Australian Working Dog Rescue


Royal Hall of Industries (RHI)


Timetable to be announced in 2017.

Australian Working Dog Rescue is a non profit charitable institution whose primary function is to save working Dog breeds from being euthanised in council pounds and shelters and find new homes for them.

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.

In 2017 the Australian Working Dog Rescue team and their celebrity ambassadors will be showcasing their incredible talents!

Below is a snapshot of the what this amazing Rescue Group has to offer at our 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. Come and chat to some of their friendly volunteers and co-ordinators, who rescue, foster and adopt out working breed Dogs and find out how you could be a part of it all!

To find out more about AWDRI please click here.