Act Rescue And Foster (Arf) Inc.

Active in Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales

Rescue Group

ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) Inc. is an incorporated association of people in the Canberra (Australia) and surrounding region who rescue dogs from euthanasia and foster them temporarily in our own homes for as long as it takes to find them loving, permanent homes.

Adoption Process

If you would like to adopt a dog from ARF, there are a few things that need to happen before you can take your new best friend home.

First, the foster carer will talk with you about your lifestyle and the sort of dog you are looking for. They’ll then visit your home to conduct a yard check and they may suggest a trial period. If both you and the foster carer are happy and wish to proceed, both parties will complete an adoption agreement.

It is important to realise that ARF is not a ‘shop’ where dogs are sold on a first come, first served basis. We consider ourselves more like a ‘matchmaking’ service where dogs are adopted into the most suitable ‘forever’ home available to meet the dog’s (and the person’s) characteristics and needs.

The final decision about which new home the dog goes to is made by the foster carer based on their knowledge and understanding of the potential home and the personality of the individual dog. Sometimes it may take several enquiries before you find the right ARFer for you.

All ARF dogs are microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, wormed, and health-checked.

To help cover our costs, ARF asks an adoption fee of:
Puppies aged under 16 weeks (C3 vaccination) – $400 – includes $100 contribution to puppy classes
Dogs aged 16 weeks to 8yrs (C5 vaccination) – $350
Dogs aged over 8yrs (C5 vaccination) – $150

Please contact the foster carer directly if you’d like to meet one of the dogs listed here.

Address

PO Box 1308 Woden ACT 2606
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  • Jasmine

    Available for interstate adoption
    Jasmine is a young lass, around 15 months of age now, a beautiful international blend of breeds, with a pretty and colourful brindle coat. There are plenty of reasons to consider her as your n...
    Gender
    Female
    Breed
    Cross Breed Mix
  • Tuppence

    Tuppence is a lovely young dog to have around the home. She's got a lot of personality and has excellent basic training, as well as a few fancy tricks up her sleeve. During the evenings she mooches...
    Gender
    Female
    Breed
    Cross Breed Mix
  • Rosie

    Gorgeous Rosie is a beautiful wee snuggle-nugget staffy. She was incredibly shut down and scared when we first met her at the pound, but immediately came out of her shell as soon as she passed the ...
    Gender
    Female
    Breed
    Staffy Mix
  • Astra

    Astra is a very clever girl who has the beginnings of being a great obedience / agility / flyball dog! She feels that belonging to the dog sport community will really suit her and is hoping to join...
    Gender
    Female
    Breed
    Cross Breed Mix
  • Bud And Karma

    Available for interstate adoption
    Karma (Labrador mix) and Bud (Chihuahua mix) are a bonded pair of older dogs. Please note these two will only be re-homed together. When you were younger (or maybe you are lucky still), were ...
    Gender
    Female
    Breed
    Australian Cattle Dog x Labrador Mix

ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) Inc. was created on 2012-08-06 14:26:07 +0800.