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We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  We are a breed specific, foster home and ALL volunteer based rescue. We service the Midwest States: WI, IA, IL, IN, MI, and MO. Our goal is to place this beautiful breed in the right homes that match their needs and wants and vice versa. As a not for profit organization, raising funds for rescue, fostering, volunteering, transporting, evaluating, training, medical care and prevention is vital to our success. 

Our mission is to rescue Australian Shepherds and other working breeds from abuse, neglect, strays, and owners in dire need of rehoming.  MASR will support our local communities in educating adults and children for the betterment of these working breeds in the areas of veterinary care, socialization, mental and physical exercise, to use force free and positive reinforcement training, and build relationships with their furry family members. 

“Saving people, one dog at a time.”  is our motto! We would like our dogs to bring joy, love and laughter to the human that adopts them. 

We will always need support financially because we are a 501c3 and make no revenue with our dogs. We will always need help with medical costs for everything from spays and neuters to monthly prevention!  If you are willing to be an Aussie Angel, click on our donation link below. 


Or you can send a check via snail mail to:

Midwest Australian Shepherd Rescue 4814 Patty Ln. Ringwood, IL 60072


Our Top Dogs:

Amy Pieniazkiewicz-Grude has been doing rescue work since 2010. She is owned by 3 Aussies and a Border Collie. Her kids are named, Tootsie, Lace, Linkin and Forest. She is married to her best friend Marc and lives in Northern IL. 

Karen Kramel-Kammerich has been doing rescue work since 2011. She is owned by a 13 year old blue merle named Katy who is epileptic. She is also married to her best friend Wayne. She lives in central MO. 

Janice Moore has been doing rescue work since the early 2000s. She is not owned by any dogs because she ALWAYS has a foster or two.  She is married to her best friend Thomas and they live in the Chicago Suburbs of IL.