Koda

Feb 19, 2019


Breed: Staffy mix Size: Medium Age: 18 months to 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.

Koda is assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and will be available for $350 (incl GST) once his quarantine is completed.

UPDATE 20 FEB: Koda has found his new home and will be setting off soon.

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Meet Koda.

I know what you’re thinking – he’s ‘just another brindle staffy’, but once you see past his coat colour, this little guy will steal your heart with his quirky personality and beautiful manners.

Koda is only small in stature,Weighing in at only about 15 kilos, but his personality more than makes up for it. When he wants a pat, he will trot over to you on his little bow legs and pigeon toes, with his head tilted and making a rather cute smacking sound with lips in excitement, then he’ll just sit at your feet and lean into you for a head scratch, or roll over onto his back for a tummy rub. The only time he jumps up on me is when I have come home from being at work all day, and he gets so excited that he forgets his manners for a brief moment, but he collects himself very quickly and will just run around trying to get your attention and playing with his foster siblings.

Koda can be a bit unsure of some new things, but it doesn’t take him long to realise that everything is OK and then he is the happiest, smoochiest little dog who tries so hard to do the right thing all the time. He absolutely adores his people, and is proving to be a very loyal, loving boy who is super keen to please and loves to follow you around staring at you adoringly with his big, brown cross eyes and furiously wagging his little kinked tail helicopter style!

Not only is Koda ridiculously adorable, but he also has some basic training under his belt, and his manners are impeccable. He has a very solid sit, he is quickly getting the hang of drop and wait, and he will go to his bed when asked and stay there – mostly…. He does try to sneak over for a cuddle on the lounge every now and again. He does this by creeping forward with his front legs, and leaving the back legs on his bed frog style, but if he is not invited up, he goes straight back to his bed and curls up for a nap.

Koda does need a helping hand getting into the crate (we are working on that) but once he is in there he settles well and will sleep through the night without a peep. He is completely toilet trained and has not had any accidents, or marked, anywhere in the house. He is very appropriate with his foster siblings, playing really nicely with my girl when she invites him to play or just chilling out if she doesn’t, and apart from a quick sniff every once in a while, he leaves my boy in peace, which is how he prefers it when there is a foster in the house!

This amazing little guy really does have it all, and he is ready to waltz into his new home and show just how special he is. Koda would love a family who will include him in their everyday activities, continue to teach him new things, and give him all the cuddles. He will give you his whole heart in return.

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Bean

Jan 18, 2019


Breed: Australian cattle dog mix Size: Medium Age: 3 to 4 years  
Contact: Mel, editsense@gmail.com, 0411 444 104 (outside business hours)
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.

UPDATE 28 January 2019
It looks as though Bean has found herself a new home but because of her poor start in life her adoption will be gradual and she will remain on hold until her carer gives the “All Clear”

To see Videos of Bean’s progress while in ARF care visit this link

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Bean 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).

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Little Bean is a sweet and very special dog, who is looking for a very special home.

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When she arrived, more than a year ago, Bean was the most terrified dog I have ever seen. She didn’t eat for days, couldn’t bear human touch, and huddled in the furthest corner of her crate. My heart broke for her every day.

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Over the past few months, we have worked on building trust, building her confidence, and showing her that the world is not such a scary place.

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Her progress has been very slow, but she now trusts and loves the people closest to her. With us, she is the sweetest and most affectionate dog, who loves cuddles, and asks for extra pats with a gentle dab of her paw.

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Bean loves other dogs, and has happily welcomed a dozen or so foster dogs and boarders who have come through the doors while she has been in care—always with great manners, and always with a joyful greeting. And each one of these friends has helped her feel a little safer through play.

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Bean has learned to enjoy car rides, because they lead to bushwalks, which are her favourite thing ever. Out there in the scrub, she is a happy and carefree dog. She loves to jump in the river to cool off, to smell all the wonderful bush sniffs, and to climb rocks.

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Each time one of the off-lead dogs comes close to her, she will give them a little sniff, to welcome them back, even if they were only gone five seconds!

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But people remain terrifying for Bean. If we see someone out on a walk, she panics, and just wants to run away. We have been working on this, and she recovers much faster after the encounter, but her gut response hasn’t changed.

She is also scared of visitors, and will shake in fear, and wants to run away and hide. We help her through this by making sure the visitors don’t pay attention to her, and letting her be in her crate where she feels safe.

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Bean is not an average pet, and I don’t expect she will ever be a ‘normal’ dog. But she would make a wonderful a loyal companion to someone who is patient, understands that it will take her time to bond, accepts her for who she is, but continues to help her tackle her fears.

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She is looking for a quiet home, in a quiet location, preferably on a property, as the noises and busyness of suburbia are still a source of stress for her. If there are children, they will need to be a bit older.

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And she will definitely need another friendly and playful dog, to give her some guidance, and encourage her to play, which always makes her feel happier.

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Bean loves to learn (when not scared), and can sit, drop, shake, high-five, wave, touch, and spin. She walks really nicely on the lead (except when she is in a panic), is toilet trained, is crate trained, sleeps quietly at night, and is generally a lovely dog to snuggle with at home.

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Over the year or so, Bean and I have worked closely together, and I love her dearly. Sadly, my home in suburbia is not the best place for her. I want Bean to have the best life she possibly can, and, should the right family come along, I will provide her new home with whatever support I can to help settle her in, and for the rest of her life, if needed.

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Her new family will need to understand that Bean will need time to trust them, and will need a few meetings over some weeks for her to get to know them before she can move in.

At only 14 kilos, Bean is on the smaller side of medium.

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to see Videos of Bean’s progress while in ARF care visit this link

Kiki

Dec 23, 2018

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.

Kiki 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).

Kiki has been in care for several months after needing both her patellas repaired. This has now been done and she is looking great and ready to move into her loving new home.

UPDATE 23 Dec 2018: Kiki has enough enquiries at this stage, thank you!

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