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Mini Aussie Rescue & Support
PO Box 636, Hillsboro, NH 03244

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Welcome to Mini Aussie Rescue & Support (MARS)

MARS is the first rescue group devoted exclusively to Miniature Australian Shepherds. Our goal is caring for, evaluating, and finding new homes for Mini Aussies in need and educating people about these wonderful dogs. MARS assists Mini Aussies of all ages, large and small. We are an all-volunteer organization that relies on donations and fund-raising to support our efforts.


The 2015 Rescue Calendar is ready

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Buster Alert Update

Recent research has shown that ivermectin (as in Heartgard) and milbemycin (as in Interceptor), while toxic to the mdr1 dog, are considered safe when used alone in the properly prescribed dosage.

Buster was a beautiful red merle MARS rescue dog who died because he carried the mdr1 genetic mutation. Dogs with the mdr1 mutation cannot properly process many medications. Buster suffered neurotoxicity from too much of a commonly prescribed drug. Aussies of all sizes can carry the mdr1 mutation. Is your Mini Aussie at risk?

Visit to find out about testing your dog and what drugs can have an adverse affect on your dog.



MARS is in desperate need of foster homes.
From flooding, fires, people losing their homes to
foreclosure, and a number of puppy mill
confiscations, our available foster homes are full.

If you have the ability to foster a Mini Aussie
in your home in order to give him or her a chance
at a better life, MARS needs you now.

Please email
with questions and/or your offer to help

or download the Foster Home Application now
from the Volunteer page .

The 2014 Photo Contest begins March 12, 2013

Pull out your camera and start taking pictures. The Mini Aussie Calendar Photo Contest is back. Send in your best photos of your beautiful Mini Aussie. Winners will be featured in the 2013 Mini Aussie Wall Calendar, with proceeds to benefit MARS.

Click here to get all the forms you need to enter



Shop the Mini Aussie Online Store
Visit the Mini Aussie Rescue Store to shop for calendars, shirts, mugs, stickers and more. All profits go to support MARS. Where else can you get a shirt with

Property of a
Spoiled Rotten Mini Aussie

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Also if you shop "Helping Udders" they help us

with contributions to MARS

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