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 [email protected]. If you are not an ARPH approved adopter please submit an adoption application.

Emails will not be responded to without an application on file.


          

 


      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 [email protected]. If you are not an ARPH approved adopter please submit an adoption application.

     


 



      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 [email protected]. If you are not an ARPH approved adopter please submit an adoption application.


 

     


 





Esther meeting female resident dog in foster home


Esther eating snow with resident dog in foster home


Esther likes to run


Esther likes to run


     

    Esther ARPH #14265

Hi! I'm Esther.I am a three-year-old, very friendly and bouncy blue-merle Aussie girl with a party-girl full tail! I am 43 pounds, and everyone says I am very athletic. I LOVE people. I like children (nine and older, because of my bounciness), rides in cars, balls, chewies, toys, baths (spa day!) and SNUGGLING! I am very sweet and pretty; everyone says so (blush!). I am crate-trained and housebroken, but in my former life, I was stuck in the crate most of the time, so I am only now learning leash-walking and commands. However, I am learning them very quickly because I am also super smart and eager to please. I am very fun loving and energetic (are you?) and need a family who will take me running, hiking, and get into some dog sports--super athletic, agile girl, here! I think I would EXCELL in a tricks class (wouldn't that be fun?).

I require a fenced-in yard, and a family who will continue to help me harness my high energy in positive ways (can I say "sports" again?). I really like to play, but sometimes I think, "time for other dogs to go home now." Even though I was born in a litter, I think, in my heart, I like being the only pup. I am being fostered in East Central Indiana.

If you are an approved ARPH adopter with a current application on file and interested in learning more about me, please contact Fonda at [email protected]. If you are not an ARPH approved adopter please submit an adoption application. Only approved applicants will be contacted.


Playing with male resident dog on bed


Esther loves playing with Frisbees


Esther learning Place & Release


Esther playing with resident dogs during foster mom's workout


Esther playing hide and seek



 

     


 





Austin chewing bones alongside resident dogs


Austin entertaining himself with a ball


Austin playing in yard with resident dogs


Austin playing in the water


     

    Austin ARPH #12605

Austin here! I was adopted from ARPH in 2011, and now I'm back! I am a devilishly handsome, 55 pound red-tri, 11-year-old male with impeccable manners and a sweet nature—I love people and other dogs. My mom had me involved in certified therapy work and agility sport when I was younger, and am only now in rescue because, sadly, she went to heaven. And I was left alone in the house with her for weeks before someone found us! She left a book of all my records, certificates, and agility ribbons—evidence of how active and loved I was! She stayed in touch with the nice ARPH people throughout the years bragging as to just how special I was. I ride well in a car, walk on leash like a dream, love to be brushed, will go into a crate if you ask me to (although I don't require crating because I am the best boy), and love to play ball and wrestle my foster brother. My foster mom calls me a Velcro boy; I even wait on the bath mat when she's in the tub. And I really like dads, too! My only quirk is that I am a bit storm phobic, but I am helped a lot with a Thundershirt and sometimes a sedative. Although I am 11, I am still very active and in excellent health; I like hiking, long walks, ball chasing, and marathon cuddling.

I need to be with a mom or dad who is home with me during the day; an active retiree or person who works from home because that's all I've known, and a doggy sibling or two who loves to play with me in our fenced yard (I am a squirrel nut!) I have always loved agility so a home who would like to participate in low impact activities would be fun I think. I use to visit with kids in my therapy work days. Now that I am older, a lower structured energy setting like the one my mom and I had in our recent years is preferred. My foster mom said I can on occasion be annoying with cats if not managed. I don't hurt them. I really would like for them to play chase with me sometimes, but they don't seem to reciprocate the fun. I am part of ARPH Indiana chapter and am being fostered in SW Michigan, less than an hour from the Indiana border.

If you are an approved ARPH adopter with a current application on file and interested in learning more about me, please contact Fonda at [email protected]. If you are not an ARPH approved adopter please submit an adoption application. Emails cannot be considered until there is an adoption application on file.


Austin sitting with foster mom


Austin play mouth wrestling with resident dog


     

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