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.


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.


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.


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.


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.