Rescue organizations dedicated to miniature Australian shepherd dogs include Mini Aussie Rescue & Support, Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline, New Spirit 4 Aussie and Australian Shepherd Rescue Midwest. While Minnie Aussie Rescue & Support focuses on miniature dogs, the other groups take in miniatures as well as full-sized Australian shepherds.
Mini Aussie Rescue & Support was founded in 2004, as a non-profit, volunteer-run organization. They were formed to address the increasing numbers of miniature Australian shepherd dogs that were turning up in shelters. They are headquartered in New Hampshire, but offer rescue services nationwide. They also run a lost dog hotline.
The Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline is a separate organization, run in conjunction with the national breed club. As of 2015, they have 900 members throughout the United States and Canada. Their headquarters are in Pennsylvania.
New Spirit 4 Aussie rescues purebred and mixed Australian shepherds. Like the Aussie Helpline, they operate both in the United States and Canada.
Australian Shepherd Rescue Midwest confines its rescue activities to the United States. They operate in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and Michigan. As of 2015, prospective owners or volunteers can sign up for text alerts whenever the shelter receives a new dog.