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.

 

 

 

 

 



 
 

Mae ARPH #14094
Koda ARPH #14096

Meet Koda and Mae

5-Year-old bonded pair


Koda (Male Red Tri) and Mae (Female Red Merle) are 5 years old and a bonded pair. They have been together since they were young puppies. Tragically, their 30-year-old former owner has been diagnosed with a serious illness. Her wish is that the dogs will stay together and have a loving home since she can no longer care for them. Koda and Mae are being fostered together in Central Indiana along with two other Aussies and two dog savvy cats.

Koda is a 55-pound Red Tri with gorgeous amber eyes. Koda is medium energy, submissive and was initially a little reserved after losing his human. Now that he is getting more comfortable in his foster home, he has become more playful and is always up for an adventure. He is definitely Velcro and wants to be at the side of his human. Koda also likes to keep his eye on his sibling Mae. He will alarm bark if someone knocks at the door or pulls into the drive but settles nicely when told quiet. He loves to take car rides and go for walks. Foster dad says that Koda also loves to “run like the wind” around the yard and chase balls. He likes to sleep under the bed at night. He also likes to doze while watching TV with his foster dad. This sweet boy has good house manners and is not being crated at his foster home. Koda is a gentleman when being groomed. He knows all the basic commands and then some.

Mae is a 70-pound obese Red Merle who needs to get to a targeted weight of around 55 pounds. She has the most beautiful blue eyes. Mae, like her brother Koda, will alarm bark if a stranger approaches the house. However, she will be quiet once she knows all is well. Mae is the more dominant one of the pair and leans toward thinking she is the caretaker of the home. In her prior home, she would not leave her former owner's bedside. She is a very loving and loyal girl but needs to know her role in the household. She sometimes thinks she needs to take “care of everything” and will need a savvy Aussie owner to take that load off her shoulders by setting boundaries. She takes direction very well and wants to please. Mae loves to be petted and loved on. She will do the wiggle dance to entice you to scratch and rub her rump. Mae prances around the house carrying a ball or bone most of the time. She is very food/treat motivated and learns quickly. She is also a great car passenger. Mae, like her brother Koda, knows all her basic commands and has great house manners.

Koda and Mae are a ready-made bonded pair looking to be adopted together to an Aussie savvy loving home who can provide boundaries, leadership and regular play/exercise and no children 9 or under. If you are an approved ARPH adopter and interested in adopting Koda and Mae together, 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 and become an approved ARPH adopter. Please note that email inquiries will not be considered until there is an Adoption Application on file.

 
            
 






   
  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 10 months old. He is crate trained and house-trained. 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. He gets along well with most dogs but does chase cats. He is very vocal for his breed. 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


 
   







 

  Roxie ARPH #14125

Meet Roxie a little sweetie with a happy little wiggle but. She is a busy little 7 month old female. She love her toys and bones and gathers them around her. And, talks with her mouth full— she will grab a toy in her mouth and look at you for approval, barking through a mouthful of toy.

Roxie is new to all sorts of experiences. In other words, she learning about everything, basic commands, walking on a leash, and meeting strangers. A great opportunity for you to bond with her through training—she’s a quick learner and motivated. She will bond deeply with her people.

She is crate and potty trained, but will need consistency and reinforcement to continue her success. She loves going for a walk (those inflatable Santa’s are a bit scary and worth a bark) and is learning not to pull.

Roxie is good with cats and other dogs (probably not an older dog as she is a rambunctious player and a bit possessive of her toys and people). Her former people had children and they reported she was good with them, but chewed their toys. I can believe that!

Roxie is looking for an active home with lots of stimulus. She needs a family that will continue with socializing and training her. A traditional fenced yard in required.

If ARPH approved, please contact The Management Team at managementteam2@yahoo.com If not approved please fill out an application. Roxie is located in Ohio.


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