Referral Aussies in the North East Region




The following dogs are not part of the ARPH program. All information has been provided by the private individual or group, not affiliated with ARPH, that is the caretaker of the dog. Anyone using this information is responsible for determining whether the information about these dogs is accurate. ARPH has no obligation, responsibility or liability with respect to the adoption and placement of the dog. These dogs are merely being listed by ARPH on this page as a service in the hope of aiding with their placement and avoiding unnecessary euthanasia.

Please consider one of these wonderful dogs as your future family member:

Current Referrals


Look at this bright-eyed, beautiful Aussie girl! Layla is nine years young, presenting like a five-year-old dog with her energy and gorgeous, silky coat. She's on the petite side (35 pounds) and very healthy, save for a darned ACL tear that her people just paid to have fixed. As soon as Layla heals from that surgery (in just a few weeks!), she will be ready to move into her next home. Layla is an owner-give-up due to the arrival of a baby at home. Her family thinks she has too much energy to be around a new born. Since the baby came, Layla has been living with relatives -- so she's sad and confused.

Children do make Layla nervous -- so it's best if her next home is child-free. She has never met a cat; dog roommates will be considered if their personality is low-key and laid back.

Layla is a smart, good girl with some great obedience skills. She loves her people and we think her heart will need more healing than her ligament surgery. Will you be the one to help this loyal girl through this RUFF life transition?

Layla is located in northern Virginia and is on referral, but ARPH is helping to facilitate the adoption by screening applicants. If you think you'd like to meet Layla, please email Jean at


Callie is a 2 year old (DOB 7/15/17) spayed red merle Aussie in need of a home. She is being given up because she and the female Border Collie in the home have been getting into fights. She weighs about 40 pounds, has a docked tail, is housebroken and crate trained. According to her owner she knows - spin, sit, stay, lay down, bring it, drop it and wait. She has lived with a cat but will chase. She has also been exposed to chickens in a pen and has learned to leave them alone.

Callie takes approximately 30 minutes to warm up to strangers and seems to prefer women over men. Once she warms up her owner reports that she is super lovable, cuddly and fun. She can be somewhat dominant with other dogs so will be placed as an only dog or potentially with a submissive male. She is currently living with her owners on the east end of Long Island.

Those with an approved application will be referred to the owner. Please contact ARPH Rep Pat for further information.


Meet Max. Max is a 3.5 year old, 50lb, black tri male Aussie, who was purchased from a breeder (the breeder is not requiring that he be returned to them). Max is a great dog and very loving but he's also extremely high energy and his current owner is finding it difficult to keep up with him and her small children. He's an early riser and can go for hours of walking if you want! Max is a great traveler in the car and loves other dogs - more specifically female dogs. He doesn't dislike male dogs, but is nervous around aggressive male dogs. His owner thinks this is because when he was a puppy he was picked on by some big aggressive dogs at their first dog park.

As sweet as Max is, he can also be anxious – especially around the family's pool. While he loves swimming, splashing or cleaning the pool with certain brushes that make loud sounds (or pool vacuum) stress him out. Max also gets very anxious when the family's children cry – he cries, pants and barks loudly. While not aggressive towards the children – pools and kids really stress him out. The family has worked with several trainers, but can't help him relax.

Max would do best in a more quiet home – one without kids (or a pool), where he can be the center of attention – or share the attention with an active, but laid back dog. Max also needs an owner that can provide him with the mental and physical exercise he needs. If you think you have a home for Max, please contact Karen.