About ARV


Arctic Rescue Victoria Inc.

On a day to day basis we rescue and rehome arctic breeds that find themselves homeless and in need of assistance.

Our purpose is to:

• Rescue, rehabilitate, and appropriately rehome Arctic breed dogs within Victoria.
• Develop strong relationships with shelters and pounds to improve outcomes for Arctic breeds entering these facilities.
• Provide education, assistance and advice to the general public with regard to specific Arctic breed traits and requirements.
• Promote responsible companion animal ownership.

The team at Arctic Rescue Victoria Inc have been involved in dog rescue for a number of years. 

Arctic Rescue Victoria (ARV) was formed with the goal to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome all large arctic breed dogs (including Huskies, Malamutes, Samoyeds and Akitas) and allow us to better serve the needs of these dogs we love. We also aim to educate the arctic breed dog owners (past, present and future) to ultimately reduce the need for their rehoming.


Adding a new family member is an exciting time and we can’t wait to share it with you.

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Explore all the different ways to help us on our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, rehome and educate. 


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Here are some useful resources; shelters & rescues, training, activities, behaviour & health