Australian Working Dog Rescue


Royal Hall of Industries (RHI)


2:45pm daily at the Royal Canin Arena.

Australian Working Dog Rescue is a non-profit charity who primarily saves working Dog breeds from being euthanised in council pounds & shelters & find them new homes.

Carey & Nimble
Meet Nimble!

Nimble has chalked up quite a lot of work and experience since the inaugural Dog Lovers Show in Melbourne, including live TV, Pre-Recorded TV (and radio), Magazine and promo photo shoots, Documentary appearances (Including the upcoming Blue Dog doco by Nelson Woss), and has recently completed her first short film (Mamani).
Along with this she is an actual working stock dog, and has won a yard dog trial, an open 3 sheep field trial, and placed in duck trials, along with being one of the top high jumping dogs in the country. She also unofficially holds the Australian record for a distance disc catch (62 metres). With over 40 commands, and other tricks other dogs are simply unable to complete, she’s always a big draw card wherever she attends.

This year the Australian Working Dog Rescue team and their celebrity ambassadors showcase their incredible talents!

Below is a snapshot of the what this amazing Rescue Group has to offer at the 2018 Show:

  • Free Dog Behaviour Advice – ask our dog behaviour experts about your dogs behaviour.
  • Meet the current MDBA Master Rescuers of the year – AWDRI Founders Di & Carey Edwards.
  • Learn all about training a real working Sheep Dog.
  • Meet AWDRI ambassador. Nimble the Kelpie
  • Meet AWDRI ambassador and international model Lauren Vickers
  • Learn how to become a volunteer and help save lives!
  • Find out about the release of our upcoming book through ABC Books and Harper Collins.
  • Watch some of our Dogs and the awesome tricks they perform.

AWDRI operates in each state and territory of Australia and has one of the widest networks for animal rescue in the world. Visitors could chat to some of their friendly volunteers and co-ordinators, who rescue, foster and adopt out working breed Dogs and find out how they could be a part of it all!

To find out more about AWDRI please click here.