Northwest Minnesota Aussie Rescue

A nonprofit organization

$3,105 raised by 35 donors

39% complete

$8,000 Goal

To ensure that every Australian Shepherd has a second chance at finding a forever home that will provide a warm and loving environment.

Northwest Minnesota Aussie Rescue, in conjunction with Aussie Rescue of Minnesota, has found homes for over 600 dogs in the last 10 years.  Our dogs come from owner surrenders, strays found with no collar or microchip, shelters, abusive homes, and breeder surrenders.  Some are happy-go-lucky puppies and others have been abused or are puppy mill survivors.  Many of these dogs would otherwise be euthanized.

We take these dogs and give them the veterinary care they need, followed by what they need most - love and attention with one of the foster families in our organization.  Our foster families care for these dogs - often with their own dogs - until their personalities are known and they are well socialized.  Some are adoptable in a short time while others need more care before going to their forever home.  And we have a few dogs that are not adoptable; they live out their lives in a sanctuary home.

Not only do we help find loving homes for dogs in need, we offer constructive advice to families thinking about surrendering their dogs and give them tips on how to make their homes a successful Aussie home.  And we are there for our adoption families throughout the lives of our dogs with the advice and support they might need.

While our foster homes and other volunteers are not compensated for their efforts, our veterinary expenses are significant.  We keep our adoption fees low to make sure a loving home, and not a high income, is the primary determinant.  As a result, our adoption fees do not fully cover the out-of-pocket costs we have to properly care for our Aussies.  

One example is Yoda, who came to us as a young puppy with both hips displaced; requiring femoral Head Ostectomy surgery when he was a bit older.  That surgery was just completed and Yoda is recovering just fine.  

Please consider a contribution to our veterinary fund to help provide the medical care many of our dogs require.  Thank you.

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Organization name

Northwest Minnesota Aussie Rescue

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2107 355TH ST
ADA, MN 56510