Available ARPH Dogs in the Mid Atlantic Region

ARPH's Mid Atlantic region includes: Delaware, DC, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia .  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.

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  Petunia ARPH #13687

Are you looking for a BFF? Meet Petunia! This adorable little Aussie (she’s 34 lbs) is looking for her perfect home. She’s young – only about 2.5 years. She gets along great with dogs and cats. She’s a cuddler, and a real people pleaser.

Although she’s young, Super Sweet Petunia does well with moderate activity. She LOVES to go on long walks and gets excited when she sees the leash! She is also a good jogging partner and would likely excel at agility. She is also very comfortable lounging on the sofa!

Petunia came to ARPH from West Virginia where she was likely a backyard breeder. Through her foster family, she is learning how to be a dog – she’s enjoying it and gaining confidence every day.

She is shy and a bit skittish, but does not have an aggressive bone in her body. When she came to her foster family she didn’t know what stairs were, wasn’t fully housebroken, didn’t know how to sit and had no idea what a “treat” was. She used to be nervous riding in the family’s car and jeep, but jumps in and out like a pro! Through lots of love, patience and guidance from her foster family brother, sister, two cats and a very dog friendly neighborhood, Petunia is doing great!

Petunia has brown soulful eyes that will melt your heart. This special little Aussie is a real diamond in the “ruff”. She needs a patient and loving human (and possibly a canine) to help her become an amazing dog. The foundation is there – she just needs a little attention and focus. She’ll repay you with unwavering loyalty and lots of cuddling!

She would do best in a home with lots of adult human contact, maybe someone that works from home, can bring her to their office, or is an active retiree. She’s met several young kids and quite frankly, they stress her out -- so limited exposure to young kids is ideal. Petunia is also not a fan of heavy traffic, busses or loud trucks.

Petunia currently lives with two Aussies an 8 year old male and a 13 year old female – she gets along great with both. She follows the male’s every move and is especially respectful of the senior female. And as much as the family’s two cats try to provoke her, she simply doesn’t take the bait!

She has been crated and will occasionally go in it to hang out, but after a couple of weeks in their home her foster family hasn’t felt the need to crate her on a regular basis. Petunia does NOT do well crated all day. Because she is still learning to be a dog, she has little interest in toys or balls. And she’s not the kind of dog that you can let out in the back yard or open space to run – she enjoys and NEEDS to be on her leash with her human.

Petunia is being fostered in Virginia If you think YOU could be HER BFF and are approved, please contact Karen at kaj2600@yahoo.com for more information. 


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Dozer ARPH #13835

Meet Dozer ARPH #13835! He is a sweet 3 year old netuered red tri Aussie looking for his forever home! Dozer is up to date on all vaccinations and is heartworm negative. He now weighs about 40 pounds but could add a little more.  He is housebroken, crate trained and good with people.

Dozer's foster home has a 13 year old son with whom he's been great.  He was never around dogs before, and while he is working on his dog manners, he will do best in an only dog home. No cats as he has never lived with one. He walks well on a leash and loves going for walks.  He is sweet, energetic and happy.

If someone was interested in training him for agility, he has the skills! He loves toys and fetch and settles nicely in the car.

A traditionally fenced yard will be required as he loves to run and play.

Dozer is being fostered in Bryn Mawr, PA. If you might be able to give this sweet boy his forever home, please contact Kay.










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