dog for you, he is a really loveable clown, Due to his size and happy go lucky nature Hendrix would best suit a home without small children as he would likely accidentally knock them over.

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