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.



Sweetheart

6-8 year old DEAF female ACD

This lovely “young” lady is looking for love and hoping she’s come to the right place. To no fault of her own she ended up at an AZ shelter. The staff quickly fell in love with this sweet and forgiving lady and were so happy ACDR could give her the best chance of finding a forever home. You don’t find ’em sweeter than this little lady! She knows her hand signals and is always right by your side ready for whatever or wherever is next. Don’t let her age fool you, she’s just hit her prime and she’s got many or years of love and snuggles to offer!

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



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




Frosty Paws

7 month old female ACD mix

Frosty paws was from our summertime “ice cream” litter. Her adoptive family unfortunately had some unexpected life changes come up but lucky for her we always welcome our kids back! Frosty has always been on the softer side and is shy with new things but with proper encouragement she opens up and enjoys herself. She LOVES to have furfriends of all kinds. Frosty would do well with older kids who were kind and respectful. If you’re looking for a cool, smooth and sweet treat Frosty is your kinda girl!

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




The Fur Monty
10-12 year old DEAF male ACD

The Fur Monty is a big and happy deaf cattle dog boy who is enjoying the good life. He's getting used to affectionate things like kisses, but he loves his whole body scratches! He's an older boy, so he doesn't feel the need to play all that much, but he does like to be with his people. He likes to lay where he can see all the action, and not have to make much effort to join in. He knows how to use a dog door, but would prefer his humans to get up and let him out! He's good with cats and chickens, and other little dogs. He loves meal times so much, he'll even do a little dance for his food! The Fur Monty might be an older boy, but he still has a whole lotta lovin' left to do!

Fur Monty is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted
He is currently located in Tucson, AZ





Gilda Grrradner 
10 month old female ACD

 Gilda just as her name implies is a silly, spunky little gal. She loves to cuddle and has the best butt wiggles when she gets excited. She does great on leash and loves to get outside with her human. She's almost house trained and knows sit and high five! Gilda would do well in an active home with a patient owner the committed to helping her become the super dog she knows she can be! She loves to please and just wants to be loved.

Gilda is 90% housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted
She is currently located in Flagstaff, AZ




Riata
10-12 month old female ACD

Riata had a “ruff” start with a family who didn’t understand the needs of an ACD. She was under stimulated and bored. We thought we might have some work to do with this girl to get her ready for a family but she has shown us true ACD resilience and has put her past behind her! Riata is sweet, caring and loves to play with her furfriends. She is quiet and respectful as well as very eager to learn all there is to learn in this great new world of hers. Riata would do well in many different types of homes as long as there is adventure and snuggles there.

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



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, AZ



Josey Wags 
8 month old female Catahoula mix

Another sweet face we just had to save! Just look at those big brown eyes, she is as sweet as they are deep. Josey loves to have fur friends to play with and can also entertain herself. She will need an active family and enjoys camping, hiking, swimming and so much more! Josey is good with everyone she meets from little kids to cats and everything in between. She’s very snuggly too with her soft fur and squishy skin. Any family would be lucky to have this little girl as part of the family!

Josey is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted.
She is currently located in Flagstaff, AZ



Peas n Carrots
 1 year old male ACD

Carrots has a full-sized cattledog heart in a lapdog-sized body. He loves to cuddle and is ready for hours of adventuring with his forever family. Carrots is respectful on leash and eager to follow your lead. He is playful and non-reactive with other dogs, interested but not persistent with cats. While in his foster home, he has not shown any destructive behaviors and is eager to please once he knows what the rules are. Carrots would do well in an active home that is committed in helping him continue to learn and grow into the amazing lifelong companion he wants to be!

Peas n Carrots is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted
He is currently located in Flagstaff, AZ





Princess Buttercup
 6 month old female ACD/Terrier/Golden Retriever

 

This little girl was found in the desert by one of our volunteers. She was emaciated and covered in ticks! In times like this we like to say "ACDR stands for Any Cute Dog" Buttercup is a sweet, CUTE and very silly little girl!  She is eager to please and is anxiously waiting for her forever home. She is still very puppy like and will need an active home who is up for the challenges puppies present. She gets along with everyone she meets!

Buttercup is almost housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted.

She is currently located in Buckeye, AZ




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 Glendale, AZ




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. Hopi is always up for adventure and will make her own fun if you don't. This girl is all ACD pup, are you ready?

Hopi is working on housetraining, crate trained and fully vetted
She is currently located in Phoenix, AZ




“Giddi Up”
**PENDING**
4-5 month old female ACD mix

 This little girl has the coolest markings.  She is short in stature but big in spunkiness.  We don’t think she will get very big.  She has been hanging out at her foster home with 5 other dogs, horses and a miniature donkey.  Although the horses are fun to look at, she doesn’t pay much attention to them.  She would rather run, tackle, play ball, and heel her foster siblings.  She is super smart and very attentive to everything.  Once she gets done playing with her foster siblings, she will lie down and sleep next to her foster mom or dad.  She is housebroken, uses doggy door and loves to walk on a leash.  She likes to ride in the truck, go camping and has a zest to see what world has to offer her.  She would do best in a home with other dog siblings as she loves to play and is submissive to the pack leader.  She isn’t around kids at her foster home, but she would do just fine.  She is heeler and she does heel the humans too, so maybe older kids would be best.

Giddi Up is housebroken, crate trained and fully vetted
She is currently located in Waddell, AZ




Cher Bono
**PENDING ADOPTION**
 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 needs an owner who is breed savvy and would probably not do well in a home with small children. Cher has a very strong herding drive and would make a great ranch worker and companion! She is good with other respectful 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.




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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Autumn

 8-10 month old female Aussie

This beauty was found wandering the forest during hunting season! Well we’ve never heard of hunters using Aussie pups to round up some elk so we scooped her up and headed to safety! Autumn is still getting used to the social life and will need a breed savvy home. She is young and still very impressionable. She is sweet and eager to please, all attributes we love about our herders. She is currently sharing a foster home with other dogs her age and older and learning quickly that furfriends are fun!

Autumn is housebroken, crate trained and will be fully vetted
 by Oct 25th
She is currently located in Scottsdale, AZ

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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Ura Bone
!!ADOPTED!!





Gypsum
!!ADOPTED!!
 




Zuni
!!ADOPTED!!


        


Spackle
!!ADOPTED!!

 




Mad Max 
!!ADOPTED!!







Hana Nana
!!ADOPTED!!





  Ashley Wholesome
 !!ADOPTED!!


    


Blu Bayou
 !!ADOPTED!!




  Mary-Kate Wholesome 
!!ADOPTED!!

                           




Sierra Vista
 !!ADOPTED!!

 

 




 
Page
 !!ADOPTED!!





Iona 
 !!ADOPTED!!




                                     

 

                              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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