ACDs in Other Rescues
The dogs listed on this page are in the care of other approved rescue groups.
These listings are offered as a courtesy to assist these rescues in the placement of Australian Cattle Dogs. Please use the contact information with each dog's listing to find out more about adopting the dog. For additional options, search for ACDs nationwide on AdoptAPet.com!
This super sweet senior girl (best guess 8-10 years old) was in a high-kill WV shelter WAY too long, but now she is out and loving every minute and everyone! She just wants to lean against you and give kisses. She is happy chilling with you on the couch (or warming you up as the case may be!) but she still has plenty of energy and likes to play with other dogs.
While Dana is a mix, we think she has a good bit of ACD in her. Like an Australian Cattle Dog, she will be your little shadow following you from room to room, and she enjoys being part of any activities going on in the home. She loves walks, riding in the car, and observing things going on in her environment.
Dana weighs 48 lbs, and is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations and vetting. She is house trained, already knows the "sit" command, and is ignoring her foster Mom's cats! Dana would make a great canine friend for your current dog...be sure to watch her video on her Petfinder link.
Dana is being fostered in Manassas, VA through Shenandoah Valley Dog Rescue. For more information and to find out how to meet Dana, email Megan at email@example.com
Jack is a gorgeous grown-up boy who is being returned to the rescue because his owner is unable to keep him. He is an exuberant and intelligent dog, but is struggling to live in the city because, like all herding or working dogs, he needs to run and play. He loves to play frisbee and play ball. While Jack likes most other dogs it's hard for him to meet them on leash.
Jack is a stellar running and hiking companion and can play frisbee better than any dog we've seen. He loves to swim, and he knows tons of tricks and is wonderful with people. He lives to please humans!
He is almost four years old and is strikingly beautiful, everyone compliments his good looks! He loves riding in the car and will do anything for a treat.
His dog friends are always submissive personalities, often females and small dogs. He would not be a good candidate to live with cats.
Jack is looking for a home with lots of room to run, in a rural environment, with an active family who likes to run and play. He would not be good dog park dog but would be a great working dog!
Contact the rescue if interested in fostering or adopting Jack! Their applications can be found here: www.luckypuprescue.org or you can reach us FMI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To confirm Jack's availability, see his Petfinder listing.
Buddy is a 2 year old neutered, black and white Border Collie/Heeler mix (or at least that was the shelters best guess). He was pulled from a shelter in SC where he was scheduled to be put down. Buddy is good with other dogs, but we haven't really had him around cats. He needs an owner that will continue to work with him. When Buddy meets new people, he can be nervous and fearful, but he has been working with a trainer and has gotten much better. For instance, if he is put in a down and stay position, and the new people ignore him and don't make eye contact with him, then he seems to calm down and is okay. Once Buddy sees that he can trust someone, he is just fine with them. Buddy will need an experienced owner with this breed.
If you can give Buddy a good home and continue with his training, please contact email@example.com.
To confirm Buddy's availability, see his Petfinder listing.
I am a behaviorist who's been working with an ACD, Dingo, who is ready for his forever home.
About a year ago, I began to help and fostered a male, purebred, blue Merle Australian cattle dog who had been gunshot in his rear hip. In his wounded state, he must have tried to cross a road and was struck by a car. Today, he is a healthy, active, neutered two-year-old who barely limps. The only visible reminder of his past is one blind eye, now entirely milky blue.
When I acquired him, I charted his mental condition as deeply fearful and anxious. It was being displayed through extremely submissive behaviors. As he learned to be more assertive and self confident, he became aggressive toward other animals. Recently, he picked a fight with a bull dog I am working with, and wound up with a broken foot. But with humans, he is the perfect dog, loving, loyal, and obedient, with no signs of submissive behaviors.
Dingo is ready to be placed in a home with no other animals. He is fully crate-trained and housebroken, and is well on his way to communicating through basic obedience commands. My vet can verify vaccinations are up-to-date and will share his records. I will be more than willing to complete my training with him end his animal aggression, free of charge, by telephone or video. Does anyone want to continue the hard work of the Bainbridge Humane Society, Dr. Greg Winter of Havana, and myself in helping this beautiful dog fully recover, and become someone's one-and-only? Thank you very much for taking the time to read this.
I'm Noreen Boynton, Quincy, Florida, and you can reach me at 850-875-2353.
Talli is an 7 yr old Australian Cattle Dog/ Australian Shepherd mix. She was dealt a bum deal in life in that she has demodectic mange. She does receive occasional dips to alleviate it & keeps most of her hair, but does develop patches of loss. She’s been in rescue most of her life as a result. She is sweet and loving and just wants to be with her person, but does not care for new situations. A home without children or cats is a must. She does well with other dogs, but likes to be the dominant female.
For more information and to apply to adopt Talli, email RescueUnlimited@Hotmail.com.
Flash is very bonded to his 'sister' Fancy and need to be adopted together. They were dumped at a shelter along with Fancy's pups, by their owner.
"F&F" were separated and sent to different areas of the shelter where they could not see or hear one another. Shelter workers made no note that they had come in or grown up together. They had been in the shelter awhile and were 12 hours away from being killed to make room for more dogs when we reached out to help them. We had no idea at the time that they grew up together.
It is by absolute sheer luck and perhaps fate that they were both sent to the same rescue. When Fancy saw Flash again, they stuck together like glue and we would like to keep that bond intact. They beat tremendous odds to find one another again and its clear they are very important to one another.
Flash is a stunning dog to look at. He almost has a Basenji or Dingo type coat and look to him. he has one eye that is 1/3 blue! He is about a year or so old. he is outgoing, kind, generous with kisses and happy to given a new chance at life.
Fancy is a pretty girl whose Aussie shows thru in patches of merle on her otherwise black with tan coat. We suspect she may be mixed with Kelpie. She is shyer than her brother but super super sweet and very happy to be out of the shelter. She has positively blossomed since she's arrived and has become a confident, happy girl who's tail never stops. For all we know her and Flash could be litter mates. They are both about 30 pounds each. F&F are a ready made pair for the family looking who wants a multi dog home. They are well behaved, easy maintenance and will be forever grateful to the person who shows them that their lives are far from over. They ARE active however and do need a fenced in yard to run in, or someone who walks multiple times a day.
For more information and to apply to adopt Flash & Fancy, email RescueUnlimited@Hotmail.com.
Jack is male heeler about 7 years old. He was surrender by his owners in high kill pound in KY because they had no time for him. Jack is very smart boy, active and very loving. He would like to find his forever home where he could feel loved again.Jack is very strong boy and like all heelers would be happy to please you and spend time with you. He's great in the car and loves to play; needs to have some basic training like sit and stay, but he is a fast learner so it will not take him long to do what you ask of him. This boy deserves second chance at life. Heelers are very loyal to their masters and make great family pets. If you can offer Jack foster or adoptive home please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This GORGEOUS fella is Oscar, Australian Cattle Dog, around 1 yr old and weighs 62 lbs. Oscar is one big love bug and gets along great with other dogs. He is very friendly, crate-trained, knows how to sit, and would love a home with a fenced in yard and a canine sibling to run and play. He is good with kids of all ages. Oscar is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heart worm negative, dewormed and microchipped. His adoption fee is $250.
If you are interested in learning more, email email@example.com.
Age: 10 - 12 months
Activity Level: Active Companion/ Sport Dog
Location: Bunker Hill, WV
Roy is a handsome white, black and tan tri color Blue Heeler. About 10 months- 1 year old, and small-medium size. Neutered, HW negative, and up to date on vaccines. Roy is outgoing, and loves to play with other dogs. He is crate trained, and working on being housebroken. He's smart, and enjoys tugging with a toy, and sitting for treats. He is fairly high energy, but settles in his crate. I believe he would be easy to train for obedience, flyball, agility or other active sports. He would also make a great pet for an active home. He missed out on some early human socialization, so still does not particularly enjoy petting or touching; but comes when called, tolerates being held, and likes interacting and being close to his people.
Roy is currently being fostered north of Winchester, VA, in Bunker Hill, WV. For more info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org To confirm his availability, see the rescue's website.
Hi I’m Poncho! I wandered up to a home in rural NW Georgia in October of ‘12. It just so happens that the home I came up to is a home where the mom and dad do animal rescue, so I was in luck! They’ve kept me there and made sure I was ok, gotten me up to date on all my shots and found out that I am neutered and Heartworm negative and I am current on Heartworm preventative. I’ve also been microchipped. I weigh about 35-40 lbs (getting closer to that 40 b/c of all the treats mom gives when I am being a good boy!).
I love my humans and want to protect them. I love to play with my dad by wrestling and then turning over for a belly rub! I am happy to go with him anywhere. Mom’s the treat lady but I have warmed up to her too. The dog sitter came when they were out of town and played ball with me a lot and I liked him a lot too. I have to make sure strangers are ok and then I can like them. But I check ‘em out pretty good first! I LOVE to ride, I am a great rider in the car!
I went for a trial at a home that liked me a lot and wanted to adopt me and we learned some things about me while I was there: first, I am too interested in cats to live in the house with them. They just make me crazy!!! Also, I am just a little too rough with little dogs, I’d do better with medium to large dogs, like some of the ones I have enjoyed playing with at my foster home. I LOVE Great Danes, they’re my favorite, I have two friends of those kind of dogs! Also, I am a one person dog. I latch on to one person, usually really quickly, and just want to be with them all the time. I don’t mind what we do as long as we are together. I can curl up and watch TV with them, or sit with them while they read, or go for a walk, anything is fine as long as we’re together…I just want to be with my ONE person. I think I’d do best in a home with just one person so that I can be loyal and give all my love and attention to them. I will do whatever my person wants me to do! I can be quiet or I can be active, I’m not a crazy hyper dog at all. I am also housetrained. I know when and where to potty…OUTSIDE! I also do not chew on things I shouldn’t. I can behave inside and am NOT destructive at all…I promise I am a GOOD boy. But don’t crate me, I don’t like small enclosed spaces. I promise if you won’t crate me I won’t potty or do things I shouldn’t in the house…DEAL?
Please contact my foster mom and dad as since they do rescue they have TOO many dogs already, and can’t keep me, but love and want to find a good home for me. Poncho can get transport anywhere in the US and he is also in need of a foster home as well as adoptive home!
Email Heather at email@example.com or call Aaron at 770-713-7199.
Bandit is a very smart fully vetted two year old heeler. He knows many commands. He is very head strong. Bandit needs a home with a experience owner that can work through his stubbornness. He has the potential to be a phenomenal dog with the right owner... He is very eager to please and to do his job well. He is fully vetted and ready to go. He came from a home with children and he loves them. Older however would be better since he is constantly trying to herd the younger ones.
For more information about Bandit, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sweetie was found as a stray last November in GA. She has been in several foster homes since, she is currently at Charlie's Angels Rescue in Aiken SC. She is about 1-1/2 years old, weighs about 35 lbs. She is spayed, UTD on rabies. she is light HW positive. She is deaf. She is crate trained and house trained and microchipped. She walks well on leash. She is initially shy but gets along well with people, she bonds very quickly, she will be your best friend and protector for a lifetime.
She wants to be an only dog. She should not be in a home with young children or other dogs. (She is very protective of 'her person'.)
Contact Mary Lou Seymour at email@example.com or call (803) 275-0841.
Roxanne is a very friendly, and happy dog. She is pretty laid back and undemanding.
We found a foster home for Roxanne. We were able to rescue her litter of pups which were placed in wonderful homes, our beloved snow puppies. They have all been adopted except Shirley and Lenny, which are also listed on our website, even Cyrano has a wonderful home now. It is time for Roxanne to find her special place.
Their story is poignant and compelling at the same time. Like so many rescues that are found here in the south.
We believe Roxanne is about two years old, weighs about 35 to 40lbs., she is spayed, up to date on shots, micro-chipped, heartworm negative.
Our greatest wish is that she can be adopted, to live the rest of her life with a loving family. Somewhere, where there is a big yard, but fenced in. Please never to be tied up again.
Do you or your family have a forever home for this deserving girl if possible? She would be a wonderful companion.
For more information please contact Diana at belle.of.sale.@gmail.com