Mini Australian/American Shepherds have increased in popularity resulting in Mini Aussies turning up in shelters, on Craigslist, and with rescue groups across the United States. In response to the increasing number of dogs in need, MARS was created to develop a nationwide organization that supports Mini Aussies, their human families, and the many volunteers that want to help. In 2004, MARS was incorporated as an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In January of 2005, MARS took in its first rescue Mini Aussie.s a national group, we encourage cooperation between people in different areas who are helping Mini Aussies. In the years that we've been rehoming Mini Aussies, we have placed over 1,000 dogs into forever homes.
MARS is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless, unwanted, abused or neglected Miniature Australian Shepherd dogs. MARS will rehabilitate and place lost, unwanted or needy Miniature Australian Shepherds into new homes; assist those individuals who have a need to surrender a Miniature Australian Shepherd; educate the public about Miniature Australian Shepherds; and promote responsible dog ownership and breeding.
Our volunteers know the dogs within their care and are skilled at working with applicants to select an appropriate canine companion to match individual lifestyles. If you are interested in adopting a MARS dog, please complete the online Adopter Information Form. Please review your application before submittal. All portions must be completed in their entirety. Due to the extremely high volume of email that is received each day, a volunteer will not respond to incomplete applications. Additionally, no response will be sent to requests to visit dogs. Our listings are always current, so if you see a dog listed on Petfinder, it is available for adoption. Please be patient and keep us informed if your plans change.
There is no facility where you can stop in and visit the dogs. We are a volunteer-run, nationwide rescue organization with no permanent facilities. We have foster homes all over the United States.