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 Aussies 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.
Walk Your Dog to Raise $ for ASRM!
It really is that easy! ASRM is now a proud receiving rescue with Wooftrax! For every mile you walk your dog, Wooftrax will donate money to our Aussies!
All you need to do is download the app on your smart phone. Then grab your leash, start a new walk on the app and go! The app can be downloaded for free via the Google Play Store or via the Apple Store!
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.
Callie Needs Your Help!
Callie is a 9 month old Aussie who came to us as an owner surrender. Callie was riddled with worms, large mats and absolutely filthy. Despite being physically neglected Callie is loving, sweet, good with other dogs and loves to play. It was discovered during a recent vet appt that she had a heart murmur that needed further investigation. Callie was seen by a cardiologist and was found to have a congenital heart defect called Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). This defect can be corrected, however, we need your help to raise the $4,000 for her surgery. Please help this sweet, loving girl get the procedure she needs so she can lead a normal, healthy life.
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!
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
ASRM 0206 Happy, what a great way to describe this beautiful blue merle Aussie boy. He is 56 pounds of love and energy. Happy has crystal blue eyes that will mesmerize you into letting him climb on your lap or just … Continue reading
Oh my! How handsome is this boy? Meet Gus. He isn’t all good looks, he is also smart! Gus can sit on command. He is potty trained, crate trained and is working hard on learning how to come when called. … Continue reading
Oscar is a handsome Red-Tri athletic boy with a lot of love to give. His favorite part of the day (besides you coming home!) is a chance to play Frisbee and boy does he have skills. He loves to cuddle … Continue reading
Ozzie boy is a spectacular blue merle Australian Shepherd with amazing blue eyes. He is an active young man who enjoys playing Frisbee with his foster dad. But, he also likes to just run or play ball with other dogs … 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