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.


          

 





      HooDoo ARPH #14095

HooDoo is an awesome 2 year old black tri male aussie being fostered in Kansas. He came to ARPH as a very shy, scared, reserved boy due to lack of socialization in his early life. He has become a very affectionate dog once he feels comfortable with you. This may take a little bit of time but once he feels safe he is a lover. HooDoo loves being near his person. His current foster reports he is usually within three feet while working at home and will gently come and nudge or have a soft touch with a paw to request a pet and/or be let out. He is crate trained and housebroken. He will follow around the house to stay close to his person. He hasn’t had any accidents while at his foster home. He does get let out several times a day and has free run of the house at night.

HooDoo enjoys playing with tennis balls, frisbees and jolly balls outside. He is quite the athlete and can jump high so he should have higher fence. He seems to be interested in water and likes the pool in his foster home. HooDoo is a very quiet dog and rarely barks unless to alert to people at the door. He does tend to bark a little bit more at the fence when other dogs are around. He loves being curled up on the sofa or on the bed next to his person. He is gentle to take treats. HooDoo does well with children, although he seems to be a little nervous with younger kids. HooDoo is doing well with dog savvy cats. He is currently fostered with two other dogs and gets along with them well. He would also do well as an only dog.

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about HooDoo 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.


 

     


 




Ry and Allie playing with a duck




Ry and Allie playing



Ry and Allie eating ice with Bear





      Ry ARPH #14270

Ry is a handsome one year old 49-pound Black Tri who is an easy going sweetheart. He came into ARPH from a shelter. Animal control had picked Ry up as a stray and when the owners came to claim him, they refused to pay the associated fine. Therefore, Ry became the property of the county. He was then released to ARPH to bring into our fostering program to prepare Ry for rehoming. Before rescue, the only life Ry knew was the world that he could see tied up in a backyard. He is now so enjoying being a family dog and is ready for his new family.

Ry's foster mom describes him as a lover and affectionate. He is medium energy and is content with regular play activities, daily walks, playing with a canine sibling and hanging with his humans. He can be a little cautious when meeting strangers but is a friendly boy. He gets along well with other dogs. He is house trained, sits for treats and has great recall. He did very well when visiting a friend and slept soundly next to the cat.

Ry is being fostered in the Southwest Indiana territory. Our expectation of all of our adopters is a commitment to obedience training, mental stimulation play and regular exercise. Ry would benefit to having another playful dog in the home for companionship. He is being fostered with ARPH Allie who is also available for adoption. They came from the same shelter but did not know each other prior to rescue. They really enjoy playing with one another, would be a ready-made pair for someone looking for two dogs and would keep each other entertained. They can be adopted separately. A home with a physical fence is required. Homes with dog savvy children 9 and over could be selectively considered.

Approved ARPH adopters ONLY may contact fondapoland@gmail.com for further discussion. If interested in becoming an approved adopter, the first step is to complete an application.


Dogs just want to have fun:


     

 





Allie playing with a toy




Allie and Ry playing with a duck




Allie looking for Ry



Allie and Ry eating ice with Bear




     

Allie ARPH #13788

Meet Allie!

Allie is a pretty one year old 41-pound Black Tri who gets along with everyone. She came into ARPH from a shelter after she was picked up as a stray. She is now fully vetted and microchipped and ready for a family of her own.

Foster mom describes her as one of the smartest Aussies that she has met. Allie is very active and has the typical puppy energy of a one year old. She is highly treat driven and learns fast. Foster mom stated that she thought she could easily learn the alphabet. She loves to rest her head on her human's lap and is very sweet and affectionate. She gets along well with other dogs in the household and loves when the resident dog grooms her ears in the morning. She is housetrained, sits for treats, likes to play with toys, knows to wait to eat, loves to chew on ice, and has great recall. She loves to go for walks but needs some leash training. She did great at the vet's and the groomers. She is not being fostered with cats but ignored the cats while visiting a friend and was not interested in the cat at the vets.

Allie is being fostered in the Southwest Indiana territory. Our expectation of all of our adopters is a commitment to obedience training, mental stimulation play and regular exercise. Allie is being fostered with ARPH Ry who is also available for adoption. They came from the same shelter but did not know each other prior to rescue. They really enjoy playing with one another and would be a ready-made pair for someone looking for two dogs. A physical fence is required. Homes with dog savvy children 9 and over could be selectively considered.

Approved ARPH adopters ONLY may contact fondapoland@gmail.com for further discussion. If interested in becoming an approved adopter, the first step is to complete an application

Dogs just want to have fun:


     

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