Available ARPH Dogs in the Mid West Region


ARPH's Mid West region includes: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin and Central Canada (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunuvut).  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.

Please also check our Referral Page for Aussies who are not in the ARPH program.







      Harley ARPH #14092

Harley is a 1 year old double Merle Australian Shepherd. He may have limited vision in his right eye. Harley does appear to have full range hearing. He has the biggest smile and is an all around goofy, playful puppy. He gets along will with most dogs, he enjoys water and swimming. Harley will chase a tennis ball and play fetch. He also loves hanging out in the house with his people. His potty training is going very well and he is great in his kennel. He can be vocal at times. Harley will need a home willing to let him warm up a bit, he can be unsure of strangers. With Harley's vision impairment he can become spooked by sudden movement. We recommend a home without young children. If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Harley please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.



      Aiden ARPH #14231

Aiden is a red merle male around 3 years old. He weighs 45 pounds. Aiden is shy at first but loves to “hug” his person once he warms up. Aiden is a very active dog who enjoys running, puzzles, and spending time with his people.

Aiden should not be in a home with cats or small dogs. He gets along with most dogs, but a dog intro will be required. He is high energy and would do best with someone who works from home or is home often. He is very Velcro; he needs a job and mental stimulation. He is crate trained and housetraining is improving. He can be more nervous of men than women but will warm up to both. He does well with children but likes to jump up on his people, children over 12 recommended. He walks well on leash but can get nervous in new places.

Aiden needs a family that can build his confidence and build a bond with him. He spent the first three years of his life chained to a tree in his owners’ yard. When his owners moved, they left him behind and animal control took him in. Aiden will be a lovely companion for the right family.

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Aiden please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.



      Garth ARPH #14198

Garth is a handsome 3 year old Aussie. He can be very shy, especially with new people and large groups and is still learning to walk on a leash. He is house and kennel trained and LOVES car rides and taking apart stuffed and squeaky toys. At 39 lbs he’s on the smaller side for an Aussie but he’s very athletic. Garth would be happiest in a home with another dog to help him to be brave and needs a fenced yard. Young children frighten him, but kids over 12 and dog-savvy cats are okay. Garth takes time to warm up to people as he didn’t get one-on-one attention before coming to ARPH and needs a patient family that can give him time to adjust.

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Garth please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.



      Murphy ARPH #14195

Murphy is around 3 years old. Murphy came to us from a breeding situation. His owners were no longer able to keep him.

Murphy may be timid and slow to warm up to new people but his is quite the snugglebug once he opens up! This teddy bear of an Aussie is very good at demanding head pets with his relentless snout nudges.

Murphy seems to be a little wary of children and would probably do best in a home with older kids.

Murphy is an extremely playful pup, and absolutely loves zooming around the yard chasing the other dogs in his foster home. He also LOVES stuffed toys and will even steal socks from the laundry to play with. Murphy is crate trained and has greatly improved with his housebreaking.

Help this snuggle monster find his forever home!

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Murphy please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.



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