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 cute little guy is Zane. He’s about 1 1/2 years old and came into ARPH from a rural area for chasing down chickens which is a story that has led us to many great dogs before him. Zane is a sweet boy who wants love and attention all of the time from his person. Sometimes he jumps up when he gets excited but is learning better manners from his foster home. He’s a smart boy but has a lot to learn yet.  

Zane loves other dogs and loves to play with them. He can be a bit pushy and rough about it like many young aussies but is very good natured about it all. 

He is very good about being in a crate and relaxing there. 

Zane is somewhat fearful of new people when he first goes to new places but adjusts well over time with exposure and patience. He’s comfortable with multiple surfaces and places but needs calm and time to meet new people. We believe this behavior will reduce significantly over time if he’s handled properly. This lovely young boy is looking for a forever home with an experienced dog owner who will help him mature into an even more wonderful dog than he already is.  If already approved contact


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Benji is a 2.5 year old Blue Merle male who came to rescue because his owners had no time for him. Benji is VERY smart -- he can sit, stay and shake.  He loves learning.  When he's tired he gives himself a "time-out" and goes to his crate for a nap!

Benji weighs about 50 lbs. He's your typical active male Aussie -- but he tires easily of his younger foster brother. So we think he'd do best as an only dog in an active home, or with an older more laid  back dog. Benji is a CAT CHASER and a CHICKEN CHASER -- it's a habit his foster mom cannot break.   He needs a little leash work - he's a bit of a puller, but he's working on it and as smart as he is, he'll be leash trained in no time! He loves to play frisbee and catch -- he does need to work on release. 

Cute Benji has one brown eye and one blue eye -- his previous owner shaved his beautiful coat him, so he will be even cuter when his coat grows back! Best of all -- Benji is kid friendly! Really a great dog! He is up to date on all vaccinations and is neutered.  Benji is being fostered in western Virginia. If you have an APPROVED application contact