Ezri

Jun 26, 2019


Breed: Staffy x Lab x Kelpie mix Size: Medium Age: 3.5 years  
Contact: Bec, rwj@internode.net, 0402 178 948
Activity: Moderate to high

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.

Ezri 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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Ezri has only been out of the pound for just over a week so is still de-stressing from that environment and getting used to being back in a home. However her personality is already starting to shine. It’s clear that she is a joyful dog, enjoying a great play with my dog as much as a good nap. She loves affection and treats, so has taken to crate training and learning her manners well.

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We’ll continue working on these so she learns that she shouldn’t shout at (bark) or headbutt (poking her nose in their face) other dogs to encourage them to play with her! There’s enthusiasm to play, and then there’s Ezri!

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Ezri has taken a bit too enthusiastically to my cat, but was great with my neighbour’s kids. For the moment I wouldn’t recommend she’s in a house with cats or other small animals but I’ll monitor her behaviour and see if she improves.

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There are still many more fun times ahead for Ezri – car trips, baths, long walks, meeting the vacuum cleaner – so stay tuned for the Amazing Adventures of Ezri!

Nobody can see me if i just close my eyes

Nobody can see me if i just close my eyes

Phoebe

Jun 11, 2019


Breed: Dane mastiff mix Size: Large Age: 4 to 5 years  
Contact: Amanda, qodarkness@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.

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

 

Phoebe has mastered the art of the selfie

Phoebe has mastered the art of the selfie

Are you looking for a girl who’ll greet you in the morning with a very waggy tail, a big grin and a request that, if it’s not too much to ask, a short walk might be in order to start the day off with some healthy exercise?

Are you looking for a girl who’ll sing to you (lyrics including “awoowooo” and the even more heartfelt “awooowooowooooo!”) when you get home from work, because it’s the best thing ever to see you again?

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Are you looking for a girl who spends most of the day snoozing on the lounge or the back deck or the cool tiles (depending on the day) after her walk and is safe to leave at home by herself with access to the house, because she’s got excellent house manners and is perfectly house trained?

Are you looking for a girl who has been working super-hard on her loose lead walking and now aces it 99% of the time – so much so that her carer will often walk her while both reading a magazine and drinking a coffee?

The sideways look

The sideways look

Then Phoebe might be the girl for you.

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Phoebe is a gorgeous big boofer dog with a heart of gold and a firm conviction she could be a lap dog (fortunately, she’s also good at accepting when she’s told “off to bed!” though she will give you the best hangdog look when you say it).

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Phoebe is pretty much perfect in the house, with great manners and is super-duper lovable. She loves kids and visitors (once she’s got over a bit of initial shyness with men) and seems to enjoy spending time with other dogs. Because she’s very big, it would suit her best for any other dogs in the house to be around the same size and not be too energetic (Phoebe is a VERY firm believer in the restorative power of all-day snoozing and wouldn’t want to spend TOO much time playing). Phoebe is an excellent destroyer of tennis balls and stuffed toys and is a big fan of a peanut butter Kong in the morning. She will also sell her soul for a chicken neck.

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Phoebe has been doing lots of work on her loose lead walking and is now pretty fabulous at it most of the time. She maintains her loose lead skills through good management on walks: basically, this means you need to take a big bag of meaty treats with you and supply them fairly regularly. Phoebe’s only real weakness on walks is if she sees a cat – cats are VERY exciting! She has been working hard on this and is getting a lot better (mostly there’s a lot of embarrassing singing as her carer turns her around and walks quickly in the other direction) but it is something to be aware of. Her carer (despite the magazine and coffee) does keep an eye out at all times just to make sure nothing too exciting is around and this has helped Phoebe learn to be much calmer on walks. Phoebe used to try and eat the magpies too, but has learned that when they turn up, meaty treats are distributed liberally, so she’s now learned to pretty much ignore them even when they’re only a couple of feet away.

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Phoebe’s carer is happy to spend as much time as needed with any prospective new Phoebe-people to make sure they understand how to make walks for Phoebe a fabulous experience all around.

Phoebe doesn’t bark much and takes treats very gently. She’s excellent at being handled all over and loves to be cuddled and fall asleep watching TV with her people.

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Phoebe is an absolute star and is looking forward to finding her new family soon. Please email her carer with any questions and to tell her a little about how Phoebe might fit into your life.

Penny

Jun 10, 2019


Breed: Goulburn Gorgeous Size: Large Age: about 6 months  
Contact: Jill, jillbr2@bigpond.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.

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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Penny is just 4 months of age, and probably a Labrador cross. In the short time she has been in care she has shown a very affectionate nature, liking nothing more than a person cuddle. She has been getting on well with her foster dog family and plays well with the younger of the mob. She is still trying to win over the cranky older dogs, but doing a good job.

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She is doing her best to grow and fill out, and loves her food. She is still fairly lanky and may grow to be a tall girl. Treat training is very easy and she already has a nice sit and wait for dinner. Having said that she is also pretty good at bench surfing if she gets the chance.

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She has mastered the dog doors and appears to be house trained though still taken out -doors regularly just in case. She has been settling well in her crate at night and on her bed during the day.

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There hasn’t been much chance to walk her out and about yet but she has shown no sign of pulling while walked in the yard. Penny shows signs of being a good natured, confident, intelligent young lady who will be a dream companion for some lucky family.

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Willow

Jun 10, 2019

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.

Willow 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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Willow is a tiny, pocket-sized shepherd, but don’t let her size fool you! This little lady is full of go, and loves a good game, especially anything that involves balls or frisbees. She will chase those forever. She is a very active girl, who loves playing, going for long walks, and would make an ideal jogging partner.

Willow is highly food- and ball motivated and is a dream to train. She came into foster care without any training, but she learns very quickly and loves to work with people. She has made great progress on some basic training such as ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘shake’, ‘wait’, ‘no’, ‘leave it’, ‘off’, and short stays. She has also made some good progress on loose lead walking while in foster care but has a little way to go in that department.

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Further training in general would be very beneficial for this smart girl. Both German Shepherds and Malinois are highly active and extremely intelligent dogs. Willow will need an outlet for this energy and participating in some sort of dog sport would be highly beneficial for her. She is not suitable for somebody who is only interested in her as a (backyard) pet. She is currently an indoor/outdoor dog and will require a home where she can be part of the family.

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Willow is a very social girl, and in general gets along with everybody, whether they are human or dog. She is quite cautious and can get insecure at times, especially if she encounters something that she has not seen before. She will need ongoing confidence building to help her deal with those situations.

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If you think Willow could be the dog for you, please contact her carers for further information.

Paddy

May 21, 2019


Breed: Goulburn gorgeous mystery mix Size: Medium Age: 1 year 10 months  
Contact: Sue and David, robinson.sandd@gmail.com
Activity: Medium to High

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.

Paddy 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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When Paddy came to us he had had a rough start to life.    It was obvious that he had had very little training and only knew a sometimes “sit.”

However, he is so motivated and eager to learn and please his humans that he is already walking well on a loose lead and quickly learning his other commands.

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Paddy is a wonderfully athletic boy who would love his new owner to be interested in outdoor activities which they could share and enjoy together. He shows the potential to be an absolute whizz at dog agility or similar dog sports activities.

This is a boy who wants to explore and experience life and he will need a family who can keep up with his athleticism and joy for life. He wakes up full of beans and ready to fill his day with adventures and enthusiasm. He has not had these opportunities in his past and we want this for his future well-being. He is super affectionate and would love to be included in all of the family’s activities.

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Paddy needs a home where he can share his joy in a routine of daily walks, exercise and play. He can be a goofball when he is active and running, so may be too boisterous and energetic for small children.

His new family will need to continue his training. This will assist him in his quest to become a good canine citizen and also in losing his initial clinginess and becoming more confident and independent. We have found the initial training an easy task because he loves his treats.
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Paddy loves an opportunity to play with his toys and will happily chew, squeak, throw and chase as long as you are there with him and then he will put them all back in his toybox. He does not destroy his belongings, but you may need an extra supply of tennis balls to cater for one of his favourite activities.
Paddy has been living as an only dog with his carers and gets on well with other dogs. We feel that he would potentially enjoy the company of another suitable doggy companion, as he becomes distressed if left alone by himself for too long.

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Paddy is looking for a family who will include him in all aspects of their lives.
If you are interested in finding out more about Paddy, please contact his foster carers.

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