Australian Working Dog Rescue is a non profit charitable institution whose primary function is to save working dog breeds from being euthanased in council pounds and shelters and find new homes for them. We cover the entire continent of Australia which encompasses Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

Our site contains photos and descriptions of dogs that are generally on death row in pounds and shelters and in desperate need of saving. They are nearly all in danger of being euthanased either because they have been surrendered by their owner or because they are a stray that nobody has claimed. Once saved and either in temporary care or longer term foster care we list them here again for adoption. We also do courtesy listings for other rescue organisations when they need help to rehome a dog.

Most dogs rescued by us are also visible on PetRescue once they are ready to be adopted.

Each mature dog is available for a fee of $390 which ensures you receive a dog that is desexed, microchipped, C5 (minimum) vaccinated and commenced on a monthly regime of heartworm and intestinal worming preventative. Puppies will generally be $435 due to extra veterinary care required. Senior dogs of 8 years and older are generally adopted out and a donation requested that the adopting person(s) can afford, or are willing to give if they so wish.

We are happy to facilitate long distance, interstate and international adoptions wherever possible. Please note that the cost of transport is borne by the adopter. Upon application to adopt we will provide quotes from various pet transport companies for comparison.

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