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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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

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.

Penny

Jul 7, 2019

ARF’s NSW Rehoming Organisation Number is R251000000

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.

Penny is assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and is available for $350 (incl GST) which includes microchipping, desexing, C5 vaccination and worming.

UPDATE 16 August 2019 Penny has found herself a new home and should be moving on in about 3 weeks.

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UPDATE 31 JULY: Penny is maturing beautifully. She has shown herself to be very relaxed around children and enjoys their company . She went for a walk with around thirty strange dogs on the inaugural ARF dog walk and after the initial bark saying “What on earth is this?” she  thoroughly enjoyed herself and socialized with any dog or person willing.

She now has a strong enough re call to be walking off lead with the other dogs around the paddocks and through some familiar bush, showing no interest in leaving the group.

She loves a car ride, and has now been successfully left for around a four hour stretch, isolated from other dogs, with no signs of distress on  return of her people. She is becoming the perfect companion.
Penny is a young dog, not quite  6 months of age, and growing to fill a large potential.

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She is a cross breed, possibly kelpie, Labrador, border collie? She has lovely large floppy ears and a soft silky coat. Those large paws still have to be filled. Things we have learned about Penny are that she is a bit young to be left alone, though she does well with other dogs in the household. And she is a bit too restless to spend time at the office. So she will need a companion of some sort most of the time. She loves to hang about with her family, mucking about in the garden and investigating all the nooks and crannies.

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She loves a ball game and is a dab hand at fetch. Training is going well with sit, drop, stay, wait for dinner and touch all on command. Treats work! She is soft on the lead and checks in constantly with her handler for those treats.

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She is still a bit fearful of new situations and will stop, stare and possibly bark while she takes it all in, then she turns to her handler and moves on. She is being introduced to the big wide world regularly and has already chilled out in a dog friendly café. She sleeps all night in an inside pen, letting us know if she need to go out, and is reliably house trained if the dog door is available.

So Penny is shaping up to be an active, athletic, affable young dog who will need plenty of activity and ongoing exposure to the world. She would appreciate being someone’s regular companion and may well excel at obedience or dog sports as she gets older. And she loves a cuddle.

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