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Re: Adopting a Aussie puppy in La Côte

I'll second Patxi's recommendation. Aussie Rescue Italia is a well respected group.

Aussies, especially young ones, don't come into rescue very often, even more rarely in Switzerland. So do be prepared for a long search if you are looking for a young dog.

So as you are looking:

The Australian Shepherd Club Schweiz lists member's dogs in need of rehoming. There are currently no dogs in need, but it might be a good idea to write them and ask to be considered should a suitable dog become available. Breed clubs often rehome 'word of mouth' within the club's membership without publicizing.

Also, have you written to the Zuchtwart about upcoming litters? Yes, there are often waiting lists, some rather long. One generally needs to get to know a breeder well in advance.

There is also a group in Austria, 'AustralianShepherd Aussie In Not', a platform to highlight Aussies in the care of various rescues throughout Germany and Austria. They have moved their activity to FaceBook. Currently there is an adult male listed, he is in Tierheim Ansbach DE.

In France, take a look at Aide Bergers, whose remit is the various herding breeds. They seem to have moved their rehoming pages to FB as well. They currently do not have any Aussies listed, but have had several in the past. You could, however, write them and ask for consideration in case a suitable dog comes into their organization.

Second Chance is a general listing for dogs in need in France; currently there are two adolescent (ca 1-2 years old) male Aussies listed, as well as a few older Aussies. These listing are not always up to date, you'd need to go to the individual rescue to check.

FYI, if you could take on an older Aussie and have Aussie and rehab experience and no children, there are two dogs in Switzerland, a mini Aussie and an Aussie mix, in Tierheim Paradiseli in Ennetmoos. Both dogs have very specific needs.

ETA: Oops, just re-read your post and see you have children. So the above dogs in Switzerland are not appropriate for you. But perhaps info for another reader of this thread...

Good luck with your search.

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