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 11 months old and being fostered in Kansas. He is crate trained and housetrained. He also likes to chase a frisbee and tennis ball. He seems to be interested in water and likes the the pools in his foster home.

HooDoo has done well with children, although shy at first. He is a very affectionate dog and loves to be near his person. HooDoo is doing well with dog savvy cats and can now be considered for a cat home. Due to a lack of early socialization in his former home he is slow to warm up to strangers so he will need a patient family willing to allow him time to get to know them.

HooDoo is a very loving and playful dog and has come a very long way in foster care. From going on his first walk, to his first car ride, and getting his first bath. HooDoo may have gotten a late start in life but he is adjusting to his new world very quickly. If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about HooDoo please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com

     
 







Sammy with resident dog taking treats


Sammy playing with resident dog


     
Sammy ARPH #14150

Sweet Sammy is sure to win your heart. He is a handsome 5-year-old (birthdate 1/31/14) Black Tri with a docked tail. Sammy came into ARPH in July after his young owner determined that she could not provide the care that he needed. Upon his intake into rescue, it was determined that Sammy had severe flea infected dermatitis, parasites and was overweight due to a poor diet and a condition of hypothyroidism. Now with vetting and the loving care by his foster family, Sammy is returning to a healthy state and is now ready for a loving home to call his own.

Sammy is easygoing, snuggly and housetrained. He has great house manners, is not being crated, and knows to sit for food. He is very friendly with other dogs as well as people and is usually flashing a big happy smile. He walks well on a leash and enjoys going on walks with his foster family which includes another female Aussie. He also is a good car passenger. Sammy likes to chase balls and is learning how to catch and bring back a Frisbee.

Foster mom says, “Sam is a very sweet boy. It is so great to see how he blossomed with weight loss and improved health. He will run up the stairs, (he could only climb 2 stairs initially), jump on the couch and chairs to snuggle, and he loves to play. We are working on general manners, sitting and staying until the door is open and he is free to go, and helping him gain confidence to do more things physically.” Sammy now weighs 60 pounds and could lose about 10 more pounds to be at his ideal weight. He is 21 inches to the top of his shoulder.

Sam loves attention and is the typical Velcro Aussie wanting to be near his people. Sam is looking for a family who will provide interaction, training and regular daily playtime and exercise, and wants the love and attention as much as he does. Homes with dog savvy children 9 and over could be considered on a selective basis. A home with a physical fence is always preferred. He is currently not being fostered with cats but reportedly did fine with the cats in his former home. Cat testing can be done.

Sammy is being fostered in Central Indiana. 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.

     

 


      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 the most handsome 3 year old neutered male dog. 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 a little space. 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 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. He is now fully vetted and microchipped and 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 coming along nicely with his housetraining, sits for treats and has great recall. He is not being fostered with cats but was polite when cat tested.

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. Dog savvy children over 9 years old 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.

     

 





Allie playing with a toy




      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 but likes to be in charge and loves to groom them. She is coming along nicely with her housetraining, sits for treats and has great recall. She loves to go for walks but needs some leash training. She is not being fostered with cats so her receptivity to the felines is an unknown.

Allie is being fostered in the Southwest Indiana territory. Allie is looking for an Aussie savvy home where she will be provided with regular physical and mental challenges. A physical fence is required.

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

     

 



      Carson ARPH #14200

Carson is a 6 month old Red Merle male who currently weighs only 36 pounds. Carson will be a smaller Aussie. He was born into our care to Ginger and Dierks who were both on the smaller side. Carson was the smallest puppy in the litter. Carson is a sweet natured puppy but can be a little nervous in new situations. He has a wonderful work ethic and has participated in dock diving, agility classes, and frisbee. Because he can be timid in new settings we are looking for an active or casual working home for him. Carson is sweet and warms up to new people. Carson is crate trained with rare accidents, he is working on housetraining but is coming around quickly.

Carson is good with cats and has been well socialized to other dogs. He enjoys playing and responds appropriately to correction from adult dogs. He has a medium energy level. He does bark in his crate at times but settles quickly for a food puzzle. He walks well on leash and has been exposed to children with no concerns.

Carson does occasionally get into things he shouldn't and will engage in minor destructive behaviors if left unsupervised. His foster home calls this "puppy stuff". He doesn't like loud sudden noises. Overall Carson is growing into a sweet, gentle dog.

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


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