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.




Terra Dancer
10-12 month old female ACD/Border Collie mix

Terra Dancer is an energetic Puppy about 10 months old. She is learning to be good in the house and is doing very well. She is house broken and used the dog doors. She needs a bit of basic training to learn sit, down and so on. She has good recall when on pack walks but does have a strong chase response (like with rabbits). She is learning to be good on a leash but has a fear of some noises. She just needs to do it more and she will be fine. She is great with other dogs. She is good in the camper shell when we all go out walking and that’s with 4 to 6 other big dogs.  She is a very fast learner and a lover that likes a good tummy rub.

      Terra Dancer is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted
                             She is currently located in Flagstaff

 


Blu Bayou
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
                                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)

Good day!  My name is Ashley but my foster mom calls me Princess Ashley.  She says it is because I am so sweet and pretty.  I am really good off leash, nothing better than some sniff-er-cise in desert while you enjoy your morning beverage.  I also walk nicely on a leash but not necessary around our property.  I am learning my house manners quickly, for example, not going in the trash can, sitting for prolonged times while we have visitors and such.  I do not have whoopies in the house; I am a pro at the doggie door.  I am a fantastic guard dog, I let off a few barks to let you know that someone is nearing the door or such, other than that I am a non-barker!  Sometimes those pesky little dogs across the alley need to be reminded that I am watching with a courtesy bark.         I want nothing more than to please you and go along on adventures.   Where are you going to take me???

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

                                                                              


 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.


                           

                        

                                               Amy Pant
                                   2yr old ACD/Border Collie mix

Oh Amy, the “tails” you could tell! She was abandoned by her first owners in the back yard. They moved everything but Amy and her dry water dish. She came to us shy and uncertain of what her future held. After she gained the confidence and trust needed to go to a new home she was adopted and had to come right back after the resident dog and her didn’t find their happily ever after as hoped.
Then Amy was adopted by a wonderful home who loved her dearly but had the misfortune of having a job in which livestock was involved and Amy just didn’t understand the seriousness of having to be safe around them. So that home sadly had to send her back for her own safety!!
So now she’s back and wondering if there’s a home out there for her. Amy is fun loving and a joy to have around. She can be head strong as her breed mix would indicate but with a family who understands the need for clear and intentional boundaries, Amy will thrive! Amy like the company of other dogs and plays like a banshee if allowed. She also like a soft sofa to snuggle on and watch a movie or some reality TV. Really it’s just about being with her person, she has no idea what’s on TV!

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





Howard
**PENDING ADOPTION**

6 month old ACD/Terrier mix

Howard is your typical puppy with tons of energy, spunk and curiosity.  He’s also a smart little cookie who is eager to learn and please. Howard loves other dogs, people of all sizes and would probably to OK with a cat. Howard will stay on the smaller size but he makes up for it in personality and is sure to bring any family years of devotion and cheer!

Howard is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted

He is currently located in Phoenix







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





Rusty
**PENDING ADOPTION**

7-9 month old male ACD

Rusty is a fun boy weighing in at 30-35 lbs. He loves to play with other dogs anywhere from rough hard play with the harder playing dogs to gentle play with a senior blind & deaf girl. He likes everyone both 4 legged & 2 but has a high prey drive so he may not do well with cats. Rusty has never been destructive and is house trained using the doggie door, he catches onto things quickly by watching the other dogs in his foster home. Rusty would probably do best in a home with another playful dog but may do ok as an only dog if given proper mental and physical stimulation. He would probably do well in agility, herding or any other dog sports.

            Rusty is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted

He is currently located in north Phoenix, AZ.







Willie Heelson
**PENDING ADOPTION**
 1 ½ year old male ACD

Willie is an absolutely amazing foster dog! He is very low key, although he will run and fetch with the best of them. He loves this chuck-it wheel toy that rolls on the ground, and he will herd it all day! He is great off-leash, and is just a perfect velcro heeler. He is learning sit, and stay in the car with all the door open, and his recall is great. He sleeps through-out the whole night in bed snuggling with his foster mom and foster brothers and sister. He has not had one accident in the house and uses the dog door perfectly. He is kenneled all day when I am at work, and although he doesn't love it, he is a perfect gentleman about kenneling up and staying quiet. He is GREAT with cats, and gets along with all dogs. He is just a HUGE snuggler, and his forever home will have to love snuggling (specifically Willie laying in their lap)!

Willie is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted

He is currently located in Phoenix




Georgia
1 year old petite female ACD/Chi mix

 

Georgia is a little peach of a cattle dog/Chihuahua mix, weighing in at just 22 lbs. She is a little shy at first but loves to be petted and loved on. She is gaining confidence every day in her foster home. Georgia is good with other dogs and prefers women. Georgia’s perfect home would be with a fairly active single woman with lots of love and lap time available, she is of course part Chihuahua. Check out her album for more photos. 

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



                              

                               Bindi
                       !!ADOPTED!!

                                 

 

Lacey

1yr old female ACD


Lacey is curious although sometimes a little reserved in new

situations. She has come a long way from spending most of her

time on her back or crawling on the floor to standing up on her

four legs and she is gaining more confidence every day. She

knows how to use a doggie door and is good around cats. She

  doesn't have toy interest yet, but she LOVES to play with her

  foster siblings. She walks nicely on the lead, though she is

  learning her basic manners like not jumping in greeting, sitting,

  and laying  down. She is a great passenger in the car and she

  enjoys looking out the window. She is medium to high energy.

  Lacey loves playing in the creek and going for hikes. She checks

  in nicely, but is still learning a recall.

 

Lacey is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted

She is currently located in Sierra Vista, AZ

 

 

 

 



Summer Sausage
**PENDING ADOPTION**

1 year old petite female ACD/Chi mix

Hi, my name is Summer Sausage because I'm a bit of a chub. Since I've been in my foster home I've been working out and watching what I eat. I love to play with my smaller foster brother and sisters, I like dogs that are close to my own size (maybe 13 pounds?) and know when to play and when to respect my space. I would probably be fine on my own as long as I have plenty of time with my mom and/or dad. I'd love to sit on your lap or next to you on the couch and watch TV. I may not look athletic, but I can jump quite well, up on the couch or on the bed all by myself.

Check out her album for more photos. 

Summer is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted.
She is currently located in Mesa.



                          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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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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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!!



Amy Pant
!!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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