Rescue Partners

MASR partners with other organizations that we love and trust. We wouldn’t recommend you work with a brand that we wouldn’t happily work with ourselves! Check out our rescue partners for more great resources to use throughout your rescuing journey.

Puppy Mills & Bad Breeding

Not familiar with a puppy mill?  A puppy mill is any high-volume breeder that puts profit over the welfare of these animals. Puppy mills are facilities that cut corners in veterinary care, quality of food, and genetic tests to save money; while also forcing dogs to live in high confinement situations with little-to-no human interaction. Dogs in puppy mills exist solely to…

Force-Free Training

Those of us at Midwest Australian Shepherd Rescue believe force-free training – also commonly referred to as positive reinforcement – is the only method of successful training.  The heavy-handed approaches that were commonly used in years past for training were born out of…

Breed Specifics

The Australian Shepherd is a breed of herding dog from the United States. Developed in California in the 19th century, it is claimed the breed descends from a variety of herding breeds including collies imported into California alongside sheep imported from Australia and New Zealand…

MDR1 Information & Resources

Multidrug Resistance Mutation (MDR1) is a specific mutation in a gene within the pup that causes them to be sensitive to certain medications and cause health problems.