Australian Shepherd Rescue: A Cause for Paws this #GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday logo whiteIf you’re looking for the perfect seasonal antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you’ve found it in #GivingTuesday. The Tuesday following the Thanksgiving Day weekend is a time to cleanse your palate of consumerism and give, whether that means volunteering at a local organization or donating to your favorite charity.

This #GivingTuesday, we’re highlighting Aussie Rescue SoCal, an organization devoted to helping Australian Shepherds find forever homes in California. They provide information about how to foster a dog, how to find a new home for a dog, and a lost and found page where owners can look for lost dogs. Each month, Paws in Motion donates a portion of proceeds to Aussie Rescue SoCal — a small thanks to the group that brought Sophie into Matt’s life!

Red Merle Australian Shepherd rescued from pound.
Before: Sophie’s ride to her new home
After: Sophie lives for running!

Australian Shepherds live up to their name. They love to work! If they’re not herding, they need ample exercise to expend their energy. These dogs are agile, intelligent, and protective of their families — they love their people, and they live to please.

Despite their beauty, brains, and excellent companionship, Australian Shepherds still end up homeless. Purebred dogs make up 25 percent of those that enter local shelters, and of all shelter dogs, only 35 percent are adopted. Aussie Rescue SoCal works to ensure all Australian Shepherds in California find the loving, supportive homes they deserve.

What causes are you giving back to on #GivingTuesday?