The purpose of Aussie shepherd rescue groups is to help shelters and private individuals to find suitable, permanent homes for Australian shepherds. Australian shepherd rescue groups can be found at AussieRescue.Leepfrog.com and AustralianShepherd.RescueMe.org.
AussieRescue.Leepfrog.com features an adoption gallery, a rescue dog of the month, Aussie-mix listings and an Australian shepherd photo page. The site provides listings with contact information but does not screen or place dogs. All dog listed have been neutered or spayed.
AustralianShepherd.RescueMe.org is a New York-based group that lists available dogs for adoption located throughout the state. Many of them are Aussie mixes. Each listing provides biographical and contact information, the dog’s compatibility with other pets, current health status, personality and cost.
Australian shepherds are not from Australia, but were developed in the United States for herding livestock. They are intelligent, protective and eager to please and require a good amount of exercise.