If our rescue Aussies could speak they would say they are very thankful for their foster homes. Without these selfless people rescue organizations cannot exist. We are always in need of additional foster homes so the job of fostering does not just fall on a few.Our Fosters are our saviors. We depend on them heavily to give us more information about the Aussie for whom they are caring. These volunteers care for ARPH dogs in their own homes. They are often called upon to have dogs vetted, do some training and socializing of the dogs, and speak to potential adopters. They work hand in hand with the reps, as they are the ones who get to know the dogs the best. Their evaluation of a dog’s personality and temperament helps the rep place the dog in the most appropriate home. Some experience with training is very useful. Veterinary expenses are reimbursed; foster homes supply food and most importantly LOVE to homeless Aussies.http://www.aussierescue.org/Volunteer/-Volunteer-Application
Aussie fans – heads up (literally)! Have we got a fundraiser for you! If you love Australian Shepherds, want to support Aussie rescue & keep toasty warm this winter, check out ARPH’s Embroidered Winter Hat Fundraiser. We will be featuring cozy winter beanies with a gorgeous embroidered Aussie on the cuff. The hats are available in Red, Heathery Gray & Carolina Blue.
Our Australian Shepherd hats will warm both your head and your heart, and they make great gifts! So, use your head & don’t get left out in the cold. Order yours soon! Our Aussies thank you.
Check out her action video!!
Eve is crate trained and will rest quietly in one. She is basically housebroken. Her foster mom is working on having her provide a clear signal when she needs to go out.
She will not be placed with other females or cats. A physical fence is required as she would chase little critters if given opportunity. Due to her jumping she will not be placed with children under 12. Eve is being fostered on Long Island.
If you feel you can meet Eve’s training and exercise requirements and are an approved home please contact Pat. If not yet approved please submit an application.
It’s never too early to start thinking ahead to the holidays so ARPH is ready to help you with your festive decorating.
Check out our newest fundraiser for some beautiful wreaths, centerpieces, table top trees and garlands. What a great way to help ARPH and enjoy the beauty of the holidays. These items make great gifts too. www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/277473
Chelsea is a 1 year old (DOB 9/23/20) spayed blue merle female. She is looking for a new home as she and the other female in the home have been getting into fights. She is a smaller Aussie at 30 pounds. Her owner reports that knows “sit”, “wait” for “free” when door is opened and has great recall. Her owner also says she is a very playful dog.
Chelsea is a high energy dog who would do best in an active home where she will get exercise on a daily basis. She would also benefit from a training class and may do well in a dog sport such as agility. A home is being sought with a traditionally fenced yard so that Chelsea has the opportunity to run off some of her energy. She has not been exposed to cats so will not be placed in a home with them. She has not lived with children so only homes with children 12 or older will be considered. She does appear to like other dogs, an active male companion will be considered. Chelsea is currently living with her owners in Westport, CT. ARPH is screening homes for the owner . An ARPH application www.aussierescue.org will be required as well as a home visit. If already approved contact Pat at email@example.com who is screening homes for the owner.
Pike is a sweet 7 year old red merle on the larger side at 55 pounds. He knows some commands, walks great on and off a leash and is neutered and up to date on vaccinations. He gets along great with smaller dogs, cats and all kinds of small animals, but is sometimes afraid of dogs his size and bigger. He will need at least one, if not two doggie siblings in the home. He does not have much experience with children, so 12 years and older please. His owner is looking for him to have a better life in a larger living space. He is a very loving, empathetic dog according to his owner.
Pike is currently living with his owner in Solomons, Maryland. ARPH is screening applications for the owner. Apply at http://aussierescue.org/Adoption or email Amy if you already have an approved application.
READ STONE’S STORY!!
Hi! My name is Stone ARPH #14344, but my foster mom likes to call me Gemmy because I’m really a gemstone! Nothing cold and hard about me, though! I’m seven years old, neutered, and up to date on all my shots and things. I weigh about 55 pounds but will probably trim down a bit with all the activity in my foster home. I enjoy hanging out with my foster family, going for walks, and playing with balls and frisbees. I know all the basic commands like come, sit, down, stay and drop. I’m super polite in the house and don’t jump up on people or furniture. I bark, but only when something important happens. At night, I sleep near my family or on a dog bed downstairs. During the day, I’ll happily nap near you while you work or do important stuff around the house. You might wonder how a gem like me ended up as a foster boy. Well, my first family had some life changes which were quite upsetting to me. I’m actually a pretty sensitive fellow; I startle easily and get scared. I’ve been known to run like the wind at some little thing I wasn’t expecting. It is super important that I have a fenced yard at my new house. I may never be able to be off leash outside a fenced yard. Sometimes I hide a bit and peek around corners to make sure everything is ok. I’m sure I’ll get more secure in a calm household with confident people who understand. But for now, I need safety, patience, and love. I get along fine with my foster brothers, but we don’t really play together. So I’d be fine as an only dog. Little dogs and little kids are not a good idea, but I’m okay with cats. If you are interested in a handsome fellow looking for a calm, loving home, maybe we will be a match. I’m being fostered near State College, PA, and will be available after October 29. Thanks for the interest and be sure to check out my video. If you are an approved adopter, please contactKay.
See Stone in ACTION! 🎥🎬
Calling all Maryland Aussie Lovers!!! ARPH needs you. Our MD rep, Amy, is in desperate need of foster homes and general volunteers. Can you help her out? For more information contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.aussierescue.org to complete a volunteer application.
Treat your dog to something special for Halloween. Order your Bark Box or Super Chewer BarkBox and help support ARPH. Your dog will thank you when their special box comes each month. Treats, toys and accessories will make them a happy pup.
Use www.superchewer.com/ARPH or www.barkbox.com/ARPH. And receive an extra month free.
If you love Aussies then we want to hear from you. We are growing our pack and would like to add more volunteers to it. We need volunteers who are willing to screen applications, evaluate dogs, transport, fundraise, and FOSTER!
We are also in need of reps in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Delaware, western NY, Virginia and West Virginia. What does a rep do you may ask. They are the volunteers who manage an area for ARPH and work with the other volunteers. Reps should have some rescue experience.
Please join us. http://www.aussierescue.org/Volunteer
Available for adoption near Baltimore, Maryland.
Caramel is a sweet, little 2.5 year old 38 pound red tri Aussie with unique coloring who’s ready to find her forever home.
Caramel is a professional cuddler and adores her person. She is a true velcro Aussie and will follow you around all day! She is excited to meet people and can be a little crazy around other dogs. She would be best in a home with no other dogs or confident males. She’s working on learning how to walk well on a leash but will still need some practice and a patient owner. She would love a large, fenced yard to run around in! She knows some basic commands like sit and stay and is eager to learn! She loves toys and playing ball. She enjoys children, but can be a little excited when meeting people so she will need a home with children ages 12 and up.
She’s 100% housebroken and crate trained, although she doesn’t seem to need the crate in her foster home. She is lovable and is easily won over with attention and treats. The way to her heart is definitely with love and food!
Caramel is up-to-date on all of her shots and is on monthly prevention for fleas/ticks and heartworms. She is spayed and microchipped. She is being treated for a possible allergy (or stress related) with some hair loss on her back paws.
If you appreciate epic displays of happiness when you return home, this sweet girl might be the Aussie for you! If you think you might be the right one, please submit an application from our website. If you are already approved, please contact Amy .
Chelsea is a 1 year old (DOB 9/23/20) spayed blue merle female. She is looking for a new home as she and the other female in the home have been getting into fights. She is a smaller Aussie at 30 pounds. She is currently on a hydrolyzed protein diet ( https://www.petmd.com/dog/what-hydrolyzed-protein-dog-food ) to help her gain weight. Her owner reports that knows “sit”, “wait for “free” when door is opened and has great recall. Her owner also says she is a very playful dog.
Chelsea is a high energy dog who would do best in an active home where she will get exercise on a daily basis. She would also benefit from a training class and may do well in a dog sport such as agility. A home is being sought with a traditionally fenced yard so that Chelsea has the opportunity to run off some of her energy. She has not been exposed to cats so will not be placed in a home with them. She has not lived with children so only homes with children 12 or older will be considered. She does appear to like other dogs, an active male companion will be considered. Chelsea is currently living with her owners in Westport, CT. ARPH is screening homes for the owner . An ARPH application www.aussierescue.org will be required as well as a home visit.
Meet Mollie, not officially in the ARPH program but is listed as a courtesy to the owner. Per information provided by the owner, Mollie is a black tri with one blue eye, ten years young, weighs about 50 pounds, is housebroken, crate-trained, spayed and up to date on vaccinations. Mollie has become anxious and uncomfortable with the multiple grandchildren who are often around. They feel it’s the best and safest option to rehome her. Mollie is excellent in the house and knows several commands-sit/lie down/rollover/ beg/stay/ no. She has never lived with another dog or cat, so she would need to be an only pet. She does pull on leash and barks at other dogs when the owners walk her, but she’s better with the professional dog walker who takes her several times a week. Mollie is reported to be a sweet, velcro Aussie that would be a wonderful companion in the right home. She is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Please contact Kay(who is screening applications for the owner) at email@example.com
Order your Bark Box or Super Chewer BarkBox and help support ARPH. Your dog will thank you when their special box comes each month. Treats, toys and accessories will make them a happy pup.
Meet Semper, ARPH #14343! This 10 years young black tri is neutered and up to date on vaccinations and preventatives. Semper lost his home when his owner retired, had to move, and wasn’t able to care for him anymore. He is crate-trained, although he’s not fond of it, but he doesn’t need it. He is housebroken and LOVES his toys and playing fetch! He’ll drop a toy or ball into the dishwasher when his foster mom tries to load it. Semper loves his foster dad and tolerates the family children, but a home without children would be best. He would be okay with another dog but doesn’t need a canine companion; in fact, he’d probably prefer to have all the attention to himself. Given Semper’s age and possible joint issues, a supplement would help him be more comfortable. He’s not a fan of car rides and will whine, but he was very good at the vet’s. Semper is reserved with strangers and will bark at them, all the while wagging his nubby. Once he warms up, he’s fine, but he’d probably appreciate a home without too many visitors.. No electric or invisible fencing, please. His previous owner said he was good with cats; he doesn’t pay much attention to them. Semper’s great personality will make him a wonderful companion for someone who has a quiet home and a good throwing arm! He is fostered near Douglassville, PA. If already approved contact Kay.
Check out Semper’s tricks!
And he knows how to let you know he isn’t interested in playing! 😂 https://youtube.com/shorts/HiQkWCekSzQ?feature=share
Jakk is one lucky boy! He had his surgery and rehab, then he found the perfect home! He will continue to recover and then resume doing some therapy work! Best of luck to Jakk and his new mom! 🍀💕
Attention adopters seeking an instant love bug, do we have a dog for you! Jakk ARPH #14324 is an 11 year old (DOB 4/24/10) Aussie who spent most of his life with a family who taught him all about love and affection. Sadly, his fairytale ended when he was turned into rescue due to his human dad’s terminal illness.
Despite losing his family Jakk has proven to have nothing but tenderness and trust in his soul. This may be, in part, due to his former training as a therapy dog with TDI (Therapy Dogs International). Everyone who meets him falls instantly in love.
Jakk is fully housetrained, has impeccable house manners and is sweet as sweet can be. He knows all basic commands, walks wonderfully on a leash, and absolutely blossoms when visitors come to the house, including children.
Jakk would be a perfect companion to someone who misses having a dog in the house but does not want to deal with the uncertainties of a young rambunctious pup or a high energy adolescent. Jakk lived as an only dog and does not appreciate the high energy and pushy nature of the other male in his foster home so will ideally be placed as an only or with a lower energy female. He is not a fan of cats, so no kitties for him.
He recently underwent cruciate repair surgery (his other knee was repaired in 2019) and because of rehab will be available prior to Labor Day. Rest assured, the wait will be well worth it as dogs this sweet do not come along every day. Jakk is also on a special food to prevent urinary stones. This is a very easy thing to maintain and does not require any additional work by his adopter.
While a physical fence is preferred, homes without fencing will be looked at on an individual basis. No invisible fencing, please. Jakk is up to date on his vaccinations, has been heart worm tested and is neutered. Jakk is currently being fostered in Suffolk County, Long Island. Contact Pat (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
Calling on all you empty nesters to help us out. Are you currently dogless? We can use your help.
There are times when one of our fosters would do best in a home without other dogs. They may be recovering from surgery, decompressing from a difficult situation or just prefer to have their people to themselves.
Fostering is a temporary situation. It is the bridge between the dog’s past and future. Can you help us?
ARPH’s Northeast region has been fortunate to recently add reps in NH, MD and eastern MA. This means we can again process applications and rescue dogs from these areas. We need your help. We are in need of foster homes and general volunteers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts and central New York. The state of New Hampshire is in need of general volunteers. To become a foster home or general volunteer please visit http://www.aussierescue.org/Volunteer/-Volunteer-Application and complete an application.
We are in need of representatives in Delaware, Maine, New York (western), Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. What does a rep do, you may ask? Reps are the center of the rescue activities in the area. They are the people who approve adoption applications, determine if a dog is suitable to enter the ARPH program, and are the ones who work with the volunteers in an area. Reps should have strong leadership skills, be a team player, and be organized. They should also have Aussie experience and understand dog behavior. If you would like further information about becoming a rep please message us.
akk ARPH #14324
Jakk is a sweet, friendly 11 year old neutered male Aussie who lost his home due to the critical illness of his aged owner. This wonderful dog spent many hours as a therapy dog bringing joy to people. He now needs your help. Jakk has a torn cruciate which will require surgery. Jakk was injured before New Year’s so he has developed additional arthritis in the joint which is causing him to be on two pain meds each day. A dog this sweet deserves to run and walk again without being in pain. Please consider helping Jakk by making a donation. He would thank you with a sloppy kiss and a wigglebutt.
Please visit http://www.aussierescue.org/Donate and be sure to mention that your donation is for Jakk ARPH #14324