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.


See Bear following commands!

Playing in the living room:

  Bear ARPH #14149

Bear is a 65-pound gorgeous Red Merle with a birthdate of 11/24/17. His surrendering owners asked for ARPH's help knowing that they were not able to provide Bear with the attention he deserves. They purchased him as a puppy and provided him with regular vetting including monthly heartworm preventatives. Bear has only known one home prior to rescue but is quickly adjusting at his foster home. He loves exploring a large fenced-in-yard and romping and playing with the resident dogs. Bear is housetrained and has good house manners. He knows his basic commands, has great recall, is very smart and likes to please. He is a happy boy who loves to play with his toys and will throw them in the air to entertain himself. An easy harness is used for walking and Bear could benefit from more leash training. Foster dad says, "Bear will alert bark when the doorbell rings but once folks are in the house he is all about getting to meet them. He is a great car passenger and wants to ride shotgun. He is just a good dog who will flourish in the right environment."

Bear is being fostered in the Central Indiana area. A home with a fenced in yard is needed so that he can safely play.

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.


  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


  Izzy ARPH #14089

Izzy is a 3 year old female. She likes people and is not aloof with strangers. She is hesitant with men but not timid or shy. She enjoys children and would do well in a home with kids. Izzy is intimidated by cats but does not attempt to chase or pursue them. She loves playing with toys and is getting comfortable with being indoors. She is crate trained and has no accidents in the crate.

Izzy previously lived outdoors and escaped by digging on occasion. She hasn't made any attempts to escape the yard in foster care. This is likely because she is now an indoor dog.

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


  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.


  Bonded Pair!!
Buddy ARPH #14155
Tia ARPH #14152

These two cuties are around 12 months of age. Although they are puppies themselves, they are the parents of the litter of puppies that were recently adopted. Their owner was not able to provide for them and the puppies and asked for help. So, the entire pup family came into ARPH’s fostering program.

Buddy is a handsome Blue Merle who weighs 45 pounds and Tia is a cute 38-pound Black Tri. They are very bonded and are looking for a home together. They are puppy like – love to chase and pounce on one another, curl up with each other to sleep, grab a shoe to chew if you are not looking, and snuggle up and get hugs from their foster mom and dad. They are house trained and good with visitors.

Foster mom describes Tia as delicate but athletic and can run like a gazelle. Both Buddy and Tia love to snuggle with their humans and Buddy especially likes being right next to his person. They were around cats at their prior home and seem to have a disinterest in cats when tested.

Their home will need a physical fenced in yard to run off all that play energy. Puppy obedience classes are a must for good communication and bonding. A home with children over 9 may be considered if Aussie experienced and dog savvy.

Some lucky family will be very fortunate to bring these sweet loving Aussies into their home. 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 Phone calls or emails will not be considered until there is an application on file.

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