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, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and Michigan.
Help for Dundee
Hello World! Meet Dundee!
Dundee came into rescue because owner/groomer, Kristen, from Pet Bath and Beyond in Round Lake noticed that something was wrong with his genitalia when a family brought him in for a grooming. After seeing a vet like Kristen had recommended, they brought him back to her because they no longer wanted him. She called one of her long time clients, one of ASRM’s regional coordinators and explained that she had a cute 5 month old Australian Shepherd that needed help.
Our Regional Coordinator picked him up and they went straight to the vet. Dundee had never had any puppy shots or any vaccinations. After getting his vaccinations, the vet explained she had only read about this in vet school years ago. She explained it was a congenital defect called Hypospadias. She referred us to Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove. Dundee and his foster mom went to see a specialist and he explained that Dundee did in fact have Hypospadias. Hypospadias is a congenital defect that is a failure of the genital skin folds to fuse together during the development of the penile
area. This failure also results in abnormal development of the penile urethra and penis. The urethra, where a dog’s urine is released is located in a different area other than the tip of the penis like in a normal dog. You can read more about this rare defect here.
The vet explained that Dundee needs surgery to close the exposed area around his penis so he doesn’t get frequent infections and he will have a special kind of neuter surgery because he does not have a regular scrotum.
Please donate and help Dundee so he can live a happy, healthy long life. His estimated surgery costs are $2000.00.
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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!
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, Minnesota, Missouri and Kentucky. 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
Matilda, what a great name. She is a stunning black Merle Australian shepherd that is just 3 years young. She has medium energy and weighs in at 45 pounds. But Matilda is no ordinary Aussie, she knows how to open … Continue reading
This wonderful and sweet boy is Mac. Mac is a handsome black tri boy that loves to go for his walks! Mac is just under two years old and is tall and lean. He keeps active chasing kitties, playing tug-of-war, … Continue reading
Kona is a Celtic name meaning “World Rule.” Does that mean Kona wants to rule the world? No, he seems pretty content with the way things are. Kona is 10 years young and weighs 65 pounds. He is a lower … Continue reading
Annie is available! Just like Annie sang in the movie “Annie” “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow” Well folks, tomorrow is here! Annie is a sunny Red Merle Australian Shepherd. She is approximately 8 years young and weighs a mere … Continue reading
KayCee is the “diamond in the rough” you have been looking for. She is a stunning Australian Shepherd/Cattle dog mix. With her curly white and black coat she is a beauty. KayCee is 6 years young and a little girl at … Continue reading