Aussie Rescue of Minnesota Inc

A nonprofit organization

$2,727 raised

55% complete

$5,000 Goal

Aussie Rescue of Minnesota, Inc caring for Australian Shepard Dogs and Puppies since 1998 

Aussie Rescue of Minnesota, Inc. (ARM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for homeless Australian Shepherds and Australian Shepherd mixes. Since 1998, ARM volunteers have fostered and placed over 2,000 dogs and puppies into loving homes.  All dogs and puppies receive excellent veterinary care by our partner, Barrington Oaks Vet in Elk River, including vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, and micro-chip implantation. ARM is committed to special need dogs and puppies as well including amputations resulting from an accidents etc. 

All donations are used to care for and maintain foster dogs and puppies until they placed in their adoptive homes.  This year alone our veterinarian bills have totaled well over $30,000.  

We would like you to meet a few of our very special dogs.  

Shaker was 11 years old and blind when he was dumped by by the side of the highway.   One of our wonderful repeat adopters took him in and we got the most wonderful Christmas card. “Shaker is quite talented. Napping is his highest art form. One of his favorite things to do is go in the backyard and lay down, keeping his head up and just sniffing."

Prince was left to fend for himself when his owner couldn't teach him to hunt (Aussies are NOT hunting dogs).  He was found living under a porch with serious medical issues.  Due to his need for lifetime medical care, he won't be adopted but will live comfortably in our care for the rest of his life.

Midwest Aussie Rescue saved 5 Aussies from a puppy mill in Illinois.  Their condition was so deplorable that law enforcement stepped in.   Three were transferred our rescue where they were given the care they needed and time to recuperate.  All three tested positive for heartworm and treated.  All three have been adopted.

ARM like most nonprofit rescues has a nominal adoption fee of $300; one of the lowest among local breed rescues.  While our fee is sufficient for costs associated with healthy dogs and puppies, it does not cover costs associated with major medical issues such as surgery. 

We are proud that many of our adopters are repeat adopters - having adopted one of our dogs once or even twice before.  Their dedication to rescue dogs is amazing.

By making a donation of any size you will greatly assist us in improving the life of many needy dogs and puppies that otherwise would be lost.  Give To The Max Day provides us with a tremendous opportunity to really make a difference.  We are hoping to raise $5,000 to offset veterinary bills for some truly amazing dogs.  Thank you for your support.

Please contact if you have ANY questions about our organization.

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Aussie Rescue of Minnesota Inc

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9031 Mason Ave NE
Elk River, MN 55330



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