Happy

Aug 17, 2019


Breed: Bull Arab Size: Medium Age: About 6 years  
Contact: Kathleen, krampant79@iinet.net.au
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.

Happy 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 quarantine and vet work are completed.

Meet Mister Happy –

Happy by name, happy by nature

Happy by name, happy by nature

Happy is not this beautiful boy’s original name but from the first day I met him he has been Happy to me. And the reason I named him Happy? Check out this description that the ARF Behaviour Assessors wrote about him while he was doing his time in the pound –
This boy is the class clown, making us laugh through his entire assessment, as he is just so happy and excited by life. He was happy to do everything we asked and then would hang out waiting while we set up the next assessment. When he met the tester dog he was happy to meet and did so politely but was also just as happy to hang out in the same area. In the fence-jumping pen he again just hung out and waited to be released to have a good play off lead. When he was playing he showed us how much he loves his tennis ball and will happily catch it mid air and then run around with it in his mouth. In a six line write up it has been said five times just how happy he is – so if you are looking for a happy, easy going, excited by everything around him dog then this boy is the one for you!

Want to see happy? Throw me a tennis ball!

Want to see happy? Throw me a tennis ball!

By the way – the first two photos on Happy’s profile were taken while he was in the pound. Can you see why he has his name?

But don’t think that class clown is his only personality trait – because you could not be more wrong! You want him to be calm and hang out waiting for you to do all your chores – not a problem! You want him to chill out in the car while you drive him to the beach (hint, hint ) – he’s got this! You want him to chill on the couch and watch telly with you – nothing would make him happier!

What better place to sleep than on the couch  in the sun!

What better place to sleep than on the couch in the sun!

This dog is the all round dog – he is a total goofball when appropriate, he thinks other dogs are great fun, he loves his treats so would love to do some training, he thinks toys are pretty awesome and best of all he just wants to be your best bud. He is toilet trained, crate trained and doesn’t seem fazed by my cats. Happy hasn’t been here while we have had a storm to see what his reaction is.

Where are you going? Can we come?

Where are you going? Can we come?

So are you looking to have the most awesome dog in the neighbourhood? Then send an email to the above address telling us about yourself and how Happy would be spending his time and we will get back to you to arrange a meet.

Happy being the tester dog at the pound

Happy being the tester dog at the pound

Frank

Aug 15, 2019


Breed: Canberra Land Hippo Size: Medium Age: Approx 2 years  
Contact: Emma, ebenedetti1976@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.

Frank is assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for adoption within the ACT$350 (incl GST).

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If you are looking for a chilled out, cuddly, polite, friendly, fun, easy going dog then look no further than Frank.

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This guy has only been out of the pound for 5 days, and in that time has proven to be a very welcome house guest. He loves to just hang out, and will find a spot to lay down and just be.

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This doesn’t mean that all he does is sleep though. He’s certainly not a dog who is going to tear through your home at a million miles an hour, and does enjoy a good game of zoomies and a tennis ball to chase.

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Frank loves other dogs and is very appropriate and respectful of my two resident dogs. I haven’t allowed much rough play, but if they had the opportunity they would love to have a good wrestle!

Frank is just a great dog. He behaves in the house, he is respectful of my dogs, he is responsive to direction and for a fresh poundie, he is pretty obedient. When it’s time to settle, he does and if he’s asked to stop doing something he shouldn’t be doing, he will listen. He has basic manners and will sit and offer a paw, but has the potential to learn loads more.

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I could go on and on about how amazing this lad is, but the best way to find out is to meet him for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.

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Going…gone

Note: Frank is only available for rehoming in the ACT, no interstate enquiries please.

Patch

Aug 10, 2019


Breed: American Staffy mix Size: Medium Age: about 2 years  
Contact: Laura and/ or Eric, eric_lungren@live.com
Activity: High

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.

Patch 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 quarantine and vetwork are completed.

Meet Patch

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He is an active, easy-going youngster who loves going on his daily walks, meeting new people and dogs on his travels. Patch is learning to walk properly on a lead whilst staying focussed, because he is very eager.
Patch is super people-friendly and loves everyone. He sometimes gets a bit excited and will jump up to say hello. This is something that he is currently working on with his foster carers.

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We have had success in training Patch as he is very food driven and intelligent, and will shine given the chance. Patch knows how to sit and come to his name, and is quickly learning how to drop, stay, and go to his bed. Because he is so food driven, Patch will try and take his foster sister’s dinner, so he is currently being fed separately from her until he learns his manners.

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Patch gets along really well with other dogs and loves to follow his foster sister around wherever she goes. He enjoys a companion dog that will play and chase him around the yard if possible. When his sister has had enough, he understands the signs that she has had enough. On walks, he will always say hello to every passer-by, wagging his tail excitedly.

Patch’s new home will require a secure yard as he can jump quite high.

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All in all, Patch is a super cuddly boy who loves affection from his humans. He is happy to relax at the end of the day in his bed or on the couch. Patch is a friendly and wonderful companion that will fit easily into his forever home.

Patch will not be ready to go to his new home for a while but to find out more about him please contact his foster carer

Tiger-Lily

Aug 3, 2019


Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Size: Medium Age: aout 9 months  
Contact: Ruth, r.pfitzner@yahoo.com.au
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.

Tiger-Lily is assessed as being in the Bronze category in our Perfect Match system and will be desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $350 (incl GST) when she’s ready to set out.

Expressions of interest now being taken for Tiger-Lily.

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Please read through the information about Tiger-Lily carefully, as this girl requires a very special and specific type of home. She will also require a long induction period into her new home and will require multiple meetings and visits with her new owners and home before being placed into the home.

Tiger-Lily is approximately 9 months old. She and her siblings found themselves in the Pound at the age of about 5 months. To the best of our knowledge, these puppies missed out on a lot of socialisation and exposure to life and the big wide world, during their critical development period. As a result of this Tiger-Lily is very fearful of things, particularly people. We have been working very hard to gain her trust and build her confidence over the past few months, however she is still very wary especially with strangers. While she is now able to accept pats from her foster carer, she doesn’t enjoy being picked up or handled and has the potential to become fear aggressive.

We are looking for a home with someone that understands her breed and has experience with managing this type of behaviour, someone who is exceptionally patient and caring, who is willing to put in a lot of hard work. Her new owners would need to be home more often than not, as she would not do well left outside on her own for hours.

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Tiger-Lily is going to best suit a home with no other dogs. She can be a little reactive when she sees another dog on lead but we are working with her on this and seeing some improvement. She is definitely not the type of dog who would enjoy doing to the dog park. Her new home would also require no young children, as she would not cope well with them trying to cuddle her or pick her up. That said,  she does enjoy the company of older children, under strict adult guidance and supervision.

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Some of the positives: Tiger-Lily has good basic obedience (sit, drop, stay, shake) and she is very smart so picks up basic type of training things quickly. She walks nicely on lead and doesn’t pull but can be flighty with unexpected sounds or movements. She is toilet trained and crate trained (a crate is a must for her new home, as this is her safe place) Tiger-lily is currently being muzzle trained (for those times when she must be handled and picked up, such as vet visits)

Do my ears look big like this?

Do my ears look big like this?

Tiger-Lily is a very special girl, with a gentle soul. She has so much potential with someone with the time and patience to help her gain trust, build confidence and develop into a well-balanced adult dog.

Tiger-Lily’s foster carer is happy to provide ongoing support and training, particularly while she is settling into her new home.

Please get in touch to talk about our Tiger-Lily.

Yes, I am an oil painting.

Yes, I am an oil painting.

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.

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