Don’t wait! Today is the last day to help ARPH! 🎅🎄

Time is running out! DECEMBER 15th is the last day to order your beautiful wreaths and table decorations.  What a great way to help ARPH and enjoy the beauty of the holidays.  These items make great gifts too.

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Belle is ready for her forever home! Who can resist this sweet face?

Look at this face! This is Belle. She’s being fostered for ARPH outside of Richmond, Virginia and she is now READY FOR ADOPTION!

Belle is a 16 month old HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY black tri female. Belle came to ARPH from a high kill shelter in KY. We don’t know a lot about her life before coming into our program.

Belle is a typical adolescent Aussie; she’s still learning – and will need basic obedience and training. Her foster family is working with her on basic commands and she’s picking everything up quickly! She’s even beginning to walk on the leash.

Belle LOVES to play and run — and she can run FAST!

Lovely Belle is not food or toy aggressive and she really likes her foster brother. She can be reactive to strange dogs – something her foster family is working on and her new owner will need to continue.
It’s not unusual to find Belle and one of her foster cat siblings curled up on the sofa – even the family’s shy cat loves Belle!

Best of all, Belle is a huge cuddle-monster. She likes nothing better than cuddling with her foster mom or dad – unless it’s a belly rub.

Belle is crate trained, but great indoors.

She’s treat motivated and wants nothing more than to please her foster parents.

The ideal home for Belle is an adult active home that’s willing to take the time to ensure Belle becomes the very best girl! She’s being fostered outside of Richmond, Virginia.

If you have an approved ARPH application please contact Karen.

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Thank you to all who purchased a shirt for this fundraiser!

They make great Christmas gifts!

This fundraiser has ended. Thank you to all who participated. Keep an eye out for future events. On behalf of all our rescue Aussies, thank you for supporting us. 🐶💕

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Tis the season of giving. Do you have some time to give to ARPH?

We’re on the lookout for more volunteers! 🧐

Volunteers do so many things.

Did you know that they:

process applications

complete home visits

evaluate dogs

transport dogs



help with webpages and social media

If you can do any of the above and LOVE 💕🐶💕 Aussies we’d like to hear from you.

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2020 is coming! You’ll need a new calendar. Why not get one full of your favorite dog breed? 🧐🤔 📆 🐶

2020 ARPH Calendars Available

Don’t forget to order your 2020 Aussie Rescue calendar!!!

It is full of pictures of beautiful rescued ARPH dogs.

$12 and not available in stores. 

There are 3 ways to purchase. Our eBay store, PayPal, or by regular mail. For information on ordering go to:

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calling all volunteers!

Volunteer opportunities!! 🐶

Do you have Aussie experience? Have you ever done rescue work? Are you a team player? Do you live in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Eastern Massachusetts or Delaware? Then ARPH would like to hear from you. ARPH is without reps in the listed states, and without reps we are unable to rescue there. Reps are responsible for accepting dogs into ARPH, approving adopters, and working with foster homes and volunteers. If you would be interested in more information about becoming a rep, please contact Pat Dwyer ( or Kay Marks ( We’d love to hear from you!

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Meet River! 🐶

River is available

Check out River in action!

Meet River, ARPH #14238, a handsome red tri male, on the larger side at about 65 pounds. River rides well in the car, is housebroken and good in a crate, but he has not had to be crated in his foster home. He has yet to meet a person he doesn’t like, and he gets along well with the children(ages 6 and 9, who are very dog-savvy) in his foster home. However, given his size, exuberance, and penchant for stealing food, he will not be placed with children under age 9. He is a licker, so the children have had to learn to defend themselves from unwanted kisses. River tends to want to jump on strangers to say hello and give a kiss, but we are working on that. Approaching people slowly on leash has helped. River will get excited if he sees wildlife and needs to be redirected, so a traditional, securely fenced yard will be required. He does enjoy going out in the field on the long lead and playing with his foster brother Otis, a Labrador mix. Once inside, he settles nicely and is a very calm dog. He will bark if he sees someone walk by or if one of the other dogs in the house barks. At night he sleeps loose and has not had any issues. River’s main problem has been around food. He is a determined, convicted counter surfer and has one of the worst food-stealing habits his foster mom has ever seen. He has been kicked out of the kitchen for meal prep and mealtime. His only other fault is his dislike of cats, so he will need a home that is without them or other small animals. River truly is a love and will be a very devoted companion. He just needs someone who can give him some training to help guide him and lead him in the right direction. Could you be that person? River is fostered near Douglassville, PA. If you are already approved, please contact

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