Australian Cattle Dog Rescue

Fidy Says

The dogs in our rescue program are usually brought to our attention by the staff of the Department of Animal Services or RSPCA shelters. They are noticed by the staff who feel that they have potential and would make a good pet for someone. They are assessed by us with people, other dogs and various other animals to ensure a sound temperament before the decision is made to foster and eventually place them in a caring new home. The dog is then checked by a vet, heartworm tested and given any medical treatment required.

All dogs stay with a foster carer for at least one week during which time they are vaccinated, wormed, spayed or neutered and given a flea and tick treatment. This time gives the foster carer time to evaluate the dogs personality and to assess it's special needs so that it can be matched to the ideal home.

Why adopt a Rescue?

"Why would anyone want to adopt a Rescue dog? Isn't it like buying a used car - you're taking on someone else's problems?"

No! Not at all, many dogs find themselves in a rescue situation through no fault of their own.

There are many benefits to adopting a rescue dog:

  • Housebreaking - if a dog is not already housebroken it usually is by the time it is ready to go to a new home.
  • Bypass the 'chewy puppy' stage and save your clothes and fingers from sharp puppy teeth by adopting a mature dog.
  • What you see is what you get - you know exactly how big, how hairy and how active the dog will be.
  • The right match for you - care will be taken to help you find a dog that suits your needs and your lifestyle - one of the main reasons dogs are given up by their previous owners is pet mis-match.
  • Instant companion - when you adopt an older dog you have a companion who is ready to go everywhere and do everything with you right now and you can choose a friend you know will be compatible with your other pets and those of your friends.
  • Rescue dog bond - dogs who have been rejected by their previous home or who have not had a good start to life seem to bond more completely and more deeply with their new family.

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