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


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ARPH was contacted by a local shelter about Ronnie, this handsome red merle male. Our volunteer said he is without a doubt the sweetest, most gentle soul she has ever met. He's a true gentleman (of a certain age) that deserves to live out his golden years being pampered. Ronnie has a very sad story. He was picked up as a stray, the owner was contacted and told the shelter he thought Ronnie had wandered off to die. Ronnie's owner then told the shelter, "you might as well kill him." He didn't want him back. ARPH is more than happy to have him! Ronnie MIGHT be 10, he might be older. Regardless, we want Ronnie to know what it's like to be spoiled, so we are going to be super picky about his next home.

Ronnie still has plenty of spring in his step, the shelter had him romping in their yard the morning our volunteer picked him up. He attaches quickly to humans - he's a BIG leaner and LOVES attention. He is a little wobbly and stairs can be a challenge. His foster mom is loading him up on good things to help him feel more spry and get ready for his forever home. Ronnie is also a little this, so she's going to fatten him up a bit. He also has a cataract in one eye, but it doesn't seem to inhibit him.

Ronnie is being fostered in northern Virginia. We'll post more about him as he gets closer to his adoption time. If you think you're worthy of this fine gentleman, contact




Hi Aussie Lovers - Meet Boomer, ARPH # 14275. This handsome young male - 14 months old, who weighs approximately 50 pounds, is looking for a home to call his own. He would love another young dog that likes to play to be his housemate. He also does well with cats, though does try to get them to run so he can have a quick game of chase.

Boomer needs a home that can commit to daily exercise. He would be a great hiking partner, though those chipmunks look awfully inviting to chase. He does have an “off switch” and is able to settle in the house once he has had his exercise.

We are looking for a home that has taken training classes and doesn’t see it as a chore, but a fun way to connect with your dog. He will be needing an obedience class or two to help polish him into the gem he can become. He may have some potential in the areas of Rally, Obedience, Agility or Barn Hunt.

Boomer was not exposed to much as a pup so is like a puppy in an adult dog’s body. He doesn’t know how to play with toys and will chase a ball, but doesn’t know what to do with it once he catches it. He will require a patient handler who will help him learn the ropes.

Boomer can be clingy and a little insecure so would do best in a home with someone home most of the day. He loves to be brushed, cuddled and loved up and tries to get as close to you as possible, He just LOVES hanging out with his people.

A traditionally fenced yard is required. Boomer has not been exposed to children in foster care so will not be placed with little ones. He is being fostered on Long Island. Anyone interested in him will be expected to travel there along with other family members - both 2 and 4 legged. If already approved for adoption contact




Hi! My name is Pasha, ARPH #12849! Back in ARPH through no fault of my own, I'm a spayed, nine years young Aussie that's up to date on vaccinations and preventatives. Car rides are okay, and I'm very good in the house. I love to snuggle, play ball and chase squeaky toys! I am learning to be nice to my Aussie foster brother and sister; they are soooo much fun to play with! I’m learning to be more “doggie polite,” by walking nicely on my lead, waiting patiently for my food and I'm a real whiz at “sit, down, come and paw.” Counter surfing was one of the things I did when I first got to my foster home, but my foster mom had been working on that. I'm much better, which makes both of us happy. My foster mama took some pictures of my beautiful smile— check me out! And have I mentioned I love squeaky toys? Take a look at my video! My goofy side and good canine sense of humor will make me a great companion. I would love to have a special person or persons to cuddle with. That would make me soooo HAPPY!! Cats are an unknown. No children under 10. I'm being fostered near Allentown, PA. If you are already approved, please contact Kay.