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.**

 

 

     
 






 
Adoption pending!

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 an approximately 9-month-old black tri male (35lbs... still growing) that came to us from a crowded shelter after he was picked up as a stray and never re-claimed. He is fully-vetted, completely
house-broken, and is majority crate-trained and leash-trained.

Parker is a goobery, silly, happy boy that has a lot of Aussie puppy energy! He is super duper sweet and lovvvvves people, including kids. He is friendly with all dogs and even cats. He loves to play fetch and LOVES playing in water! When he is excited, he has a great wiggle-butt
and offers tons of kisses.

Parker would do best in a home that is active and engaging. He would not do well if not made a part of the family or left home alone for many hours each day. Parker thrives off of attention, exercise, and companionship.

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.

Please submit an adoption application if you are interested in any of our dogs. If you have already been approved, please contact Laura at aussie330@aol.com for more information.








 
   



 

 
Felicity ARPH #14002


Felicity is located in Dona Ana, New Mexico, 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 a 2-year-old black tri female that came to us with 24 other Aussies after their breeder experienced life-altering circumstances and could no longer provide for them.

She is a lovely girl that is fully-vetted, house-trained, crate-trained, and leash-trained. She does fabulous with dogs of either sex and any size, and is fine with both men and women, but we are not sure how she does around children... so we recommend a home without any kids. She is not suitable for a home with cats, fowl, or livestock.

Felicity is a super sweet girl that is very smart, very loyal, and with a pinch of aussie-sass added in for good measure. She is head-strong enough that she would not be a good candidate for a first-time herding breed owner, but biddable enough to respond well to correction. She requires a confident, consistent handler that can set reasonable and clear boundaries and ground rules for her, and in doing so, she will repay you ten-fold with her amazing personality and silly nature.

Could that be you?

Please submit an adoption application if you are interested in any of our dogs. If you have already been approved, please contact Donna Lee at donnalee.lange@yahoo.com for more information.


 
   




 


 
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 6-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."

Please submit an adoption application if you are interested in any of our dogs. If you have already been approved, please contact Kim at kimgriswold@att.net for more information.


     





 
 
Ferdinand ARPH #13705

Ferdinand is a 15-month-old black tri male that came to us with 24 other Aussies after their breeder experienced life-altering circumstances and could no longer provide for them. He is fully-vetted, crate-trained, leash-trained, and house-broken. He is not suitable for a home with children (they scare him) 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 implemented a medicinal protocol to help take the edge off his fear at the recommendation of his treating Veterinarian, and it seemed to help a great degree! It is likely that this regimen may benefit him long-term, but it is currently only being used on an as-needed basis.

As Ferdie has grown comfortable, he has really started to enjoy walks. He is still struggling to avoid motion-sickness in the car, but it is getting better with continued exposure.

Ferdinand  is located in Gainesville, 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.

Please submit an adoption application if you are interested in any of our dogs. If you have already been approved, please contact Laura at aussie330@aol.com for more information.



     
 





 
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 15-month-old black tri male that came to us with 24 other Aussies after their breeder experienced life-altering circumstances and could no longer provide for them. He is fully-vetted, crate-trained, house-trained, and 90% leash-trained. He is not suitable for a home with children (they scare him) but he absolutely adores other dogs and will require a home with another dog (20+ lbs) in his future home. He is also respectful of dog-savvy cats.

As a result of limited human interaction throughout puppy-hood, and living in a pen his entire life before rescue, Felix is extremely shy and timid. He can be very reserved with people and startle easily (quick movements, loud noises, etc.), but he 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 (for example, this is not the type of dog that would enjoy events heavily populated with lots of people and strangers; on the contrary, this would be a stressful experience.) 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 home and to bond with his new family.

To aide in his progress, we implemented a medicinal protocol to help take the edge off his fear at the recommendation of his treating Veterinarian, and it helped him tremendously! It is likely that this regimen may benefit him long-term, but he is currently not receiving any because he is progressing so well.

Felix has been in foster care approximately 6 months now and he knows the daily routine like clock-work! He shuffles around with the pack like he's always been there, but is still hesitant to seek love or affection on his own... particularly if we are standing. But, if we are sitting, he is willing to approach for some ear and chin-scritches, which he loves.

Initially, he was too scared to take treats or play with toys, but now he accepts treats very gently and likes to toss toys around, including his own dog-bed. (Lol) He has a silly, fun little personality hiding underneath all that reservation, and we have enjoyed getting to know him, but he still has so much to offer that we haven't seen yet!

Could you be the family he's been waiting for to help his true personality shine?

Please submit an adoption application if you are interested in any of our dogs. If you have already been approved, please contact Laura at aussie330@aol.com for more information. 


     
 



 
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 1 year old and around 40lbs. She has the most beautiful, plush foxy-like tail you've ever seen! She came to us as an owner surrender after killing chickens. Despite this, she surprisingly does great with cats and love other dogs and people.

Orla is super sweet, super silly, and allllll puppy. While she is intelligent, beautiful, and kind-spirited, she is still young and can be a bit naughty if not fully supervised (ie: chew a shoe, steal a sock, mouthing during play, etc.) These are all completely normal behaviors for dogs her age, which require consistent redirection and continuance of the basic puppy training her foster parents have begun. Any family expecting a perfectly well-behaved dog after adoption is not the right fit for our program. She will need to be secured in a crate when no one is home or awake to supervise.

True to the nature of the breed, Orla can be a bit shy and reserved when first meeting new people... but she has a pretty quick rebound rate and it doesn't take long to make friends! She truly enjoys the company of other dogs, but she has not been introduced to toy-sized breeds. She is a great, BEAUTIFUL little girl that is patiently waiting for her forever family!

Please submit an adoption application if you are interested in any of our dogs. If you have already been approved, please contact Becky at blseagle@verizon.com for more information.

 


     



 
 

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 6-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.

Please submit an adoption application if you are interested in any of our dogs. If you have already been approved, please contact Kim at kimgriswold@att.net for more information.


     



 
 
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.


Please submit an adoption application if you are interested in any of our dogs. If you have already been approved, please contact Kim at kimgriswold@att.net for more information.

 

 

 

 

 



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