Koda ARPH #14409
If you are looking for a very loving, smart, energetic and athletic Aussie, Koda may be your guy! Koda is a happy, bouncy 4-year-old with a current weight of 49 pounds. He stands 20 inches at the top of his shoulder.
Foster mom says, “Koda is such a funny boy. He likes sitting with his foster family and watching animal shows on tv. When I get up in the morning, or when I get home after being away, he screams with joy in greeting me. He is athletic and I’ve seen him jump straight up with all four feet off the ground. I’ve seen him kick out his legs when he’s airborne. He believes squirrels are the enemy, but he has yet to catch one. Koda really enjoys being brushed and petted. He also loves rolling onto his back for self-back scratches as well as napping on his back with his feet in the air. He is well-behaved and sits automatically for a treat or to have his leash attached. He enjoys walks and while not thoroughly leash trained, he does not pull or drag. He is a soft dog and if he hears a tone of voice that he thinks might be scolding, or critical, he goes into submissive mode. He is very trainable and likes to please.”
Koda came to ARPH after being surrendered by his former owners to a Shelter, reportedly because young active children made him nervous. He lived with 2 other dogs and a cat in his former home.
Koda is looking for a forever home who will give him the love, direction and exercise that all dogs deserve. He is more on the submissive side. Koda would do well as an only dog or in a home or with another polite dog and an experienced Aussie handler. A household with structure and not a lot of commotion would be best. Homes without young children under 12 and a physically fenced in yard are requirements
Koda is being fostered in the Central Indiana area. If you are an approved ARPH adopter with a current application on file and interested in learning more about Koda, please contact [email protected]. If you are not but are interested in becoming an approved ARPH adopter, please submit an adoption application. Please refrain from contacting members of our organization or asking about specific dogs/potential matches until after your screening process has been completed and approved.
Once ARPH receives your application, we will contact you by email. If you do not respond to our email, we will not continue with the processing of your application. Please be patient--it may be several days or a week or so before you hear back from one of our volunteers. Most ARPH Volunteers have jobs, as well as families and their own dogs to tend. This is a labor of love for us all, and we work very hard to be responsive as possible to potential adopters and Aussies in need. Please note that after you have submitted an adoption application, you should receive a confirmation screen. Please also know that the Indiana/Illinois chapter receives ONLY the applicants who live in our territory.
Koda taking a ride in the golfcart
Koda loves self back-scratches