Our Mission:
Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and ultimately re-home abandoned, stray and neglected Australian Cattle Dogs throughout the state of Arizona. Whenever possible, we also assist ACDs who because of extenuating circumstances are unable to remain in their homes with their owners.

Dogs Who Need A Home

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY NOTICE~ ACDR will be "closed" to the public November 21st through 28th and then again December 20th through January 3.
The holidays are upon us and we at ACDR want to thank all of our hardworking volunteers for a year filled with many great rescue and adoption stories! Because of their hard work and dedication, many lives have been positively changed forever! Rescue work often takes time away from the the most important people in our lives. We want our volunteers to be able to spend this special time of the year with those who have sacrificed with them. We will not be processing applications, scheduling home visits or visits with the with the dogs during this time. Applications received during this time will be kept on file and processed in the order received. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this very important time of year. All of us as ACDR wish you and your family the Happiest of Holidays! We hope that you too take this time to spend with those who are most special in your lives. ***************************************************************************************************************************************************** The Australian Cattle Dog has become quite popular in recent years. They are also known by many other names: Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Queensland Heeler, Cattle Dog or simply Heeler. ALL of these names refer to one breed: the Australian Cattle Dog. Their intelligence, versatility and durability all lend to their popularity in several different positions, whether as a family companion to canine sports to professional jobs such as search and rescue and service dogs. The Australian Cattle Dog has truly made a name for itself in the last decade.
Because of their reputation for being a very smart dog, people believe that translates to ease of training. To train a cattle dog correctly one must provide intentional and consistent direction as well as plenty of physical and mental stimulation. The average dog owner has no idea of what they are up against when they get a cute cattle dog pup! This is why the average age for ACDs in shelters and in need of new homes is 1-2 years old.
Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue is a Foster-Home-based rescue with foster homes throughout all of Arizona. Our volunteers are well versed with cattle dogs and their needs. We work closely with our dogs to ensure they learn proper boundaries and are given the correct direction in which to use their brains and their bodies. We strive to place each dog in its optimal home where its individual needs will be met. In doing so we hope to guarantee our dogs will never be part of the “system” again and both people and pup will be able to live a full and happy life together!

ACDR Contact

  • 480-442-2237
  • acdr@arizonacattledogrescue.org
  • Arizonacattledogrescue.org
  • 2468 Hano Trail
    Flagstaff, AZ 86005

  • 10:00-18:00

Upcoming Event
Tucson Petco Meet-n-Greet Saturday, September 26th 10am-12pm 5625 E. River Rd. Tucson AZ
Upcoming Event
ACDR Fundraiser at OHSO Eatery+Brewery Thursday - Nov 12 4pm - 10pm OHSO Brewery- Paradise Valley 10810 N Tatum Blvd #126 Phoenix, Arizona 85028