The following dogs are not part of the ARPH program. All information has been provided by the private individual or group, not affiliated with ARPH, that is the caretaker of the dog. Anyone using this information is responsible for determining whether the information about these dogs is accurate. ARPH has no obligation, responsibility or liability with respect to the adoption and placement of the dog. These dogs are merely being listed by ARPH on this page as a service in the hope of aiding with their placement and avoiding unnecessary euthanasia.


Please consider one of these wonderful dogs as your future family member:

Through no fault of her own, after just under two weeks in her new home, Murphy is coming back due to some unexpected life changes in the family. This pretty blue merle is eight years old, a working bred female that lost her original home after her owner passed away unexpectedly. She is located in southeast PA.

About 40 pounds, Murphy is spayed, UTD on vaccinations and preventatives, house-trained, crate trained, rides great in the car, and has no idea she's mature! She acts like a much younger dog. Like any Aussie, Murphy needs exercise but does have an off switch and can curl up next to you on the couch and chill. She hears every little noise and has to know what’s going on. No cats for this girl, and no small children as she's never been around them. Murphy is exuberant with her friends and fine with strangers, just indifferent until she gets to know them. She would be a good chore dog but doesn’t need stock. She does need someone who is experienced with the breed and understands the unique needs of a working dog mentality.

Murphy would be best with someone who wouldn't leave her alone for long periods or confined in a small area. She has coexisted with four Belgian Tervurens and a Corgi and did fine, although she can be a bit pushy. She can run with any of them and doesn’t seem to have any issue with the other two bitches. She has several advanced herding titles on stock and also has a tracking title.

Murphy is not in the ARPH program, but we are screening applications for her. Murphy has the potential to do whatever you want to do! She would be a wonderful, devoted companion for the right person, someone committed to regular, consistent exercise and stimulation for her. Could you be that person? If you think you might be, please submit an ARPH application for adoption and note you are interested in Murphy.



Bandit is in search of a new home after the loss of his owner.  This beautiful 9 year old red merle male has striking eyes - one is blue and the other is split blue and brown. He  is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and has been heart worm tested.  

Bandit has been a beloved pet his entire life and he is looking for a home where he will be a treasured family member again.  He enjoys going on walks and is a great leash walker. He also likes car rides. He has been a frequent visitor to the dog park and has been well socialized with other dogs so a doggy companion may be a possibility for him. He has not been around cats so will not be placed in a home with them. He has also not been raised in a home with children so a quieter home would be best for him. He has been described as a sweet, loving, obedient and loyal dog. HIs family is requesting a home with a physical fence.  

Bandit is a typical Aussie that takes a few moments to warm up to people, an Aussie or herding dog experienced home is preferred. Bandit would be a wonderful companion for someone looking to spend their time with a mature companion. Bandit is currently living on Long Island, NY. If you are interested in meeting him please complete an adoption application. ARPH is screening homes for the family. Please contact Pat ([email protected]) for further information .