RESCUE in Action

TCDR dogs live in foster homes, not kennels or boarding facilities. In these temporary homes, dogs are prepared for their new start in life. The more foster homes we have, the more dogs we are able to save. 

There are many ways to help this wonderful breed. Donating, taking advantage of employer matching funds, shopping at Amazon or your favorite stores, purchasing wish list supplies, transporting, sponsoring. See how to contribute today.



heelers in need

Young or old, red or blue, long or docked tails, male or female. We have many dogs looking for their own fresh starts with families who will love and keep them forever. See some of our great dogs and learn how you can adopt.

Texas Cattle Dog Rescue


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Helping Heelers

If you love Australian Cattle Dogs, you' like us



This sweet face was the inspiration for Texas Cattle Dog Rescue, the first 501(c)(3) nonprofit group dedicated solely to rescuing heelers in need in Texas. Find out where it all started.

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Where it all began

For the last 6 years, Texas Cattle Dog Rescue has saved more than 450 dogs. TCDR is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization dedicated to rescuing stray and abandoned Australian Cattle Dogs (also known as red and blue heelers), providing medical and foster care, then placing these dogs in loving and caring homes. Love the breed? Keep reading to see how to get involved.