IMPORTANT: Potential adopters must first complete an adoption application and be approved before contacting any rep about available dogs.


Maryland has an ARPH license plate, contact aussieplates@yahoo.com for more info


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This stunning guy is Bentley. And yes, he's an Aussie with a big beautiful tail!  He's also a big guy -- tall and already 60 lbs!

Bentley is a red-tri Aussie, about a year and half old and is all teenage male!  He has a ton of energy and is VERY smart!

His foster says he's learning to use his inside voice, but he has a big bark that can be startling.

Bentley is VERY affectionate!  He loves his foster mom and really loves his dad!  He can't get enough attention!  He gets along well with the family cat and plays well with the other dogs -- but is a real resource guarder (food and toys), which is how he ultimately came to ARPH.   We are recommending that Bentley be an only dog.  He plays well with other dogs, but it's close quarters and competition for food and toys where he gets himself into trouble.

He is not aggressive with kids, but he is young and strong and can easily (accidently) knock young children over, so we are recommending adult homes.

Bentley needs exercise, training, structure and LOTS of attention!

He is house broken.  His foster family does not crate him when they leave the house -- he has free reign without issues.

Bentley is a very fast learner.  He knows sit and stay, and has figured out complex issues like taking a large toy out the doggie door to the back yard. He makes his foster family laugh all the time -- he's a funny guy!

He really needs ACTIVE  owners that are patient and will give him the training and love he deserves!  As his foster mom says -- he's a real love, he just needs someone that understands him!  We will ask that any potential adopter commit to training for Bentley.  Bentley is being fostered in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  If you are an approved ARPH adopter, please contact


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Meet Ruger, ARPH #13735!  A wonderful mature gentleman, Ruger lost his home of over eight years through no fault of his own.  The farm was sold, and the family was moving to a small home in town.  But Ruger is learning the good things life off the farm has to offer!  He is up to date on vaccinations and on heart worm preventative.  Ruger walks very nicely on leash and loves going for walks. He knows several commands, including sit, down and shake.  He enjoys a good belly rub!  He has lived with cats and other dogs and lives with three other Aussies in his foster home. Ruger will meet and greet people very politely and seems to like each person he meets, including those at the pet supply stores on his first visit there.   Although he sleeps in a crate outside the bedroom at night, he will not stay in a crate if left alone.  Ruger suffers from some separation anxiety and doesn't like loud noises, but we will be trying some medications to help ease that.  He would do best with a person who is home most of the time, preferably with at least one other dog with a solid temperament.  This sweet boy loves his people and will be a loyal, devoted companion for the right person.  Might you be that special person who will love him and give him a wonderful home for the rest of his life?  If you are interested and APPROVED, please contact Kay