Ways to Help
There are several ways that you can help Western Australian Shepherd Rescue
Western Australian Shepherd Rescue rescues dogs from the Midwest, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Washington, pretty much anywhere there is a dog that needs to be rescued. We are usually contacted by shelter workers when a nice Aussie, Aussie mix or herding breed ends up in their shelter. Many of these are kill shelters, but shelter workers work hard to find rescue groups that will take dogs and place them in appropriate homes. Annette has been building relationships all over the country during the almost 20 years that she has been rescuing dogs. We also have individuals that surrender dogs to us for a variety of reasons, typically a dog is surrendered through no fault of his own.
We do not have a physical shelter, so where do the dogs go? Good question! Most of the dogs that come into our program go to a foster home to receive the care and attention they may have been previously lacking while waiting for their forever home. Dogs may need a temporary home from a few days to a few months.
Western Australian Shepherd Rescue always appreciates monetary donations. There are always dogs in need and we want to help as many as we can. As you can imagine some dogs require more than others in terms of veterinary care. All of our dogs are fully vetted before they are adopted into their new homes. As a rescue we depend on the generosity of others to help us take care of our dogs. We now have PayPal available as a way to donate, please use the DONATE NOW button below and help us help the dogs.
Meet our Fosters
Where are these foster homes and what kind of person fosters?
Kelley, Wade and Sam
Kelley, Wade and Sam foster dogs in Westminster, CO. They have Aussies of their own, that compete in agility, obedience and rally. The picture above shows Kelley with 3 of the puppies from one of the litters that they fostered. That is Wade on the floor with Cowboy, a foster that went on to find his forever home. Then there is Sam who helps make sure that the foster dogs feel comfortable with kids.
Sharon fosters dogs in Buffalo Wyoming on a large ranch. Sharon has Corgis and Aussies of her own that help with ranch work. The fosters at Sharon's house not only get her care and attention they get plenty of exercise and learn about the ranch animals. The fosters all get to go trail riding and hiking with Sharon. As Sharon says they all love it.
Claudia fosters dogs in Evergreen CO on 13 acres. Her own dogs include Aussies, a Border Collie and a Cattle Dog mix. Claudia's dogs compete in agility, rally and obedience. The fosters at Claudia's house get plenty of socialization with her dogs and lots of practice riding in the truck (in the front of course). The foster dogs get the opportunity to run and play and expend their energy after being in a shelter environment. Claudia's college age sons help with transporting dogs and caring for the fosters when they are home. Claudia's husband Bill just smiles when a new dog shows up and gives all the dogs lots of pets. As with most people that foster, the foster dogs just fit right in and get to be part of the family while they wait for their forever home.