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.






Eli ARPH #13750

Eli is a handsome neutered, 3-year-old black bi. Eli was picked up as a stray by the local animal shelter. Eli loves other well-mannered dogs and gets along well with children. He's done well with indoor cats but has yet to be left alone with them. He is an all around friendly laid back Aussie.

Eli is doing well with his house training. He enjoys water and can often be found lounging around in his kiddie pool. Eli has shown his ability to escape crates when left unattended. He also does not like to be confined to a room, he will find a way out. The right home for Eli will allow him to be out and about in the house while they are away.

Eli is the definition of a velcro dog and wants to be near his people at all times. He prefers to lay at your feet and follow you everywhere you go. Eli would love a home with people who like to have a dog near them whenever they are home. A fence and time to supervise Eli when outside is recommended.

Eli is being fostered in Kansas. If you wish to learn more about Eli please reach out to Ashley.


Bo ARPH #13751

Bo was found wandering a rail yard by a good Samaritan, she attempted to find his owners but no one came for him. We suspect that Bo was left in the rail yard by his former owners, this is not an uncommon occurrence at this location. Bo was matted and tired, he had the look of a dog who had only known outdoor life. When Bo first came to foster care with us it was a tough start. He was afraid of the other dogs, the floors in the house, and severely overweight. We started right away with grooming him at first, he was scared but within a week he started to relax. He’s lost some weight and loves being inside but he will need a patient home willing to continue teaching him what indoor life is all about.

Bo is around 4 and a half years old and is a good natured affectionate dog. He is crate trained and does well with crating. He loves being with his people. He does well with children but will need supervision. He gets along well with some dogs but he is dog selective. A dog intro will be required to adopt Bo. Bo will not be adopted to a home with cats. When Bo interacts with cats he attempts to grab him and he is not considered cat safe. He is not a playful dog but he is very calm and enjoys sitting near you and being petted. He is a low drive boy that will not require heavy exercise, however he will need someone willing to keep working on his weight loss. His favorite activity, other than just hanging out inside, is laying on the porch.

If you wish to learn more about Bo please reach out to Ashley.




Mini ARPH #13763

Mini is an 8 month old female Australian Shepherd. She is a happy friendly puppy who never meets a stranger. She is great with other dogs and prefers dogs that don't overwhelm her. She really enjoys playing with the other younger pups in her foster home. She is doing excellent with her crate training and house training, although she still has occasional accidents. She will chew on human stuff (furniture, shoes, ect.) if left unsupervised. She loves toys and nylabones and will redirect to appropriate chews easily. She's loving with children. She thinks cats are really fun but will take chase after them so caution with cats is recommended. If housed with cats she needs to be with dog smart cats that will not run from her. She will need an experienced home. Her adopters also need to understand that as a young dog she will need and training and would benefit from a training class or two to help her bound with her new family. If you are interested in adopting Mini please submit an application.
If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information on Mini please contact Ashley at herdingdogaddict@gmail.com.


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