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Arabella Australian Kelpie Mix Cincinnati, OH

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Bicolor


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Other dogs.

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Meet Arabella

Good things can come out of something even as horrible as the coronavirus. Just ask any of our lucky shelter dogs who are being temporarily fostered in the homes of our huge-hearted volunteers. Miss Arabella, for one, is keeping busy and loving life. Here's what her foster mom has to say:

"She is one smart cookie!! Fully housebroken and so far not any signs of destructiveness. When we walk, she is alert to everything that moves (lizards, squirrels) and likes to bird watch. Very strong on leash, but listens when told to go easy. She sits (with wiggles) while I harness her and can give paw if asked. Jumps in your lap and lavishes you with kisses. Loves her Kong toy and a nylabone. Also likes to pick up sticks in the yard and bite them into pieces. She needs exercise as she is very high energy. Would do well with a large fenced yard to play in."

This sweet girl originally came to our shelter after being passed around from home to home. Arabella weighs around 50 pounds, with an estimated birthdate of Nov. 2017. She loves attention and is an indiscriminate kisser ... even the vet gets kisses!

Arabella can jump a 4-foot fence and will bolt through an open door in pursuit of a squirrel/chipmunk/anything that moves, so her home-to-be will need to be diligent. We are currently only accepting applicants with securely fenced yards (sorry, no invisible fences) for Miss Arabella. She will be her best and happiest self as an only-child with an experienced dog family. Please visit for visiting hours, a downloadable application, and additional information.

• All of our animals are spayed/neutered and current on shots.
• We do not do same-day adoptions; we ask that you return for a follow-up visit before taking an animal home.
• You must be 21 years or older to adopt from STAF.
• We require a 4-foot-tall physical fence for homes with children under the age of 11. We also may require a physical fence for specific dogs on a case-by-case basis, depending on each dog’s behavior and exercise needs.
• Due in part to increasing coyote activity/incidents in the area and the difficulty of predicting how a dog will respond to invisible fence training, we can not adopt to homes with invisible fences.
• We do request vet and personal references.
• We can facilitate adoptions within a 75-mile radius of our Cincinnati-based shelter.

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