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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Rex is a big, fluffy cuddly boy who would love to find a forever home that appreciates all his puppy-like qualities. He’s two years old, and sadly lost his home when his owners were deployed. Rex is quite the charmer, with a sweet disposition and a willing paw shake for all his friends. Everywhere Rex goes, he gains a following of admirers who can’t get over how beautiful he is and what a sweet disposition he has. He does well with other dogs that he has met, loves people and kids (his former family had young children). In his former home he got along with other dogs and with cats and lived with horses, chickens and turkeys.
According to his foster dad, Rex is learning "sit", but that usually morphs into a side saddle sit and that moves to a lay down and pat my belly move! He has no idea what "stay" means but we're working on it. He also will jump up sometimes, usually when excited, and he's learning that's not acceptable. Rex has discovered the joy of toys and focus’ a lot of energy on them. He still has a lot of puppy in him.

The ideal home for Rex is one that will continue his training, and most importantly – be able to meet his requirements for exercise and mental workouts. Like most Aussies, he is not a couch potato. Do you think you might qualify? If so, and if you are an approved ARPH applicant contact Hope. Rex is being fostered near Greensburg, PA.






This cute little guy is Zane. He’s about 1 1/2 years old and came into ARPH from a rural area for chasing down chickens which is a story that has led us to many great dogs before him. Zane is a sweet boy who wants love and attention all of the time from his person. Sometimes he jumps up when he gets excited but is learning better manners from his foster home. He’s a smart boy but has a lot to learn yet.  

Zane loves other dogs and loves to play with them. He can be a bit pushy and rough about it like many young Aussies but is very good natured about it all. 

He is very good about being in a crate and relaxing there. 

Zane is somewhat fearful of new people when he first goes to new places but adjusts well over time with exposure and patience. He’s comfortable with multiple surfaces and places but needs calm and time to meet new people. We believe this behavior will reduce significantly over time if he’s handled properly. This lovely young boy is looking for a forever home with an experienced dog owner who will help him mature into an even more wonderful dog than he already is.  If already approved contact Amy.


Say hello to Merry!

Merry LOVES her humans and is such a happy dog when she's around them! 

Merry is just over 3 years old.  Who came to rescue through no fault of her own -- her owner sadly had to rehome her due to a change in living arrangements.
She's very smart -- she knows how to sit and shake.  She will let you know when she needs to potty, with a small bark or nudge.  Merry will go into the crate with a little bit of coaxing -- and cheese.  She's a lover of belly rubs and takes a treat very nicely.

Merry admits that she is overweight (the vet would like her to lose 30 lbs), so her energy level is pretty low right now.  Otherwise, she's healthy.  With a dedicated owner, regular exercise and a balanced diet, she'll drop those pounds and be a stunner!   Currently, Merry does fine on a leash, she enjoys her walks.  She pulls a bit, but really walks easily. She, like most Aussies, would appreciate some additional training.   Merry is great in the car and is always up for an outing or an adventure!

She's been good meeting dogs out and about -- eager to say hello, but can be a little over zealous with her greeting.   She's a bit of a diva and likes to have her owner to herself at home, so Merry would do best as an only dog with a dedicated owner -- and in a home with no kids.  She really LOVES her people, her favorite place is with them and she is very generous with her affection to humans.  She goes up to everyone for a pet.

Once she drops a few lbs, she'll be a tall bouncy girl! Right now she's learning how to be the best dog possible for her next family!

Merry is looking for a dedicated adult owner that will love her and help her reach her full potential.  Merry is being fostered in Alexandria, Virginia.  If you think you can provide Merry with the love and structure she needs, please contact Karen .











Benji is a 2.5 year old Blue Merle male who came to rescue because his owners had no time for him. Benji is VERY smart -- he can sit, stay and shake.  He loves learning.  When he's tired he gives himself a "time-out" and goes to his crate for a nap!

Benji weighs about 50 lbs. He's your typical active male Aussie -- but he tires easily of his younger foster brother. So we think he'd do best as an only dog in an active home, or with an older more laid  back dog. Benji is a CAT CHASER and a CHICKEN CHASER -- it's a habit his foster mom cannot break.   He needs a little leash work - he's a bit of a puller, but he's working on it and as smart as he is, he'll be leash trained in no time! He loves to play frisbee and catch -- he does need to work on release. 

Cute Benji has one brown eye and one blue eye -- his previous owner shaved his beautiful coat him, so he will be even cuter when his coat grows back! Best of all -- Benji is kid friendly! Really a great dog! He is up to date on all vaccinations and is neutered.  Benji is being fostered in western Virginia. If you have an APPROVED application contact Karen


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