Madeline Needs Your Help!

Madeline has had a string of bad luck, starting with being being born 4 years ago into a puppy mill.  During the last 4 years she has produced litter after litter of puppies.  Something happened, she was limping, the miller released her to a vet, who released her to Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline.  Coming to ARPH is the best thing that could happen to Madeline!!!
.
Days after Madeline arrived with her foster home she was taken to the vet.  Her teeth were in horrible shape, she could barely eat.  Her limp was much more pronounced than anticipated.  The vet took x rays to determine the source of her limp, Madeline’s pelvis was fractured.  Now she would need two more surgeries beyond a spay.  First up she needed a dental so she could enjoy eating again and put on some weight.  At 37 pounds, she was under weight.
.
A week after arrival Madeline was scheduled for her dental.  During the pre dental exam, the vet felt a lump near her breast.  The tumor was odd enough that the vet removed it and another lump during her dental surgery.  He sent the lumps out to be biopsied.  It was a long week while we all waited to find out the type of mammary tumor.  Everyone was happy to find out the tumor was benign!!!
.
Next up Madeline will be spayed, no more puppies, for this sweet girl!!!!  Lastly she will need to have a femoral head and neck removal to her left hip.  She will have a long recover, but she will not be in pain anymore.
.
The vet said said she has as strong a will to live as any dog he’s every dealt with. He wants to get her back to normal as soon as possible.  Everyone who meets Madeline sees her sweet disposition and her drive to enjoy life.   Total expenses will be over $6000 to cover Madeline’s surgeries.  Will you please donate to help cover our costs?  Please go to our page, http://aussierescue.org/donate, click on the paypal link to donate.  Include Madeline’s name and number 14132 in your donation.
.
Our many thanks!
Advertisements
Posted in Aussies for Adoption | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Marti, a 4 year old red tri female, is available for adoption!

Marti is a 4 year old red tri female, being fostered in Alexandria, Virginia, is available for adoption. You can click on her picture for more information.

Posted in Aussies for Adoption | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

We’re Now on Instagram!

ARPH is now on Instagram – please follow us at  aussie_rescue_dogs_rock

Posted in Aussies for Adoption | Leave a comment

Put Compassion into Action: Become a Foster Home

We depend on Foster Homes to give us more information about the Aussie that they are temporarily caring for. 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, but not required. Veterinary expenses are reimbursed; foster homes supply food and most importantly love to homeless Aussie.

Here’s a short article on what fostering is not

Posted in Aussies for Adoption | Leave a comment

“You Might Like” ad links in blog post emails

We’ve noticed that our blog host, WordPress.com, has started inserting ad links into the emails that go out, just under what we post.  Please be aware that ARPH has no connection with, and nothing to do with, the WordPress-inserted ad links, rather it’s become the “price” for the free blog hosting.

Thanks for your understanding.

Posted in Aussies for Adoption | Leave a comment

2019 ARPH calendars are available now!

The 2019 ARPH wall calendar, which unfolded is 17” long by 11” wide (picture shows the cover and a monthly page), is available to order now at

http://www.aussierescue.org/2019calendar

Posted in Aussies for Adoption | Leave a comment

Volunteers Needed!

If you’re a lover of herding dogs, and would love to help out Australian Shepherd’s, then Aussie Rescue needs you. We are looking for volunteers and adopters who are familiar with the unique traits of herding dogs.

General Volunteers help by doing home visits. screening applications, helping at rescue booths, fund raising and whatever other jobs may arise.

Foster Homes work with dogs in their own homes for a minimum of 2 weeks. They are often called upon to have dogs vetted, do some training and socializing of the dogs, and speak to potential adopters. Experience with training is very helpful. Veterinary expenses are reimbursed, foster homes supply food and most importantly love to homeless Aussies.

See http://www.aussierescue.org or http://www.arphinc.com

We need volunteers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions … Please help this wonderful breed! And thank you!

Posted in Aussies for Adoption | Leave a comment