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 Kay.email@example.com
This adorable girl is CJ. She is a very active happy little 7-year-old blue merle female, with a fluffy Aussie tail. She loves to run with her foster brothers and follows their every move. CJ also loves to sleep on her foster mom’s lap while they watch TV. CJ is very affectionate and gives chin kisses.
Her affectionate behavior is especially heartwarming because CJ came from a hoarding situation, so life with only two dogs and a foster mom that’s patient is SO NEW for her. CJ’s foster mom has been introducing CJ to lots of new things – like leash, crate, and potty training –and CJ is mastering them all! While she’s slow to warm up to people, she’s learning that strangers are ok and once you earn her trust, she’s yours for LIFE!
Her foster mom recently took her to sheep herding trails where CJ stole everyone’s heart. Aside from her transport to her foster home, the trip to the trials was likely her longest ride in a car – and she was great!
CJ recently went to her foster mom’s office where she was the center of attention – a little overwhelming at first – so many new people, sights, smells, and sounds, she quickly relaxed and fell asleep under her foster mom’s desk.
The perfect home for CJ is one with another dog – she still needs to learn how to be a dog, and another dog will also help reinforce that humans are ok. CJ is shy, but there is not an aggressive bone in her cute body. She needs a patient owner that will continue to help her build her confidence and allow her to become the amazing Aussie that’s beginning to emerge! CJ is being fostered in Charlotte Hall, MD. If you’re an approved ARPH adopter, or would like more info about her, please contact Karen
Meet Mason, ARPH # 14271! This beautiful boy was surrendered to ARPH due to his family going through some difficult times. Mason is almost 5 years old – DOB 11/15/14. He is fortunate because he found his forever home. There are others still waiting! Take a look on the ARPH website to see if one of these dogs is right for you and your family. www.arphinc.com https://www.facebook.com/ArphInCtNy#aussie_rescue_dogs_rock