Missy

Dec 11, 2017


Breed: Terrier mix Size: Small Age: about 2 to 3 years?  
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.

Missy 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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This little Miss is a delight. She came into care an unknown quantity with her dog to dog skills and with little evident training or interest in toys.

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Missy has been in care now for just over a week and has settled wonderfully. She loves people of all ages and sizes and is very fond of cuddles but happy to sleep near you on the floor on on her bed.

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She loves playing chasey and bitey face with her foster brother, Leroy, and has learned from him a rather too interested approach to the family cat, so would perhaps be better suited to a catless home or one with a dog savvy cat.

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Missy is not a yapper though she will join Leroy’s alerting woof when someone comes down the driveway.

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She has lovely indoor manners and sleeps quietly through the night. Because Missy is still in quarantine I have not taken her out and about much but she has enjoyed visits to a few friends’ homes. She travels well in the car and met their families and dogs nicely.

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Once her vet work is complete and we have the opportunity to work on her socialisation I will write more on this profile.

Cleo

Dec 3, 2017


Breed: Jack Russell mix Size: Small Age: nearly 4 years  
Contact: Lucy, arf.lucy@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.

Cleo 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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Available for adoption in Canberra or nearby, Cleo is a great little dog – friendly, confident, full of tail wags, and loves her pats.

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She’ll make a great friend for a family with children over about 10 years or for an active retired couple.

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She’s happy to either curl up beside you on the lounge or lie on her bed, she’ll accept your decision. She’s used to having access to the house during the day when no-one’s home and is looking for a home with a dog door.

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She travels quietly in the car, jumps in and out, and fits in with whatever is going on. She would be great to take on excursions or holidays.

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She’d like to be allowed to pull when she’s walked on lead and she will if you let her, but she’s quite responsive to a couple of reminders at the beginning of the walk, then she pretty much walks nicely.

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She gets on reasonably well with other dogs, but she does try to dominate and can end up in scuffles because of it. To be on the safe side, Cleo is being probably best as an only dog.

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Panda

Oct 13, 2017


Breed: Mini Foxie Chihuahua mix Size: Small Age: 5 to 6 years  
Activity: Low

 

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.

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

Panda puts his best foot forward

Panda puts his best foot forward

Panda is a gentle, soft-natured and affectionate boy with oodles of love to give! He’s also quiet and sensitive but once he gets to know you, will shower you with love and affection. Panda does lack confidence so tends to worry about new things and any change in routine. He particularly struggles with visitors so we have put some strategies in place to help him cope and lessen his anxiety. He’s doing much better now but this still needs to be managed and worked on. When out walking he’s shy of strangers and tends to avoid but if they encourage him he’ll happily accept a pat and any treats on offer!

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Panda wondering…

We’re looking for an experienced, caring and compassionate home with another dog, and a home that will help build his confidence and understand his uneasiness and apprehension with visitors.
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Although Panda worries about new people coming into the home, in daily life he’s one of the easiest dogs to have around, happy and relaxed, responsive, affectionate and tuned into his people. He also has basic obedience and is very well behaved. The best home for Panda would be a quiet home with another dog, where he’d be allowed to live inside with his family. No children as he’s only small and a bit nervous so finds children a little intimidating.

Panda the snuggle bunny

Panda the snuggle bunny

Panda is listed as a Bronze dog – Bronze dogs may be dogs that have had a difficult start in life as they may have never received any training, been neglected, under socialised or even abused. Bronze dogs can also be some of the most rewarding dogs to adopt. In Panda’s case he came from a home where he wasn’t socialised with new people or exposed much to the outside world. We’ve worked on this and are happy to see that he is much more confident going out and about. He gets very excited when the lead comes out jumping with joy at the anticipation of a walk!

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Looking this way…

Panda is very good with other dogs and although not playful loves to be in their company. He’s living with my own two terriers and they get along exceptionally well, often partners in crime chasing the birds and possums away! Panda doesn’t do well if left alone so this is another need for a doggy companion.

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and that way…

Panda loves sleeping in his crate at night and laying with the other dogs out in the sun. He has great recall (will come the minute you call his name), walks well on lead and travels very well in the car.

To summarise, Panda is a dog with specific needs. He’s a nervous little guy who lacks confidence. For these reasons, another dog is a must and an experienced understanding owner who can help him with his issues. Panda’s steady improvement so far has been heart-warming. You can’t help but love the little guy, he’s an absolute sweetheart!

And video link here https://youtu.be/xJAJgyTkt-Y

If you have the experience and another dog to give him confidence and feel you can offer Panda a home I’d love to hear from you.