Bowie

Dec 13, 2018


Breed: Maltese Shih Tzu mix Size: Small Age: 10 months  
Contact: Rachael, rachaelelsworthy@hotmail.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.

Bowie is assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system.

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Hello my name is Bowie

I am looking for a very special forever home. See I have what’s called a reversed patent ductus arteriosus (or reversed PDA for short) – which is more commonly known as congenital heart disease. During my time with ARF the team have been wonderful and I have seen some of the best doggy heart doctors  around.

Unfortunately it does mean that I am going to have a shortened life span, and will possibly only live until I am 5 years old. I will also need blood tests every six months to see how I’m going.

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Currently I have little to no symptoms and unless you listen to my heart you wouldn’t know there was anything wrong with me. I am a happy-go-lucky dog who enjoys being part of the family. My doctor has said it is best if I limit my exercise, however I do walk pretty well on a lead.

I have good manners for a small dog, however due to my long coat I do need a little maintenance to either keep my hair trimmed and a brush to keep the knots out.

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I am looking for a home where I can enjoy my life and be part of the fun – maybe even curl up on your bed with you.

My ongoing medical needs can be discussed further with my foster carer.

Ripple

Dec 5, 2018


Breed: Kelpie Size: Medium Age: 4 to 5 months  
Contact: Ruth, r.pfitzner@yahoo.com.au
Activity: Moderate to 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 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: Ripple has found her permanent home and goes there on Wednesday 19 December

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Ripple is a gorgeous youngster who recently arrived in foster care. It doesn’t appear that she has much exposure to life, but she is a confident puppy, who takes in everything going on around her.

Ripple loves her Teddy

Ripple loves her Teddy

Ripple will need a new home that can provide her with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. She is not going to be the type of dog that will just be content hanging out in the yard all day, she will need to be included in her new owners’ lifestyle. Having said that, she is also super cuddly and happy to snuggle with her family at the end of the day.

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At the moment Ripple is living in a multi-dog household and would probably do best in a home where she has another dog for company (or there is a person home more often then not)

She is also very well behaved around children.

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Taking treat gently

Ripple is currently learning lots of new things like: walking on a lead, basic obedience, crate training and toilet training. She is a smart little girl and picks up things very quickly.

Ripple shows her meal time manners

Ripple shows her meal time manners

Lucky

Dec 4, 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.

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

 UPDATE 13 DECEMBER We are on holiday and will be back to say hi in the New Year -  3 January 2019 to be precise.

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Has my handsome profile picture caught your eyes? Well, let me tell you a little bit about myself and see how we go from there.

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My name is Lucky. I am a boofy, muscly, yet sulky, mature man with lovely manners.

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I love following you around the house, will wait for you to go through the door, sit in my bed for my pats, and never steal your food.

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I am house-trained, and know many commands like ‘sit’, ‘drop’, ‘shake hand’, ‘in your bed’. Willing do anything for you and will ask for a belly/bum/ear scratches in return!

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I love meeting and playing with new friends – both 2 and 4 legged are welcome except possums… I always try to scare them away to protect my foster mum!

 

Click on the link below to see Lucky play tug-of-war with his foster sister –

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My foster mommy will tell you a bit more about me and don’t be shy to say ‘hi’.

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Seven

Dec 1, 2018


Breed: Kelpie Size: Medium Age: about 5 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.

Seven has been 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.

UPDATE: 12 Dec 2018 Seven has been very popular, and is on hold until her carer has had a chance to sort through all of her enquiries.

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But what is plain to see is that she is a sweet, affectionate and wiggly girl, who loves pats more than anything! She has such a loyal nature, and enjoys staying close to her people, just in case a stray hand was to wander within patting distance.

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Although she has not yet tried to play with the resident dogs, she is very happy to hang out, and has been very appropriate meeting them.

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She travels well in the car, and sleeps through the night in her crate without fuss, and has so far been a very easy guest.

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She has a soft, and gentle nature, and seems to really like children, but might get a little spooked by very young kids, who might be a little too loud or erratic for her.

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We will provide more information about Seven once we get to know her better.

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Oka

Nov 29, 2018


Breed: Canberra premium blend Size: Large Age: about 10 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.

Oka 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.

UPDATE 10 December  

Oka has found herself a lovely new home (even the cats tolerate her !) and will be moving in next weekend so she is settled for Christmas

 

 

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Oka is a young female crossbreed, around 10 months of age. She has been given the name OKA because of her beautiful yellow ochre colour, especially on her face.

She’s a very dog and person friendly youngster. She has settled well with her foster dog siblings, just wanting to get on with everybody and play. She can be a bit exuberant when first greeting her humans, and is very fond of children, even toddlers. Her enthusiasm needs to be controlled a bit still , but she is learning that “four on the floor” gets the attention.

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She does not appear to have been very familiar with households and all their machines and furnishings, but she is adapting well. She is confident enough to explore new things and has quickly learned about dog doors.

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She appears to be naturally house trained, unless it happens to be pouring with rain! She has a nice sit, and will wait politely for dinner, though it is best to make sure she is separated from the other dogs at meal time. She shows signs of being easy to train, with treats, and appears to be easy on the lead, though there is a lot of training still to be done. She settles well on her own bed at night, with her human nearby, and has not had to go out at night.

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She can chill with the best of them after a morning walk and play. She has been left alone, once, for a few hours and separated from the other dogs. While she was fine after, she apparently complained a bit about the separation. She may be better housed with another dog, or have people home a lot of the time, at least until she is a bit older and more secure about her situation.

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So Oka is a very friendly, easy to get on with dog, with an athletic build, lovely long legs and great training potential.

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