S.M.A.R.T.
STOVERLY'S MINI AUSSIE RESCUE TEAM
SMART is a team of volunteer Mini Aussie owners and enthusiasts who want to help
other mini aussies in need. Many are owners of puppies I have produced who are willing
to open up their home to help another mini aussie. Our team members take these dogs
into their homes at their own risk. The team members help transport dogs as needed, get
them to and from appointments or from one location to another. Team members take
the dogs in and help socialize them and evaluate them in different situations so we can
place them in the most suitable home for each dog. They help with basic manners and
obedience skills.

When a breed of dog becomes popular it is inevitable that some of those dogs will end
up in need of rescue. While good responsible breeders always take their dogs back for
any reason with no questions asked, and are there to help and support their puppies
new owners, that is not always the case with lesser breeders.
When a breed becomes popular there will always be people who breed their dogs just
to have puppies and make a few dollars. If the families run into problems with those
puppies the breeder is no where to be found and the dogs often end up in shelters.

We would like to be an alternative to a shelter. Aussies are not for everyone and we
understand the breed completely. We are equipped to deal with many different behavior
problems in the breed and have a wide network of people to help us locate the best
family possible for any dog surrendered to us.

There is no charge to surrender your Mini Aussie to us, however we must make it very
clear that we DO NOT purchase rescue dogs and we do not BROKER rescue dogs.
You may surrender your dog to us but there will be no compensation for you to do so.

We will ask relevant questions that will help us take care of the dog you are surrendering,
and ask you to sign an acceptance of Surrender form found below.

When we place a dog it is placed in the same manner any rescue organization would
place a dog.
  • The dog will be fully evaluated so we know the dogs personality and what type of
family it would fit in with the best.
  • We will asses the dog's temperament to see how it behaves with other dogs,
other animals and children.
  • We will ensure the dog is up to date on all medical needs prior to being placed.  
  • We will ensure the dog is spayed/neutered prior to leaving if it is old enough.
  • We will place pictures and a description of the dog and it's needs on the website.
  • Any one interested in one of the rescue dogs will be interviewed and must be
approved for the adoption of that particular dog.

Adoption costs will be kept to a minimum but nothing is placed for free.
The average price for a rescue is $500. This covers our time evaluating the dog and
providing any and all medical treatment necessary such as vaccinations, worming, flea
and heart worm treatment if necessary, spay/neuter and microchips. As costs go up to
care for the dogs, so must the sales price. We are not a non-profit, we do not get
donations, all costs come out of our pocket so we have to recover those costs when
placing the dogs in new homes

We do sell collars, leashes and Tug toys to fund the rescue operation and keep
costs as low as possible.

If you have a dog you are considering surrendering, please let us know and read the
Surrender form to the left.  
PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL ME ASKING IF I HAVE ANYTHING AVAILABLE.

If or when ANYTHING comes in as a rescue I will post it the same day and update it regularly.
Seriously, why would I have a rescue or any dog available and not advertise it?
If I do not advertise it, it can not find a new home.  
If it's not listed here I do not have it. You do not need to email me asking.
I promise no matter what day you are looking at this page. It is 100% up to date!  

No I can not keep you on a list. Rescues do not come in often thank goodness so it may be months
or years before we have another one available, it may not be a good fit for your lifestyle and you
have likely kept looking and found something elsewhere in the mean time. So If you see something
here and you are interested you may contact us, if it's not listed I do not have it and do not know
about any other dogs in need of rescue.
We have nothing available but below are a few of our successful
rescue stories.
BELLA.
Blue merle female, was too much for her owners so she was surrendered to find a home who
could deal with her energy. No known breeder.
TREY
This was a big bouncy guy, he was also surrendered due to having far too much
energy for an apartment in the city. He was just in the wrong home for the breed.
TANGO.
He came in with his house mate Cubby below. I have never seen such obese dogs
in all my life, they could barely walk. We got them on a good diet, increased
exercise and they have gone on to live wonderful lives.
CUBBY.
Came in with Tango above. He was not quite as morbidly obese but he needed
a lot of work with his weight. We worked with him, got him healthy and happy and
he is living a wonderful life.
ROXY
Yet another obese pooch who needed some help. We got her on a proper diet,
increased her exercise slowly and found her a loving home.
FOCUS.
We got a call for a blue merle aussie who needed a new home. Much to my surprise
he was neither blue merle nor an aussie, but he needed help so he came home
with us and he ended up in a sport home with friends of ours. As of 2020 he is
still doing very well and we see him as often as we can.
SNOOPY
As deaf as they come. She had absolutely no hearing at all. It was more than her
owners could deal with so she came to us. We spent quite a while teaching her
hand signals and to respond to vibrations to get her attention. She was a hard
girl to let go, we fell in love with her, but for her best future we did find her a very
loving and deaf dog approved home.
PAYTON
Payton was a dog with a very clear bite history. He came from a breeder who was
not equipped to deal with biting and was ready to put him to sleep. We offered
to take him in and work with him. He was a challenge and we had to be on our
toes as he did like to bite when he was unsure. We worked to gain his trust and
teach him that biting was not necessary and he was safe. We found him the most
perfect home a dog could ask for who understood his issues and was willing
to let him be himself. This is his picture living his best life in a home who loved
him and gave him a chance to be all he could ever want to be.