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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

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
Nissan Adoption Event- Saturday, April 9th 9am-3pm 4960 East Marketplace Dr Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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Adopt Love- Saturday, April 16th 9 am-4pm Tucson Expo Center 3750 East Irvington Road Tucson, AZ 85714
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Walk for the Animals- Saturday, May 14th 9 am-1pm Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Davis Auditorium 3700 Willow Creek Road Prescott, AZ 86301
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Woofstock Prescott Saturday, June 11th 9 am-3 pm Prescott Valley Civic Center Ampitheater 7501 East Civic Center Circle Prescott Valley, AZ 8631
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Pets in the Pines- Sunday June 26th 9 am-12 pm Wheeler Park Flagstaff, AZ
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Rescue Roundup- Saturday, July 23rd 9 am-3pm Wheeler Park Flagstaff, AZ