SMART
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.
  • When that has been done we will place pictures and a description of the dog and
          it's needs on this page.
  • Any one interested in one of the rescue dogs will be interviewed and must be
         approved for the adoption of that particular dog.
  • The ENTIRE family will be required to come by and meet the dog to ensure that
          the dog is comfortable with the family and to help answer everyone's questions
          regarding the dog.

Adoption costs will be kept to a minimum.
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

If you have a dog you are considering surrendering, please let us know and read the

Surrender form to the left.  
Located In Midland, Ontario, Canada
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.