Available ARPH Dogs in the Mid Atlantic Region

ARPH's Mid Atlantic region includes: Delaware, DC, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia .  We may not have a Representative in each location. Please check our Contact Page to see our list of Representatives.

Please complete our adoption application before contacting the Rep about an available dog.

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Zane ARPH #14102

This cute little guy is Zane. He's about 1 1/2 years old and came into ARPH from a rural area for chasing down chickens which is a story that has led us to many great dogs before him. Zane is a sweet boy who wants love and attention all of the time from his person. Sometimes he jumps up when he gets excited but is learning better manners from his foster home. He's a smart boy but has a lot to learn yet.

Zane loves other dogs and loves to play with them. He can be a bit pushy and rough about it like many young Aussies but is very good natured about it all.

He is very good about being in a crate and relaxing there.

Zane is somewhat fearful of new people when he first goes to new places but adjusts well over time with exposure and patience. He's comfortable with multiple surfaces and places but needs calm and time to meet new people. We believe this behavior will reduce significantly over time if he's handled properly.

This lovely young boy is looking for a forever home with an experienced dog owner who will help him mature into an even more wonderful dog than he already is. If already approved contact Amy.




Marti ARPH #13630

Meet Marti, she is one amazing little girl! She’s a beautiful 4 year old red tri female Aussie, who was a breeder in a puppy mill. When Marti came into rescue with ARPH she was completely shut down. Her temporary foster likely gave her first bath and had her on grass and a leash for the first time. Everything was new to her. Marti she didn’t trust humans. She NEVER showed any aggression, but it was clear she was terrified of humans.
Through ARPH volunteers, she moved from Ohio to Virginia where she has been learning how to be a dog. She gets along great with her foster brother and enjoys walks with her dog friends in the neighborhood. She is learning to play with toys and enjoys hanging out with the family watching tv. Her distrust of humans is subsiding, she will come over to people she has just met for a pet and a treat!
Marti is still shy, but she’s coming out of her shell nicely. She enjoys outings and walks well on a leash.
She’s on the smaller side, she’s just 40lbs.
Marti would do best in a home that has lots patience and love to give her. She needs a family that can see what an amazing dog she will be and is willing to make that effort on her behalf. She’s a smart little girl and has done incredibly well in the short time she’s been with ARPH.
Marti would do well with an equally patient dog to show her the ropes, or as an only dog, IF her humans were around a lot and continued to socialize her and work with her.
If you’re looking for an Aussie that is eager to learn and ready to love – Marti is your girl. She’s being fostered in Alexandria, VA. If you’re an approved adopter, please contact Karen.




Rufus ARPH #14118


Hi, my name is Rufus and I'm a 5 month old red Tri aussie boy that's looking for a forever home. My family feel on hard times and was unable to provide for me so it was not my fault that I'm needing a new family. I'm a very good boy! My foster mom said that I sometimes have the zoomies as I love to run around the yard and play with her aussie. I am very gentle and appropriate with other dogs. If dogs are snarky, it really hurts my feeling and I will cry and retreat. I only want to be their best buddy. I play gently with other dogs, also like cats, people and even children.  

I'm crate trained and housebroken, loved to play but also settle nicely and like to cuddle when in the house. My foster mom says I am athletic but have such a sweet disposition that I could do anything from agility to therapy when I grow up.  

I like chew bones but need to learn how to fetch. I have interest in toys and socks so I'm going to learn how to fetch in no time at all.

I'm a smart little fellow so I'm looking for a home with another dog to play with and a fenced yard so I can safely run around. I need a home that has had herding breeds before so they will be able to keep my mental and physical energy met. I liked spending time on the farm, have a great recall and would love vacationing, hiking and maybe even swimming. I really love to ride in a vehicle and will jump right in. Rufus is looking for a home that is aussie savvy and active, another dog to be his buddy, a traditional fenced yard and someone that is up to raising a very well behaved puppy.   He is being fostered in WV. If you are approved by ARPH, please contact Tami






Maxwell ARPH #13656

Maxwell is a wonderful boy!!!  He is approximately 12 years old, but as he has been in foster, he seems younger!  Max is now about 55 pounds, still gaining weight and building muscle.  His ears have been infected for a very long time, they are permanently curled from the infection.    He is a sweet boy who loves attention, please rub my ears, but, sides, head, any part of me!  He hasn't met another dog he doesn't like.  He  is currently living with cats in his foster homes.  He likes kids.  Maxwell is a great boy.

Maxwell walks well on leash, loves to sniff, he has nose-work potential.  Max is not interested in toys, he does love food.  He knows sit, though down is hard for him right now.  Max is completely housebroken.  He is not fond of stairs, so easy access to a yard is helpful.

Maxwell is fostered in Southwest PA.   If you are an approved adopter, contact Maribeth

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