About Us

This Australian website is devoted to the Cattle Dog breeds, the Australian Cattle Dog and the Australian Stumpy Tailed Cattle Dog, in Australia that are in need of loving homes. Browse through the list of dogs that are currently waiting for a new home.

You can help find homes for these dogs by spreading the word about this website or by passing on the details of a particular dog. Put up notices at your obedience or training club or post details of this site to any dog-related email lists you subscribe to.

Our long list of dogs looking for homes is constantly being updated, so come back and visit often, or register to be notified if a suitable dog is listed.

Register to be notified of updates to this website. You can nominate the age, sex, colour and type of Cattle Dog that you are looking for. (Please note that we only operate within Australia).

Acknowledgments. We would like to acknowledge the people who help us. You can help us too by patronising the businesses that support Australian Cattle Dog Rescue. Every little bit helps ….

How does it work?

The dogs in our rescue program are usually brought to our attention by the staff of the various Animal Shelters and Pounds. They are usually noticed by the staff who feel that they have potential and would make a good pet, working or performance sport dog for someone. They are assessed by us with people, other dogs and various other animals to ensure a sound temperament before the decision is made to foster and eventually place them in a caring new home. The dog is then checked by a vet, heartworm tested and given any medical treatment required.

All dogs stay with a foster carer for at least one week during which time they are vaccinated, wormed, spayed or neutered and given a flea and tick treatment. This time gives the foster carer time to evaluate the dogs personality and to assess it’s special needs so that it can be matched to the ideal home.