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 2.5 year old double merle Australian Shepherd. He has diagnosed vision impairments but he does very well. His vision sometimes causes him to be slow to approach new people. It is more difficult for him to see in the dark and in very bright sunshine. Harley can hear.

He has the biggest smile and is an all around goofy, playful puppy. He gets along will with most dogs but an introduction is required. He enjoys water and swimming. Harley will chase a tennis ball and play fetch. He also loves hanging out with his people. He has been allowed out of the crate at night and likes to curl up next to his person. He didn't make any messes and he slept through the night.

Harley truly enjoys being with his person. His crate training is going well. When in public places Harley will stand under his person, with their legs on each side of his face. He feels safe doing this and we think this is due to his vision. From this spot he will take treats from strangers. He is a very intelligent dog.

With Harley's vision impairment he can become spooked by sudden movement. We recommend a home without young children. Harley can become fixated on cats so we recommend a home without cats. Harley is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines and preventatives.

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

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      Aiden ARPH #14231

Aiden is a red merle male around 3 years old. He weighs 45 pounds. Aiden is shy at first but loves to “hug” his person once he warms up. Aiden is a very active dog who enjoys running, puzzles, and spending time with his people.

Aiden should not be in a home with cats or small dogs. He gets along with most dogs, but a dog intro will be required. He is high energy and would do best with someone who works from home or is home often. He is very Velcro; he needs a job and mental stimulation. He is crate trained and housetraining is improving. He can be more nervous of men than women but will warm up to both. He does well with children but likes to jump up on his people, children over 12 recommended. He walks well on leash but can get nervous in new places.

Aiden needs a family that can build his confidence and build a bond with him. He spent the first three years of his life chained to a tree in his owners’ yard. When his owners moved, they left him behind and animal control took him in. Aiden will be a lovely companion for the right family.

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 recently celebrated his 4th birthday in foster care and tops the scales at a compact 44#! He has come such a long way since joining ARPH. Once Garth warms up to you he’s 5⭐️ snuggler, likes to hold hands and is easily entertained. He’s very sociable with other dogs and has a relaxed play style.

Unlike his foster mom, Garth is an early bird and prefers to do training sessions, walks and activities in the morning. Evenings are for relaxing on the couch or chair. Garth is excellent walking on a leash, house and kennel trained and is learning basic obedience. He would prefer a family with older children (young ones frighten him) but he is safe with cats and would love a dog sibling. Some of Garth's other faves include car rides, destroying stuffed and squeaky toys, and zoomies in the back yard.

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

Murphy may be timid and slow to warm up to new people but his is quite the snugglebug once he opens up! This teddy bear of an Aussie is very good at demanding head pets with his relentless snout nudges.

Murphy seems to be a little wary of children and would probably do best in a home with older kids.

Murphy is an extremely playful pup, and absolutely loves zooming around the yard chasing the other dogs in his foster home. He also LOVES stuffed toys and will even steal socks from the laundry to play with. Murphy is crate trained and has greatly improved with his housebreaking.

Help this snuggle monster find his forever home!

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





    Topper ARPH #14280

Topper is an eight month old red tri male, about 50 pounds. He is up to date on boosters, heartworm negative and neutered. Topper is a growing boy who would be best suited for an experienced, Aussie savvy owner. He needs a job, whether rounding up the herd or flying through agility courses. He will need regular, consistent exercise to burn off that young Aussie energy!

Topper has that excitement in his eyes of wanting to please someone. He is house trained, crate trained and is learning to be more social as he had a bit of a sheltered life. Topper is with a foster family who has several dogs and a grooming business. They are working on teaching him manners. He is a shy guy at first, but once he feels at home, all bets are off.

If you are an ARPH approved adopter and would like more information about Topper please contact Scott at swkidd01@gmail.com. Only approved applicants will be contacted.



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