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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Summer (briefly Dawn)

Feb 15, 2019


Breed: Frumpy Bullcat Chubbawubba Size: Large Age: DOB 14 December 2018  
Contact: Ruth, r.pfitzner@yahoo.com.au
Activity: Moderate

Thank you for considering an ARF pup. 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 puppy’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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Summer was part of a surprise litter born on December 14 when her mum was adopted from the pound pregnant.

Proud (if somewhat "over it") mamma, Serif.

Proud (if somewhat “over it”) mamma, Serif.

Puppy assortment  - something for everyone

Puppy assortment – something for everyone

And what a lucky pup — her mum’s new owner has given her and her sisters the best start in life, with lots of love, socialisation, and all of the toys she could want.

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Little Summer is now in foster care with a family and has shown herself to be fantastic with other dogs, good with children and proving to be a confident little pup, who likes to engage in boisterous play, and doesn’t let things get in her way.

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She is getting the hang of good indoor manners including toilet and crate training.

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But when it’s time to relax, Summer is very happy to cuddle up and soak up the love.

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As with all puppies, Summer is looking for a forever family willing to put the work into some training to make sure she grows up into a good canine citizen.

Summer’s new family must be committed to helping her become comfortable with the big wide world, through positive socialisation at her own pace, possibly with the help of a playful and confident doggy role model.

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Application tips
We expect to receive many applications for Summer and her sisters, so to help us sift through applications, and increase your chances of being considered, please include as much detail in your initial application as possible.

Tell us about your lifestyle, how many hours she would spend alone, how many people live in your home, where she would be during the day and at night, how much family time she would get, how often she would be walked, what other pets you have and their personalities, and whatever else you think is relevant.

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Angel (briefly Melania)

Feb 15, 2019


Breed: Frumpy Bullcat Chubbawubba Size: Large Age: DOB 14 December 2018  
Contact: Sarah, kally.monaghan@gmail.com
Activity: Moderate

Thank you for considering an ARF pup. 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 pup’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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Melania was part of a surprise litter born on December 14 2018 when her mum, Serif, was adopted from the pound pregnant.

Proud (if somewhat "over it") mamma, Serif.

Proud (if somewhat “over it”) mamma, Serif.

Puppy assortment  - something for everyone

Puppy assortment – something for everyone

And what a lucky pup! her mum’s new owner has given Angel and her sisters the best start in life, with lots of love, socialisation, and all of the toys she could want.

Little Angel takes her looks straight from her mum. She is a born leader, and loves to engage her sisters in boisterous play, and particularly enjoys playing with Dawn.

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She also has a very sweet personality, and loves to get pats and cuddles.

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Like all puppies, Angel is looking for a forever family willing to put the work into some training to make sure she grows up into a good canine citizen.

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Angel’s new family must be committed to helping her become comfortable with the big wide world, through positive socialisation at her own pace, possibly with the help of a playful and confident doggy role model.

Angel with Brody, her foster bro

Angel with Brody, her foster bro

Application tips
We expect to receive many applications for Angel and her sisters, so to help us sift through applications, and increase your chances of being considered, please include as much detail in your initial application as possible.

Tell us about your lifestyle, how many hours Angel would spend alone, how many people live in your home, where she would be during the day and at night, how much family time she would get, how often she would be walked, what other pets you have and their personalities, and whatever else you think is relevant.

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Hamilton

Feb 11, 2019


Breed: Yass special mix youngster Size: Medium Age: About 12 weeks  
Contact: Ruth, fosterpuppyarf@gmail.com
Activity: High

Thank you for considering an ARF pup. 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 pup’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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Hamilton is a delightful, happy pup who has just arrived at his foster home and will be ready to find his forever home in a few weeks’ time. He would love a family who will value his loyalty and allow him to be included as part of the family.

As Hamilton is an active pup, he will thrive with a family who will provide him with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, such as obedience training or other fun doggy activities.

Hamilton sleeps quietly through the night in his crate and his house-training is well underway.

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More information will be provided in the coming weeks as we get to know Hamilton better.

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In the meantime, if you believe you can offer Hamilton a home that will meet his needs as a young, active pup you are welcome to email me with some information about your doggy experience and how he would be included in your family.

Kira

Feb 6, 2019


Breed: Magnificent spotted pupperoni Catahoula mix? Size: Medium Age: about 6 months  
Contact: Bec, rwj@internode.on.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.

Kira 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 her quarantine and vet work are completed.

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Kira came into foster care recently from the Queanbeyan Pound.

Like most young dogs, she is full of beans and enthusiastic about everything. Similar to a toddler Kira tests things by putting them in her mouth – but then often tears them into little pieces. This is great for recycling, but does require extra vigilance for more important items in your house. This love of demolition (she’s the opposite of Bob the Builder!) is well-managed by providing an ongoing supply of old boxes, papers, and fluffy toys for her to enjoy (aka destroy).

Kira takes her work as a book reviewer very seriously

Kira takes her work as a book reviewer very seriously

Kira is a happy, affectionate dog and loves snuggling on the couch including resting her head on your shoulder. Despite her size she will try to sit in your lap, and often sits on or snuggles up with the foster carers own dog (desexed male 2yo), who she gets along well with. Her foster carer has given a strong recommendation to keep your mouth closed when snuggling as Kira often goes in for a kiss when you’re least expecting it.

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In her first weeks in foster care Kira has had some exciting adventures. She learnt to use the dog door, had a bath (8/10, enjoyed it, would do again), went for some car rides (7/10, was OK but not heaps of fun), and met some of the household appliances:

Vacuum cleaner: 9/10, makes great noise, would meet again
Blower vac: 8/10, makes good noise, but doing me too much of blow-wave
Broom: 10/10, good for chasing, would eat again
Garden hose: 9/10, much cool, so wow

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Kira has also met other animals – she responded well to other dogs but wasn’t so sure about cows, and is yet to meet any cats. Kira loves meeting new people and soaks up the affection from young and old, male and female alike. She is sometimes a bit enthusiastic and impolite in her greetings, including pushing her foster brother out of the way to get more pats, but she’s working on this.

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Kira seems to have some basic training as she mostly sits on command and walks well on lead. She is being crate trained but prefers to sleep on her doggy bed or a human bed (but best of all on top of the human). She is toilet-trained but has had a couple of accidents.

Kira doesn’t bark much, mostly when strangers approach the house or she is annoyed that her foster brother won’t play with her. Kira has not jumped the front picket fence, but has jumped the side colourbond gate which is of a similar height (1.5m). For this reason, her owners will need solid and tall fences.

Kira is a lovely young dog that would fit well into most families, however her exuberance may be too much for families with young children or frail adults. Please note: Kira is a working dog breed and therefore very smart and energetic, and easily bored, which leads to destruction. She will work best with families that can provide her lots of exercise and activities to keep her brain working – doggy daycare could also be suitable. A large yard and suitable doggy companion are also highly recommended.

Sometimes it's just too exhausting being a foster dog

Sometimes it’s just too exhausting being a foster dog

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