The national organizations Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline, Inc. and Mini Aussie Rescue are organizations to contact about rescuing and rehoming Australian Shepherds. Each national branch can assist in finding the nearest local Aussie rescue to your location.
National dog-specific rescue organizations are generally the easiest to locate and contact because of their size and financial ability to have a helpful Web presence. These organizations also establish and maintain contact with many smaller, local organizations around the country and thus have a vast database of contact information.
Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline, Inc. offers a variety of services including locating local rescue, helping to find suitable placements for an Aussie that needs to be given up, and finding a local reputable breeder. This is a nonprofit organization that depends on the generosity of others to stay open.
Mini Aussie Rescue offers the same type of services as Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline, but for miniature Australian Shepherds. Mini Aussie Rescue also offers services to help reunite owners with lost dogs.
Local humane societies or dog-rescue organizations are also good places to search for information about local Aussie services and options. These organizations are likely to be more familiar with local resources and options than the national organizations.
Finally, the American Kennel Club is a good resource regarding dog breeds. While rescuing animals is not the focus of the AKC, there is still a wealth of information it can provide about various rescue organizations.