Available ARPH Dogs in the Mid West Region





 

ARPH's Mid West region includes: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin and Central Canada (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunuvut).  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.


Please also check our Referral Page for Aussies who are not in the ARPH program.

 

 

 

 

 
            
 






   
  Gunner ARPH #14081

Gunner is an 8 year old Australian Shepherd. Gunner has lived as an outside dog for the last 7 years of his life and is now learning what indoor life is all about. Gunner loves water and playing with his people. He is a very talkative dog. Gunner enjoys being in your space and chasing a toy or playing tug. He is a bouncy, animated dog. He does well with most dogs, and children. He is doing great with house training and crate training. Gunner is also very social with strangers, he doesn't seem to know what a stranger is.

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Gunner please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.
 

            
 





   
  Harley ARPH #14092

Harley is a 1 year old double Merle Australian Shepherd. He may have limited vision in his right eye. Harley does appear to have full range hearing. He has the biggest smile and is an all around goofy, playful puppy. He gets along will with most dogs, he enjoys water and swimming. Harley will chase a tennis ball and play fetch. He also loves hanging out in the house with his people. His potty training is going very well and he is great in his kennel. He can be vocal at times. Harley will need a home willing to let him warm up a bit, he can be unsure of strangers. With Harley's vision impairment he can become spooked by sudden movement. We recommend a home without young children.

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Harley please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.


            
 





   
  HooDoo ARPH #14095

HooDoo is 11 months old and being fostered in Kansas. He is crate trained and housetrained. He also likes to chase a frisbee and tennis ball. He seems to be interested in water and likes the the pools in his foster home.

HooDoo has done well with children, although shy at first. He is a very affectionate dog and loves to be near his person. HooDoo is doing well with dog savvy cats and can now be considered for a cat home. Due to a lack of early socialization in his former home he is slow to warm up to strangers so he will need a patient family willing to allow him time to get to know them.

HooDoo is a very loving and playful dog and has come a very long way in foster care. From going on his first walk, to his first car ride, and getting his first bath. HooDoo may have gotten a late start in life but he is adjusting to his new world very quickly.

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about HooDoo please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com


 
   
 





   
  Koda ARPH #14081

Koda is 2.5 years old. He loves playing with tennis balls and swimming. Koda is a sweet dog who will need a patient family willing to give him some time to get comfortable with them. He is crate trained and is doing great with house training. He is affectionate once he gets to know you.

Koda will need a quiet home with a fenced yard. Koda is a class clown once he gets comfortable with his surroundings. He can be found pouncing on his tennis ball, snorkeling in his pool, or putting all of the Jolly Balls into a special hiding spot. Koda loves to be petted and held. He is very much a young, energetic Aussie. Always keeping his foster parents entertained with his silly personality. He may be shy but he sure is hiding a big personality.

Koda is starting to behave more confidently around children. We recommend no kids under 12 at this time.

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Koda please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.


            
 





   
  Izzy ARPH #14089

Izzy is a 3 year old female. She likes people and is not aloof with strangers. She is hesitant with men but not timid or shy. She enjoys children and would do well in a home with kids. Izzy is intimidated by cats but does not attempt to chase or pursue them. She loves playing with toys and is getting comfortable with being indoors. She is crate trained and has no accidents in the crate.

Izzy previously lived outdoors and escaped by digging on occasion. She hasn't made any attempts to escape the yard in foster care. This is likely because she is now an indoor dog.

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Izzy please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.


            
 





   
  Ginger ARPH #14199

Ginger came to us from a breeding situation. She is being fostered in South Central Kansas. Her owners were no longer able to care for her. She gave birth to 6 puppies. 2 Females and 4 Males.

Ginger is in love with every person she meets so far. She really wants to cuddle but hasn’t quite figured out how to sit still for it yet. Doing well with our cats and other dogs, does well in the car, and is learning how to play. She is even starting to let the other dogs check out her puppies.

We are now accepting applications for Ginger and her pups. We will not be making final placement decisions until the puppies reach 6/7 weeks old. Puppies will not leave mom until they are at least 8 weeks old.

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Ginger please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.

Please complete an application prior to contacting us.

 
   

   
Ginger's puppies were born into our care on February 17th, 2019. There are 4 puppies still available for adoption. Adopters must travel to the foster home to adopt.

We will not be making final placement decisions until the puppies reach 6/7 weeks old. Puppies will not leave mom until they are at least 8 weeks old.

If you are an ARPH approved adopter please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.

Please complete an application prior to contacting us.

            
 




Cash on Commands  

Cash playing with a toy  

Cash playing at foster home  
   
  Cash ARPH #14141

Meet Cash!

2-year-old Cash is a 64-pound Red Tri with beautiful piercing blue eyes. He was dropped off at a shelter along with several other dogs because his former owner stated that he “just had too many dogs.” Cash is a little reserved and barks cautiously at first but then LOVES attention and to be petted. He is a medium to medium/high energy boy and needs to have another doggy playmate to have fun and run off some energy. He is used to being with several dogs. Cash is more of a follower by nature and other dogs seem to give him confidence. Cash is being fostered with some dog savvy cats but would chase them if they would run. He chases squirrels with gusto.

Cash knows some basic commands such as sit and down. He tilts his head when being spoken to by his human as if he is trying his darnedest to understand what is being said to him. He rides well in the car. We think his life was that of living outside before coming into rescue. Initially he would become startled with everyday house noises and knew very little about toys, balls, etc but is quickly learning and adapting to being an indoor dog. Even with is prior limitations, Cash has great house manners and is now housetrained. He is a strong boy and needs leash training. He will on occasion go into an open-door crate to sleep but otherwise chooses to sleep on a doggy bed near his foster’s bed. Cash is treat driven has a strong desire to please and loves being told how good he is. He is a smart boy and keeps alert to everything that is going on around him. He is cautious when meeting new people but warms up nicely. Like most Aussies, Cash needs a structured home that provides him with boundaries and direction. A commitment to obedience training is an expectation for all of our adopters to promote bonding and good communication.

Cash is being fostered in Central Indiana. His targeted home will have a fenced in yard with plenty of room to run, a playmate dog or two, and a person who is primarily at home who can work with him to gain confidence.

If you are an approved ARPH adopter, have another playful stable canine and are interested in Cash, please contact fondapoland@gmail.com for further discussion. If you are interested in becoming an approved ARPH adopter, the first step is to submit an application. Emails will not be considered until there is an adoption application on file.

            
 







   
  Murphy ARPH #14195

Murphy is around 3 years old. Murphy came to us from a breeding situation. His owners were no longer able to keep him. He is a little shy at first but very wiggly and interested in people. He has done well with children but can be a bit bouncy and unaware of his own size, we recommend children over 12 but will consider younger children on a case by case basis.

Murphy does great with other dogs and is learning about walking on leash. He hasn't been on one before now. He is doing great with his crate training but still has occasional accidents. Murphy has only been living inside for 2 weeks and is doing very well learning about the house and potty training. He is afraid of cats so at this time we will be looking for a cat free home for Murphy. We will consider cat homes on a case by case basis. Murphy will continue to be exposed to cats in his foster home so that he can be more confident around them.

Murphy is a very animated silly dog with a unique coat pattern.

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Murphy please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.

 
   
 





   
  Dierks ARPH #14192

Dierks is a from a breeding operation where we believe he sired several litters of puppies. He is friendly and outgoing, likes to be with people and has learned all about treats and couches! Because he lived outdoors house training and walking on a leash in progress but crate training is going well. He would be happy in a home with or without other dogs and so far has done great with calm children.

We have not yet exposed Dierks to cats or livestock. He is neutered and healthy.

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Dierks please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.


 
   
 






   
  Zoey ARPH #14093

Zoey came to us from a breeder that had decided to close down. Zoey lived in a small pen with two other dogs. She is around 3 years old and appears to have been born on the property. We suspect she may be Ginger's sister.

Zoey is a submissive dog. She loves people and had no issues with strangers but she lacks confidence. She is still learning about the leash and sometimes still needs to be carried when she becomes overwhelmed. She has been in foster care for 3 weeks and before now had never been on a leash. She is a very affectionate dog that likes to cuddle with people. She enjoys playing with other dogs although it takes a few slow introductions before she feels safe enough to play.

Zoey is one the sweetest foster dogs in her foster home. Always seeking out affection. She still has occasional accidents in her crate and in the home. She is coming around very quickly and we look forward to watching her confidence continue to grow. She will be spayed, microchipped, and up to date on all vaccines and preventatives.

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Zoey please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.


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