Ruby

Jan 22, 2020


Breed: American Staffy Size: Medium Age: Born in September 2019  
Contact: Louise, fosterbuddy1@gmail.com
Activity: Moderate

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.

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Ruby is a gorgeous girl, she has a reasonable amount of energy and she loves to play, chew and run around – she’s even taught herself how to use the ladder to get on the trampoline with the kids!

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Ruby is currently living with a one-year-old male dog and they get along very well. When they’re not on the trampoline or playing tug-of-war with a toy, they can generally be found snuggled up next to each other somewhere. Ruby also shares her home with two children, aged 9 and 11.
Ruby would be very happy to have another canine friend in her new home, but we don’t think she’d be too upset having all the attention – and food – to herself as well!

Settling in with her big foster bro Christmas eve

Settling in with her big foster bro Christmas eve

If she was going to live with another dog, it would need be one of similar size or breed who can keep up with her boisterous play. She likes to be the boss so would perhaps be better living with a male dog rather than another female. She would also be happy to have some little humans to play and snuggle with, but given her energy levels at the moment, we would recommend her new friends are aged at least eight or over.

Still feeling that brotherly love -  nearly a month later

Still feeling that brotherly love – nearly a month later

Food is a big motivator for Ruby, which definitely helps with training! She has been working on learning nice manners when it comes to food, but will need continued training in this area. We have worked on her impulse control and she now knows not to gobble up a treat when it is put on the floor – she waits for the command to eat it (with obvious excitement…it takes all her willpower not to jump on it), however, we can now even take a few steps away, out of her sight, before giving her the command to eat the treat – she has come a long way!

Ruby hasn’t displayed any signs of aggression with food – we can put our hands in her bowl or take food away without any issues. She will try to steal other dogs’ food though, so we have been feeding Ruby in her crate so that our own dog can eat his dinner in peace – and at his own pace!

Due to the recent heat and smoky atmosphere there hasn’t been a lot of opportunity to practice walking nicely on the lead. Now the air is much better we’ve started doing frequent short walks to try to get her used to not getting too excited when the lead comes out and to start working towards loose lead walking.

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Ruby is crate-trained and happily sleeps in her crate at night time. She does occasionally wake and whine in the very early hours of the morning, but we simply tell her to shush and go back to sleep, and she does! She will let you know when she’s awake and ready to get up. She’s also done very well with toilet training. Aside from a couple of mistakes in her first couple of weeks with us there haven’t been any other incidents.

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Ruby is not friends with the vacuum cleaner, and will yell at it as soon as it’s switched on. However, she will happily sit in her crate with a treat while the vacuum is out and about. She’s not totally averse to household chores though…she does a very thorough pre-rinse cycle on the dishwasher! (We are working on getting her out of this habit though!)

Uno

Jan 16, 2020


Breed: Bull arab mix Size: Large Age: DoB 3 October 2019  
Contact: Ruth, r.pfitzner@yahoo.com.au
Activity: Moderate to 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.

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Uno is a lovely pup, who has been in our care for just over 2 weeks. He has fitted into our household and routine with ease. Nothing much seems to faze this puppy, he is super friendly with everyone and everything. Uno is currently living with 2 other dogs and loves playtime and zoomies with them.

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Uno is very social and loves people. He is always up for a cuddle and a pat whenever they are offered. He is use to children and is generally well behaved around them (though we always recommend puppies and kids are well supervised of course) Uno will be a big dog so it will be important that he continues to learn what is appropriate behaviour around children.

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We have been busy teaching Uno all kinds of new things and he tends to pick things up very quickly. He is crate trained and will sleep all night, is pretty much toilet trained and has started learning some basic obedience and lead walking.

Ideally, we would love Uno to go to a new home where he is included as part of the family and allowed to be inside/sleep inside. His new family should be active and want a dog that they can take walking and on outings with them, as Uno loves to be included in everything. He will also need someone who is going to be committed to doing training with him, to ensure he continues to develop into a well behaved and balanced adult dog.

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Ernie

Jan 13, 2020


Breed: Bull Arab mix Size: Large Age: DOB 3 October 2019  
Contact: Beverley, bevmargosis@icloud.com
Activity: Moderate

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.

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Ernie is brought to you by the letter E!

is for endearing as this gorgeous bloke has the most soulful face and possibly the capability to give the most effective sad sack face ever!

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E is for eager as food was not plentiful in his old life so he gets very excitable when food is around. He is learning food manners and that he is going to get regular meals but it will take a little more time.

E is for easy-going and he is a cruisey laid back dude who is happy to potter about independently but he does really love to snuggle and play too.

E is for engaging, Ernie makes doggy friends wherever he goes and because of this he would suit a home with another friendly relaxed pooch for him to chill out with and to play with.

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E is for education as Ernie is just a baby who is still essentially a blank canvas with the training and his nature. He gets a little bit frantic with training as he gets carried away with the treats but he does learn and pick things up quickly well quickly ish!!!!

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This is where the Endearing can come in again haha. He is young enough that he has all the potential to become an Exceptional doggy citizen.

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Harper

Jan 1, 2020

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.

 

 UPDATE Jan 22:  Harper is moving home for the long weekend

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Harper is a smart and inquisitive pup who is learning fast and looking for a fun loving family to call his forever home. He looks dashing in his yellow collar, comes when his name is called and we are seeing his cute personality grow each day during this early stage in care. He is learning positive interaction skills with our two adult dogs (Golden Retriever and Kelpie).

Harper loves both indoors and outdoors exploring in the garden. He has quickly learnt to toilet outside and in time, Harper will be able to sleep all through the night without a toilet break. He has lively bursts of playful puppy energy, loves to jump steps and can entertain himself most of the time with toys but will then soundly sleep on his favourite mat often at your feet.

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He loves his toy monkey, tug-of-war rope, chewing his kong with peanut butter and is expanding his tastebuds daily. Harper travels well in the car in his crate and is starting his leash training. He is quickly learning good meal manners and is comfortably doing the sit, drop and touch commands. Harper’s confidence has grown through his exploration of the yard, sniffing around the garden and by his love of chasing water from the hose or gulping it.

Harper is meeting lots of strangers and new things to help him get used to the big outside world. His socialisation will need to continue in his new home so he becomes a well adjusted doggy citizen. He can chew things as puppies do, so regular distractions with chewy toys will help to instil good habits. At this stage, he’s not been exposed to cats or children and he’s learning the no-go zones in the house such as the lounge chair and kitchen.

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If you are interested in Harper, please contact his foster carer to arrange a time to meet him.