Available ARPH Dogs in the South West Region

 

ARPH's South West region includes: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, California, Nevada, Utah and Hawaii.  We may not have a Representative in each location. Please check our Contact Page to see our list of Representatives.

Our organization requires prospective adopters to complete a simple, yet necessary, approval process prior to meeting with dogs in our program. This includes:

*Completion of Adoption Application
*Veterinarian Check
*Reference Checks
*Home Visit

Our ultimate goal is to screen and counsel potential homes to the best of our ability in an attempt to find the most perfect match and fit for your lifestyle. Please keep in mind that color and appearance of the available dog is last on our priority list.

Please refrain from contacting one of our Rep's until your screening process has been completed and approved. We do not discuss specific dogs within our program or potential matches until AFTER you have been approved.

**Our organization requires a donation of $300 to adopt.**

 

 

     
 






 
Hayley ARPH #14009


Hayley is located in Fort Worth, TX and it is required that you travel there to meet her in person to adopt, no exceptions. We do need the entire party to be involved when meeting available dogs, including every family member and dog(s) that currently live in your home.

Hayley is a 1.5-year-old red tri female that came to our program from a local, crowded shelter. In the short time we've had her, we know she is great with other dogs but not good with cats. She is also a big-time "aussie grinner."

She is still very new to our organization, so please check back for future updates as we get to know her more.








     
 



 
Parker
ARPH #14008

Parker is located in Flower Mound, TX and it is required that you travel there to meet him in person to adopt, no exceptions. We do need the entire party to be involved when meeting available dogs, including every family member and dog(s) that currently live in your home.

Parker is an approximately 9-month-old black tri male that came to us from a crowded shelter after he was picked up as a stray and never re-claimed. He is brand new to our organization, so please check back for future updates as we get to know him more.








 
   





 

 
Felicity ARPH #14002


Felicity is located in Justin, TX and it is required that you travel there to meet her in person to adopt, no exceptions. We do need the entire party to be involved when meeting available dogs, including every family member and dog(s) that currently live in your home.

Felicity is an 19-month-old black tri female that came to us with 11 other Aussies after their breeder experienced life-altering circumstances and could no longer provide for them.

She is brand new to the organization, so please check back for updates as we get to know her more.


 
   



 
 
Grant ARPH #14045


Grant is located in Plano, TX and it is required that you travel there to meet him in person to adopt, no exceptions. We do need the entire party to be involved when meeting available dogs, including every family member and dog(s) that currently live in your home.

Grant is a 5-month-old black-bi male that came to us with many other aussies, including his mother and sister, when a producer went out of business.

Here is what his foster-mom has to say about Grant:

"We cannot introduce Foster Grant (pun intended) without first saying that he is not for the first-time dog owner. With his rough and tumble personality, he doesn’t see obstacles, just opportunities for fun and excitement.

Grant currently weighs thirty pounds and sports a sleek, smooth coat. From his cute markings to his uncanny athletic ability, Grant is the total package. Did we mention intensely intelligent, curious and observant? Not much gets by Grant unnoticed; he’s a quick study, who likes to work for treats. He lives to empty out his food dispensing puzzles, retrieve anything you will throw for him, play tug and run zoomies. But once you’ve tired him out, he crashes to recharge. He has a fabulous “off switch.”

Although he has his busy times, Grant has a very soft side to him and he very much enjoys being held while he dishes out an unending supply of puppy kisses.

He is crate trained~ not a single accident~ and housebroken. The disclaimer is that his foster family works from home, so he has a number of opportunities during the day for bathroom breaks. If he has supervised access to a dog door, he will consistently use it.

Grant is an enthusiastic car traveler. He can’t wait to “load up,” is quiet in his crate and has no sign of motion sickness. He is also a fan of walks and meeting new dogs. He is more reserved with people, unless they have treats. Once he makes a friend, however, he remembers that person and is over-the-moon excited to see him or her again.

Because his foster family trials in nosework, Grant has been introduced to that sport already. He is also taking “pup-gility” classes, where he is learning age-appropriate agility foundation skills. Puppy Manners classes are on his dance card as well. He is being clicker trained and really shines when it comes to learning new skills . Grant knows a few party tricks, including “shake,” which he literally learned in a minute’s time.

Overall, Grant is a fabulous, well-adjusted kiddo and would do well with a family who will exercise his mind and body. He would most certainly love another dog who will be his buddy, but who will also be a good role model. He is adept at sharing his toys and respects his elder dogs. However, bear in mind that he plays hard, so if you have a dog, really consider if he/ she will enjoy the attention of an active puppy like Grant."




     
 



 

Oaklee ARPH #13728

Oaklee is located in Fort Worth, TX and it is required that you travel there to meet her in person to adopt, no exceptions. We do need the entire party to be involved when meeting available dogs, including every family member and dog(s) that currently live in your home.

Oaklee is a 3yo spayed black tri female that came to us with 2 other Aussies after their owner experienced life-altering circumstances and could no longer provide for them. She is house-trained, crate-trained, and walks well on a leash. It is unknown how Oaklee would do with a cat, but she should go to a child-free home.

As a result of limited human interaction and due to the fact she is still adjusting to her new surroundings, Oaklee is reserved and shy. However, she is slowly gaining confidence as we continue to help her overcome her fears.

She is curious and is beginning to venture out from her "safe spot" in the corner to check things out. She desires human interaction and seems to want the attention, but it is apparent in her behavior this is foreign to her.

Oaklee is a quiet dog, and so far her foster owners have not heard her bark. She loves being outdoors and enjoys walks. Oaklee's foster mom has noticed she likes to collect things and bring them back with her to her "safe spot" (socks santa hat, and a soft dog toy), however she is not destructive.

 

     





 
 
Ferdinand ARPH #13705

Ferdinand is a 10-month-old black tri male that came to us with 11 other Aussies after their breeder experienced life-altering circumstances and could no longer provide for them. He is crate-trained and working on his leash-breaking and house-breaking skills. He is not suitable for a home with children and we don't know how he does with cats at this time, but he absolutely adores other dogs and will require a home with another dog (20+ lbs) in his future home.

As a result of limited human interaction as a puppy and living in a pen his entire life before rescue, Ferdinand is extremely shy and timid. He is still very uncertain about living as a house-pet, but puts forth an admirable effort every day to accept human interaction and love. His future home will need to understand what it means to offer him space during his transition period (which can be much longer than your average dog) and have realistic expectations about his future. There is no better policy than honesty and our honest assessment is that Ferdinand needs to progress at a very slow and steady pace to feel comfortable in his own skin. To aide in his progress, we are implementing a medicinal protocol to help take the edge off his fear at the recommendation of his treating Veterinarian, and it does seem to be helping! It is likely that this regimen may benefit him long-term.

Ferdinand is still very new to the organization and we are still working with him, so please check back for updates as we get to know him more.




     
 





 
Felix ARPH #13704

Felix is located in North Richland Hills, TX and it is required that you travel there to meet him in person to adopt, no exceptions. We do need the entire party to be involved when meeting available dogs, including every family member and dog(s) that currently live in your home.

Felix is a 10-month-old black tri male that came to us with 11 other Aussies after their breeder experienced life-altering circumstances and could no longer provide for them. He is crate-trained and working on his leash-breaking and house-breaking skills. He is not suitable for a home with children and we don't know how he does with cats at this time, but he absolutely adores other dogs and will require a home with another dog (20+ lbs) in his future home.

As a result of limited human interaction as a puppy and living in a pen his entire life before rescue, Felix is extremely shy and timid. He is still very uncertain about living as a house-pet, but puts forth an admirable effort every day to accept human interaction and love. His future home will need to understand what it means to offer him space during his transition period (which can be much longer than your average dog) and have realistic expectations about his future. There is no better policy than honesty and our honest assessment is that Felix needs to progress at a very slow and steady pace to feel comfortable in his own skin. To aide in his progress, we are implementing a medicinal protocol to help take the edge off his fear at the recommendation of his treating Veterinarian, and it does seem to be helping! It is likely that this regimen may benefit him long-term.

He is still very new to the organization and we are still working with him, so please check back for updates as we get to know him more.


     
 



 
Orla ARPH #13518

Orla is located in Flower Mound, TX and it is required that you travel there to meet her in person to adopt, no exceptions. We do need the entire party to be involved when meeting available dogs, including every family member and dog(s) that currently live in your home.

Orla (meaning "golden goddess") is approximately 10 months old and came to us as an owner surrender after killing chickens. Despite this, she surprisingly does great with cats and love other dogs and people. She is still quite new to our program, so please check back for updates as we get to know her more.

  

 


     



 
  Gala ARPH #14044

Gala is located in Bedford, TX and it is required that you travel there to meet her in person to adopt, no exceptions. We do need the entire party to be involved when meeting available dogs, including every family member and dog(s) that currently live in your home.

Gala is a 5-month-old black tri female that came to us with many other aussies, including her mother and brother, when a producer went out of business.

Much like her brother Grant, Gala is best suited for an experienced dog owner and preferably one with Aussie experience. She needs rules and consistency and ongoing training so she is mentally and physically stimulated.

Gala has been to puppy class and we work on training of one kind or another every day. She is clicker trained and is very attentive when she knows you have it in your hand. She is very food motivated and learns quickly. Unfortunately, the one thing she hasn’t gotten a grasp on yet is walking nicely on a leash. The many sights, sounds, and smells to experience are very distracting and make it challenging to concentrate on walking without pulling.

She is a lovely girl who is pretty much on the move unless she is asleep. That doesn’t mean she is running around crazy, although she does have zoomies from time to time. She is just busy—playing with toys, chewing on a water buffalo horn, wrestling with a resident dog, checking out the back yard for new sticks, coming to get a quick belly rub, give a few kisses, etc. She does have an off switch but it doesn’t stay off for long because there are too many things to experience.

She does great crated in the car and is excited about getting to go to new places. She recently went to the lake and had her first experience with swimming. She was a bit unsure about the waves but couldn’t resist following the resident dog into the water to retrieve a toy and pretty soon she was swimming for a short period of time.

She is crate trained, rings the training bells to go outside to potty, and as long as she has appropriate things to chew on she mostly leaves other things alone. She does bark quite exuberantly when she is ready to get up in the morning but she does quiet down for about 15 more minutes when told “it’s not time yet!” Her foster mom refers to her as “my snooze alarm”. Of course, these are things that can require “refreshing” after adoption.

At this point in time, Gala is still quite reserved with people and will usually bark when first meeting someone. She does warm up when treats are involved and then can become your best friend. She shows some reserve with new dogs as well. She can be quite a nuisance to a “soft” dog who doesn’t correct her puppy over enthusiasm. Luckily, she does offer appropriate submission when corrected by the foster home’s resident dogs.

Gala would do well to have another dog as a role model but as she shows some tendency to be a bossy female, it would need to be a male dog.


     



 
  Kiitos ARPH #13584

Kiitos is located in Dallas, TX and it is required that you travel there to meet him in person to adopt, no exceptions. We do need the entire party to be involved when meeting available dogs, including every family member and dog(s) that currently live in your home.

Kiitos is an approximately 6-7yo fully-vetted red merle male with a sweet, easy-going demeanor. He originally came to our program with a large 2# (benign) growth on one of his paws that was surgically removed, and then he was treated for heartworms prior to being adopted. However, he recently returned to our organization after a year in his adoptive home due to a debilitating life-injury that rendered his adopter unable to physically care for him. Basically, this poor sweet guy has been through a lot, and deserves the happiness and stability of his FINAL forever home!

He is a low to medium energy dog, who loves every person he meets. He loves going for his daily walk and walks beautiful on a leash. His favorite past-time is getting to smell all the smells and greet everyone he passes.

He is a calm and easy going dog that is happy to spend time inside with his person, looking lovingly into your eyes. He is housebroken and crate trained, but is also trustworthy in the house uncrated. He rides well in the car and actually rather enjoys road trips.

He is not good with cats and although he gets along with dogs he really prefers humans so would do best as an only dog.
 

 

 

 

 

 



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