Terrier Rescue

Dedicated to the safety and well-being of Australian Terriers in need.


Who We Are

Australian Terrier Rescue is a (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to take care of Australian Terriers who could no longer be cared for by their owners, who were abandoned or mistreated, or who were in need of care because of death or illness of the owner.

Our primary role is to ensure that dogs are placed in warm loving homes where they may live out their lives bringing joy and companionship to their new owners.

Our Mission

Our Mission and our goal is to provide emergency, regular or long-term assistance for both the Aussie and the adoptive home. Evaluate, restore and rehabilitate the physical and behavioral health of the Aussie, transport, foster, and properly place in an appropriate, loving home that will ensure the best possible future for the dog.

The expense of this rescue work is paid for solely by tax-deductible, private donations and fundraising activities.

Australian Terrier injured

Our Dogs

All dogs that come into Rescue will be neutered and spayed. It is remarkable how well these dogs respond to this rehabilitation and we have many testaments from new owners about the joy that has indeed been brought to them by these little dogs.

85% of the dogs we take into rescue are older, have a disability or often come in pairs.

We do sometimes get dogs that are between 4 - 6 years old. We very seldom have young dogs or puppies!

A pair of Australian Terriers

Our Volunteers

This organization is made up entirely of people who volunteer their time and money to foster and place these little dogs in caring, loving homes. Almost all the dogs that come into Rescue need rehabilitation and training by the new foster and adoptive owners, who are supported and supervised by experienced members of Rescue.

We are desperately in need of foster homes and sponsors for our older and disabled dogs.

If you are truly interested in a rescue dog that is older, or a dog with a disability, please contact us via the Inquiry Form. We will keep your name on file and contact you whenever a dog is available for rescue.

Sometimes, as volunteers, we get busy with our own dogs and lives, so please be patient in receiving an e-mail from the Coordinator assigned to your state. If you have not heard back from someone in a week or so, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

Australian Terrier

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