Aussies in Need

The ARPH dogs below are in need of extra support. You can help by donating to the additional costs.

When we commit to a dog that requires special care or surgery, these costs can become exorbitant. Sometimes foster space isn't available, and we may need to board a dog temporarily. All of these costs quickly add up.

Please consider helping us meet the many extraordinary expenses for these Aussies.



Frank ARPH #14483



Frank needs your help! Frank is a 6-month-old 24-pound red merle who was abandoned. A good Samaritan noticed Frank wandering around his neighborhood. He contacted the Humane Society and got him to safety.

ARPH was contacted so now Frank is being fostered in the Central Indiana area. Frank’s foster noticed vomiting and lethargy, so he was taken to the vet for treatment and testing. After testing, Frank continued to have difficulties and ultimately ended under the emergency care of the Purdue University Small Animal Hospital in critical condition.

Frank had a tough fight on his little paws, but he made it through. He was diagnosed with a PSS – Portosystemic Shunt which means he has an extra artery in his liver which prevents his body from absorbing nutrients and cleaning it. Fortunately for Frank, he can have surgery to repair the shunt and live a normal life. He has been through a lot in his short life and is beginning to thrive with the medical support he is receiving.

With his emergency vetting, testing and surgery, Frank’s bills are near $10,000. ARPH has always been fortunate to have so many caring donors for Aussies with special needs. Any donation, no matter the amount, helps. Please help Frank by contributing to his medical expenses using his personal PayPay button located below. A PayPal account is not needed. Donations can also be mailed. Any donations exceeding Frank’s expenses will be reserved for other ARPH dogs in need.


Please click on the PayPal button to help Frank!