Rescuing an Australian Shepherd is, to us, the greatest reward we could ever ask for. We are committed to saving this wonderful breed, nurturing them back to health, teaching them to trust people again, and then finding them that perfect forever home.
Please feel free to mosey around the website, see what Ausssies we currently have available for adoption and find out what other fun events we have coming up! Remember, the Australian Shepherd is the most Aussome dog that ever was
(or at least we think so!)
Australian Shepherd Rescue Midwest covers Australian Shepherd adoption in the Midwest,
including Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Missouri.
A BRAND NEW DAY
With a tremendous amount of wags and wiggles we are proud to announce that Australian Shepherd Rescue Midwest (ASRM) has successfully partnered with the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) located in St. Louis, Missouri.
Since March 23, 2014 ASRM has been working closely with HSMO to place 23 of the 41 Australian Shepherds seized on March 20th, 2014 from a breeder in Taney County, Missouri.
HSMO adopted the puppies in house which gave ASRM 23 beautiful Aussies to place. We were so excited at this opportunity that the world paused for a moment and we broke out in song with the Pointer Sisters! Yes, we were that excited!
All of us at ASRM are thrilled to announce as of April 12, 2014 we have all 23 Aussies placed in ASRM Foster homes!!
The only life these beautiful Aussies have ever experienced was living in the confinement of a kennel. With this confinement there was very little human contact, no socialization, no comfort from a human, no positive words or love, no grass under their paws and never knowing the joy of being part of family. Knowing these challenges our wonderful foster homes and volunteers stepped up with deep dedication, compassion and perseverance to help rehabilitate these Aussies.
We are seeing some progress already but the work will be a long journey to help these beautiful babies become the Aussies they deserve to be. This will involve a lot of time, patience, love, training, vet care, dental care, special diets and medications.
ASRM is truly thankful for any donations you can offer these deserving Aussies. Without all of you we could not give them the care they so desperately need.
All of us at ASRM look forward to what each new day brings for these special Aussies!
ASRM would like to extend an enormous THANK YOU to the Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis, Missouri. They have been nothing short of fabulous! Thank you Debbie Hill, Holly Witzel and all the staff in adoption and receiving.
ASRM would also like to thank Shaker’s Dog Wash in Rock Hill, Missouri and Bi-State Pet Food Pantry in St. Louis, Missouri.
Help Us Treat Our Heartworm Positive Aussies
ASRM has always made room for the Aussies who need us, regardless of the results of their heartworm tests. We are currently treating several Aussies who came to us with heartworm and we’re happy to do so, because they deserve the chance to live a happy life, heartworm free!
Our dedicated foster homes are prepared for their long term furry guests while they finish up and recover from their treatment, and we’re so blessed to have volunteers to do this for us! But we could use some help with the costs of these treatments. Heartworm treatment for a dog the size of an Aussie can run anywhere from $300-$700 and up depending on how big some of these guys get!
We do not raise the adoption fees of these dogs, despite the high costs of their multiple vet visits, treatments, their extended stays in foster, rehab, etc. We rely solely on the donations of our supportive donors to help us break even, and to prepare us for the next Aussie who comes to us in need of treatment.
Please visit this page to contribute to our heartworm treatment fund so that we may continue to say ‘Yes!’ to these beautiful shelter dogs who may not receive the life saving treatment they need anywhere else. Be sure to include a note that it’s for our heartworm treatment fund! And THANK YOU for your continued support!
Scentsy & ASRM!
Are you a fan of Scentsy products? Did you know that now you can buy your favorite Scentsy products and help ASRM at the same time? Kelly Hayworth is generously donating 25% of sales generated via her ASRM Scentsy Party to our Aussies!!
Australian Shepherd Rescue Midwest Inc., is a not for-profit regional rescue, covering Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. We are a 501c3 not-for-profit rescue. We are 100% volunteer driven. All donations or adoption fees are used to meet the medical needs of our Aussies when they come into rescue, and while they are preparing with our foster homes for a new future.
What's Happening at Australian Shepherd Rescue Midwest
How do you describe our boy Hugo? Wikipedia says – “ Hugo, meaning Bright in Mind and Spirit or intelligence”. We would say this definition is a perfect fit! Hugo is a intelligent Aussie boy of almost 2 years young. He … Continue reading
Nixon is a beautiful boy with a long red merle coat and dreamy blue eyes. He is almost ready for his second birthday! Nixon has had the advantage of being fostered by the rescues lead trainer and has learned many … Continue reading
Oh my, meet Rusty. Possibly the most handsome Red Tri Australian Shepherd! Rusty was one of 41 Australian Shepherds surrendered to the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) by a breeder. Once surrendered, the HSMO contacted ASRM and asked for assistance. … Continue reading
Meet Taz! This goof ball is quite the character. He enjoys wrestling with his furry foster brother, walks and food! He is very much a ladies man and loves attention from women. He is a little shy with men at … Continue reading
ASRM 0251 Telly is a very shy but very sweet low energy girl. She enjoys long naps and cuddles on the couch more than going for a hike or playing fetch at the dog park. As she explores the world … Continue reading