Friday, March 21, 2014

Australian Shepherd Missouri Dog Breeder Closes Up Shop

An Australian Shepherd commercial dog breeding facility in Missouri is no longer in business. 

Deciding to close, the owners of this dog breeder in rural Taney County, Missouri, voluntarily surrendered their dogs to the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO).

Yesterday the HSMO Animal Cruelty Task Force, working with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, rescued 41 juvenile and adult dogs.  The canines were taken to HSMO headquarters in St Louis where they are being examined, treated, spayed/neutered by veterinarians on staff there.

HSMO is encouraging Australian Shepherd dog rescue groups to assist in placing any of these dogs and are asked to call 314-802-5712.

In addition, these dogs will be made available for adoption by the public, though Debbie Hill, HSMO Vice President of Operations notes:
"Potential adopters also need to be aware that these dogs have never lived as house pets and many of them will need special care, socialization and training."
Anyone interested in adopting one of these Australian Shepherd dogs should keep any eye on the HSMO website to learn when they'll be ready for move on to a forever home.


  1. I'm glad the owner surrendered the dog and glad they shut down too.

  2. What is with Missouri? Seems like they have a high number of bad pet things going on, or maybe I just happen to follow lots of folks from there?

  3. Hooray for shutting down! Those poor pups. Hope they find homes that will understand their needs.

  4. There is a special place in heaven for the people who are willing to do what is necessary to socialize these poor dogs.

  5. Thank you for sharing this news. I'm glad there is one less puppy mill and that all of the dogs were rescued!

  6. Good news. Hope the dogs can be properly socialized. :)

  7. My 17 year old Australian Shepherd Lucy died the same day these Aussies were being rescued.

    I am convinced she is communicating to me that she is fine and busy working as their angel. Lucy worked with me as a volunteer animal assisted therapy team member. She was also a flyball champion and my constant companion. Losing her creates extreme heartache. But hearing of this, through an Aussie Rescue with which I volunteer, has convinced me she is telling me her work is beginning on another level. That she is fine, with Grandpa, and getting as much cheese as she wants. And tennis balls.

    Love always, good girl Lucy.

  8. I saw this. Yay!! One more closed. I shared their story on my Facebook page and hope a rescue steps up for these babies.


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