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.







Eli is approximately 3.5 years old and weighs 43 pounds. Eli is a foster home favorite. He is very loving and expressive. Eli always wants to be with his people and will follow his foster family around the house attentively watching everything they are doing. He has not shown any desire to escape the yard, but he loves to run when he’s outside. He has a medium energy level and can be very vocal when he wants something or when he feels the need to alert his humans about potential intruders. Eli does great with children, although he can be bossy with more timid children in the home. He has done well with other dogs and does ok with cats. He will take chase if cats run from him so caution with cats is recommended. Eli is fully house trained, and crate trained. He is left out in the house when his foster family is away. He knows how to escape a crate. He loves riding in the car and has enjoyed hiking with his foster family as well. Eli can be anxious at times, so we will be looking for just the right fit for him.

Eli is being fostered in Kansas. If you wish to learn more about Eli please reach out to Ashley.



Riley ARPH


Riley is approximately 3 years old and weighs around 40 pounds. Riley is a shy Aussie with a medium energy level.  He is very affectionate with his family and has done well with children in foster care. He has shown shyness with some other dogs and strangers. He can be a timid dog but loves to play with his foster brothers. Riley is afraid of cats so a home with cats that have no interest in the dog would be best. He is crate trained and doing well with house training.

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



Bo is a shy and gentle dog. He weighs 56 pounds and estimated to be around 5 years old. Bo is friendly with children and people in general. He does not have much interest in playing but will pick up toys occasionally. He was found wandering a rail yard. It is suspected that he was abandoned by his owners. While in foster care Bo has shown a tendency to be selective with other dogs. Some dogs he gets along with, and some he does not. His new home will need to be willing to keep this mind when taking him places. Bo has shown excessive interest in cats and is not considered cat safe. Bo is the perfect lap dog for a home looking for a laid-back pup. Bo is crate trained and partially house trained. He does great in the yard. He likes to find a spot in the sun and sleep when outside but prefers being indoors as much as possible.

If you wish to learn more about Bo please reach out to Ashley.





Mini is 11 months old and weighs approximately 46 pounds. Her owner had trouble keeping up with her energy needs and because of this she developed some bad habits. She’s come a long way in her foster home. Mini is now crate trained and chews mostly on dog toys if given the option. Mini is mostly house trained and is starting to ask to go outside by pacing around the door. She still has occasional accidents but has come a long way. Mini loves other dogs but does have a rough play style so that should be considered when matching her with other dogs. She likes cats but is rambunctious with them so caution with cats is recommended. Mini loves everyone she meets and is great with children. She really enjoys playing fetch with a tennis ball. She has a history of trying to escape yards, so she will need a home that is okay with supervising her outdoor time.

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


     Lilly ARPH 

Lilly came to us as an owner surrender. She is around 5 months old and is learning about life inside the home. Lilly is doing well with her crate training and working on house-training. She can be playful and enjoys a game of tug or chasing a ball around the yard. She is great with other dogs and cats. Lilly is still unsure of strangers and can be reserved when first meeting a new person. She will need and adopter ready to put in some time and training to help her become more confident.
 If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information on Lilly please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com
Kingdom ARPH

Kingdom is approximately 5 months old. He is crate-trained and close to being house trained.  He’s been learning about walking on leash. He does awesome with other dogs and has been introduced to ducks.

Kingdom is still adjusting to his new surroundings, he is slightly reserved and shy. However, he is gaining confidence quickly and becoming more and more independent

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

    Kodi ARPH

Kodi came to us as a stray from a local shelter, he is around 3.5 years old. When he came into ARPH he was emaciated and tired. He didn’t want to play, or run, or do much of anything but he loved being with people. Kodi is starting to feel better and now he has become more energetic. He is playful and goofy. He has bursts of uncoordinated energy, running at top speed around the house. He loves his kennel, toys, and chews. Kodi is a very affectionate dog both with adults and children. He can be a little timid and unsure about new things. He loves other dogs but due to his submissive nature prefers more playful dogs like himself.
If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information on Kodi please contact Ashley at 



Bonnie ARPH #13714

This fluffy 8 year old black-tri female with a full tail is Bonnie and she is one of the most laid back Aussies her foster family has ever had in their house. She is currently being fostered in a home with 3 very active male Aussies ranging in age from just under 2 years old to just over 7 years old and she gets along wonderfully with them.

Bonnie is overweight and has the green beans and pumpkin added her dry kibble to work on getting that extra weight off. She has an allergy to wheat so it is important to pay attention to the ingredients in her food and treats which is not difficult given the vast choices available nowadays. Because she is such a low key and well behaved girl, she has free reign of the house when her foster parents are at work. She is crate trained, housebroken and a delight to take for walks as she just strolls along with you. She does suffer from some arthritis in her backend and takes an anti-inflammatory to ease the pain (another reason she needs to lose the excess weight). She enjoys naps on the couch and wandering around outside in the yard.

If you want a dog that makes you smile and forget your bad day at work as soon as you open the front door of your house, Bonnie is the one for you. She gets so excited to see her people that she will hop up and down when she greets you. Her sweetness will melt your heart. She has been tested to be good with cats and rides very well in the car.

If you are searching for that perfect, trained and lovable companion that you don't have to worry is going to get into something when you are not looking or steal your favorite pair of shoes and chew them up, then Bonnie is the one for you. Please note: Up until recently when she came into the rescue program, Bonnie lived with Buster (also available for adoption) and missed him terribly when they went to separate foster homes. Please consider adopting both of them to keep them together. Bonnie is in Columbus, OH.

For more information please contact Maribeth at westernpaaussierescue@gmail.com



Buster ARPH #13712

Buster, is a 9 year old black tri male, being fostered in Columbus, OH. Initial comments about Buster: "Buster and Bonnie (also listed) have been together most of their lives. They've been well loved dogs, who knew a good home. Their owner broke her back and became too disabled to continue to care for them, so she was forced to give them up.

Each came with a 3 page letter to whomever adopts them – describing their personalities, likes, dislikes. It brought tears to my eyes.

Comments from his foster Mother "Buster is the sweetest boy you will ever know. He loves walks, rides in the car, other dogs, cats, being brushed and everyone he meets. He is always the hit of the party when I have people over. He loves to cuddle and will sleep right next to you in bed if invited. He has perfect house manners and just a great overall dog.

For more information please contact Maribeth at westernpaaussierescue@gmail.com


Check out his bounce!


Remy ARPH #13772

Remy is a 9-month-old Red Merle male puppy who is striking in appearance and is very strong and muscular. Remy has the most gorgeous pale blue eyes and makes a lot of eye contact. He bonds very quickly and intensely watches his person for direction. Foster mom states, “Remy reminds me of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh. He is very bouncy. Sometimes, when he is running after a ball, he does little bunny hops. So very cute! When he is more seriously jumping, he seems like he has springs in his legs. He is beautiful to watch.”

His former owner shaved him, thus, the short haired coat. Prior to ARPH, Remy was rescued by a Good Samaritan because “his former owner was planning to dump him into the woods.” Remy is house trained but is all puppy and is still learning manners and what is expected of him. Remy is very smart, extremely treat motivated and enjoys learning. He is playful, curious and loves to explore. Remy has 2 speeds - fast and faster. He has that adolescent clumsiness which can be quite entertaining to watch. Remy likes his toys, balls and is interested in Frisbee. He is just a pup and LOVES his chew sticks. He is very Velcro and wants to be beside his human. He knows his sit command and is working on others. He will offer his paw to shake and has excellent recall.

Remy is looking for an active home who would love to regularly hike with him and provide him with mental and physical challenges. He is doing very well with clicker training in his foster home and seems to enjoy it as a game to master. He is being fostered in Central Indiana with older children, cats and other dogs. He can be a possessive of his toys and would be best around a more submissive canine.

Because of his strength, herding instinct and energy level, Remy is looking for a loving home with children 9 and up. His new home will need to be on their toes regarding dog behavior to keep up with this smart boy. An active home is a must for Remy. He needs an affectionate home that enjoys training, likes to participate in dog sporting activities, and is committed to daily exercise and mental stimulation. Remy will make an awesome companion for the right home.

If you are an approved ARPH adopter and interested in learning more about Remy, please contact fondapoland@gmail.com for further discussion. If you are interested in becoming an approved ARPH adopter, the first step is to submit an application. Emails will not be considered until there is an application on file.

Chip ARPH 
Chip is a very mellow fellow who is developing his personality more and more every day!! He does awesome in his kennel. He does not make a mess or any noise unless there is a need to go potty. He is doing great with potty training if taken out regularly. He is doing amazing with the other dogs in the foster home. He tries to get them to play, but they are on the older side and not into play much. Chip is in a foster home with cats, and he has shown very little interest them.  Chip loves being outside and exploring the back yard. He is learning about playing with toys. Chip is currently in a foster home with children (3 and 8 yrs). He prefers the older child as he is quieter and calm. The younger one is a little louder and bounces around more but he is warming up to her as time goes on. Chip has already learned to sit for a treat and his meals. He is currently learning how to master a leash and getting into his kennel. He has been on several car rides and does well, he just lays down and waits until you arrive. 

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information on Chip please contact Ashley at 


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