Surrendering Your Aussie

Alternatives to Surrendering

Surrendering your Aussie should be considered a last resort. We know sometimes times are tough and situations change. But we hope we can help you find an alternative to surrendering your pet, including training consultations and local supply-pantries.

For possible help options, visit our Resources Page or Contact Us.

Surrender Form and Process

We do know, however, that not all Aussies are good in all situations or homes. What makes our breed great also makes for some problems. Sometimes, animals find themselves needing new homes through no faults of their own. If you can no longer keep your Aussie, or know of an Aussie in need, our knowledgable and experienced foster homes are here to help.

We will first ask you complete a surrender request, so we have as much information about your dog as possible and can line up a foster home. The surrender request form is available online, downloaded or email The final surrender form can also be downloaded, once approved.

Types of Dogs we Take

While we specialize in the purebred Australian Shepherd, we do not discriminate against minis, mixes, and other similar breeds. If you are unsure whether CARS can help, please email us at and ask! If we cannot take your pet, we may be able to direct you to another rescue that can.

Central Aussie Rescue & Support promises to never turn away a dog strictly due to medical needs or age. We will take special needs dogs, double merles, heartworm positive dogs, and senior citizens if we have the room. Our biggest issue will be finding foster homes. You can help by spreading the word about CARS, donating, or signing up to be a foster home.