Rescue organizations for blue heeler puppies, also known as Australian cattle dogs, include the Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association and New Hope Cattle Dogs. The Australian Cattle Dog Rescue is a nonprofit group run by volunteers who place healthy shelter puppies or dogs that face euthanasia into foster homes. The group rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes Australian cattle dogs and ACD mixes from animal control groups, owner surrenders or shelters.
The goal of the Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association is to give stray, unwanted or abandoned dogs a fresh start with a loving family. Site visitors to the group’s website, ACDRA.org, can access a list of available dogs in foster care or shelters.
ACDRA.org also provides an adoption application with information about fees, information about the breed, a frequently asked questions section and ways to help. Additionally, the site offers specific information about living with Australian cattle dogs, a smart, high-energy breed that requires adequate exercise, consistent training and firm leadership.
New Hope Cattle Dogs is a Colorado-based rescue group that provides rehoming for blue heelers. Potential adopters must complete an application and agree to a home check.
Rescue dogs are spayed and neutered, de-wormed, checked for heartworm and microchipped. They come with a crate, bed, collar, leash and vet records. The crate must be returned upon completion of a trial adoption. There is an adoption fee.