Uki

Sep 23, 2018


Breed: Mostly Malamute Size: Large Age: 8 to 10 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.

Uki is assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $150 (incl GST)

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Are you looking for a fluffy bedwarmer in your life?

Uki (an Inuit word meaning survivor) might be the giant floof you are looking for.

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This delightful girl came into care a few weeks ago and has proven to be an exemplary houseguest. She has access to the house through a dog door during the day and has shown that she can be trusted to have the run of the house when her carer isn’t home. She mostly spends her time sleeping on her foster carer’s bed (she calls it “Uki’s day bed”), but also knows the rules and, at the end of the day, hops off when asked and sleeps quietly on the dog bed all night.

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Uki travels beautifully in the car, particularly if you pop the window down a bit so she can smell all the great smells out there. She is definitely used to travelling in a car, including in a crate and hops up happily and rides quietly.

Uki is a typical Malamute in some ways – walking her is often like walking a sled dog in training for the Iditarod! She strides out, super-busy and fast and on a mission to get to Alaska ASAP. We have been working hard on this and she will now happily return for a treat when her name is called and is starting to get to the hang of loose lead walking. However, as a big dog who can sometimes get a bit excited, she will need someone who can handle a 40kg dog. Uki never uses her weight against you, however, and is very easy to manage through the strategic use of treats. She may be easier to walk loose lead on a halti.

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Uki is also a bit of a bossy boots with other dogs, and would probably be best as an only dog. She does bounce a bit when meeting other dogs on walks, but not much more than that, and is easily distracted by a treat. Uki cannot be rehomed with cats, birds or other small animals. She very enthusiastically chases the magpies in the backyard, though they always get away (she’s not as fast as they are!).

Uki is occasionally quite vocal and likes to sing to any sirens going by (another typical Malamute trait). She also tends to express her displeasure for a short while when her carer goes out. Because of this, she would need to go to a home that has a dog door (so she can sing inside the house) or with no close neighbours. Uki would love to live out her days with a family who are often home or alternatively with someone who can take her with them as they travel around. A recently retired couple would probably be her dream, or a family with older kids.

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Uki does show a small amount of weakness and occasional low levels of pain in her hips. This is quite usual for a big dog of her age. It is currently being assessed to see what’s the likely cause, but it is very slight and would be easy to manage for her new owners, just by using rugs etc to try and make sure she doesn’t slip on tiled floors. Otherwise, Uki is in great health and loving her two walks a day.

If you are looking for a giant floof to keep you fit and warm your bed up before you get in, please contact her foster carer on the above email and let her know a little bit about what you could offer to make this wonderful dog happy for the rest of her days.

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Hendrix

Sep 19, 2018


Breed: Staffy mix Size: Large Age: about 12 months  
Contact: Nerida, nerida.winters@ozemail.com.au, 0406 264 536
Activity: Moderate

Hendrix is not quite ready for rehoming but will be soon – watch this space!

The poor lad is undergoing lengthy rehabilitation including 8 weeks in a crate after surgery to a severely injured leg.  He has been an absolute angel and will soon be out and about though clearly taking things a little easy to begin with.

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).

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My name is Hendrix and I am a good looking young bloke looking for love. I may not be able to play the guitar like Jimi but I can assure you I will make your heart sing and I am certainly one of a kind.

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I like nothing better than being outdoors with my family and observing or being part of the daily activities. I enjoy cars whilst I am not into Summernats, I do enjoy trips in the Ute in fact road trips anywhere make me very happy.

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I like to socialise with others, 4 legged or 2 legged I am not fussy. I love everyone and love nothing better than having a play with other furry friends and hanging with the humans. In fact I get so happy when my people come home that I can’t help but sing (more like a yodel) to them! I do jump up sometimes but am getting better with that every day I just sometimes cannot contain my happiness.

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I might be a big boy but I have a special toy that I snuggle up to every night when I go to bed.

I love having fun and am a bit of a goofball so would love a home that is active and will keep me busy with them.

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I consider myself to be a foodie! When I say that I mean I LOVE food. Essentially if you want to teach me anything I work for anything that I can eat!

I am a loyal loving man that has so much to give fun, laughter and lots of cuddles. Most importantly I am looking for a forever family to call my very own.

So swipe right for me!

Sansa

Aug 21, 2018


Breed: German Shepherd Malamute mix Size: Large Age: 3 to 4 years  
Contact: Linda, linda.vanbommel@anu.edu.au, 0437 573 182
Activity: High

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.

Sansa 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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If you are looking for a gorgeous, smart and active companion, Sansa might be the dog for you!

Sansa is a stunning lady, who loves her people and is super smart. She is a very active girl, who loves a good run, so if you’re looking for a companion to take long walks with, or to join you when you go jogging, she might be the girl for you! She would also love to join the local dog-sledding team.

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She loves to play and is an absolute ball-o-holic. Chasing balls or chewing on them, she is not fussed, they are all good games in her mind. Other toys are ok, but tennis balls win every time as far as she is concerned. She has lovely toy manners and will happily retrieve the ball and give it back to you, just so she can encourage you to throw it for her again. She will retrieve balls for ever.

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Sansa is highly food- and ball motivated and is a dream to train. She learns very quickly and loves to work with people. She has made great progress on some basic training since coming into foster care, and knows ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘shake’, ‘wait’, ‘no’, ‘leave it’, ‘off’, and short stays. She is very strong on lead, but this can be managed with an ‘Easy Lead’ harness or Halti, and she has made some good progress on loose lead walking while in foster care. Further training in general would be very beneficial for this smart girl.

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Sansa is a very confident girl, and while friendly with other dogs, she can be very forward when initially meeting them. Not all other dogs appreciate her initial behaviour, and close supervision may be required in these circumstances. However, she gets along with most other dogs, and loves to run and play with them! She is currently in foster care with two other German shepherds and loves to tempt them into a game of play wrestle when outside.

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Sansa seems to really like children, when she sees them she will start wagging her tail. However, she is quite a big dog, and in general acts a bit like large goofy freight train full of enthusiasm, so older children are probably best.

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Her goofy enthusiasm and great athletic ability also translate into great jumping capabilities. Sansa’s new home needs good fencing (min 1.80m) to keep her securely at home if left unsupervised for any period of time.

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If you think Sansa could be the dog for you, please contact her carers for further information.

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