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Cricket is one of the 5 dogs that ARPH took in that were mostly living in crates with a lot of other Aussies; many were bred. Cricket needed a lot of TLC initially but was very good for all of her grooming, nail trims, and other clean up. During the clean up it was noticed that she must have been in a bad fight when she was younger as she’s missing part of one ear and the other ear is split. She also had to be treated for a urinary tract infection (all cleared up), had some teeth extracted and was spayed. This 10 year old girl is feeling so much better now and has plenty of energy for her age.
Cricket is a very nice, quiet, happy, dog, and her foster home says that she has been a pleasure fostering. She integrated into her foster dog family very easily. She is shy around people and will not approach them on her own. She’s learning that she does not need to be afraid of people or people on bicycles. She takes treats very gently but has to sniff them first to make sure she’ll like them. She loves going in the car for rides and travels well in her crate. She’s good in a crate but now prefers to sleep on the floor in her foster mom’s bedroom.
Cricket has been taken to several parks for long walks and does get nervous in new locations. But after a few minutes, she settles down and walks nicely on leash. She learns quickly; she was very scared of stairs when she first arrived but only had to see another dog demo them and was fine. She definitely prefers to be off leash, so a fenced yard would be best so she can run around. Cricket would love a home with a dog that will play with her as she continues to try to engage the foster home's dogs in play.
This happy girl doesn't cuddle, but she likes to be with you. She deserves to live out her years in a loving environment. If you have an approved application contact Amy.
Bruiser is a lovely 9 year old boy who is one of the 5 dogs that ARPH took in that were mostly living in crates. When he came in he was so badly matted that he had to be partially shaved and had skin and ear infections. He’s now feeling much better and is ready for his own forever home. In his time with us, he’s met many people in a variety of situations and his temperament just shines through at all times. Everyone comments on what a nice dog he is and he accepted all of the difficult grooming, vet work and everything in stride.
Bruiser is quite a big boy and also very handsome. He acts like a big puppy when given the chance. While we were told that he was not good with male dogs, that has not been shown to be true. Since his neuter, he’s been introduced to and fostered with a variety of dogs of both sexes and he’s not only fine with them, he often wants to play. He’s an active dog who loves the outdoors but also very likely has arthritis and will benefit from some joint supplementation. As he gets more exercise and muscles up, that will help as well. Bruiser is quite hard of hearing but he does hear some. In light of this, his new home must have a physically fenced yard.
Bruiser is a very fun and loving dog that will make an excellent companion. His new home should not have cats as they are one thing that he is overly interested in. If you have an approved application contact Amy.
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the hundreds of Australian Shepherds needing our assistance.
In 1992, three individuals doing private rescue were brought together by a common vision.
They hoped to gain the support of the (ASCA), which would enable them to create a network of volunteers who would be able to save their beloved Aussies on a much larger scale.
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