About Australian Cattle Dog Rescue
How does it work
The dogs in our rescue program are usually brought to our attention by the staff of the Department of Animal Services or RSPCA shelters. They are noticed by the staff who feel that they have potential and would make a good pet 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.
Why adopt a Rescue?
"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:
The cost of adopting a dog from Australian Cattle Dog Rescue is normally $300. 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:
Consider the advantages - do you have room in your heart for a rescue?