Our rescue efforts are dedicated to Australian Shepherds and Border Collies.
These herding dogs are adorable puppies and often misunderstood adults. These
intelligent dogs are bred to problem solve. They require some sort of job or
mental stimulation. Lack of breed knowledge lands several in shelters daily.
Various activity levels required for various temperaments. Our goal is to match
up the right dog with the right home.
Our primary service area includes northern Nevada and the Sierra Foothills of California.
If you are looking for a dog who won't bark, jump, dig, chew, shed hair, has perfect manners
and is 100% housebroken, may we suggest the stuffed animal aisle at Toys r Us.
Our rescued dogs are not perfect. Some of the dogs you are seeing today were abandoned, abused,
starved, shot, hit by cars, or simply neglected by the humans they had once trusted. A rescued
dog can bring a lifetime of love and devotion, but can also require extra effort on your part.
Some dogs will need a gentle hand with housebreaking, or learning that they no longer have to
fight for their food. After being abandoned, some may have separation issues, and may need help
to feel secure again.
Remember, these dogs have lost their homes and families. Their entire world has been turned
upside down beyond their capacity to understand, and most will require some time to adjust.
Please have realistic expectations for them.
If you have the patience and compassion it may take to change the life of a rescued dog,
you will be rewarded with a lifetime of love and gratitude unequalled by any other species.
But if you cannot make the commitment to work with this dog and to be a wise and compassionate
guardian, we respectfully request that you do not adopt from us.
ABC Rescue of Northern Nevada Kathy Givens, Director
2735 Clapham Ln
Minden, NV 89423