ACDRA was organized in 2002 as a joint venture between two breed clubs.

Members of both Bull Run Australian Cattle Dog Club and the North Atlantic Australian Cattle Dog Club had been rescuing cattle dogs for years. It was decided that rescue activities could be more efficient if there was a stand-alone rescue organization not encumbered by breed club activities. We were created to save our beloved cattle dogs from abuse, neglect and abandonment.


Although both clubs jointly founded ACDRA, independence for the new organization was built in to the startup agreement and now ACDRA stands on its own as an independent entity, working on its own merit and its own set of policies and procedures. The goal is to work in a 3-way partnership to create a stronger networking community to save the many cattle dogs in need.


Our Mission Statement

Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association (ACDRA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organized to facilitate the rescue and adoption of Australian Cattle Dogs in need. Our goal is to eliminate the stray, abandoned, and unwanted ACDs through spay/neuter, adoptions, and education. Through our network of members and foster homes, we rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome Australian Cattle Dogs and ACD mixes from animal control groups, shelters, and owner surrenders.

Board of Directors


Crissy Guynee



Julie Manning

Vice President


Jessica McCauliffe



Christy Hammerman




Board Member


Mary Jo Rulffes

Board Member


Marco Migliaro

Board Member

Mailing Address: ACDRA, PO Box 7204, Garden City, NY 11530-5729

Fax: 724-768-7354

ACDRA is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit dog rescue dedicated to helping Australian Cattle Dogs in need.

Copyright 2021, ACDRA, Inc.

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