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Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) whose mission is to rescue and re-home abandoned, stray and neglected Australian Cattle Dogs throughout the state of Arizona.

Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster home based organization. We do not have a facility or shelter. Our foster homes are located throughout the state.

Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue has an application process and our adoption fees range from $200 to $250.

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Now available for adoption— Tatum & Shea (as a pair)! Meet Tatum (female) and Shay (male), a bonded pair who were found dragging their leashes through a Paradise Valley community. Though this duo had the support of an entire neighborhood working tirelessly on their behalf to locate an owner, no one came forward to claim them. So, ACDR stepped up to help get this pair on the way to a brighter future!Both dogs are about 1 year old, fully vetted, spayed and neutered and love people! They appear to be completely housebroken but are crated when the foster family needs to leave the house. They are currently being fostered with 3 cattle dog mixes and two senior small dogs. They play with the cattle dogs with gusto, and generally ignore the small dogs. They have not been exposed to cats.Tatum appears to be an ACD/ Black Mouth Cur mix and is energetic and gregarious. She absolutely loves to swim and has been swimming laps 5-6x a day at her foster home. She loves to engage Shay and her foster siblings with tag and wrestling. She is demonstrative, loves to give kisses and snuggle and loves belly rubs. She, too, enjoys snuggling with her people. She also knows some commands and takes her treats gently. Tatum is 55 pounds and is likely fully grown.Shay, the male red heeler mix, is a true gentleman. He knows commands, will lightly tap you with his paw to seek attention, takes treats gently and loves to snuggle with you for a nap on the couch. He also enjoys playing with Tatum and his foster siblings. His foster mom says that Shay is an old soul, as he is quite calm for a pup, and very gentle with people. Shay weighs 30 pounds and is likely fully grown.ACDR recommends a home with adults, and children who are 12 and older, based on Tatum’s size/strength. She’s incredibly sweet but doesn’t realize how big she is and could knock over little ones as she runs by. Tatum and Shay are currently being fostered in Surprise, Arizona. The fosters want to place them as a bonded pair as they have likely been together their entire lives 🐾🤠🧡🐶 If interested in adopting, start by filling out an application on our website (link in bio) ... See MoreSee Less
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Now available for adoption— Bohdi! Bohdi is an almost one year old ACD mix with ears for days (free HBO anyone?)! He weighs roughly 40lbs. He’s as sweet and loving as they come, and he loves (respectful) children! He lived with a 4 and 7 year old.Bohdi is great with other dogs too. Cats are unknown but given his temperament we would guess he’d likely be fine.Bohdi is a huge snuggler, and likes to give kisses. He is crate trained and sleeps all night. Bohdi is housetrained as well.Bohdi comes with a nice wooden crate that looks like furniture, his bowls and a few other items sent by his previous owners.He was well loved and adored his entire life, but a family issue arose, as they do. Bohdi is neutered and up to date on his vaccines 🐾🤠🧡🐶 If interested in adopting, start by filling out an application on our website (link in bio)* Sex, Age, Weight: male, ~1 year, 40lbs* Breed/Look: Australian Cattle Dog, Red Heeler, mix* Coat, Color: Orange/red, white, tan* Location: AZ* Vetted, fixed, chipped, vaccinated* House, crate trained, some obedience* Currently lives with: adult humans, children, dogs* Traits: playful, cuddly#arizonacattledogrescue #cattledog #cattledogsofinstagram #heelergram #adopt ... See MoreSee Less
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Now available for adoption— Corey! This gorgeous, solidly built, little tank of an ACD, is named Corey. He is 4 ½ months old, weighs in at 18 lbs. and will be ready to go to his forever home, beginning the week of June 17th after the vetting process has been completed.He is a little dynamo who plays with the big boys in his foster home as well as with his older sister (from another mother) and yet another foster sister. He is fearless, to say the least, yet loves his foster mom and dad.Corey is crate trained but is not yet house trained, as he is a bit young to get that. He is smart as a whip and it won’t take long for him to master that task and move on to whatever else you want to teach him. He is fast as lightening and loves to play chase and to run laps in his backyard. Then he comes in for his morning nap. Step and repeat is his motto. Eat, play, sleep, eat…As we said above, he is solidly built and will likely be in the 50lbs range, once he reaches maturity. We believe Corey to be pure bred because of the circumstances of his beginnings in life. He is a beauty for sure.If you are interested in meeting Corey, or any of our dogs, the first step is to submit an application through our website, arizonacattledogrescue.org. It in no way obligates you to adopt, it is simply part of our process.Corey is currently being fostered in Rio Rico, AZ 🐾🤠🧡🐶 If interested in adopting, start by filling out an application on our website (link in bio)* Sex, Age, Weight: male, 4 months, 18lbs* Breed/Look: Australian Cattle Dog, Blue Heeler, mix* Coat, Color: black, white, tan* Location: Rio Rico, AZ* Vetted, fixed, chipped, vaccinated by June 17th* Not yet house, crate trained, obedience* Currently lives with: adult humans, dogs* Traits: smart, energetic, playful#arizonacattledogrescue #cattledog #cattledogsofinstagram #heelergram #adopt ... See MoreSee Less
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Now available for adoption— Samantha (deaf)! This little girl is just the sweetest baby! She will hold all your most personal secrets and desires in her heart and will never pass any of them on! She is loyal to a fault… and deaf. Her ears are always upright, she never puts them down.Sammie came from a not so nice beginning in life, but she has put all that in her past and is loving her new life. She is happy, sweet and she sleeps like a rock! She is crate trained and will learn the ins and outs of house training quite easily. She is good with other dogs as she is currently being fostered in a home with 6 additional playmates.She’s a lover. She adores her person and will bond very quickly to anyone who gives her pets and belly rubs... and treats!Samantha has begun learning sign language and knows come, good dog and no. Her fosters know she will continue to learn if her forever family is willing to teach her. Samantha is fully vetted and ready for her next, great and wonderful adventure in life with her forever family. She would do well with a dog that can be her ears, but it is not essential that she have a companion.She is currently being fostered in Rio Rico 🐾🤠🧡🐶 If interested in adopting, start by filling out an application on our website (link in bio)* Sex, Age, Weight: female, 5 months, 20lbs* Breed/Look: Australian Cattle Dog, Blue Heeler, mix* Coat, Color: black, white, tan* Location: Rio Rico, AZ* Vetted, fixed, chipped, vaccinated* Some house and obedience training* Currently lives with: adult humans, dogs* Traits: loving, loyal#arizonacattledogrescue #cattledog #cattledogsofinstagram #heelergram #adopt ... See MoreSee Less
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Hi y’all! 🧡🤠🐕 Letting the Tucson people know— to come join us this Saturday for our monthly meet and greet at the Petco on River Rd. We will have some human and dog representatives there in a no pressure environment to meet and learn about our rescue and the breed, including Sammie and Frankie (both pictured)! We will post their bios for adoption in coming posts this weekMay 18th, 2024 from 10AM to 12PMPetco – 5625 E. River Rd., Tucson, AZ 85750The fine print: similar to most rescue organizations, ACDR has an adoption process. The process cannot be completed onsite. Any adoptions that occur at these public events involve adopters who have already completed the process prior. This event allows the public to meet us, discuss the adoption process, learn about ACDs and meet a few great dogs#arizonacattledogrescue #cattledog #cattledogsofinstagram #heelergram #adopt ... See MoreSee Less
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