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Australian Shepherds Furever Corporation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Nancy Pearlman-Gonzalez, Founder and CEO, created Australian Shepherds Furever (ASF), a non-profit organization to promote the education, rescue, fostering and adoption of the Australian Shepherd breed of dog. In July 2012, Australian Shepherds Furever (ASF) initiated as a page on Facebook. Hoping to have 1,000 members at the end one year, ASF quickly grew into a network of more than 60,000 dedicated individuals striving to provide aid and refuge to Aussies all over the country. From these phenomena, the website www.australianshepherdsfurever.org was developed to educate the public on this intelligent and beautiful breed, and provide resources to those seeking help or willing to contribute to the Adopt, Save and Foster (ASF) philosophy. ASF filed for non- profit status in July 2013 and obtained its status in July 2014 and through proactive networking, partnerships, training/rehabilitation and fundraising, ASF has saved the lives of countless dogs to include those with Parvo, Mange, Tick Disease, Cancer, Pneumonia, broken limbs and some of the most extreme cases of abuse that one could imagine. ASF focuses on the Aussies that most would turn their backs on. ASF is in its 5th year and over 1,860 Australian Shepherds have been rescued from high kills shelters, abusive owners and other high-risk situations. We, as humans, have a responsibility to uphold, shelter and care for those beings that are less fortunate, that are simply cast away. Thanks to proactive individuals who work collectively, Aussies nationwide are being given a chance at a better life through Australian Shepherds Volunteers are an integral component of ASF for the maintenance of the website, screening potential fosters and adopters, providing training, fundraising, data base management, networking and transporting of recued Aussies. All Volunteers; Adopters, Fosters, Trainers and Transporters etc. are carefully screened and vetted to assure the safe and vital placement of these dogs into furever homes. We currently have over 170 foster families and over 160 dogs in foster care nationwide. We have professional trainers to work with our dogs with severe behavioral issues. We also have a team of Rescue Coordinators, Medical Advisors, Fundraisers, Regional Reps, Application Processors, Data Base Managers, Social Media Managers, Microchip and ID tag Registrars and Ground and Air Transport Coordinators that work together to save these beautiful dogs. Furever (ASF).

Results: 2,700 dogs rescued to date!

Target demographics: Australian Shepherds in need of rescue

Direct beneficiaries per year: 459 Australian Shepherds and Aussie blends to find furever homes.

Geographic areas served: Throughout the Continental US

Programs: Medical care, training, foster homes and permanent placement

Community Stories

93 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Christy B.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve had Australian Shepherds for the last 25 years. They are a wonderful breed! When it was time to adopt again, I was so blessed to find Australian Shepherds Furever. Their adoption process was very thorough and I appreciated the lengths they went to in determining I was qualified to adopt. I was lucky enough to soon find the perfect Aussie being fostered in my city. The foster parent was nothing short of amazing. She gave me great information about Gumbo so that I was prepared for him on his Gotcha Day. Since then, the foster parent has kept in touch and continued to check on us periodically. I have been so impressed with ASF’s consistent dedication to insuring that their placements are and continue to be, successful for the adopted dogs in their program. As you can see, Gumbo has fit seamlessly into our family, as so well expressed by my grandson’s face! I will remain eternally grateful to Australian Shepherds Furever for bringing such joy to our lives.

Michelle Thompson D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have had Australian Shepherds before but always from a breeder. When we started looking to add a second Aussie to our family I wanted to adopt. When we found the picture of Gunner on their website I knew he was the one. From communicating with his foster mom through the adoption process was extremely thorough. They followed up with your references and your vet. This ensured that the adoption would be a right fit. The work they do to rescue Aussies is beyond heroic. If they had not rescued Gunner he would have been euthanized. I would most definitely recommend them and will adopt again from them Thank you for him, he is my chunky monkey and love him dearly.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot express enough how thankful I am for this outstanding organization! I had my first aussie who I had to say goodbye to in February 2019 after 12 years with her. I always told myself after she arrived as a puppy, that I would own Australian Shepherds from here on out. I continued that commitment when I moved out of state that summer. I had not heard of Australian Shepherds Furever before, but discovered them when doing an online search for Aussie rescue groups. I am so glad I found them when I did, because a little over a month after I moved, I adopted Lily Mae. Words cannot express how truly thankful and blessed I am to have been chosen to be Lily Mae’s forever mom. She is the best dog I could have ever asked for! She has helped heal my loss and shown me nothing but love and loyalty. I hope to one day adopt another dog from this organization to continue to pay it forward and help save other Australian Shepherds. ASF truly cares for these dogs and they provide them with nothing but the best care, as well as making sure they go to the perfect home. Thank you so much for all that you do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you are looking for an Aussie or to foster and help a wonderful non-profit, ASF is national rescue and I had the best experience! I fostered an Aussie that was rescued from a puppy mill in MO.
They saved 18 Aussies there. They were in cages for 2 years, never stepping on the grass even. They assisted me with a vet behaviorist, vet visits and 15 teeth that had to be taken out due to being black/decayed while I fostered Judson. I ended up being a foster fail and Judson has his Furever Home with 2 little brothers! Please consider ASF instead of buying a dog from a breeder.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We’ve owned Aussies for nearly 30 years, all of them rescues. When my husband took a job that would take him out of state for 3 mo, I searched organizations that were focused On this amazing breed. When a dog in a bad way needed fostering near me in KY, I jumped in a took “Freckles”, a 10 mo old. 3 mo later after teaching him to climb stairs, walk on hardwood floors, and learn a leash was not a rope to be tied to, we adopted him ourselves. He’s a joy and beautiful addition to our pack. This organization loves dogs, loves placing dogs with the right family, and celebrates the breed, even ones that are tough cases.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’m a foster mom for this wonderful caring group. I failed at fostering though. I saved my fosters and my Darla pup I adopted saved me. This group is compassionate and works on saving every Aussie they are asked to, find abandoned or stuck in a shelter. I’ve never met a more compassionate group of rescuers, of whom I’m proud to be a part of. Thank you for all you do and for my two furbabies

Patricia R.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Ella through ASF. The regional coordinator we worked with, worked hard to find the right dog to fit our family and our senior Aussies! Ella has the most amazing personality! We can imagine why some dumped her in the ID mountains in middle of winter! When found she was barely alive! But Ella was a fighter! She recovered! Our ASF Rep was also a wealth of Support as we discovered our Ella had developed a rare condition for Aussies, Pancreatic Enzyme Deficiency Disorder, she had zero pancreatic enzymes and could not digest her food. Now Ella takes an Enzyme supplement and is so healthy! Thank you ASF for this amazing dog!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted from ASF when our old Aussie passed. We were so impressed by the organization that we became fosters for the group. We’ve helped place over 20 dogs in loving homes in the past year. So many deserving dogs, so many happy people. And we now have three Aussies ourselves. This is an amazing group of dedicated volunteers that I am proud to be a part of.

Anna J.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Not enough words to express how wonderful ASF is! We started our doggie adoption journey last year. They helped us go through the process and help us take a good look and evaluate what would make a good match. We ended up with our Red Tri Aussie Teddy (once Peabody) and are thankful every day to ASF! Very professional, compassionate, and dedicated team. A special shout out to the wonderful foster families out there!!!

Eliza P.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing group! I adopted my dog, Brady, through ASF. caring and make sure the dogs are placed in the right homes. I love these guys.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ASF is an amazing organization! I adopted my dog, Trapper, through them and they were very organized and efficient and wonderful to deal with! They have amazing people all around the country that save the lives of so many dogs and do everything they can to get them the best furever home possible! I can’t imagine a better network of dedicated individuals. I am so thankful to them for helping get Trapper in my life!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ASF is wonderful. The dedicated people who coordinate the rescues, transports, fosters, vet visits, and ultimately adoptions are amazing! When I applied to rescue, they did a thorough vetting of me too, which is great since these dogs have been through enough, they certainly don’t need to end up in the wrong hands. I am forever thankful to ASF for allowing me to find my wonderful dog, Trapper! ❤️

1 Keisha C.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered for ASF and have been so supported by everyone. All of the luck Aussies that have come through all the lucky fosters to find their forever home has been amazing!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We love being fosters for ASF. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. Seniors are difficult to support and get adopted due to health issues but they do an awesome job!

1 Alex Asher P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ASF has been a great group through and beyond the adoption process. They truly care about the pets they rescue, and make sure those that adopt through them have the support they need to provide the best care for their new family members. We adopted our double merle, Levi, through ASF in Sept 2017. He is special needs but never once have we felt alone or overwhelmed. Even when we experienced an unexpected household emergency due to a leak, they were able to help us secure safe temporary housing for Levi within hours. Everyone associated with this organization has been wonderful and caring. They are truly superb.

1 Juli May W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with ASF for several years as a foster for pregnant dams / litters and adoptable dogs along with transport when I can. The caring they show for the dogs, the resources they have in all aspects of training, health, and behavior is wonderful. They ensure that each dog gets everything it needs to be healthy and happy and that they get the very best of appropriate homes. Everyone works so well together to ensure the ASF family can support each dog that comes to them. They are a great Rescue!

1 Susan Mullaney C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have had multiple Australian Shepherds. We love the breed’s intelligence and loyalty. All of our dogs over the years have come from rescue organizations. When our 13 year old Aussie Odin was in failing health and we knew the end was near, we applied to 3 organizaions. And we decided to adopt from Australian Shepherds Furever. The group is extremely well organized and knowledgeable about Aussie behavior. The logistics of moving these dogs around the country to find forever homes is amazing. And the network of delicates volunteers was truly wonderful to work with. We have decided that we want to volunteer to help this group going forward. They deserve support for their excellent work to save these amazing dogs and give them a future

Nancy S.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Before my husband passed away, we had decided to adopt another Australian Shepherd (one). Well, when I saw Farrah and Foxy, one became two, and ASF made it all possible. The great work they do saves so many and brings such love into the lives of people like me. ASF is the only organization to which I routinely donate. Their commitment, compassion, and tireless efforts are the ideal for which every rescue organization should strive!

1 Chloe C.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I adopted a beautiful Australian Shepherd from ASF 3 years and he is the best dog I've ever had. I have had the pleasure of watching this organization rescue and find homes for what must thosands of doggies. They are a very special group.

1 Doreen Vokoun C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I had no intentions of ever adopting before, but then ASF pulled this little Aussie from a high kill shelter in Kansas. She was blind, had trouble walking and was a senior. ASF named her Shani. She was sent to Nebraska to be fostered in a very caring and loving home. Cataracts were determined, fundraising began and surgery happened. We watched how such a caring nonprofit got Shani the vet care and love she deserved. In turn we fell in love. The process to apply and adopt was seamless. They take the time to make sure that their rescues thrive in a good, safe environment. Sweet Little Shani ended up in our home and she is thriving and has given back by going through training and becoming a registered therapy dog. We cannot thank ASF enough for all the love, care and support they continue to show through their dedication to rescue. Truth is they also rescued us and our lives have changed furever because of them! (First picture is her shelter picture and then now)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My boyfriend and I were looking to add to our family and get my pit bull a “sister.” I had put in an application thinking it would take months before we were notified about a puppy that was a girl and nearby. However within a month, I got the email with the notification of our soon to be new addition. Flash forward about three weeks later and we got to go meet her and take her home with us. Formally known as Buffy, now known as Missy, she has become such a great young pup! She’s the typically little sister, plays fetch, too smart for her own good, and very much the shadow. I can’t express how happy I am for ASF Rescue and how lucky I am that they came up on my Aussie Rescue Google search. We will definitely be coming back years later when we need a new addition.

1 Arlene C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In January 2018, I had to put down my 12 year old German Shepherd. I didn't plan on getting another dog right away because I have cancer, but I fell in love with a blind Aussie I saw on ASF's website. They certainly do investigate prospective adopters, and were nice enough to arrange transportation from Ft. Lauderdale to Sarasota. They're a very conscientious group who really cares about the dogs they rescue.

1 Kristen K.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I owe ASF everything. I adopted my ESA, Markus from them. The adoption process was very thorough which made me take comfort knowing they make sure their dogs truly are going to good homes. Markus is the best thing that has ever happened to me. He gives me a sense of purpose and is constantly putting a smile on my face. He came well trained and his foster provided me with all the knowledge in him I would need. I have been following ASF since 2016 and they are constantly transforming dogs lives who have come from broken homes. They are a blessing to Aussies and all the families who adopt them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had 2 Aussies, both seniors, our girl Millie was the oldest at 16 and her health was slipping. Marshall was 11, acted mored like 7. Millie had been a rescue, Marshall had been re-homed to us by good friends when a severe accident left one badly injured and in need of years of rehab...and Marshall kenneled for much of the time, they felt that wasn't fair to him, so the asked if we would give him the loving active home he needed. However Marshall had always been around a large pack of other Aussies all his life, he did great with our Millie, however we knew he would not do well as an only Aussie...so we contacted ASF to find another Aussie to add to our family, so that when Millie passed, Marshall would not be devastated. After a year long search, Ella showed up! She had the most wonderful personality and our local rep felt she would be a great fit with our senior dogs even though she was about 2. She was a skinny, but gorgeous red tri to ad to our family of blue merles! And she fit right in! She even got along with our really grumpy cat! We knew she came with some health issues...she had been found in mountains of ID, nearly starved to death, some found her, started her rehab and the turned her over to ASF as we understood her story. She was super skinny and had digestive issues due to starvation. She still is the sweetest disposition dog ever! We have just about finished novice obedience training and she is top of her class! Super smart and super athletic! I am also happy to report that we still have 3 Aussies! Our Millie girl rallied after having a younger dog around and this June will (hopefully) be celebrating her 18th birthday! We know our time with Millie is very limited, but we feel Ella has helped give us more! Ella and Marshall are best buds, so when we do loose Millie, Marshall will not be as devastated. We are thankful ASF found us the perfect pup to join our Aussie Posse! I wanted to show a pic but my camera on phone takes too large a files to add to this and I can't figure out how to change the file. So no pic, sorry.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been following this group online for 3 years and have seen it grow into an amazing well run organization. I have also just started fostering with this group and right out of the gate I foster failed. The amount of dedication to both the dogs and their volunteers is astounding. I also work in the veterinary field and we see rescues that mean well but place sick dogs in homes and I have to be the one to tell an owner your pet has a disease- the dogs from ASF are fully vetted for common diseases, microchipped,spayed or neutered and up to date on their vaccinations. This group puts a lot of time,dedication, tears, but most importantly live into making sure this high energy breed is understood and well taken care of.
Top rate group of people thank you for doing all you do. Picture of my foster failure!

1 Holly K.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We began following ASF and reviewing the honest, detailed profiles and biographies of many ASF dogs for a couple of months in 2017 after losing our Aussie-mix earlier that year. We intended to wait until spring 2018 before considering welcoming a new pet into our lives, but so many dogs pulled at our heartstrings and the adoption process and communications were thorough, professional, and caring and the right pet came along earlier than we had anticipated. The ASF volunteers are stellar! From the area representatives and foster families, to the administrative and remote contacts, the many questions that we presented were answered promptly and with honesty. We were fortunate to find the "right fit" for us in a nearby town so that we could visit Max, see him in his foster setting, and make a well-informed decision. We consider ourselves very lucky in that we adopted a very happy mini-Aussie mix who seemed to come with minimal baggage. We know that's not always the case with rescues. Still, it took patience, love, and positive reinforcement for us to feel comfortable letting Max off-leash on our property, and he adapted beautifully!

I have recommended ASF to several people and we would adopt from ASF again without reservation. The organization has a great support staff, wide network of fosters and representatives, all providing a wealth of information about each pet available for adoption. It was very important to us to know that ASF dogs are well-vetted, fostered first, receiving love and assessment before being adopted out to their forever home. ASF cares about their adoptees and wants them to succeed in their next and final journey. ASF rocks!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is my Callum. I found him from ASF (via Pet finders). This was a senior dog that was found on the streets, HW pos, not in good shape. He was adopted out 2 times before I got him and through no fault of his, returned two times. Thank goodness ASF and his Foster mom, who, (lucky for him, she got him back each time) would not give up on him. They are serious about the reference checks and interviews and I appreciate that in a time where it’s so easy to be lazy about the details just to move on. He is the sweetest boy and thankful everyday that ASF became a part of our lives.

2 Chris M.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our sweet ASF girl, Edin nka 'Girlie', fits in wonderfully with us. Her older brother Bandit can be a bug sometimes but she is patient and tolerant. She loves her pets and kisses and treats and walks and cuddles and loves. She waits for the alarm to go off before jumping up and telling us a new day has started and we couldn't be more overjoyed with her in our family.

The ASF process was easy, accessible, expedient, fair and friendly. We got just what we wanted and when we are ready to expand again, Ms Kelli Hope of ASF will be our first call. Thanks for bringing even MORE love to our lives. Keep up the good work.

1 Adrian P.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've worked with Australian Shepherds Furever for 4 years and as the medical advisor and a board member I am aware of the hard work and tireless efforts of all the volunteers and officers of the rescue. The dogs come first and their health and well being is paramount. Many rescues simply accept the intake vetting from shelters and leave it at that without additional veterinary followup. This is unacceptable for complete medical care and ASF makes every effort to see the rescue dogs get the medical care they need and deserve. The rescue makes itself available to fosters and adopters (even after adoption) to offer suggestions and recommendations along with followup concerning behavior, ongoing training, and medical care. Australian Shepherds Furever is a stand-out as a rescue and I'm glad to be a part of such an ethical organization.

1 Jessica W.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted from ASF and love how thorough they were with the vetting of me as the applicant during my adoption process. Love my aussie rescue and would HIGHLY recommend adopting from ASF

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Jack as a puppy from ASF 3 years ago. The amount of joy that he's brought to our lives is immeasurable! They are a fantastic rescue to work with and we plan to adopt another dog from them in a few years.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopting Willow through ASF was one of the best expirences I could have asked for. The process was simple but informative and everyone from the rescue was professional and caring! (I liked it so much I even decided to become a foster!) thank you ASF!!

1 Kim Smith B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my girl Hailey in 2015 and it was such a good experience the following year I helped my son adopt through them. He is now considering fostering with the rescue! I love this group.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There is no other rescue we would recommend like ASF. I have 3 of there dogs. Why are they the best. If you ask my vet they have seen each of ASF dogs I have. All three came with full health records fully vetted all blood tests chipped and all the required flea and tick meds. I show my vets the big ASF package and never had they any rescues that they knew there past. Our dogs where all from a bad place with no chance of life. ASF went to great expense and effort to get the dogs way up in Canada. Even customs had no issues. We have a fantastic pact.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started donating to this group a couple of years ago. This year I became a foster and have loved the care, concern, professionalism of all the network of people in this group. The love for all dogs is evident. I m sad that I cannot foster right now since we are a foster fail and adopted our last foster. Three dogs is our limit in my town and maybe one day I will be privileged to foster again. Until then, I donate and can provide assistance with rides and be a temporary foster. I cannot say enough about this organization, they are truly awesome!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I rescued my dog through ASF - he is a terrific dog and I could not have been more pleased with both him and ASF. They screened my application quickly, I met the dog and then adopted him a week later. The foster told me about him and he was exactly as described.

1 Sandra D.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have always wanted a dog to join our adventurous lifestyle and when I saw Lucy in a picture I just knew she was a fit.

After talking, texting and emailing with her foster family, both my husband and I was sold. They helped us so much to answer questions, send pictures and videos to make sure it was a fit.

Lucy came from the south and was in a high kill shelter and had 3 days for someone to literally save her life. It brings me to tears to think about what could have happened. She is such a big part of our lives and she has made our life so much better. We couldn't be happier!

Lucy had never roamed free or seen snow before we got her. We live on a mountain where she can now roam free in the forests. She goes snowmobiling, hiking and biking with us. She absolutely loves snow and pounces like a fox in it, catches snowflakes and loves to seek out the deepest powder.

I still stay in touch with her foster family and send them pictures. Australian Shepherds Furever truly care about each and every dog they rescue and are a part of something bigger, which makes us feel part of something bigger.

I am so grateful I went with a rescue organization knowing what a difference I can make and what a difference it has made to me!

Thank you Australian Shepherds Furever, you have changed our life for the better!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I haven't completed my story quite yet because our pup is arriving in a few days but I'm so thoroughly impressed by their hard work and devotion to these pups I had to review now. The fosters truly are amazing people!! I have worked with a few already; they are so informative and they care about the dogs and their new families. I am very impressed by this rescue's expansive network that saves so many dogs across the country. I know I am in good hands working with Australian Shepherds Furever and I hope to volunteer and help them out this summer. Kelli Hope in particular has bent over backward to help our family find the perfect pup and we greatly appreciate it!

1 K.C. N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering as a foster with Australian Shepherds Furever for about 6 months now. I have found that the foster representatives are very supportive and flexible working with my scheduling/needs. If I have any medical, training, or behavioral issues we have volunteer specialists to refer to and a whole community of really dedicated and compassionate people who really love this breed. ASF is located throughout the United States and we all share updates on our dogs. I love that people on the opposite side of the country care just as much about my fosters as much as I do. This organization works tirelessly around the clock to save every dog regardless of its situation and I’m very proud to be a part of it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

ASF is an amazing organization. They truly love the breed and dogs in general, and go above and beyond to make sure they are healthy and matched with the perfect furever family. The entire team is amazing in their selfless attitude and giving to save dogs that would otherwise be overlooked and put to sleep in shelters across the United States. I’m grateful for every member of their team and the dogs they save.

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

So much woman drama, disorganization, and horrible treatment to volunteers

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Aussies001 05/01/2018

Nobody by the name of James Slaughter has ever been affiliated with this organization in any way.

1 Mary407

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is Sable. She was a foster fail. Sable was left at the shelter about 3 years ago. She was not in good shape at all. Sable is now healthy and enjoying her older years. Thank you, ASF, for saving this beautiful soul. She is a sweet heart.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the greatest rescue ever!! I have never seen a group of people work so hard to save the helpless. They are always there and get the job done. Great job, ASF. Thank you for saving these babies.

2 Lily D.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Lily Davis and I am a rescue hero. I started out applying to rescues about 6 months after I got my aussie puppy. I wanted to be able to help more aussies and find a group that loved them as much as I do. Australian Shepherds Furever is definitely that kind of group. The breed is amazing and the fact that ASF works so hard to try and help as many dogs as possible get out of the shelters and in homes with foster amazes me even more. They take dogs that are from any of the herding breeds and provide great care to them and everything possible that they can think of to help the dogs get ready for their new homes. I have been with the rescue for almost 2 years, first as a foster and later as a representative for the North East area of the US which had very little representation at the time. Everyone in the group is there for everyone else. We all do it together and it's a great group. You can feel the love and more importantly the dogs feel it too.

What I love most about ASF is that the people that I work with have become more like family than they are just coworkers or friends. We share the highs, the lows and everything in between. We rail at the fact that we weren't able to get to a dog fast enough and rejoice when we are able to save just one more. I have seen every foster and member of ASF that I have the joy to work with go the extra mile. They will drive 100's of miles to pick up a dog because for some reason the transport didn't make it all the way. Will foster a dog that needs it even if they already have two (what's just one more). Not only do they open their homes to these dogs and get them vet attention and proper nutrition but they also provide training and evaluation of dogs that need it because they haven't gotten it in the past.
Dogs are brought into homes and given all the same care that our own beloved pets. The payment we get is the smiles on their faces as they realize they are okay and the joy that we see in those that adopt them. The rescue has taught me not only about what it means to be a rescue worker but also about what I want to be as a person in my own personal life.

If you are interesting in fostering or volunteering in any way with a rescue I would urge you to give it a try. Ask questions of anyone in this group. They will help you and they are great mentors and friends to have. Do what you can in the time you can. Each small spark creates a raging forest fire and together we are capable of anything. Live, Love, Adopt, Foster

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Aussie a year ago,she was with a foster in Texas.We actually found 2 Aussies in Texas and had to choose.Australian Shepherds Furever were absolutely wonderful to work with,they responded very quickly,the foster families were fabulous,very patient and helpful.The screening process was very thorough, which we believe is very important. We love our new family member,she has been a perfect fit for us! ASF allowed us to find and adopt our wonderful Aussie!

1 Mike Monahan

Client Served

Rating: 5

These people are awesome. They truly care about the dogs, and they conduct interviews of potential adopters to insure that their dogs find the home of their dreams. They do check references and get to know about adopters. They are thorough, friendly and upfront about the previous issues that their dogs have had, and they maintain an online community that keeps the dog lovers plugged into their program. Outstanding in every way!

2 Peggy72

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Jackson from ASF! It was a pleasure to deal with such a wonderful organization & we have a wonderful loving dog who is a big part of our family! I fully support ASF they are wonderful & help so many beautiful & loving dogs find great homes!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been with ASF for over 2 years. This is one amazing Rescue. Being nationwide it covers a large area to save Aussies, Aussie mixes and Aussies with tails. ASF Vets all their dogs not only shots and heartworm preventative but ASF treats Heartworm the correct way to kill off all the worms and so the dog can go on to living its whole life healthy. ASF also has done amputations when needed, surgeries for bloat when needed and repaired broken legs even when needing surgery with pins and plates. ASF takes in Double merles, blind and or deaf, working to train them to touch or sound or smell. ASF volunteers are an amazing group of people. From the fosters , Administration, transport volunteers as well as the ones behind the scenes. They all make ASF click and work as a whole. I am proud to be part of this organization!
Angi a blind and deaf ASF girl looking for the right furever home , Furgus an 8 week old puppy found in the middle of a road in OK with is dead sister who was run over , Stony who was misunderstood till he found his right home , and Tosh tossed away after five years in the same home blind in one eye from no care. in his furever home,.

1 Allie11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ASF is a great organization. I've never met a group that loves dogs more. I'm proud to be a part of ASF. I've fostered, helped with transport, and my proudest part of being with ASF is adopting two wonderful dogs that were rescued by ASF. I can't say enough wonderful things about this group of people who work together to give Aussie's a second chance at a wonderful life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ASF rescued Sam and Bailey from brink of death at a Texas animal shelter. We love this guys to pieces!! The organization is made up of amazing caring people who have a true passion for what they do!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

ASF is a wonderful rescue. I foster for them They go above & beyond to help as many as they can. Absolutely the best rescue to volunteer for & to adopt from.

1 Kim_259

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a proud adopter with Australian Shepherds Furever and had a wonderful experience adopting our furbaby into our family. As I came to know more of the great volunteers that work with the rescue I decided I wanted to get more involved. Now I foster and help transport to help these babies get to Furever homes. I've made some friends and have so much respect for all that they do.

1 Zee Tracy J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with this group for almost 2 years now. They are a caring and hard working TEAM of volunteers. I'm a foster failure of the sweetest girl that I would have never known if it wasn't for ASF! I have since fostered , donated and transported and will continue as long as they need me!

2 Kris34

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer in the Pacific Northwest for ASF. I have been with this group for a little over six months, and I love their mission. There are some miracle workers in this group, and when there is a dog in trouble, someone always steps up to help. I've had several dogs that I fostered who are now with the furever homes, and it is a great feeling when the dog and new owner are a perfect match.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have recently started fostering with this group. It is an amazing group of people who are always willing to take the extra step to do what's needed for the dog. Many times the dogs are days or hours away from being euthanized and someone alway steps in to help.

1 Margaret87

Client Served

Rating: 5

We live in Beaverlodge, Alberta but spend 5 months at our sons house at Kootenay lake which is close to the Idaho border. While searching for an Australian shepherd, we came across the ASF website and saw a dog up for adoption whose name was Loki. The highest mtn in this area is called Loki! That was it, I filled out an adoption form, Susan Nichols from Idaho replied to our inquiry and sent pictures. We were hooked. He really is the lover boy she said he was! Loki had thyroid issues, weight issues and developed a limp associated with his extreme overweight problem. When Susan sent a video of Loki limping ASF contacted us, explained his issues and Susan totally kept us advised of his progress. We picked our butterball up the end of October, he is on a strict diet, he exercises every day with us and is absolutely a joy to have in our lives. We are very appreciative of all the love Susan gave to Loki and the honesty of Adrian Palmer of ASF when Loki developed his leg problem. We are still dealing with the issue but once he loses more weight are hopeful it will be resolved. He is happy, well behaved, loves us and loves other dogs. We were so lucky when we found Loki.

2 Dianna11

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great group! We adopted Sammy in September and he is doing great

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dublin was an owner surrender in Oklahoma. ASF volunteer (Caitlin) worked tiredlessly to arrange transport to get him to me in East Tennessee. A kind volunteer (Mrs. Georgia) drove him to meet my dad and sister in Memphis, TN where they completed the transport to me. Dublin has been the perfect addition to our family and we couldn't be more blessed. ASF has been an amazing rescue to work with through this whole process.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is Emma, the three-legged couch potato. Lol! It was love at first site! The adoption process was great and still can't thank everyone enough for taking the time to help get Emma from TN to FL. And Brandy is a great ASF foster mom!

Kara33

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ASF saved our pup, Sheila, her siblings and her mom. She was born in a shelter and her whole family was going to be euthanized. Luckily, they were pulled and went to an ASF foster until the puppies were old enough to go to their new homes. The puppies and mom are all in great homes now. I was very impressed with the screening process. I had to give 3 non family references, my vet's phone number and complete a home visit. They really take the responsibility of placing these dogs seriously, which is so important!

I can't imagine life without our pup. I am so glad that there are people willing to work hard for these wonderful dogs. They often begin life being let down by humans, but ASF steps in and makes sure they get the happy lives they deserve.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopted two years ago from ASF. I had never heard of ASF before that but had a really great experience. They were very thorough in the background check and checking references to make sure the dog was going to a good home. I was very lucky to adopt a puppy and the foster mom was great. She sent me pictures and videos even before I was able to pick her up. I had such a great experience with them that I am now a foster for them helping to save more of these great dogs.

2 Bethany C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently adopted from ASF, without any prior knowledge of them. I found our little girl on petfinder and was lucky enough to get to meet her before actually adopting. The adoption process ASF utilizes is incredibly thorough and complete- which is a relief to know how much they care about the future of their rescues! I had a great experience, all with wonderful people looking out for the best interest of the pup! I definitely recommend this organization to anyone seriously interested in adopting an Aussie or mix- my pups foster has been so incredibly helpful in understanding her quirks and needs, as she fostered for a month before I got her! 5 stars, for sure!

1 Kirby C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I began following ASF while my last Aussie was still with us. When we lost her, our world felt so empty. We had a 5 month old at the time and wanted him to grow up with a dog. We live in PA so most of the rescues were just too far being closer to the west coast. One day I saw a new litter of pups and they were here on the east coast. I filled out an application and we got the process started! Everyone, and I mean every single person we talked to through ASF was so friendly and supportive. In March of 2015, we brought our new baby girl home. She has filled our home with love again and our son loves her so dearly. It is wonderful being able to follow ASF on Facebook and follow the litters to see how they all grow! I would recommend this rescue over and over again! Thank you Australian Shepherds Furever!!

Jacque A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a puppy from Australian Shepherds Further 4 years ago and have supported them since that time. My Katie is a wonderful dog, needy as this breed is, and a clown who makes me laugh. This rescue does the job right and is so so good at what they do!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have a dog that was a rescue of ASF that I adopted thru this rescue. Nancy and the others in this group are so dedicated to saving as many as possible with limited funds. I am grateful for my girl Katie who I would not have if not for these people! ASF rocks!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience adopting through ASF. I worked closely with one of the volunteers, Chris, who spent a lot of time helping me figure out which dog would be the best fit for my family and putting me in contact with ffoster. She was timely, kind, straight forward, and efficient. We were matched with our dog last Easter and couldn't be happier. I would highly recommend ASF and plan on adopting through them again in the future.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Many thanks for everything that you do. If the dogs could say thank you they would. But a wagging stub or tail says it all.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Top notch class act. I have ever known a rescue to take in so many sick and injured dogs. They are true heroes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been fostering for ASF for 6 months. It is such a blessing to watch these scared little souls blossom into fun loving dogs & enjoy life again. I currently have 4 fosters as well as my 2 personal dogs. It has taught my pit lab mix that other dogs are not bad & given her someone closer to her size to play with. I'm attaching my first foster that is ready for her furever home. Not able to post pics at this time. All I can say is this is an awesome group of people that work tirelessly to save as many babies as possible. I am blessed to be a part of it.