Jett

Oct 7, 2019


Breed: Kelpie mix Size: Medium Age: 5 months  
Contact: Eleni, kontos@westnet.com.au, 0409 575 492
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.

Jett 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 his vet work and quarantine are completed.

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Jett is a happy go lucky fun loving dude that has a amazing zest for life. Jett loves nothing more than to clown around with other like-minded dogs and find fun activities to do with his energy.

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Channeling this energy into more appropriate tasks is what is required for this young lad. Jett comes from a country area and as such has no idea about town life, he has been settling in relatively well and with the help of an older wiser kelpie he has been exposed to the norms of living in town.

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Continuing this training and exposure to the wider world is going to ensure that he remains a socially responsible citizen. Jett is great with kids and with his soft nature he loves nothing more than hanging out with them, although he can still be a bit jumpy at times so older kids would be best, so we are working on this too.

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Jett’s ideal home will be as a second dog with a good older female that still likes a good play but also knows an off switch and down time to help him learn to switch off too.

Jett is an energetic young boy and would need someone not only committed to his training but also his mental stimulation to ensure he doesn’t develop bad habits through boredom. Jett is learning basic obedience like sit, drop and recall, he walks nicely on lead and already knows how to use the dog door and is a very clean puppy with no accidents as yet in the house.

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Dash

Sep 30, 2019


Breed: German Shepherd mix Size: Medium Age: DOB 15 Nov 2017  
Contact: Linda, linda.vanbommel@anu.edu.au, 0437 573 182
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.

Dash 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).

UPDATE 9 October 2019:

    Dash’s foster carer is currently travelling for work, and will be out of Canberra until the 11th of November. If you are interested in Dash, please feel free to contact her to have a chat about him, but please be aware that meet and greets will need to be postponed until after she returns.

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    Hi everyone, my name is Dash! If you are looking for a gorgeous, fun-loving man to join your family, look no further! I’m a German shepherd cross, but I’m really not sure what I am crossed with. My foster mum says it does not really matter, as I am such a sweet and handsome boy. I just want to be loved; I promise I will be your best cuddle buddy!

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    My foster mum says that I am a big boy and I can take up a lot of space with my presence. I don’t know about that, personally I think I am just the perfect size to be a lapdog! I like to have a nice run and play in the morning to start off the day, however, after that I am quite happy to snooze and hang out the rest of the day.

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    I recently discovered the absolute best thing ever! Tennis balls! I love chasing them! I am not too sure about sharing them at this stage, and I am also not quite sure what people mean when they ask me to ‘bring them back’.. But my foster mum says that apparently, I can learn to understand all of that with some training, whatever that is. Training must be good though, as when I came to my foster home, I really did not understand much of what the people there were asking or expecting of me. However, now I understand some human language, apparently due to this training thing! I understand ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘shake’, ‘wait’, ‘no’, ‘leave it’, ‘off’ and ‘come’, and the best thing is the treats when I show people that I know what they mean! I am still not quite sure about something called ‘loose lead walking’ – I just want to get where we are going, and people are so slow! But my foster mum says that I can learn this, and also says that further training would be good for me to help me be a good canine citizen, whatever that means.

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    I currently live both indoors and outdoors. I do love having company though and would love a home where I can be part of your family. I don’t want to be left alone in the backyard all the time, that is just boring. If I’m bored, I might just get out of your yard and find some other friends to play with.

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    This tail has the fastest wag in Canberra

    I love having friends! I love people (they give cuddles, treats and scratches!), and really like getting along with everybody. However, I am really not sure about those little humans that are around (I think they call them children). If you ask me, they are pretty scary. My foster mum says that due to my size and clumsiness a home without little humans would be best.

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    I also love having doggie friends, however, sometimes I think that large dominant males can be plain rude and need to be taught some manners. My foster mum says that my new home should either not have any other dogs, or a nice and friendly, easy-going dog of my own size. And have you ever met those small things they call cats?! They are SO MUCH FUN! However, my foster mum says I try to have a little too much fun with them, and my new home probably should not have any of those (or other small pets).

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    Anyway, I would love to meet you if you think I could fit into your home! Please contact my foster mum, and we could have a date!
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Pilot

Sep 3, 2019


Breed: Kelpie mix Size: Medium Age: about 18 months  
Contact: Pele, pelecan74@gmail.com
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.

Pilot 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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Pilot is a handsome youngster wanting nothing more than a family to call his own, and someone to keep practicing his superpower on – his puppy-dog eyes are Thor-level irresistible.

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Pilot is an active young gentleman but once he’s had a good walk, he is usually quite happy to snooze in the sun for the rest of the day. He’s mastered the Art of Sit quickly; and is learning other tricks like Down, Stay, Wait, Leave it, and Out. He is toilet trained, and has so far been respectful of house boundaries. He is young though, and will need consistent direction to start with about which toys are his for chewing, and how to effectively discriminate between his bed and your couch.

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So far Pilot has loved every person he’s met and is starting to learn the proper way to greet them – i.e. with all four paws on the ground. He will need consistency with this training, as he can still get quite excitable and try to join the fun up at human eye level. For this reason, he’d do best in a home without young children, as his boisterous bouncing could knock littler ones flying unintentionally.

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Pilot is learning that his crate is his happy place and he has behaved himself when left to his own devices in house and yard. He is, however, very athletic, so would need good 6ft fences. If anyone is around, he’s focused on them, and wants to be involved, so he will need to allowed inside and included in the family.

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Pilot is still learning appropriate dog-to-dog and leash manners, so would need slow introductions, and a person willing to continue teaching him his etiquette and building his confidence. Once he makes friends though, he has shown he loves playing with other dogs, and can communicate well. He would love to have a companion to lounge with while his humans are away. He doesn’t seem to mind what size the other dogs are, so would probably enjoy meeting any new dog friends that are interested in meeting him. He has shown rather a bit too much interest in the few chickens, rabbits, and kangaroos he’s encountered, so would probably do best in a home without any small animals.

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Pilot will need a loving and steady home ready to help him grow into the handsome superstar he is showing he could be. In return Pilot is ready to pour all his sweetness and affection on his new person or people.

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Archie

Jul 19, 2019


Breed: Kelpie x Koolie Size: Medium Age: 12 months  
Contact: Jill, jillian.craven@gmail.com
Activity: High

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.

Archie 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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Archie is a friendly and loving young dog. He loves everyone he meets as hard as possible.

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Archie is deaf but this doesn’t hold him back in anyway. He has quickly learned doggy sign language and is keen to learn more. Archie is enrolled in doggy obedience with All Round Good Hounds and would love to stay in school with his new humans. So far Archie knows how to sit, come, and to wait for his food. He’s also learning to drop and wait before leaving the house.

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Archie is recovering from surgery where his femoral head (top of back leg bone) was removed due to a longstanding hip dislocation. ARF has generously invested in Archie’s recovery using hydrotherapy with excellent results. Archie needs a very special home that will continue his hydrotherapy potentially for the rest of his life. He will pay you back with all the hugs and kisses you could ever want. Archie would especially love a home with a pool that he could swim in everyday, and where he would be fed a very lean and high quality raw food diet, to keep his weight down. Maintenance of his weight below 20 kilograms will be necessary to help delay the onset of arthritis in his back and good leg in his golden years.

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Archie is the sort of dog who needs to be kept engaged with tasks. Obedience is a great outlet for his intelligence. He will also need at least one long walk every day. A walk in the morning and dog park in the evening would be perfect. Archie currently attends doggy day care at Hanrob and loves playing with his friends all day long.

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Archie loves his big foster sister. He looks up to her and copies her. If rehomed with another dog, he would need a calm and patient older dog that is willing to play games and who won’t be upset of stressed by Archie’s attention. For example, Archie loves to lick his foster sister’s face a lot, and sometimes he will nip at her teets! She lets him know that’s not appropriate, but he still thinks it’s a bit of fun. In this way, he is very much still a baby who needs good role models and constant supervision.

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Archie is the softest, sweetest dog that his foster carer has ever met. It will be very hard to say goodbye to him unless he finds the very best home. Please contact his foster carer if you’d like to find out more about Archie, and whether he’s the perfect dog for you.

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!).

 

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