AdoptionFees

 $250

Puppies or dogs up to 5 years

$200
Dogs
over 5 years

Fees cover
Spay/Neuter
Micro chipping
Distemper/Parvo shot series 
Rabies

Your adoption
fee is also tax deductible!!


Available Dogs

Before considering adoption PLEASE be honest with yourself as you ponder the possibilities………
 
Is an Australian Cattle Dog right for you? Temperament, health, size, nutrition, training, leadership, life expectancy are just some of the factors you will want to take into consideration. For more information about the breed please go to 
WWW.CATTLEDOG.COM
   
It is well known, but vastly under practiced, that Australian Cattle Dogs require a respectful, firm, consistent, strong pack leader. The ACD is very intelligent as a breed by comparison to others.

Are you committed to a lasting relationship that could last 10-plus years? ACDs are known to live well into their teens! Consider your future and how your dog will fit the picture. Marriage, family planning, job changes, potential moves, etc. Do you have time for adequate walks and play, for grooming, veterinary visits, and daily care? What happens if your work or other time commitments change? All of these factors impact your family and are some of the reasons these dogs have ended up in the shelters. It is of utmost importance to us that this will not impact their lives ever again.

This commitment requires your ACD to be part of your family 24/7. They will not be placed in homes that do not want or allow their dogs in their homes as an integral part of the family. Your ACD will require interaction inside and outside of the home to maintain a good level of happiness and socialization.
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ACDR receives applications daily. While we are not a first come-first serve rescue, we will stop accepting applications once a dog has received 3 or more applications. We try our best to match the right dog with the right family. It is never a judgment against an applicant’s ability to provide a good home but rather if the dog is the right fit for that home.

When submitting your application, please understand that there may already be other applications in process. We try our best to keep the website updated on a daily basis with the most current status of the dogs.

If the dog you are interested in ends up pending before your application is received, don’t lose hope; we receive new dogs in every week! We are positive that we will be able to help you find a new family member just right for you. Think of ACDR as "D-Harmony," here to help you find the perfect furry companion.


Mad Max 
 4-5 year old male ACD

Mad Max is now totally healed up and ready for a new home! Max has proven to be very high-energy and will need a breed-savvy owner! Max's favorite thing over food, cuddles and even playing with friends is his BALL! He will fetch all the way into his grave if you let him! Max is still learning impulse control and manners, but he is eager to please and if he thinks his ball is going to be his reward he will do just about anything for it! Max also enjoys the water. He has been doing quite well with others and will play if there's not a ball around. He is also good with cats as well as other pets such as chickens and such. If you're looking for a high-energy pal who LOVES to fetch and would be a good hiking partner, Mr. Max is your guy!

 Max is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted
He is currently located in Buckeye, AZ.




Iona 
 !!ADOPTED!!


Blu Bayou
**PENDING ADOPTION**
1.5- 2 yr old female ACD

First, let me tell you, I could be named Blu Shadow Bayou because I am most happy when I am near you. I am ~1.5 to 2 years old, fully vetted, crate trained, and for the most part, house broken. I love all other dogs but can be a bit sassy at our first meeting; I do warm up fairly quickly. I am quite shy and really need to check out things before I am comfortable with new situations. I have great recall, love to ride in the vehicle, correct with simple voice commands because I am very sensitive to your wants, and I am an all around classic Australian Cattle Dog in looks and temperament. I would be most happy in a home with older kids, young ones with their quick motions and loud voices, would scare me a bit. A home with another dog to play with and gain confidence with would be great too. Please, contact ACDR if you would like to meet me, I am certainly up for meeting you.

               Blu Bayou is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted
                                   She is currently located in Mesa



                 Mary-Kate Wholesome
            **PENDING ADOPTION**
                             2-3 yr old ACD/Border Collie mix

Mother to five of the AZ city girls, she came to us emaciated and dirty! After 4 weeks of some good RnR and nutrition she is looking and feeling much better!
Mary-Kate is a work in progress physically and emotionally. She loves life but is still learning to trust. She's so smart and eager to please! Mary-Kate plays with other canine fur friends but cats are out! She would do well with any age of kids and loves to snuggle!

         Mary-Kate is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted.
                              She is currently located in Flagstaff




          Ashley Wholesome
            2-3 yr old ACD/Border Collie mix  
          (mother to 5 of the AZ City Girls)

Ashley is one sweet girl! She wants to cuddle, and relax with her person. She gets along great with other dogs, and handles the dog park well. She is just an all-around friendly little girl. She is perfect with cats, and crates nicely. She loves to sleep with her owner, and sleeps all night long. She is amazing when it comes to potty-training, and has yet to have an accident in the house. She is quite teeny (30lbs-ish), and I enjoy picking her up and letting her kiss my face. She can hang with the big dogs, but is gentle and sweet towards small animals. We are working on sit and not jumping out of the car when the doors are open. She is so eager to please, and learns extremely quickly. She is well-mannered on a leash, even when excited she will calm if you ask her. She will do anything for her person, and let me cut her nails without any fuss (now that's a good dog)! If you are interested in a dog that will wait for you while you’re working, but then be so happy to see you when you get home, this is your girl!

             Ashley is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted.
                           She is currently located in Phoenix

                                                                              


 Clark

                                           6-7 yr old male ACD

Hi, my name is Clark. You know, like Clark Kent. I’m SuperDog! I’m passed that puppy stage, but I still like to be active. Did someone say ride? Yes, I’d love to take a trip with you. I am excellent in the car as your co-pilot as long as you don’t mind me napping once in a while. I also enjoy taking hikes and my off-leash recall is great (just not in the city because there are too many bad things, and, well, it’s the law). I sleep next to your bed at night but when that alarm goes off I want to snuggle for a few minutes before we get up. If I’m not ready to get up yet I will throw myself on top of you. I am looking for a monogamous relationship, but one other small dog may be ok. I am your protector and I take my job very seriously. I can use the dog door, but I would much prefer to find someone who is home most of the time to accompany me on the trips outside. I am happiest with a nice, quiet life and routine. If you are looking for a devoted companion to make sure you are never lonely, that’s me, SuperDog!

               Clark is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted

                                  He is currently located in Mesa



Cher Bono
 4 year old female ACD mix

Cher is a sweet girl who had never seen the outside of her yard upon being turned into the shelter. She is up for exploring, but needs a companion that is both patient and understanding as she gets used to living the life of a loved dog. She needs an owner who is breed savvy and would probably not do well in a home with small children. She is good with other dogs. Though she can't turn back time, she is very eager to see what she has been missing out on for the past four years. Please check out her album for more photos.

Cher is housebroken, crate trained, and fully vetted.
She is currently located in Buckeye, AZ.








Hana Nana
1 year old female Dachshund

Hanna Nanna is a cowdog ... Yes you heard me right ! A Cowdog ! She looks this way because she is in our witness protection program. Actually she was just too cute to leave in the shelter. Hanna loves to snuggle and she's 1,000 pounds of love in a 10 pound body. She is great with other dogs. She is wonderful on a leash and loves to go for walks and is good in the car and loves to go for rides. If you're looking for a movie watching buddy and a little companion, Hanna is your girl. Hanna is a truly wonderful little bundle of love.

Hana is house broken, crate trained and fully vetted

She is currently located in Flagstaff




Georgia
1 year old petite female ACD/Chi mix
 

Georgia is a funny little girl who has ACD opinions with a terrier attitude to back it up. With women she is open to affection and bonding but she is VERY choosy about the men in her life. We think she’d do best in an active yet quiet home with a woman as her main caretaker. She has come a long way since being with us and in the right home she will continue to broaden her horizons! Georgia gets along great with other dogs and even cats although she would rather just hang out than play with her friends. If you’re looking for a quiet companion with a ton of personality packed into a little package, Georgia’s your girl!

 Georgia is housebroken, crate trained, and fully vetted.
She is currently located in Buckeye.



                          Sierra Vista
                         5 1/2 month old ACD/Border Collie mix

My name is Sierra and my favorite thing to do is play in the water. I love to explore and run with my big and little foster sisters. I really enjoy a lap to snuggle in and lots of kisses. I sleep in a crate but have always had my sister with me. I love to kiss the cats when they don't run from me. I walk on a leash pretty good but still like to look at everything. I use a dog door and I don't potty in the house. I've been dreaming of my forever family coming to take me home, I have lots of love to give.

   Sierra Vista is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted
             She is currently located in Paulden/Chino Valley

 

 




 
Page
 4 month old ACD/Border Collie mix

Hi, my name is Page and I'm a real goof. I get so excited when I'm running and playing I some times bump into my Foster Mom. I love to explore with my foster sisters and hang in the kiddie pool. I sleep in a crate but have always had my sister with me. I haven't had an accident in the house and I'm a pro with the dog door. I hang with cats and a mini horse also. I walk on a leash but I still want to look at everything. I would do better with big kids as I might knock over the little ones since I bounce around a lot. I'm really wanting my forever family, so please come visit me and I know you'll love me. 

        Page is 75% housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted
               She is currently located in Paulden/Chino Valley



Ima Bone
3-4 month old female ACD mix

Ima is the strawberry blonde. Both girls have had tons of positive exposure and have decided that camping, swimming and all around outdoor activities are fun and exciting! They are 50% housebroken but doing well in their crates! These girls will do well in any active, loving home.

Ima is 50% housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted.
She is currently located in Scottsdale, AZ.




Ura Bone
3-4 month old female ACD mix

Ura is the tiger stripe girl. Both have had tons of positive exposure and have decided that camping, swimming and all around outdoor activities are fun and exciting! They are 50% housebroken but doing well in their crates! These girls will do well in any active, loving home. Ura is 50% housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted.

Ura is 50% housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted.
She is currently located in Scottsdale, AZ.

COMING SOON!
We are either waiting to finish up on our vetting or to tell ACDR more about ourselves. We will be available within 2-4wks and are open for applications.
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     Gypsum (Red Boy) and Spackle (Blue Girl)
                                          5-month-old siblings 

They are both good with dogs, cats and kids. Both have docked tails. More to come once we know their separate personalities better.

Both are housebroken, crate trained and are waiting for their final boosters.
                         They are currently located in Phoenix

 



Hopi
4 month old female ACD mix

She loves to snuggle and play with big and little dogs and the cat. She loves to take a dip in the kiddie pool and pounce on frogs. She uses the dog door and is crated with her sister.

Hopi is working on housetraining and crate trained
Available early October
She is currently located in Paulden



Zuni
4 month old female ACD mix

This little girl loves to explore and chase grasshoppers. She enjoys a dip in the kiddie pool on a hot day. She's fostered with big and little dogs and cats. Always crated with her sister and uses the dog door.

Zuni is working on housetraining and crate trained
Available early October
 She is currently located in Paulden




Buttercup
 6 month old female ACD/Terrier mix

So sweet and eager to please. This little cutie is sure to bless any home lucky enough to have her

Buttercup is working on housetraining and crate trained
Available in early October
She is currently located in Winslow

Happy Tails!

ACDR is happy to celebrate our recently happily homed dogs! We wish them and their families a lifetime of kisses and wagging tails! We welcome updates and photos throughout their lives and frequently post these on our Facebook page.

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                              Daytona 
                         !!ADOPTED!!
                                     

 



Summer Sausage
!!ADOPTED!!

                           

                        

                                               Amy Pant
                          !!ADOPTED!!
                                  





Howard
!!ADOPTED!!




Terra Dancer
!!ADOPTED!!

 

 

Lacey


  !!ADOPTED!!

 

 

 

 







Willie Heelson
  !!ADOPTED!!



                              

                               Bindi
                       !!ADOPTED!!

                                 




Rusty
  !!ADOPTED!!

 



Jake
!!ADOPTED!!


 



Asa
!!ADOPTED!!




Margarita
!!ADOPTED!!



                                Kayenta
                           !!ADOPTED!!

                         


                        Taylor Snifft
                        !!ADOPTED!!
                              




Missy B
!!ADOPTED!!






Yuma
!!ADOPTED!!


Carefree
!!ADOPTED!!

                        

                                     

                                                           Nadine
!!ADOPTED!!
              





Amy Chewmer
!!ADOPTED!!
                                 





Peoria
!!ADOPTED!!





Wikieup
!!ADOPTED!!
 





Jerry
!!ADOPTED!!




Elsa
!!ADOPTED!!






Sedona
!!ADOPTED!!
 

 

                                 

                                           

                       Stubs MacKenzie
                          !!ADOPTED!!

                                       




Bisbee
   !!ADOPTED!!



                              Tempe
                        !!ADOPTED!!

                        





Klondike
!!ADOPTED!!





Blue Bell
!!ADOPTED!!

 





Haggen Daz
!!ADOPTED!!



Ben
!!ADOPTED!!





Frosty Paws
!!ADOPTED!!

 



Magnum
!!ADOPTED!!



Toby Teeth
!!ADOPTED!!





Meadow
!!ADOPTED!!





Maureen O’Heeler
!!ADOPTED!!

 



Chewy Vuitton
!!ADOPTED!!






Tinkle Bell
!!ADOPTED!!

 




Floggin Molly
!!ADOPTED!!

 



Roy Rodgers
!!ADOPTED!!



Merry Jo Jean
!!ADOPTED!!




Abe Lickin
!!ADOPTED!!



Prince William
!!ADOPTED!!



Stubs MacKenzie
!!ADOPTED!!



Prince Harry
!!ADOPTED!!




Mr. Snifferdoodle
!!ADOPTED!!





Claire
!!ADOPTED!!





Fire
!!ADOPTED!!


Chuck Waggin'
!!ADOPTED!!



Canela
!!ADOPTED!!



Lucille Ball
!!ADOPTED!!



Fuel
!!ADOPTED!!


Desire
!!ADOPTED!!


Tonto
!!ADOPTED!!



Salsa
!!ADOPTED!!



Maggie
!!ADOPTED!!



Carnita
!!ADOPTED!!



Mole
!!ADOPTED!!

Beans n Rice
!!ADOPTED!!


Chimichanga
!!ADOPTED!!


Maverick
!!ADOPTED!!


Queso
!!ADOPTED!!


Menudo
!!ADOPTED!!

 Melody
!!ADOPTED!!



Clam Chowda
!!ADOPTED!!




Martin
!!ADOPTED!!



Maddox
!!ADOPTED!!




Ruger
!!ADOPTED!!


Didn’t see that face that said
“I’m your new best friend!”

Look at us on Petfinder to see more of our dogs as well as courtesy listings:
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/AZ403.html

  Please keep checking in.  New ones are coming in all the time! You can also contact us with a request.  Just give us a call and we’ll put you on the special request list.

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