Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Inc. is a stand-alone corporation without members, whose Board of Directors are appointed by the American Kennel Club -recognized breed parent club, Australian Cattle Dog Club of America, Inc. Although the rescue organization has been in existence for many years as a committee of the national club, we were incorporated in the State of California in 2000. ACDR Inc is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation.
The establishment of this organization is to promote and assist in the rescue of purebred Australian Cattle Dogs in the United States and Canada. The corporation’s primary goals are to provide emergency funding to rescues; to education and assistance on the proper care, maintenance, fostering and adoption of Australian Cattle Dogs; to provide education on responsible pet ownership; to offer guidelines for adoption of ACDs from imminent death at animal shelters, humane societies and pounds, and from owners who can no longer keep their dogs, and place the dog into a new and permanent adoptive home. By offering education and guidelines we hope to provide a uniform set of procedures to groups offering rescue ACDs for adoption.
Our hope is to rescue and rehome as many purebred ACDs as we can.