Please help us rescue ACDs in need
We are a 100% volunteer-run organization. Donations help us rescue ACDs from shelters where they are facing euthanasia, transport them to foster homes, care for their medical needs and more.

Adoption Fees

All puppies and adult dogs are up-to-date on vaccinations and monthly preventatives. All adult dogs are spayed / neutered.

Puppies under 1 year: $350
Age 1 - 6: $300
Age 7 - 9: $250
Age 10+: $100
Age 7+ adopted by a person 60 or older: FREE (Any donation is appreciated)
Help transporting over 3 hours from foster home to adopter: $50

All dogs are adopted with a 2-week trial period. If you decide the dog is not a fit for your household and the dog is returned to the rescue within 2 weeks of adoption, the adoption fee will be refunded.

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ACDs are smart and energetic so they require something to do to keep them happy and balanced. While the breed was developed to drive cattle, these days ACDs can direct their intelligence and energy toward catching Frisbees, performing agility, or being a running partner. ACDs are often seen mixing it up at dog parks, hiking in the woods with their people, and enjoying a dip in the family pool.

Because all our foster  dogs live with our volunteers, you will get an accurate assessment of the dog’s energy level, personality, likes and dislikes, behavior with children and other dogs, and more.

10 week old puppies already in rescue at such a young agePuppies and young ACDs are known for having boundless energy. And as you can see from the photo above – being wildly irresistable! They can be wonderful pets for active families with time to devote to training and play.

An adult ACD, while still energetic, will not require as much training as a puppy. But an adult will still require physical and mental activity on a daily basis.

Rusty: happy, healthy and adopted at age 9.A senior ACD will be a loyal and loving companion to share the couch when you watch TV or join you on a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood. Rescuing a senior is an act of compassion that offers a wealth of loving rewards from a very grateful dog.

The first step is to review our available dogs on our Foster Dogs page. Next, submit your application to adopt. The dog's foster home will be in touch with you within 72 hours. If you don't hear from anyone please check your junk mail or spam folder. If you haven't received an email, please send an email to