(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
Spayed or Neutered,
Let me introduce you to the sisters Roxie and Lucy. Both dogs were rescued by the Humane Society of Faulkner County, Arkansas, and are thought to be a mix of blue heeler and Australian shepherd. They came from a litter of 11 pups that were dumped on a rural county road, and we adopted them in December of 2018. Both dogs love each other’s company but are happy and playful when by themselves and relish any attention provided to them. I know they would love a new “forever home” together, but they also are fine being by themselves, especially when given any kind of attention.
Roxie is the more adventuresome of the pair. She loves to sit on the back porch watching the squirrels and wishing she were fast enough to catch one. Lucy on the other hand is content to lay on the back porch and nap until she hears us come home or some other commotion in the neighborhood. They are both excellent with children (we have two young grandkids) and while they’ll bark at a stranger, it takes only a minute or two for them to cozy up to you in anticipation of getting petted.
We trained them at the Little Rock Dog Club, and they are very smart and responsive to verbal and hand commands. They have never chewed any property inside our home (we do provide inside chew toys) and are house trained; they do not climb up on furniture either. They slept in dog kennels at first but have been sleeping on dog beds in our bedroom for years. They do like to occasionally chew on our outside drip irrigation spikes for our landscaping, it must be the right texture for their teeth.
Both dogs were chipped by the Humane Society, are healthy and just finished their annual wellness checkup at the veterinarian on September 6, 2023. They are current on their rabies, Bordetella, and lepto vaccines, and negative for heartworms (on Heartgard) and wear Seresto collars for flea/tick control. Roxie weighs 63 lbs. and Lucy 65 lbs.
Now, why are we wanting to help them find new homes? It’s because of our extensive travels since our retirement. We’ve never boarded them, rather we had to count on neighbors or friends to feed them and they are not getting the exercise nor the amount of attention that they need with our absences. It’s hard, but we believe that they need a loving home for them together or individually that will help keep them healthy and happy. The adoption donation is $250individually or $300 for both dogs. A fenced yard is required. The first step in the adoption process is to fill out an online adoption application. You can find a copy of that application here. You can find a copy of that application here.
An application does not obligate you to adopt from us, but it does show that you are serious about the adoption process. Please remember our organization is staffed completely by volunteers.
Please Note: All applications are processed in the order received, but an adoption is made to the best application received for each of our animals. All applicants must provide a vet reference on the adoption application. If you are adopting a dog from ARFA, a fenced in yard for the dog will be required. Home visits often occur with each adoption. ARFA has the right to deny adoption to any applicant for any reason without explanation. Please remember that the adoption donation is not for purchase of a dog, but rather to cover the medical cost of all dogs in our care.
THE FINE PRINT
1. Animal Rescue Fund Arkansas reserves the right to deny any application, for any reason without explanation to the applicant.
2. You understand that we often take many applications on the same animal and that they are processed in the order that they come in. An application is in no way a reservation for any animal or a guarantee that you will be selected to adopt the animal.
3. If your application Is approved, you will be asked to sign a separate adoption contract.
4. Once the trial period is over, usually 1 week unless there are special circumstances, the adoption donation cannot be returned to you for any reason. It will have been used to help rescue another homeless animal and is no longer available therefore, if you return the dog to us for any reason, you will not be refunded your donation.
5. If the animal you want to adopt is placed in another home, you can transfer your application to another A.R.F.A. animal without completing additional paperwork.
6. You understand that this is a rescued pet. We rarely have any information about their past life circumstances. We have all animals examined by a vet, brought up to date on shots, given their rabies vaccine, spayed/neutered (If old enough), wormed and checked for heartworms and if positive begin treatment. We do our best to ensure that we are placing healthy pets but can make no guarantee to the health or temperament of this pet, and vet expenses are the responsibility of the adoptive family from the date of the adoption. We require that you take the pet to a vet within one week of adoption for a check-up and to allow your vet to get a baseline for your new pet’s health.