Kelpies, kelpie crosses and other working breed dogs face some of the highest rates of euthanasia, abuse and abandonment despite their status as adored Australian icons.
TTKR is a registered charity established to help these dogs out of harm’s way and into knowledgeable forever homes. Our rescue works directly with the public as well as with city and shire councils, private owners, other rescue groups, farmers and animal welfare organisations to make that happen.
We are based near Bendigo Victoria, about two hours north of Melbourne, and rescue/rehome dogs across Australia. We are a no-kill rescue. Our dogs are cared for in foster homes until a suitable forever home is found. They are never under the stress of a shelter envronment and are never at risk of euthanasia to make room for new dogs. Our team is 100% volunteers, and our overhead operating costs are less than the value of two adoption fees each year. This means that most of the money we raise from adoption fees and all public donations go directly towards saving and caring for the dogs.
Donations over $2 are tax deductible in Australia. There are also a range of non-financial ways you can help. Please visit How To Help for more information.
The second of our two tales is what we like to call “virtual rescue”. Over the years we’ve seen many people think giving up their dogs is their only option when sometimes the sharing of knowledge can help turn an out-of-control dog into a manageable, happy one. Some issues are complex and difficult, but often we see situations with simple solutions. Over time, we hope to develop and grow our free educational resources.
Our ultimate goal is to stop kelpies and other working breed dogs being harmed, neglected and/or euthanised. The happily ever after ending to any tale should be healthy, well-adjusted dogs living in knowledgeable, loving homes