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We match you with the right dog for the life you lead.

ACDs are smart and energetic so they require "a job" 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, cats and other dogs, and more.

It is our goal to find the homes that best match the needs of our foster dogs.


Puppies and young ACDs are known for having boundless energy. And being wildly irresistable! They can be wonderful pets for active families with enough time to devote to training, socialization 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.


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, on Facebook or on Petfinder.


Next, submit your application to adopt.


You will receive an automatic response if the application submitted properly and 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


After speaking with the foster home, your personal and veterinary references will be contacted. A home visit is also part of our application approval process. 


Depending on your location and where the dog is being fostered, you will either meet the dog to determine a good fit or you will work with the foster home to set up a transport to bring the dog to you. (This is reserved for situations where the dog will not have a problem adjusting to a new home, other dogs, etc. There is a $50 - $150 charge for transporting in addition to the adoption fee.)



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


Puppies - Age 6: $350

Puppies too young to be spayed/neutered are adopted with a Spay/Neuter Contract which includes an additional $100 deposit which is refunded when you submit proof of spay/neuter.

Age 7 - 9: $300

Age 10+: $150

Age 7+ adopted by a person 60+: FREE (Any donation is appreciated)


Help transporting over 3 hours from foster home to adopter: $50 - $150 depending on distance (in addition to adoption fee).


NOTE! 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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