Toby

Dec 6, 2019


Breed: Border Collie Size: Medium Age: 9 years  
Contact: Annie and Lou, visserbrooks@gmail.com
Activity: Low

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.

Toby 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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Toby has lived his early life as a country gentleman and is now looking for somewhere to spend his glorious retirement years, and a home that will show him all the joys of being someone’s beloved companion.

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Toby is an exquisitely gentle soul, taking treats ever so softly and usually with a slightly hesitant expression as if to say “is that treat really for me?!” So far we have not seen much training in the ‘sit, stay’ variety from him, but he is beautifully well-mannered and easy to have around the house. He is quiet as a mouse and after three weeks we still have not heard him bark. He loves a pat and will gently nudge your hand to remind you to keep petting him.

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Being from the country, it seems Toby has mostly lived as an outside dog. When he first arrived in care he would not set one paw across the threshold, instead standing in front of the open door and cocking a quizzical eyebrow at any invitation to come inside. But boy what a difference a few weeks make! It took him almost no time at all to have the inside thing all figured out, and he now comes joyfully springing in of a morning for his breakfast and a cuddle, and spends his evenings laying happily at our feet. He is still preferring to spend his nights outside while he settles into city life.

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So far Toby has been a star with other dogs, graciously humouring his foster sister’s desperate attempts to get him to play. They wrestle gently with each other, share toys, and chase each other slowly around the yard, though Toby usually gives up and flops down to rest after a short session. They chill out together inside and are happy enough to snooze the day away side by side. Toby also recently had a playdate with two very energetic working dogs and he had a ball ambling around after them.

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Toby is a low maintenance kind of fella who does not need a lot of exercise. A gentle stroll around the block a few times a week to keep him active would do him just fine, as long as there is plenty of time to stop and smell the roses along the way! As a mature boy he does have some arthritis, which is being managed well by anti-inflammatories.

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We think Toby would suit lots of different homes. He likes other quiet and gentle dogs like himself, and would also be fine as an only dog. While we have not tested him with kids yet he is so soft natured we think he would be just fine, as long as the kids understood that he is older and not quite up to roughhousing anymore. He would be happy in a home that is not that active, and is just fine being left by himself during the day if you are off working.

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If you are looking for a gorgeous, fluffy, gentle and sweet old man to flop down at your feet and keep you company in the evenings, one that does not need lots of exercise, then feel free to send some information about the life you can offer Toby to his foster carer.

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Ruby

Dec 4, 2019


Breed: Kelpie/Airedale/Huntaway blend Size: Medium Age: About 2 years  
Contact: Kathleen, krampant79@iinet.net.au
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.

Ruby 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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Meet the gorgeous Miss Ruby! This lovely lady is a 2 year old Kelpie / Airedale / Huntaway blend of sweetness. So what is an Airedale? An Airedale Terrier is known as the King (or in Ruby’s case, the Queen) of terriers, they are a social breed who although can be a little aloof, once they have found their people, they are loyal and loving. What is a Huntaway? They are an intelligent, agile and friendly dog that can be used as sheep dogs.

Ruby checking out her profile on the ARF Foster Dogs' board

Ruby checking out her profile on the ARF Foster Dogs’ board

So this means Ruby will need an owner that is not afraid to tell her no and give her some strong boundaries so that she can live her best life. When Ruby has her boundaries in place she is a happy girl who, although can be a 2 year old puppy at times, she can also be calm and is happy to chill by your feet while you’re having a cuppa and a natter at the local café.

Ruby waiting for a crumb to drop – she thinks sharing is caring

Ruby waiting for a crumb to drop – she thinks sharing is caring

Ruby currently attends a doggy day care and is happy to say hello to everyone she meets and will go off the energy of the other dog. If they are happy to just stand around than that’s what Ruby will do but if they want to have a rumble and a play, than Ruby is all in. In her foster carer’s home she will often have doggy friends come for sleepovers while her carer is boarding dogs for a day or a week. She also has a foster brother and sister that she hangs out with when she is not at day care.

Ruby is always up for making a new friend or two

Ruby is always up for making a new friend or two

Ruby is crate trained, toilet trained and sleeps well through the night. Ruby has lived with young children before and loves to go outside for a game of fetch. She would love to be part of the family and hang out with her people on the weekend having all sorts of adventures. This girl is just a sweetheart and her photos don’t do her justice, so if you think Ruby might be the girl for you, send an email through telling us a little bit about yourself and what sort of home you can offer Ruby.

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Ruby asking Santa for a home for Christmas.

Jack

Nov 30, 2019


Breed: Kelpie Size: Medium Age: about 16 weeks  
Contact: Ruth, fosterpuppyarf@gmail.com
Activity: High

Thank you for considering an ARF pup. ARF’s NSW Rehoming Organisation Number is R251000000.

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 dog’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.

Jack is a delightful, happy pup who is now ready to find a forever home with a family who will value his loyalty and companionship and include him as a member of the family.

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If you are looking for a loving four-legged companion who wants to be involved in whatever is going on, then Jack’s the pup for you. He loves affection and will soak up as many cuddles as he can get. He is not as outgoing as his brother (Ryan) and is happy to follow his lead in games and adventures; sometimes he just prefers to have some quiet time to himself.

Jack’s new family will need to provide him with opportunities to continue learning about the world around him so that he grows into a well behaved and socialised doggy citizen. To help owners give their puppy a good start to life, ARF includes a contribution towards a puppy training course as part of the adoption fee.

Kelpies are a very athletic breed!

Kelpies are a very athletic breed!

Kelpies are an active, working breed. As such, Jack will need a good walk twice a day and some activities that engage his mind eg training and tricks. Obedience training, agility or other fun doggy sports are great activities for smart kelpies. He loves being involved in whatever is going on around the house too and is a dab hand at helping in the garden or anything that his hoomans are doing.

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Jack has settled into his foster home really well and is learning some basic tricks, commands and household ‘manners.’ He sleeps quietly through the night in his crate and travels well in the car. When Jack first came into care, he ‘guarded’ his food which is a behavior that has improved significantly but may need to be managed in his new home.

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If you believe you can offer Jack a home that will meet his needs you are welcome to email his carer with some information about your doggy experience and how he would fit in with your family.

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Ryan

Nov 30, 2019


Breed: kelpie Size: Medium Age: 16 weeks  
Contact: Ruth, fosterpuppyarf@gmail.com
Activity: High

Thank you for considering an ARF pup. ARF’s NSW Rehoming Organisation Number is R251000000.

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 dog’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.

Ryan (left) with his brother Jack

Ryan (left) with his brother Jack

Ryan is a delightful, happy pup who is now ready to find a forever home with a family who will value his loyalty and companionship and include him as a member of the family.

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Ryan loves affection and being with his people or playing with his brother Jack. He has a cheeky sense of humour but also understands when it’s time to settle. He is learning about the world around him and is eager to explore lots of new things. It is important that he builds and expands on lots of new and different experiences at this stage of his development so that he grows into a well behaved and socialised doggy citizen. To help owners give their puppy a good start to life, ARF includes a contribution towards a puppy training course as part of the adoption fee.

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Kelpies are an active, working breed. As such, Ryan will need a good walk twice a day and some activities that encourage him to use his mind eg training and tricks. Obedience training, agility or other fun doggy sports are also great activities for athletic kelpies.

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Ryan has settled into his foster home really well and is learning some basic tricks, commands and household ‘manners.’ He sleeps quietly through the night in his crate and travels well in the car. When Ryan first came into care, he guarded his food which is a behaviour that has improved significantly but may need to be managed in his new home.

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If you believe you can offer Ryan a home that will meet his needs you are welcome to email his carer with some information about your doggy experience and how he would fit in with your family.

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Archie

Oct 27, 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).

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 has recovered well from surgery where his femoral head (top of back leg bone) was removed due to a longstanding hip dislocation. Archie has come a long way in his recovery since coming into foster care. His main rehab activity is now gentle walking every day, plus his normal playtime activities and simple obedience (e.g. standing to sit, and sitting to stand).

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He loves his walks and has a great time sniffing the grass, duck poo etc that he encounters. His foster carer just reminds him to use his leg (rather than hopping) by giving him a gentle tug on his lead. Archie will need a family that will walk him each day and remind him to build on his great progress so far and use his leg rather than cheating and lifting it up. This hopping became a habit before his operation when he was still in pain and is something he’ll grow out of over the next few months with the right encouragement.

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Archie is a real goofball. He’s always happy to see his Staffy foster sister and foster mum. He has no concept of personal space and follows his foster mum around the house like a little fluffy shadow.

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Archie loves to give everyone big smooshy kisses all the time. He needs a family that would be happy to share a couch with him and accept his kisses and cuddle. His foster carer has learned to keep a cloth on hand to wipe the kisses off her glasses. This loving exuberance means Archie may not suit a home with very small children, although he would be a fabulous friend for older kids who are comfortable around dogs.

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Archie is still a young dog. He thinks his big sister is just the coolest dog ever. He can test her patience sometimes when she’s not in mood to play, but he’s so much fun that she generally can’t resist a game. Archie would do well with another older, calmer dog to show him the ropes. He wouldn’t do well with a dog that wasn’t willing to share their toys.

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Archie is a very friendly and sociable boy who has enjoyed attending events with other dogs, such as A Pooch Affair, going to day care, and having play dates with other friendly dogs. He’s a lot of fun to have around and keeps his foster carer feeling young and active ;)

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Archie is a working breed and therefore will need a home that’s interested in a furry friend that complements their active lifestyle. Archie will need a daily walk. He loves going for drives and is very good in the car over long distances. Archie went to the beach recently and had a lot of fun swimming and running on the beach with his foster mum. His long legs, agility and endurance mean he could also be a great running buddy once he’s fully recovered and fully grown.

Whichever way you look at him , Archie is a delight!

Whichever way you look at him , Archie is a delight!

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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