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 foster home favorite. He is very loving and expressive. Eli always wants to be with his people and will follow his foster family around the house attentively watching everything they are doing. He loves to run when he’s outside. He has a medium to high energy level and can be very vocal when he wants something or when he feels the need to alert his humans about potential intruders.

Eli has an excellent off switch in the house. He has done well with other dogs. Eli is fully house trained, and crate trained. He is crate trained, although he can escape a wire crate. He loves riding in the car and has enjoyed hiking with his foster family as well.

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


Koda ARPH #14081

Koda is 2 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 and playful once he gets to know you. Koda will need a quiet home with a fenced yard.

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




Boone ARPH #13762

Boone is a sweet and active dog. He is incredibly intelligent and very affectionate. Boone enjoys doing tasks with his person. He can be reserved with strangers at first and requires a home without cats. Boone gets along well with most dogs and is doing well with his crate training. He is learning about toys and how to play with people. Boone is a sidekick type of dog, wanting to go wherever his humans go and always looking to please.

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


  Gunner ARPH #14081

Gunner is 8 years old and came to us with his brother Gannon. Gunner recently finished heartworm treatment and is back to his spunky self. Gunner loves water and playing with his people. He is a bouncy, animated dog. He does well with most dogs, cats, and kids.

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


   Sampson ARPH #13629

Sampson is a sweet soul who loves to be around his people. He came in from the outdoors, a country boy, and has learned what it is like to be a house dog. At first it was kind of scary – all kinds of new noises and things to learn about. Sampson has come a long ways and now likes living indoors. He is still timid, but a total sweetheart. He walks on leash beautifully, he is crate trained and house broken. He is fine with cats, a bit submissive with other dogs, and enjoys car rides. His foster mom has taken him to visit family in the country and Sampson did great, he loves people. Sampson’s ideal home would be a quiet one, where he isn’t left alone for long periods – he really wants to be around his people as much as possible (can we say Velcro?).

Do you think you might be The One for this sweet boy? Sampson is being fostered in Reynoldsburg, OH. If you are an approved adopter, and are interested in him please contact Hope Stewart hope.stewart@mail.wvu.edu.


  Harley ARPH #14092

Harley is a double merle Australian Shepherd. He is around a year old and may have limited to no vision in his right eye. Harley can hear but may have some hearing impairment. Harley is a sweet boy with a big smile (submissive grin). He is doing great with house and crate training. He enjoys playing with a tennis ball and swimming. He can be shy with new people at first but warms up quickly.

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 8 months old and came to ARPH because he had a bit too much energy in his previous home. HooDoo 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 small pools in his foster home. He gets along well with most dogs but does chase cats. 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.

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


  Major ARPH #14105

Ball? Is that a ball? Where is it!? I must find it, chew on it, and beg someone to play fetch with me.

Hi, I'm Major and I'm just a year/year and a half old. If you’re looking for a big cuddly, playful fella, I'm your guy. I'm all puppy but am learning the ropes to becoming a sophisticated adult.

I am crate trained, house broken, and do well in a car but will need anchored as I will try to get to my humans in the front seat.

My foster mom jokes that I gallop like a horse and while that might be true, all 63 pounds of me is pure love. I will do best in a home with another dog around my age that LOVES to play. No small or elderly dogs, at least not yet. I also am friends with the felines 😊 I LOVE all people but would do best with older kids and they would be very ideal to wear me out everyday. I am currently in obedience class but I really need an active home that will be dedicated to finishing out my training. I love to run and frequently do with my foster mom. I am a fast learner and am very eager to please. I would do best in a home that is familiar with the Australian Shepherd breed.

I will require a traditional fenced yard, no small children and a fur companion that enjoys wrestling in the yard.

Major is being fostered in Central, Ohio. If you are an approved ARPH adopter, please contact aussieposse@frontier.com. If not approved please fill out an adoption application.  

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