Why would anyone want to adopt a Rescue dog? Isn’t it like buying a used car – you’re taking on someone else’s problems?

No! Not at all, many dogs find themselves in a rescue situation through no fault of their own.

There are many benefits to adopting a rescue dog:

  • Housebreaking – if a dog is not already housebroken it usually is by the time it is ready to go to a new home.
  • Bypass the ‘chewy puppy’ stage and save your clothes and fingers from sharp puppy teeth by adopting a mature dog.
  • What you see is what you get – you know exactly how big, how hairy and how active the dog will be.
  • The right match for you – care will be taken to help you find a dog that suits your needs and your lifestyle – one of the main reasons dogs are given up by their previous owners is pet mis-match.
  • Instant companion – when you adopt an older dog you have a companion who is ready to go everywhere and do everything with you right now and you can choose a friend you know will be compatible with your other pets and those of your friends.
  • Rescue dog bond – dogs who have been rejected by their previous home or who have not had a good start to life seem to bond more completely and more deeply with their new family.

 The Cost of Adoption

The cost of adopting a dog from Australian Cattle Dog Rescue is normally $350. This cost rarely covers the expenses incurred by Australian Cattle Dog Rescue in taking in these dogs, feeding them during their time in foster and attending to all their veterinary requirements. All the dog rehomed by Australian Cattle Dog Rescue are desexed, C5 vaccinated, heart-worm tested and microchipped.

All Dogs are Desexed

Desexing a dog is one of the largest expenses incurred by dog owners. All dogs rehomed by Australian Cattle Dog Rescue are desexed before they are released. This way, when you adopt your new forever friend, the ‘unpleasant’ part is already attended to. Some of the many benefits of having your dog desexed include:

  • Your dog is less inclined to wander or exhibit ‘hormonally induced’ behaviours.
  • You don’t have to manage a female dog while she is in season
  • You won’t end up with a litter of unwanted puppies that need to be rehomed.
  • The cost of registering your dog is normally greatly reduced.
  • It promotes responsible pet ownership.


Consider the advantages – do you have room in your heart for a rescue?