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 



Toky ARPH #13771



Toky is a loyal and loving just turned 9-year-old 37-pound dark Red Bi.  Her former owner had her since she was a puppy but surrendered her to ARPH due to some life style changes. She is now vetted and in ARPH’s foster care program. Toky loves to “talk” while giving kisses. She loves checking out the scents at the pet stores and taking brisk walks through the park. The groomer described her as “simply delightful.” She knows her basic commands and is housetrained. Toky is initially reserved with strangers but is fine once she knows that everything is ok. Toky did well when cat tested but is not living with felines.  


She is being fostered with other dogs and does well with them. However, foster mom believes Toky would be the happiest as the only dog or with a submissive male. She prefers playing with her human over playing with other dogs. She loves to cuddle and being told how sweet she is. Toky loves being next to her human. A great home for Toky would be one where someone is home most of the day and likes to take walks.  Toky is being fostered in Northwestern Indiana. If you are an approved ARPH adopter and interested in learning more about Toky, 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 at www.aussierescue.org. Emails will not be considered until there is an application on file. 




Boone ARPH #13762

Boone is a 4-year-old Blue Merle male. Boone is a very loving dog, he enjoys being indoors with his people, loves his crate, and is doing great with house training in his foster home. Boone loves the children in his foster home and comes running anytime he hears them. He does well with other dogs but is very prey driven so we recommend a home without cats. Boone can also be a bit rough with livestock, so he would not be the best fit for a home with livestock. Boone is very intelligent and will need a job. He is an extremely athletic and beautiful dog.

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


  Gannon ARPH #14090

Gannon is 8 years old and is a laid back boy. He is very loving and always wants to be next to you. He likes to play and will fetch a toy. He loves water and time at the lake. Gannon is working on his crate training and house training. He does great with children and cats.

Gannon came to us with his brother Gunner (below). They seem to do ok apart but we would love to see them go to a home together. If interested in adopting one or both of these sweet senior boys please submit an application

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Gannon 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.  


  Charley ARPH #13761

Charley is a 2 year old male. His owners surrendered him to the local shelter because he had too much energy. Charlie is an active dog who loves to play. He will need an active home committed to providing daily exercise. Charley is very loving with his people. He is crate trained and house trained. He is ok with cats but will need to be supervised. He's shown some interest in pursuing the cats but stops when asked.

If interested in adopting this busy boy please submit an application

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Charley 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.  

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