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.






        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


Sammy with resident dog taking treats

Sammy playing with resident dog

Sammy ARPH #14150

Sweet Sammy is sure to win your heart. He is a handsome 5-year-old (birthdate 1/31/14) Black Tri with a docked tail. Sammy came into ARPH in July after his young owner determined that she could not provide the care that he needed. Upon his intake into rescue, it was determined that Sammy had severe flea infected dermatitis, parasites and was overweight due to a poor diet and a condition of hypothyroidism. Now with vetting and the loving care by his foster family, Sammy is returning to a healthy state and is now ready for a loving home to call his own.

Sammy is easygoing, snuggly and housetrained. He has great house manners, is not being crated, and knows to sit for food. He is very friendly with other dogs as well as people and is usually flashing a big happy smile. He walks well on a leash and enjoys going on walks with his foster family which includes another female Aussie. He also is a good car passenger. Sammy likes to chase balls and is learning how to catch and bring back a Frisbee.

Foster mom says, “Sam is a very sweet boy. It is so great to see how he blossomed with weight loss and improved health. He will run up the stairs, (he could only climb 2 stairs initially), jump on the couch and chairs to snuggle, and he loves to play. We are working on general manners, sitting and staying until the door is open and he is free to go, and helping him gain confidence to do more things physically.” Sammy now weighs 60 pounds and could lose about 10 more pounds to be at his ideal weight. He is 21 inches to the top of his shoulder.

Sam loves attention and is the typical Velcro Aussie wanting to be near his people. Sam is looking for a family who will provide interaction, training and regular daily playtime and exercise, and wants the love and attention as much as he does. Homes with dog savvy children 9 and over could be considered on a selective basis. A home with a physical fence is always preferred. He is currently not being fostered with cats but reportedly did fine with the cats in his former home. Cat testing can be done.

Sammy is being fostered in Central Indiana. Approved ARPH adopters ONLY may contact fondapoland@gmail.com for further discussion. If interested in becoming an approved adopter, the first step is to complete an application.


  Jax playing with resident dog

Jax loves back rubs

Jax chasing butterflies

Jax's first day in foster home

Jax ARPH #14157

Jax is a 55-pound happy go lucky Blue Merle with a full tail and a birthdate of 6/28/17. He has completed his vetting and is now looking for that home to call his own. Animal Control had picked Jax up on several occasions after neighbors reported that he was roaming the streets. His former owner eventually surrendered him to the local shelter saying that he was an "escape artist." Jax apparently had busted out of an open window in a home with no air conditioner and fled a yard with no fence to seek some adventure.

Foster mom reports that he has barely left her side since coming into rescue.

Jax is very friendly with humans and other dogs. He loves playing with the ARPH Alumni resident male dog who is near his age. He gets along fine with the other 2 resident female dogs as well and eats politely right beside everyone. Jax loves to retrieve the Frisbee, play in the kiddie pool, chases butterflies and rides well in the car with a car harness. He is easy on the leash and loves going for walks with the other resident dogs. Foster mom says, “Jax is an absolute sweetheart. He is athletic and agile which can take you by surprise because he presents himself as a goofy but fast running love bug.”
He does get on edge over loud noises such as fireworks and thunder but this has been controlled with calming treats. He has come along nicely with his housetraining and is not being crated. He really enjoys sleeping on the bed with his foster mom.

Jax is being fostered in East Central Indiana. A home with a physical fence is needed so he can safely play. Our expectation of all of our adopters is a commitment to obedience training, mental stimulation, play and regular exercise. Jax would benefit by having another playful dog in the home or where the human is available most of the day for companionship. Dog savvy children over 9 years old could be selectively considered. He is not being fostered with cats so this is an unknown.

Approved ARPH adopters ONLY may contact fondapoland@gmail.com for further discussion. If interested in becoming an approved adopter, the first step is to complete an application.


        Aiden ARPH #14231

Aiden came to us from an animal shelter. He was found by officers on a tie out. He was tangled up and couldn't move around much. His owners had moved away and left him in the yard. Despite his rough start in life Aiden is the sweetest dog. He gives hugs and is so gentle. He does well with kids, cats, and other dogs. He can be nervous of his leash. We suspect this is because he was left on a tie out and has a bad association with things around his neck. He is overcoming this and will walk on leash without much concern. Aiden sometimes gets nervous of loud noises. He can be jumpy but recovers very quickly. For this reason we hope to find a calm household for him. Aiden adores spending time with people and is always seeking out petting. He is doing well with his crate training and is getting better about house training. Occasionally he will play with humans but still gets a bit nervous if we raise our hands or move to fast. We believe this will get better with time. Aiden is estimated to be around 3 years old and he has a full tail. He is currently 48 pounds and could stand to add a nit more weight. Aiden is looking for a patient owner so that he can continue to thrive and become more confident. If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Aiden please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.


        Garth ARPH #14198

Garth is the most handsome 3 year old neutered male dog. He can be very shy, especially with new people and large groups and is still learning to walk on a leash. He is house and kennel trained and LOVES car rides and taking apart stuffed and squeaky toys. At 39 lbs he’s on the smaller side for an Aussie but he’s very athletic. Garth would be happiest in a home with another dog to help him to be brave and needs a fenced yard. Young children frighten him, but kids over 12 and dog-savvy cats are okay. Garth takes time to warm up to people as he didn’t get one-on-one attention before coming to ARPH and needs a patient family that can give him a little space. If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Garth please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.


        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.


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