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Important facts from ACDR

Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue understands that having an ACD or any pet in your home can be challenging at times or that sometimes life’s changes are not always how we planned them. These are just a few of the reasons so many animals are in our shelters today. If you are feeling overwhelmed or are in need of assistance re-homing your pet here’s a couple ways in which we can help.

Get help with training

We have relations with trainers throughout Arizona and highly recommend everyone who has a new dog or is having troubles with an existing pet(s) should contact a reputable trainer to learn how to work better together. A licensed, professional trainer can help you and your dog see eye-to-eye on expectations and help learn how to realistically meet the needs of your pet so that it can, in turn, meet the needs of your family. If you would like a list of trainers we recommend, please EMAIL US with your location in Arizona and we will send you any information we have for your area.

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Owner Surrender FAQ

Are you in need of re-homing your dog? We understand that this can be a difficult decision and want to help support you.  Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue receives their dogs from many different situations. We mostly get them from shelters here in Arizona and sometimes from shelters in surrounding states. Because ACDR is a foster-home-based rescue, our ability to intake dogs is dependent on space available in our foster homes. We do not have a facility or shelter to drop dogs off at nor do we board our dogs. Because dogs in shelters are at the greatest risk of euthanasia, we try to save any openings we have for those in the most danger which means we do not usually have opening for owner surrenders.

ACDR-petfinder logoIf you have a dog you need to find a home for we can offer help by courtesy posting the dog for you on our PETFINDER PAGE. The dog MUST be spayed or neutered before we can post it. If the dog is not spayed or neutered we may be able to help with that. When a dog is courtesy posted on our Petfinder page it is posted as such, a courtesy. The dog is not part of ACDR’s system: we do not process applications on these dogs nor do we do any other type of evaluations. It is up to the owner to screen potential adopters and adopt the dog out.

Dogs who are courtesy posted get the same exposure on Petfinder that our own dogs do. The average time a dog is in foster care is 4-6 weeks and we are told that this is also the average time it takes courtesy-post people to find a home for their dogs. This is not a quick fix but is a safe and reputable place to advertise a pet needing a home.

If this is something you would like us to do please EMAIL US with your request. We will send you the information we need from you to get your pet posted.